A growing number of homeowners are making room for a wet room in their bathroom renovations. But before you get your feet wet, consider if this trendy style is right for your space.
What is a Wet Room?
It’s just a bathroom, but the floors and walls are sealed using a waterproof membrane to prevent leaking. There’s usually a sloped floor design to guide the water toward a drain. You’ll often find floor to ceiling tile, and the design echoes what you’d see in a luxury spa. You’re essentially installing a spa-like atmosphere into your home bathroom.
What’s in the Wet Room?
Most commonly, you’ll find a shower in there. The shower is separated by a full glass enclosure to partition it from the rest of the bathroom. This is a great option if you don’t want wet feet as you use the other bathroom facilities, the toilet for example!
Still thinking about a wet room? Here are 4 reasons it might work for your home:
1. Added wow factor
Wet rooms are sophisticated, elegant, and even spa-like. There’s a multitude of tile options, including everything from traditional to wood-like and concrete that you’re able to mix and match in your design. Use colors that complement each other, and the possibilities are endless.
2. Increased property value
In a traditional bathroom, water can seep into the walls, causing all sorts of damage. By installing a wet room, you are adding value to your home because you’re waterproofing an area that’s vulnerable to mold and water damage. Wet rooms may also reduce noise, which could come in handy in the bathroom.
3. Added accessibility
Some of these designs eliminate shower trays, meaning you don’t have to step up to get into the shower. This is especially helpful for older people or those with limited mobility.
4. More space
For small bathrooms, this room is a great option because in most cases there’s no bathtub. Shower enclosures are also an option as well.
For some homeowners, a wet room may not be an option due to plumbing setup, bath size, and layout. It’s important to work with a professional designer to determine if this popular option will work in your personal space. A designer will also make sure the correct materials are used to ensure your wet room is a beautiful space for years to come.