As more and more homeowners are remodeling their homes instead of trading them in, they invariably look to two rooms where face-lifts can really count the most—the kitchen and the bathrooms. Small baths can especially present some unique problems for a growing family. Wet rooms offer a wonderful solution that is both modern and affordable.
Turning a small bathroom that was originally fitted with nothing more than a sink and commode into one that accommodates a shower can shorten the number of family members lining up to use the main bathroom. This allows for more unhurried bath time for the entire family. A wet room bathroom is basically a bathroom with no inner walls or divisions between the appliances, meaning the entire area is open. The wet room floor is sloped so that all water that falls from the shower will automatically run toward the drain.
The advantages of having a bathroom without shower walls are many. This design can open up an otherwise small space allowing easier and more comfortable navigation within. No walls means no more trying to take a leisurely shower within a cramped, enclosed space and bumping in to the soap dish or towel rack.
Fewer walls also means fewer surfaces to rid of harmful bacteria such as mold and mildew, as well as built-up soap scum and grime. Wall-mounted commodes and sinks ensure that there is no accumulation of water in nooks and crannies. Cleaning this type of bath becomes as easy as getting out a mop and a hose and just spraying down the whole room, helping your family to enjoy a much more sanitary bathing environment.
If you are thinking of updating your home and giving it a more modern look, or if you are involved in the design of a brand new home, this particular design will not only satisfy the modern component, but also provide a unique functionality you won’t find in a traditional bathroom setting.