Wet Rooms – The New Normal
As an alternative to the standard shower, wet rooms have become increasingly popular. Replacing the shower tray and curtain the wet room is a shower affixed to the wall in a tiled space. The floor is on a gradient allowing the water to drain away naturally.
It is of course essential that the work be carried out correctly but wet rooms can be installed on a do it yourself project. With the increase in popularity many professional companies have the experience of installation with advice on space required and the knowledge of the best materials that need to be used.
You may choose to convert an existing bathroom but wet rooms can be installed in other areas of the house. As yet unused parts of the home like cupboards and small spaces can be converted to wet rooms all that is needed is the shower, tiling and drainage.
A look around your property may reveal the potential to include a wet room. This will not only add an additional facility to your home but at the same time may increase the value of your house when it comes to being sold.
Look at other areas like the garden shed or barn, a wet room could be installed here for the use of the gardeners and those doing other outdoors pursuits needing to clean up before entering the house.
Other benefits of a wet room are the accessibility for those who struggle to step into a standard shower, with a wet room the mobility problem is overcome. A cost and labour saving benefit is the lack of shower curtain or glass that needs to be cleaned making life a great deal easier.
Wet rooms can be installed in your existing bathroom. The existing toilet and wash hand basin can remain but should you prefer a whole new suite can be installed at the same time as the wet room.
When using a new space the choice of adding additional bathroom furniture is entirely up to the householder. This is all dependent on what is required, the planning and design can take into account what is asked for and what suits each persons needs.
It is always important as with any purchase to consider the many options available. Weigh up the positives and negatives of equipment and suitability then make a plan on paper. It is then time to implement the installation of your new wet room which will provide a useful and functional area.