When it comes to choosing showers, you may be content to opt for a fixture above your bath tub, but to inject a little more luxury into your bathroom it is worth investing in a walk-in option. Indeed, if space allows, you may wish to build a dedicated shower room.
There are many ways in which having a walk-in shower room can benefit your household and as it does not need a lot of space you may be surprised to find you can easily incorporate one, even if your home is on the small side.
A wet room can be a luxurious feature, but it also has many practical benefits as well. For instance, if you share a house or flat with others and there is only one bathroom between you, having a separate place to shower could mean you are not stuck waiting for your housemates to finish having a wash.
So, how do you go about having a shower room fitted?
Many people prefer to have one adjacent to their bathroom; however, you could have one as an en-suite to your bedroom. This means that you can hop under the running water as soon as you get up in the morning or last thing before you go to bed at night.
Typically, wet rooms do not feature a shower tray, but are tiled floor to ceiling, with the drainage built into the floor beneath you. Of course, if this drainage is not already in place, you should contact a plumber to fit it for you.
A popular option is to have two showers fitted in the wet room, with an area to hang towels just outside. A walk-through shower can be open-ended, while you may prefer the privacy of a traditional enclosure or a frosted-glass door fitted at each end.
Don’t worry if you do not have enough room for this option, as it is becoming increasingly popular to have a smaller wet room installed wherever there is space.
Indeed, it need not take up any more space than a single shower, meaning it could fit into an area equivalent in size to a tall cupboard. As a result, you could have one fitted in the corner of your bedroom to save space.
Another idea is to have one constructed in the bedroom at a point where it can divide the space into different areas.
For instance, if you have a loft apartment or an open-plan upper storey, you could have a wet room built in the middle of the space and set up your sleeping area on one side and a dressing room on the other. Alternatively, you could use the opposite portion of the floor for a home office.