Wetrooms provide the perfect way to enhance a feeling of space and add luxury to your home.
In a true wetroom the space is completely open plan, with the water draining away through the floor. But you can create a wetroom look in your bathroom by fitting a glass screen and a flush to floor shower tray if your budget doesn’t stretch quite as far.
Here we share some useful wetroom design ideas that are sure to inspire you.
The design stage
Before thinking about details such as colour schemes, flooring and accessories, it’s essential to get the elements of the shower area itself perfect. To create the shower area you can opt for a low level shower tray or a tray that’s flush with the floor. Alternatively you’ll need a wetroom drainage system, over which you can lay tiles.
It’s always a good idea to hire a professional fitter who knows how to create a gradient so the water can drain through the floor effectively.
It’s easy to choose the wrong type of flooring for your wetroom and almost impossible to change once fitted. To avoid any costly mistakes opt for anti-slip tiles and choose a matt finish to conceal those unsightly watermarks.
Pale colours aren’t a very practical option as they easily show any dirt, and never do without underfloor heating as it provides the best way to keep the floor warm and dry. In a true wetroom the floor and walls will need to be primed to make them waterproof before tiling.
Always the buy the best shower that you can afford for your wetroom to ensure a great showering experience. Shower panels are easy to install and add a touch of designer style, plus they have a fantastic range of features including body jets, shower handsets and rainfall shower heads.
If you’ve opted for dark tiles in your wetroom, which are ideal for creating a contemporary look, then you’ll need good lighting to brighten up the space. Spotlights recessed into the ceiling enhance the sleek, minimal style of the room and add all-over illumination. For task lighting opt for an illuminated mirror or cabinet.
Your wetroom needs to look neat and streamlined if it’s going to be a success, so storage needs to be high up on your list. Before buying any storage take into consideration what you need to keep stored away.
Wall mounted vanity units are the perfect choice for a wetroom as they keep floor space free for the illusion of a bigger room. Mirrored cabinets are ideal too and ensure that toiletries are easy to reach.
Fixtures and fittings
When deciding on fixtures and fittings for your wetroom it’s a good idea to consider how the pieces will work together, this is a definite must in a small space.
If you want to create a contemporary look choose a chunky shower and a basin and toilet with curved or angular lines and a frameless glass screen. If traditional is more your style opt for ornate pieces, but keep accessories simple to avoid a cluttered look.