Five Reasons To Install a Wet Room in Your Home

13 January 2017
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If you have a traditional bathroom in your home, then you are not alone, but many Australians are opting for the versatility of a wet room instead these days. They are increasingly popular both upstairs and down. If you are thinking about upgrading your bathroom in the near future, then you may be considering installing a wet room. What are the advantages of doing so?

  1. The accessibility of a wet room is probably the chief reason that people in the country choose to install one in their home. A wet room has no bath to climb in or out of which means it instantly becomes more convenient to use. This is particularly the case if you have someone in the home who has mobility-related problems. Ground floor wet rooms are often favoured, for example, in households which need to accommodate a wheelchair user. Having said that, many wet rooms are fitted where accessibility is not a particular concern, but a preference. For example, shower cubicles, no matter how generous in size, rarely feel as easy to get in and out of as a fully-fledged wet room.

  2. Ease of maintenance is another important aspect to weigh up. Traditional bathrooms have nooks and hard-to-reach areas which make cleaning them a hassle. A wet room, on the other hand, offers a much easier place to clean with just a few surfaces which need to be wiped down after each use.

  3. Wet rooms add value to homes which they are fitted in on average. By installing one, you make your home that much more attractive to potential buyers. Even if you are not considering selling your property in the near future, investing in its fixtures and fittings makes financial sense. A wet room, which is favoured by all sorts of would-be buyers, can make your home stand out from other, similar properties in your neighbourhood and help you to maximise its potential sale value.

  4. Improved design options are available when you choose a wet room. Rather than squeezing in a bathroom three-piece suite, a wet room creates more space to play with. Bathroom showrooms are the ideal place to turn to get inspiration for the sort of chic designs you can achieve with a modern-looking wet room.

  5. Better waterproofing is achievable in a wet room when compared to a traditional bathroom. Wet rooms have a waterproof floor with a drainage point which means they do not allow moisture to build up so easily. Carpeted bathrooms hold on to water which can be transferred throughout the rest of the home – something that is rarely an issue with wet rooms.