Wet rooms are becoming an increasingly popular choice of bathroom for homeowners. If you are thinking of renovating a bathroom, then a wet room is a definite option that can add value, functionality, and beauty to your home.
But maybe you are not convinced and want to find out more about whether a wetroom is the right choice for you.
In this guide, we aim to help you decide whether to opt for a wetroom by discussing some of the major benefits of choosing a wetroom.
Benefits of a wetroom
A wetroom is exactly as it sounds – A room that can get wet. In most bathrooms, the waterproofing is centred on the shower tray or around the bathtub. In wetrooms, the entire room is waterproofed. In the trade, this is often described as the room being “tanked.”
There are many benefits to this concept. Here are just a few of the major benefits of fitting a wetroom in your home:
1. It adds value to your home
Wetrooms are a highly sought-after feature for house hunters. The popularity of wetrooms has soared exponentially in recent years, and this means that homes that feature a wetroom are more likely to attract larger bids and sell more quickly.
2. Wetrooms are space-saving
Even tiny bathrooms can be transformed into wetrooms with great effect. Because the room itself is the waterproof component, space can be saved by not needing to install baths or shower enclosures.
This makes wetrooms a perfect option for all sizes of bathrooms.
3. Easy to maintain and clean
The design of wetrooms makes them incredibly easy to maintain and clean. The lack of many of the usual fixtures, fittings, and furnishings makes them extremely low maintenance.
Additionally, the clean lines of a wetroom mean there are no cracks or other nooks & crannies for dust and grime to accumulate.
4. Wetrooms are extremely safe
Despite being the smallest room, the bathroom is also the room where most accidents in the home occur. This is largely down to a combination of slippery floors paired with showers and baths that are difficult to access, particularly for the elderly.
With the lack of obstacles and no need to step into awkward shower cubicles or bathtubs, a wetroom installed with non-slip flooring is a far safer option.
5. Don’t forget the Wow Factor!
Of course, we all want a bathroom that looks fantastic! And here too, a wetroom doesn’t disappoint. It is easy to think of a wetroom as a practical yet rather clinical option. Nothing could be further from the truth!
A wetroom can look stunning in its simplicity, and there are plenty of opportunities to stamp your personality on the design.
6. Durable and long-lasting
A well-installed wetroom will last a lifetime and beyond with an absolute minimum of maintenance. The waterproof nature of wetrooms protects the surrounding walls, floors, and ceilings from moisture, dampness, and leaks.
It also keeps a “new look” for much longer than traditional bathrooms. This means that even ten or twenty years down the line, your wetroom is still adding value to your property.
It is no wonder that the popularity of wetrooms is surging. Practical, value-adding, beautiful, safe, and incredibly low-maintenance, there are few homes that won’t benefit from the addition of a wetroom.
At Odyssey Bathrooms, our in-house “design to completion” bathroom renovation service can deliver the wetroom of your dreams with a minimum of fuss. Why not contact us today and find out more about why a wetroom might be your perfect choice of bathroom?