Ever since they were predicted to become a huge trend in custom bathroom remodel plans last year, wet rooms have consistently gained popularity among homeowners. Thanks to their straightforward, practical and sleek design, wet rooms make for a unique and functional bathroom. If you want to know more about what wet rooms are and their pros and cons, read on!
What Is a Wet Room?
A wet room is a bathroom designed and constructed to accommodate being wet all over. This means that all of the materials used in its construction will not be damaged by moisture. Usually, a wet room has a shower area with a freestanding tub. The materials used for both the wall covering and flooring are often the same. The shower area may be separated from the toilet and sink area by a glass enclosure, but more practical designs do away with enclosures altogether.
The Pros of Having a Wet Room
The primary benefit of wet rooms is that they are practical and easier to maintain. Because they use water-resistant materials, you won’t have to worry about water damage and can enjoy every shower and bath without worrying about what gets wet.
A wet room design is also great for smaller bathrooms. The openness and continuity give the illusion that the room is more spacious. And since wet rooms are becoming more popular nowadays, they can be an attractive selling point if you’re planning to move down the road.
Why You Might Not Want a Wet Room
There’s a catch, though. When everything gets wet, moisture and humidity buildup can be a problem. There’s also the matter of safety. You might need to keep guests from using a wet room as a powder room, especially right after someone has just taken a shower or bath.
It’s also necessary that you work with an experienced contractor to build a wet room and be thoughtful about choosing the materials to use. It should be designed to achieve ultimate function and safety.
We Can Build Your Dreams
As your trusted team of bathroom remodeling contractors, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Charlotte has the capacity to build a wet room that suits your budget, design and functionality goals. Get in touch with us today by calling (704) 706-3400 or filling out our contact form so we can set a time to talk about your ideas and needs.