If you’re thinking about upgrading your bathroom in 2022, it’s time to talk about a new design trend. Home design publications are already starting to gush about wet rooms. Wet rooms are basically bathrooms where everything is designed to get wet. There’s no separation between the shower unit and the rest of the room. Drains are set in the floor, and lots of tile is used.
What’s Cool About a Wet Room?
What are the advantages of the wet room bathroom? As a Chelsea plumber, we have to say the first advantage we see is accessibility. Older homeowners or those who have mobility challenges sometimes have a hard time getting into or out of the shower unit. It’s where a lot of falls happen, and frankly, with the hospitals being as busy as they are right now, you don’t want to break a hip.
The other issue, now that we’re done being sensible, is how turning the entire bathroom into a giant walk in shower creates a very cool spa like experience. It’s a very upscale look that meshes well with many different decor styles. If you’re a fan of elegant, clean lines, the wet room look might be very appealing.
What You Might Want to Consider Before Choosing a Wet Room
That being said, the wet room trend does highlight the need for strategically placed grab bars for everyone. Wet floors get slippery. Storage does present some challenges in the wet room idea, especially as textiles and paper goods don’t deal well with excessive moisture. Having proper ventilation is key to forestalling any mildew or mold issues developing in a wet room setting. Make sure to loop your Chelsea plumber and builder into your plans early to make sure everything gets handled properly.
A well designed wet room can add style and value to your home.