To start off a "wet room" is a bathroom that is designed to maximise space in small rooms by creating wet areas in the bathroom that are traditionally dry. A large drain or multiple drains are set up to take water away quickly from larger areas than normal with no shower screen set up or a non-full shower screen enclosure. If you are looking for an extensive break down on the pros and cons of a wet room set up Click Here.
Below is a break down of the 3 types of wet room set ups we do in Perth WA.
The Wet Wet Wet Room - Classic
This style of wet room is the most traditional form of wet room. The bathroom has no shower screen with each item in the room likely to become wet from the use of the shower head. This style is ideal for people with disabilities or anyone who hates cleaning a shower screen.
The Least Wet of All The Wet Rooms (Walk In With A Screen)
This style is the most referred to as a "wet room" due to the frequency in which we do them as bathroom renovations in Perth. The examples below are an open shower which if you want a break down of pro's and con's of this CLICK HERE. Depending on the hobless or hob finish you will have different degrees of water exiting out of the shower area. Most of the water is off your body but depending on the fall you could have water directed towards the external drain out the shower. It's important to go through the expectation with your renovator. Walk-in showers look great, they have no moving parts and like all the bathrooms on this list are designed to be assisted living friendly.
Below is a double walk in shower from a renovation we completed in Leeming WA.
I Want A Wet Room But I Still Want A Bath
Modern wet rooms are great for a family that wants a bath but often do not want a shower bath. The downside will often be the smaller vanity or water splashing but i feel the pros well outweigh the negatives. If you struggle with cleaning this will be the hardest of all the renovations to get your mind around. Water will splash around the hard to reach places of the bath and the floor plumbing plus tiling needs to be done perfectly to get this right. Saying that I personally feel this is the best for look and feel of a bathroom that's modern.
Below are examples of what I call the modern wetroom which is a fixed panel, freestanding bath and a smaller vanity set up.
Below is a bathroom renovation we completed in Thornlie WA and Churchlands . We replaced the large corner spa with a nice compact freestanding bath and a walk in shower. The Churchlands renovation was a little more complicated as we had two door ways into the room. Shower baths are not everyone's cup of tea so its important to go with an alternative if you can such as the renovation below.
Modern wet rooms are great for a family that want a bath but often don't want a shower bath. The downside will often be the smaller vanity or water splashing but i feel the pros well out weigh the negatives. In Perth it will continue to be a big part of the bathroom renovation we do going forward with slick bathrooms and more practical are the trend.
Probably the most important rule to always remember is that there are no rules for renovating. Whether you elect for complementary or clashing wall and floor tiles, the choice is yours. If there is one overall arching trend it is this, happy living spaces are what everyone is trying to archive. Whether that is making the bathroom clutter free, warm, high tech or full of wow we are trying to make our bathrooms a happy place so the only person who can tell you whats makes that space your own is you.
Its important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at email@example.com
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