Winter sunset in MilwaukeeWhile Milwaukee attracts summertime visitors with festivals like the popular Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair, the winters can bring harsh and rapidly changing weather. Cold, windy, snowy winters are common, considering Milwaukee’s proximity to Lake Michigan.

Among the 50 largest cities in the US, Milwaukee has the second-coldest annual average temperature after Minneapolis-St. Paul. And the weather isn’t the only thing that’s chilly. Currently the Milwaukee real estate market is cold. The median home value is $93,500 based on, which is less than half of the national median home sale price of $210,800. In a buyer’s market like this, sellers will have to differentiate their homes with upgrades in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Whether you’re planning to upgrade and stay put, or you want to add some resale value to attract prospective home buyers, radiant floor heating offers advantages for you.

The Spa Bathroom Effect with Radiant Heat

For these Milwaukee homeowners, adding radiant floor heat to their master bathroom was an affordable and efficient way for them to bring the welcoming warmth and comfort of floor heating to their daily lives. To warm their cold tile floors, they installed TempZone™ floor heating cable in their 64-square-foot bathroom for $440.00 at a cost less than $7.00 per square foot (see floor plan).

TempZone™ Cable Bathroom FloorplanNow that we’ve shown you the reasonable cost of materials, check out how affordable the operating cost is as well. WarmlyYours’s Energy Use Calculator shows it only costs 24 cents a day to heat this bathroom for four hours and according to our Heat Loss Calculations, it costs approximately $65.00 to heat the bathroom during January, the coldest month of the year. Overall, it’s a very economical way to add the comfort and luxury of a radiantly heated bathroom with soothing warm floors while upgrading your home at the same time.

When remodeling your bathroom, you may want to consider adding a towel warmer or mirror defogger to create your own in-home spa. There are even shower floor and bench mat heating systems to complete the effect.

Free Instant Quote Tool is Fast and Easy to Use

Master Bathroom with Radiant Heated FloorsWarmlyYours makes it easy to get a quote for your bathroom, or any room in your home, with our online Instant Quote tool. Simply enter your project information to receive a side-by-side comparison of the recommended products along with their associated costs.

Like some pointers on how to best use the Instant Quote tool? Check out this recorded webinar “How to Quote your Floor Heating Project.” Or if you prefer, just call (800) 875-5285 and one of our knowledgeable account managers will be glad to assist you.

To obtain a custom installation plan for your room, you can also submit a floor plan online or send it to your account manager via email ( or fax (800-408-1100). By getting a SmartPlan™ installation plan, it ensures that you have all the necessary information to get your project underway. WarmlyYours is committed to helping you start smart.

If you have any questions, there are several ways to reach us. 1) You can just call us at 800-875-5285, 2) live chat us at, or 3) email us

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