How To Plan A Wet Room In Your Bathroom?

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How To Plan A Wet Room In Your Bathroom?

Only recently the open kitchen layout became very popular and now bathrooms are following the same trend by becoming more accessible.

Some of you might not be familiar with the term 'wet room' or maybe you're confusing it with another familiar term 'wet area'. And to make things even more complicated, let's throw in the 'walk-in shower' as well. So let's talk a little about these three options and why it is easy to confuse them.

So let's start with the 'wet area'. A wet area in a home is a room or space that is supplied by water. We're talking about bathrooms, en suits, kitchens, laundries, and toilets where fitting like a vanity, bathtub, or sink is exposed to water.

The next two examples have a similar purpose but are still quite different. A Walk-in shower is a very popular option for those who are not really interested in a bathtub. The Walk-in shower is flush with the floor with usually one screen and it is very cost-effective. Also, when you don't have any moving doors and several screens, it's very low maintenance and the cleaning is a breeze (except the one screen, but I'm sure it's manageable).

'Wet room' is designed to be completely open and the shower floor is on the same level as the rest of the room. Remember to have a separate gradient in your shower area to guide the water into the drain. Wet rooms need to be completely sealed (waterproofed) to keep the moisture away - not only the floor but also the walls which can be quite an expensive exercise. One of the really good things about the wet room is that there are no steps or rises which means it's a great option when designing a bathroom for an elderly person or just for easy access.

Also, think about aesthetics. A wet room is a great choice for small bathrooms, where space is limited. It instantly creates an area that is visually bigger. Usually, only one shower screen is used to stop the water splashes and since the glass screen is transparent, it creates the illusion of 'whole'.

A bathtub and shower co-exist in the same area and there are a few ways how you can incorporate a different style bathtub into your bathroom.

As they say 'A picture is worth a thousand words, we'll let the photos do the talking and you can decide for yourself how do you feel about these options.

free standing bathtub
Free standing bathtub
Back to wall bathtub
Back to wall bathtub
drop in bathtub
walk in shower

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