A Bathing Experience Without Borders
One of the latest trends in bathroom design is the wet room. A wet room can be defined as a watertight room with a barrier-free floor and a shower. Wetrooms are increasingly becoming popular in high-end modern bath design and often have features such as glass screens to separate the wet and dry areas.
Stylish and simple, wetrooms are the latest movement for en suites, shower rooms and can even be constructed for the main bathroom, though most prospective home buyers do expect a family bathroom so the en suite would be the best choice.
With the increasing popularity of the home spa, these simplistic wet rooms are the perfect remedy to our ever-increasingly cluttered and chaotic lifestyles.
Investing in the restyling of your bathroom and making it into your own private retreat is not only a personal investment in your mental health but can also add genuine value to the worth of your home if you choose to sell in the future as an added feature to your main bathroom.
Wetrooms, as compared to a separate shower enclosure, this stylish trendy bathroom space of the wet room has an apparent higher perceived value because of the wet rooms association with luxurious health resorts and hotels.
And as most realtors would profess, this is definitely a plus in the competitive housing market, making it much more attractive to prospective buyers because of the wet room. Another benefit of building a wet room is if you have a family member with limited mobility.
In a wet room, they don’t have to worry about crawling in and out of a bathtub because they can easily wash themselves either in their wheel chair or using a shower stool.
The allure of the wet room is the openness of the shower area which flows into the rest of the room giving the illusion of space and luxury through simplistic modern fixtures such as a HansGrohe shower panel with a rain shower head, massaging jets and a handheld shower attachment.
Ultra modern fixtures with chrome jets and metallic features combined with natural stone create the perfect trendy space for your wet room, allowing you to relax and unwind within the comfort of our own home without having to go out to that fashionable hotel or spa.
Wall Hung Fixtures Add to the Barrier Free Theme
A good idea for your wet room is to install wall hung fixtures such as a wall hung toilet and wall hung sink, this will add to the spacious feel of the wet room and to free up the floor space to aid in the drying process.
Another good idea is to separate the wet room from the sink and toilet bowl using a glass partition or a shower screen, unless you don’t mind having to wipe your toilet seat every time you want to use it after taking a shower in your wetroom.
The great thing about a wet room is that it can be used for both small and large bathrooms due to the open nature of the design.
Making your wet room watertight is probably the most important element of creating a sustainable wet room, using large format tiles to limit the amount of grout or the use of waterproof panels are popular solutions for floors and walls.
Your floors must also slope towards a central drain so water does not pool on your tiled wet room floor.
Waterproofing your wet room’s construction is a must; this will ultimately drive up the cost of the wet room renovation but will save you thousands of dollars in repair bills if not done properly, so make sure you factor this into your budget for water proofing your wet room.
Another important consideration in your wet room is ventilation, this allows the room to dry out so mold and mildew won’t be an issue and is a benefit to your waterproofing system. Your wet room enclosure can be made from prefabricated paneling or you can tile your wet room for better design freedom.
Wet rooms look stunning and inviting. If you are considering renovating your lavatory, then creating a wet room is a great way to add value while creating a stylish trendy washroom space in which you can relax and wind down for years to come.
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