How To Know If A Wet Room Is For You

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in most households. It’s the last room you spend time in before bed at night and, if you’re like most people, it will be the first room you visit in the morning.

Bathrooms need to be practical and functional for its occupants and whilst bathroom trends come and go, there is one particular trend that’s been around for a few years and it’s going nowhere. If you’re thinking of a bathroom renovation, then perhaps consider the wetroom trend as it’s proved to be a very practical option for lots of homeowners in Ireland.

Let’s explore wetrooms a little further and explain what they are and how to know if one may suit you…

What is a Wetroom?

A wetroom is essentially a sealed bathroom where all walls and floors are finished with waterproofed boarding or layers of matting. They’re usually fitted with a shower that is open i.e. it has no tray or shower screen. However, a screen may be needed if your bathroom is small. The floor of the shower is at the same level of the rest of the floor in the bathroom and all water is drained away through an outlet that is set in the floor.

Is a Wetroom For You?

Wetrooms may not be suitable for everyone. Space and cost are just two of the reasons why wetrooms may not be suitable. That’s why we have compiled a list of reasons why one should consider installing a wetroom:

Someone who has mobility issues

Given the open plan design of a wetroom and the fact that there is no bathtub to step into, no shower doors to open and no confined spaces, wetrooms are ideal for those with mobility issues.

A wetroom is a lot more spacious in comparison to a standard bathroom of the same size and, with that, comes extra safety and peace of mind when showering.

Those that want to maximise space

If you have a small bathroom to work with, a wetroom is a good option as you can eliminate the need for a bulky bath and you’ll be left with a lot more space to work with.

Avoid cluttering your wetroom with unnecessary fixtures and fittings and you’ll create the illusion of a bigger, brighter space, which is always a good thing when space is at a premium.

Homeowners that want something different

Wetrooms are considered to be very sleek and stylish, giving homeowners the chance to modernise their bathroom without having to spend a fortune to do so. They’re also described as quirky, which is something that’s hard to find these days when it comes to bathroom design.

The demand for wetrooms is only going to increase so getting one installed in your home could add a lot of value to your property should you decide to sell.

Those that want a low maintenance bathroom

With no hidden crevices and no grubby bath, choosing to install a wet room is definitely the more maintenance friendly option. There will be less chance of mould and mildew problems and cleaning time will be dramatically decreased.

So if you’re looking for a stylish bathroom design that’s easy to clean, more hygienic and safe for children and those with mobility options, a wetroom might just be the perfect solution for your home.