With winter drawing to a close, it is the time of year when many of us finally get round to those long-planned for renovations. If you’re planning a bathroom renovation, then a wetroom might just be the perfect option.
This blog discusses the reasons why wetrooms are becoming so popular and why installing one should be right at the top of your renovation plans.
What is a wetroom?
Before we dive into the benefits of a wetroom, it is worth understanding just what is meant by the term “wetroom.”
Just as the name suggests, a wetroom is a completely waterproof room. The waterproofing is usually achieved by using a waterproof membrane to “seal” the room. It is usually designed so that the floor is usually slightly sloping towards a drain that allows excess water to flow into the wastewater system.
Common amongst wetroom features is a shower area that is level with the rest of the room and usually a tiled finish to the walls and floors. Often a glass screen is used to separate the shower area from the rest of the wetroom, although in many cases, the shower is left open. This versatility is one of the great features of wetrooms.
This simple concept has a huge number of advantages over traditional bathroom designs.
Reasons a wetroom can benefit you and your property
To help you decide whether a wetroom is the correct option for you, we have created a list of some of the main benefits of opting for a wetroom when renovating your bathroom.
It is a highly accessible option
Bathrooms can be awkward and dangerous, even for the most able-bodied person. But for older, less-mobile, or disabled people, traditional bathrooms can pose a large problem.
Because there is no need for a shower tray or the necessity to step over the high sides of a bathtub, wetrooms are the perfect option for those with restricted mobility. The use of non-slip flooring is also an essential safety feature that should be incorporated into all wetrooms. This adds to the safety and adds further accessibility for those with mobility issues.
Versatile design options
If you think the idea of a wetroom sounds rather cold and clinical, think again. Wetroom designs can be anything from ultra-modern to retro-looking. Whichever look you opt for, the result is always an ultra-stylish and luxurious room with the ambience of a modern spa.
It adds value to your property
Bathrooms can be problem areas when selling your home.
But with a wetroom, not only are you adding a waterproof element to a room that for obvious reasons is prone to water damage, and therefore protecting the value of your property – but you are also adding one of the most sought after features that people look for when buying a new home.
Being able to put a wetroom on your property listing when selling your home is also a sure way of making your property stand out from the crowd for potential buyers.
Great for smaller bathrooms
Many homes suffer from bathrooms that look and feel like they were squeezed in as an afterthought. The great news is that when it comes to wetrooms – size doesn’t matter!
In fact, it could be argued that wetrooms are the perfect option for smaller bathrooms. By their very nature, they dispense for the need of bulky items like bathtubs and shower cubicles and allow you to completely utilise all the available space.
Suitable for any bathroom
It is a common misconception that wetrooms are only suitable for downstairs bathrooms. This is simply not the case. No matter where in the house your bathroom is located, even on the upper floors, a wetroom is still a practical and desirable option.
This makes it perfect not just for those wanting to upgrade an upper-floor bathroom but also for those living in apartments. However, it should be pointed out that such installations should be carried out by professionals with experience in installing wetrooms.
At Odyssey Bathrooms, we are experts at the design and installation of wetrooms, and our skilled craftsmen can transform any room on any floor into a stylish and luxurious wetroom.
Because of their minimal fixtures and wipe clean surfaces, wetrooms are the perfect choice for busy households that don’t want to waste time cleaning all the nooks and crannies found in traditional bathrooms.
Waterproofing helps here too! This means that armed with a normal household cleaner and a cloth, the whole wetroom can simply be wiped clean and easily kept free of mould and mildew.
Most people are surprised at just how little a wetroom costs. While some parts of the build can be more expensive, notably proper and effective waterproofing, much of this cost can be offset against the reduced need to buy fittings like bathtubs and shower trays.
This makes wetrooms are far more affordable option than people imagine. Why not call us today to organise a no-obligation quote to find out just how little installing a little spa luxury will cost you.
Can be installed quickly
If you use expert installers, a shiny new wetroom can be yours in just a few days. Having a bathroom renovated can be a major inconvenience, at Odyssey bathrooms, all the trades needed to quickly take your wetroom from dream to reality are employed in-house.
This gives us the complete flexibility to plan each job to make sure it is carried out quickly, efficiently, and with an absolute minimum of disruption to the householder.
Enjoy the Benefits of a Wetroom this Summer
A wetroom is a perfect solution for many people looking to install a new bathroom. Practical, accessible, affordable, and property enhancing, wetrooms fit beautifully into the modern lifestyle and offer that little bit of spa luxury to relax in, at the end of a long day.
At Odyssey Bathrooms, our experts can make it happen. From design to installation, we work with you every step of the way to make sure that your wetroom is the luxurious oasis you always dreamt about. Why not contact us today and enjoy a wetroom this summer.