Wet room bathrooms were one of the big trends in bathroom design last year and they are gaining in popularity. This trend has its design roots from Japan and many homeowners like wet room bathrooms because of their sleek use of materials and because they are easy to use. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, one of the leading bathroom remodel contractors in the United States, explains what you need to know about this trend.
What Is a Wet Room Bathroom
A wet room bathroom is a bathroom where the shower is not enclosed with a shower screen. There is also no shower tray and the water from the shower drains away via the open, tiled floor area of the bathroom. This is why the bathroom is fully constructed using materials that are designed to get wet. Wet room bathrooms all have a gradient to make sure that all water runs to the drain. Some might also have underfloor heating to allow the water on the floor to evaporate completely.
Wet Room Bathroom Pros and Cons
Many homeowners like wet room bathrooms because this design does away from the difficult-to-clean glass shower screens. The open design also makes the bathroom look bigger than it really is. This also makes it perfect for small homes with a limited amount of space. The spacious design also looks more welcoming and appealing.
Unfortunately, wet room bathrooms get wet by design. You will have to deal with the water and humidity every time you use the bathroom. Converting an ordinary bathroom to a wet room bathroom can also be costly because the walls need to be tiled and waterproofed. The bathroom also needs to be adequately ventilated and it needs to have waterproof storage solutions.
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is one of the leading bathroom remodeling companies across the nation because of our distinctive full-service remodeling approach and our superior craftsmanship. We are dedicated to providing our customers with designs that meet their specific needs and goals, and we complete our projects in the most efficient way possible. Find your local DreamMaker to learn more about our services and products or to schedule an appointment.