So – is a wet room right for you? There’s certainly no shortage of reasons to consider installing one. For starters they look great! The selection of photos we’ve chosen to accompany this post testify to that. A well-designed wet room should be clean and minimalist. You can luxe it up with added extras – glass panels, power showers, underfloor heating, anti-fog mirrors, heated towel rails and sun tunnels. Bella Bathrooms has a huge selection of quality bathroom, wet room and shower accessories.
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They’re easy to clean & very hygienic. Consider installing downstairs off the rear entrance or in a garage/boot room for washing dirty people and dogs before entering the house! Having said that, wet room technology has moved on tremendously and they’re certainly not limited to the ground floor.
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Wet rooms are ideal for people with mobility or accessibility problems – no climbing in & out of baths or fighting with conventional shower cubicles.
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They add value to your property – installation can be from as little as £1,500 but can add £10,000 upwards to the value of your house…
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… and they’re a great option for an awkward/restricted shaped or sized room – suitable for studio flats, loft conversions… even the space under the stairs!
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Having listed all the potential benefits, it can all be undone by poor execution. Install with care & caution. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Great haste makes great waste”. Preparatory planning & works are essential in installing a wet room. Properly waterproof the space, provide adequate ventilation, install non-slip flooring such as rubber or natural stone tile and you don’t need to be reminded about the dangers of mixing water and electricity! If you follow a few simple rules then there’s great scope for design expression. You’ll be left with a beautiful space that will enhance the quality of your life & home.