One of the most common interior design trends of 2018 when it comes to bathrooms was to install a wet room. Whilst they may be pricey, it’s a great way to give your bathroom a luxurious feel worthy of a five-star hotel.
What Is A Wet Room?
If you’ve never heard of a wet room, then you’ve come to the right place! A wet room is a bathroom in which the shower is open or set behind a single wall, its floor area is one with the floor and the water drains away through an outlet set into the floor. Basically, it’s one big open plan bathroom.
Why Should You Have One?
There are so many different reasons to install a wet room in your bathroom, including:
- The accessibility – having a wet room is much more accessible so if you’re living with someone who struggles to get in and out of the bath/shower, this is a great solution.
- It improves the quality and value of your property – a wet room is a sought after feature for potential buyers, so if you ever were to move you’d be adding value to any potential offers.
- It frees up more space – wet rooms can free up a lot more space in your bathroom, especially if you live in a small property.
- It’s easy to keep clean – keeping a wet room clean is much easier than cleaning a shower and bath as there is a lot less chance of there being any build-up or mould.
- It’s on trend and can really add to what was once a boring bathroom – having a wet room will definitely increase the design possibilities you have in your bathroom.
The Key Elements Of Designing A Wet Room
- Consider the size of your bathroom – if you’re thinking of installing a wet room you need to consider the size of the bathroom you’ll be upgrading. If your bathroom is small you may have to rethink your design a little, but it doesn’t mean it’s not possible.
- Think about where you’re going to put it, and whether or not it will require any replumbing – the great thing about installing a wet room is you have the freedom to put it where ever you’d like, even if it requires a little extra plumbing.
- Where will the water flow and drain – Once you’ve decided where you’re going to put your wet room, you need to decide where the water will flow and how it will drain. This is vital as if it’s done wrong, you’ll be prone to flooding and water damage.
- What design and layout will you have – There are so many different designs and possibilities for a wet room that it’s important you choose the right design for you. Do your research, find out all the available options and work out the pros and cons of your favourites – you’ll have your chosen design in no time! Want to give your wet rooms a stylish touch? Get innovative designs at Harrogate Bathrooms.
- Who will design and build your wet room? – Installing a wet room is not something you can do alone, so finding the right contractor to help you get started is key to achieving your bathroom dreams.
Have you ever thought of building a wet room in your bathroom? I’d love to see your design ideas!