When you are in a small house, you often find that it comes with a small bathroom. Small bathrooms may seem like a bit of a cramped downer on the house, but if you’re smart with your renovations and changes, you can have the most beautiful bathroom without too much effort. One solution to your small bathroom situation is to look into redesigning it into a wet room.
A wet room is basically a walk in shower – but the whole room. It looks sleek, classy and can be a practical solution to a small space issue. It’s also so much easier to clean, which gives it a huge advantage if there are mobility issues with a resident in the house. When you choose to have a wet room instead of a bathroom, you need to call in the professionals. By all means, shop for your fixtures, fittings and tiles with Drench, but you need someone to come in to install everything for you. So, what other tips can help you to create the peaceful wet room your home deserves?
Waterproofing. The whole room has to be as watertight as possible, and this isn’t something you can just do on your own. If you don’t get the room waterproofed properly, you could end up with a lot of damage to the rest of the house that ends up costly and hard to repair. You also have to create the optimum drainage facility possible.
Raise The Door. Your wet room door will be linked to the rest of your home, which means that if there has been any drainage issues at all, you could end up with a flooded hallway. To avoid this, raise the door threshold a couple of inches, which gives you some time – just in case!
Tiles. Wet rooms are tiled from the ceiling to the floor, and it helps if you choose to go for large tiles instead of smaller ones. Large tiles make the room look contemporary and stylish, which is what you want to go for. All your tiles have to be non-porous, unless you want the water to leach into your house, of course, and wall tiles can be glossy if you want. Be smart about the floor tiles though; glossy floor tiles and water do not mix well and will cause accidents.
Screen Time. While you’re building in a wet room, it doesn’t hurt to add in a floor to ceiling shower screen. You may not think you need one, but imagine getting out of the shower to a wet towel, or damp toilet roll. It’s not particularly pleasant and really doesn’t fit the classy wet room image.
Your wet room can add value to your house and not just for sales purposes. You can feel really good about your home when you have a wet room as your home statement for style and class. Choose classy colours and you’ll be in love with your newly renovated bathroom.