How can I winterize my beautiful open shower?

by Angie
The open shower is beautiful but freezing temperatures outside seem to seep into my shower. What can I do to transform my shower in winter so heat stays low.
q how can i winterize my beautiful open shower
  9 answers
  • Annie Annie on Dec 31, 2017
    This is a tough one with that cathedral ceiling! I think a space heater or heat lamp while in use is your best bet.

  • Raymond Dubois Raymond Dubois on Dec 31, 2017
    Unfortunately it's the same with any shower. Hot air rises and cold air takes it's place, causing air movement (draft). However if you have open doors during a shower it makes it worse. Short of somehow heating the bath area to some unbelievable temp it's going to happen. Don't let some fly-by-night tell you he can fix it.

  • Angie Angie on Jan 01, 2018
    Thank you!

  • Ronda Hance Rigdon Ronda Hance Rigdon on Jan 01, 2018
    We had this problem at our last house. My husband fixed it by making a plexiglass top for our shower. He’s very craft and it looked really nice (Wish I had a picture to share). But best of all, it was like having a heated shower. We turned it on a little while before we got in and it was steamy when we got in. Something like this might be just the thing for you too. Good luck!!

  • MattBrady MattBrady on Jan 01, 2018
    Move...just move.😖

  • Vicky Davis Vicky Davis on Jan 01, 2018
    You could try using a shower curtain over the top too, to see if it helps keep the steam in. [keep the curtain inside the shower area, for the run off]

    We have a small shower stall that we love because it keeps the steam in around you, and would be even better if we had a 'lid' over the top.

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 01, 2018
    Investigate and see if infrared lamp could be installed above the shower. Infrared waves are suppose to heat only what absorbs the waves - like humans. The warmth is no more than being in sunshine.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Jan 01, 2018
    If you are considering installing any sort of cover or lid over your shower, first ensure that you have a moisture removing exhaust fan that is more than adequate for the sq ft of the room, including the ceiling volume space.
    Covering the shower without this will invite a whole new set of problems related to dampness, moisture retention, and mould.
    I would even suggest installing a ceiling fan with blades to circulate the air, which will help to dry the space.

  • Roseann8628 Roseann8628 on Jan 02, 2018
    Hi, we also installed a piece of plexiglass in a previous home with the same problem in the master bath. We left the shower door open to dry after showers and did not have any problem with moisture retention, mold...