If you’ve decided to install a wet room in your bathroom, now is the time for the exciting design plans to take shape. Your wet room is a good investment that will last for many years to come, so it is important to design the room so you’ll love it – and so it will work well.
When designing a wet room think about the overall size of the room, whether you will be using the room as a main bathroom or a second bathroom, your budget, and what kind of bathroom style you like. Here are some tips to get you started:
- Designing for the Size of Your Bathroom
The size of the wet room will impact on the colours you choose as well as design considerations such as a shower screen. For a smaller wetroom you will probably need to install a shower screen to separate the shower from the toilet – wetroom shower screens prevent the toilet roll or the towels from getting wet. If you have a small room then you need to look at lighter colours for the walls and décor in order to give the impression of more space. Another good trick in a small wet room is to use darker coloured floor tiles and light wall tiles. If you have a larger wet room you can probably do away with a shower screen and you can also go for darker and bolder colour schemes.
- Designing a Wet Room for the Main Bathroom
If your wet room is the main bathroom then it helps to install a bath in there too, since this will increase the appeal of the room. For a second bathroom you can go for just a walk-in shower, and if there is space then you can also add a sink and toilet.
- Wet Room Décor Tips
The décor of your wet room will largely depend on your own taste although if you are planning to sell your home in the near future then it helps to provide a more universal appeal to the room. Plan your wet room also to fit in with the overall style of your home and its design elements.
- Designing within Your Budget
You do need to work out what kind of budget you have for the room since there is such a wide range of fittings and fixings available. If you are on a tight budget then a wet room is still possible, but you’ll have to look for ways to keep the costs down. Designing a luxury wet room on a larger budget gives you a freer rein and it will be possible to create a truly special space in your home.