Wetrooms take home design back to the future

Bathroom design specialists say modern wetrooms are taking home interiors back to the future.

While we have had our fair share of complicated design styles and extravagant bathrooms, spas and saunas, returning to simpler designs can be the most effective way of creating an open and effective space.

wetroomsInstead of having a built-in enclosure, wetrooms act as an enclosed space, meaning they must be fully waterproof in order to prevent leaks. They offer a space saving solution for small properties and flats and are also useful for older homeowners because there are no awkward screens or recesses to step around or into. The whole room itself acts as a shower.

Open plan and…

Wetrooms open up the entire room because there are no dividing glass pieces or curtains to worry about. For smaller bathrooms, they create the illusion of the room having more space. They also work to combat that claustrophobic feel you sometimes get when walking into a shower room.

…Easy to clean

The major advantage of wetrooms is they are easy to clean because there are fewer nooks and crannies for mould and germs to fester.

This makes it a lot easier to spot spills from shower gel or soap being left out to leave a mark.

Adaptive and inclusive

Wetrooms are not only suitable for truly modern homes, or for tiny apartments where you don’t have much space to move. They also eliminate the challenges faced by people with limited mobility.

This is because you don’t have to worry about stepping into a shower cubicle, or installing any special equipment to help you in and out of a bath. A wetroom is a washroom, plain and simple.

Wide range of designs

What’s more they can be designed to suit your individual tastes.

You can choose a fully tiled design, go for a mosaic look or even opt for a stunning ceramic design.

Getting assistance and advice from a professional design company will help you to choose the perfect style for your wetroom.

Many bathroom design companies will also offer advice on the best type of waterproof material for your wetroom and explore the best drainage options.

Whether you like them for their unique look or want the functionality a wetroom offers, they are certainly are a worthwhile investment that can add value to your property.

Article provided by Mike James, working together with The Brighton Bathroom Company.