30 Apr Is a Wet Room the Right Choice for Me?
Wet Rooms have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and with good reason; wet rooms can be incredibly stylish (when installed by the right people), can add value to your home and are also very easy to keep clean. But is a wet room right for your needs?
Here we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having a wet room installed so you can decide.
Advantages of a Wet Room:
- They’re fantastic for creating space in a small bathroom as the bath is normally removed. There is usually no shower screen installed (although some people like to have one to separate the bathroom into specific areas). As well as creating space, this also gives the room a sleek and contemporary feel.
- Wet rooms are incredibly easy to clean as there are usually less corners and crevices (such as the shower cubicle) that require attention.
They’re an excellent addition for people with mobility issues as they can wheel or walk straight in to the shower thanks to (hidden) shower tray being installed flush to the floor.
- There is much more room for maneuverability.
- There is more space for any handrails that may be required.
- They can add value to your home if installed as a second bathroom.
- As long as you have employed the skills of a certified installer, a basic wet room can be less costly to build than a standard bathroom as there isn’t usually a need for baths (and all the other pipework needed for that) or shower screens and cubicles, all of which are generally the most costly parts of a bathroom.
Disadvantages of a Wet Room:
- You must, must, must employ the services of a fully certified Wet Room Installer. An unqualified installer may offer a cheaper price, but the potential problems (water that doesn’t drain properly, leaks and floods into cavities) will be costly and potentially disastrous in the long run.
- Not everybody likes the idea of a wet room, so have a serious think before installing one as a main bathroom, as it may end up making your home less appealing to some people if you were to sell it in the future.
As you can see, there are far more advantages to disadvantages when having a wet room installed, but it’s still important to make the right decision for your needs.
If you’d like to give us a call to discuss having a wet room installed by one of our Wedi Wet Room certified installers, call us today on 01 4948048.