8 Reasons To Create A Wet Room
Why should you choose a wet room for your home?
Wet rooms can be a thing of beauty and will add value to your home and a little extra luxury to your everyday routine.
But why should you consider one?
Are they really as good as everyone makes them out to be?
With so many motivating factors behind installing one, we’ve decided to focus on 8 key reasons to help you make the right decision.
WHAT IS A WET ROOM?
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Before we get into all the good bits about them, a quick lesson on what they actually are might be useful.
A wet room is basically what the wording suggests – it is a room that can get wet.
Yes, of course, your bathroom already gets wet, but this is a full blown wetness – a wetter than Wet, Wet, Wet on a rainy Wednesday sort of wet.
It is a room that has been waterproofed (or tanked) instead of having a conventional floor or shower tray.
It’s not a walk in shower.
A wet room is a bathroom that’s been made entirely waterproof so there’s no need for shower doors or a tray – the room itself has become your shower enclosure – with a shower drain set into a sloping tiled floor space.
This space can be entirely open, or make use of glass or stone screens to break up the different areas of the room – it can be fully wet, or partially wet, but the main thing is, that it is totally waterproofed – and often wet!
WHY INSTALL A WET ROOM?
Apart from the obvious advantages of it looking amazing and being able to say to your friends – “I have a wet room, don’t you know?” – the reasons for having one are varied.
There is definitely a liberating feeling when you shower in a wet room; with not having to worry about where you splash the water or not being confined to a small shower cubicle or bathtub.
But there’s more to it than just having more space, and the following 8 reasons should give you a better idea about why you should consider a wet room for your next big bathroom project.
1 – They Add Value To Your Home
Mr Phil Spencer of Location, Location, Location fame has suggested that a new bathroom upgrade can add around 3% to the value of your home and really make your property stand out on the market!
Conceivably, with the added convenience and style that is sure to come from the installation of a new wet room space, this figure is going to be higher if you opt to have one installed.
So, if you want to shower in luxury and add a few pounds to the value of your home, invest in a wet room today and reap the financial rewards tomorrow.
2 – Wet Rooms Mean Better Accessibility
Whether you’re just a lazy sort that wants everything to be that little bit easier, or if you have a genuine need for easier shower access due to mobility issues, a wet room is a practical and stylish solution for you.
A wet room’s more inclusive design means showering independently is far easier than it would be if done in a standard shower bath.
This helps to create a more liberated and individual shower experience for all ages and abilities, meaning a boost to mental health and well-being too.
3 – You Can Install A Wet Room Anywhere
Many people believe that you should not install a wet room upstairs in your home, but we can assure you that it is perfectly okay to do so.
Depending on the floor you’re installing on, you simply have to be sure that you use the appropriate floor formers and drainage, and you can install a wet room anywhere.
Some of our customers are now converting loft spaces into shiny new wet rooms and making the most of their living spaces.
The simple fact is, provided you correctly waterproof the space, you can install a wet room on concrete or timber and enjoy the luxury experience for yourself.
4 – Perfect For Small Bathrooms
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UK bathrooms are amongst some of the smallest in Europe, but a wet room space means that really doesn’t matter!
A completely waterproofed bathroom gives you more space to shower in and helps to create the illusion of space – which is ideal for the UK’s smaller bathrooms.
Whether you choose to have a wet room that features a bath or not, the open style of a wet room space helps to draw your eye into the room.
With no bulky shower cubicle taking up room, an open or glass panelled wet room enclosure opens the room up and is perfect for bathrooms with limited space.
5 – They Are Easier To Keep Clean
We’re not sure about everyone else, but cleaning a bathroom can often be the most annoying and mundane of household cleaning tasks.
But – unlike a bathtub or shower enclosure – a wet room takes the fiddly cleaning element out of the equation.
Wet rooms feature clean and minimalist lines, and it is these that make it extremely easy to care for and maintain – leaving you more time to enjoy the luxuries of your exciting new shower experience!
6 – Your Wet Room Choices Are Huge!
As you may expect, with wet rooms becoming more popular than ever before, bathroom and shower manufacturers are doubling down on a range of new styles and installation types.
At Big Bathroom Shop alone there are around 2000 different variations of wet room meaning the choice of style, finish and design is almost never ending.
And, because wet rooms are more minimalist in nature than standard and traditional bathroom set ups, you can get creative with stone, concrete, wood and mosaic tiles to create a unique space that nobody else has.
7 – They Are Practically Futureproof
All wet rooms at Big Bathroom Shop have been designed to stand up to the rigours of a modern bathroom and last the test of time.
Backed by comprehensive manufacturers guarantees, you can be sure that the future you can still enjoy the luxurious benefits of a wet room bathroom space.
And, as we’re all destined for old age some day (hopefully), you won’t have to worry about decreasing mobility as you get older, because a wet room is much easier to get in and out of than a bath or shower enclosure.
8 – They Are Too Stylish To Ignore
One quick look at our Instagram page and you’ll see just how impressive and stylish modern wet room spaces can be.
A new wet room can transform a tired bathroom space into a luxury oasis that can have a long-lasting impact on your health and well-being.
From the dark and mysterious look of the Milano Nero collections, to crittal styles and gold and oil-rubbed bronze designs, a range of unique and exciting styles means your wet room will be hard to ignore.
A New Wet Room Awaits
So let’s have a quick recap about why an amazing new bathroom could be just what you need.
From saving you cleaning time and adding value to your property, to ensuring your shower experience doesn’t deteriorate as you get older, a wet room is more than just a place to get clean.
In a variety of styles and sizes to suit your shower needs, a wet room is a savvy investment that pays for itself in the long run.
And while that value is added to your home, and you spend less time cleaning than ever – remember that the luxury and enjoyment you’ve been craving in your bathroom is guaranteed with a wet room installation.
We wish you all the very best in creating yours!
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John trained in journalism before joining the Big Bathroom Shop team. His exceptional journalism skills allow him to meticulously research bathroom topics and bring you the very latest news and views on all things bath and shower related. He’s also a dab hand at Scrabble!