ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Wet Room Design Tips

Updated on November 23, 2010

Wet rooms are new alternatives to traditional bath and shower designs. They can provide clean, wide open spaces suited to more modern tastes. These are designed specifically to be waterproof in order to protect surrounding areas of the building. The best time to install one is during construction of a new home, rather than during a renovation. When designing this bathroom alternative, there are several options to consider.

The first option to consider is the space planning of the bath. A walk in shower wet room is essentially a large, room sized shower. Because of this, poorly designed rooms can end up looking more like the locker room of a local gym than a bathroom fit for an elegant house. In order to prevent this, good design principles are needed. First of all, it is important to note that the accessories such as the sink, shower heads, and toilets will all be mounted to the walls. Shower heads will typically be located one the corner of the room. One option designers employ to help define the shower area is to install a wet room shower screen that is made of transparent glass. This can help to keep the open look and feel, while still dividing the room effectively. One advantage to this is that it helps to contain the splashing water to a defined area. By knowing that the water is contained in a smaller area, plans for electrical outlets can be made safely and effectively. These need to be placed in areas where they will not get wet but are still convenient for grooming appliances.

As the whole room acts as a shower, it is important to choose shelving and cabinets that can withstand large amounts of moisture. Metals like stainless steel are good options. Treated wood that has been waterproofed may also work, depending on the quality of the water sealing treatment. It is important to purchase cabinets that have tight fitting doors so that toiletries and other items stored in them do not get wet.

While walk in shower wet rooms are designed to be water proof, taking a little extra precaution is always advisable. These kinds of rooms always have sloped floors that help to channel water towards drains. The drains may either be along the edges of the walls or in the center. Whichever option is chosen, it is a good idea to install more than one drain to provide a larger drainage area. Another option to consider is installing a slightly raised lip at the entryway to the room.

A wet room is a great way to make a bathroom unique. They can save space and provide the illusion that a bathroom is larger than it actually is. Installing one in a home can prove to be a wise investment as more and more people are recognizing the value of having one of these functional baths in their homes as opposed to just traditional bathrooms with separate showers and baths.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)