Wet rooms are a great addition to any home. They’re more than just extra bathing spaces — they help maximize unused spaces and can be especially useful in busy households. In today’s post, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Beaverton explores the dos and don’ts of creating the perfect wet room.
- Do choose the right materials. A wet room consists of the wet areas of a bathroom — the shower and bath. This means materials must be chosen for qualities such as durability and water resistance. Non-slip flooring can help ensure safety, as the floor is expected to be wet most of the time. Waterproofing for the wet room must also be top priority.
- Don’t neglect storage. Wet rooms may not be full bathrooms, but functional storage solutions should not be overlooked. Wall-mounted cabinets and built-in shelving can help keep items dry and won’t compromise the room’s style.
- Do plan the layout carefully. Wet rooms generally have smaller footprints than full bathrooms, which means the bathroom’s layout will need to be designed carefully. A key aspect of a wet room is drainage requirements — it doesn’t need a sewage line, so the drain layout will be simpler compared to a full bathroom.
- Don’t skimp on quality. Just because it is smaller than a full bathroom doesn’t mean you should skimp on the materials. In fact, a wet room needs better quality materials because it is exposed to moisture all the time. From tiles to fixtures, you’ll want materials that will last you a long time. The same should be said for workmanship. A wet room is far less likely to leak or allow mold growth when built by a bathroom remodeler who takes these factors into consideration during the design stage.
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