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Many renovated properties and even new developments now have them, but with so many options available, where do you begin when creating a wet room?
Here are five ideas, based on current trends.
Most interior designers and architects know of the hallowed ‘inside-outside’ concept. It involves making an indoor space feel like a natural, breathable, nurturing outdoor experience.
Wet rooms are leading the trend. From rooms that evoke waterfalls with living forests, to rooms that let the light flood in, many wet rooms are about creating an authentic, nature-soaked experience.
To create the inside-outside look, the secret is in the palette. Opt for a natural tone with a subtle, pale stone, and offset it with dashes of vivid, healthy green. Aloe Vera, bamboo, orchids and Boston fern all thrive in the humidity of a wet room.
Coloured wet rooms are not so much in vogue as simply in. Digital printing developments mean that porcelain tiles can be created in any shade and texture. Wet rooms are a wonderful playground for the imagination: simple in their requirement, they are a blank canvass for designers.
With innovations in UV lighting, there are almost no limits on what can be achieved. Designers are transforming wet rooms into an immersive sensory experience. Whether the comforting retreat in a luxury family home or the bespoke statement in an exclusive hotel, colourful wet rooms create memories.
With their focus upon creating an experience, many wet rooms have a distinct theme. Whether it is a lush jungle, a rolling ocean, or a desert oasis, many wet rooms are about stepping into a new environment.
Today’s engineering means that this can be achieved with an enhanced degree of aesthetic smoothness. Drains can be manufactured to tone with the surroundings, and recessed lighting means that complete tonal control is available at the touch of a button.
Designers can also work with different tile reflectiveness. Glossy tiles can augment a small space, whereas the smudgy tone of brushed porcelain refracts the light in a comfortable, non-abrasive way.
As materials and engineering have evolved, bathroom ‘norms’ have been dispensed with. Slimline cabinets and sunken baths are two ways of expanding wet room space whilst effortlessly increasing the wow-factor.
Turning the shower into a luxurious experience is another. Walk-in wet showers are increasingly recognised as being a safe, comfortable, clean alternative to clambering over the bath and into a shower. With subtle drainage and large tiles there is no need for sliding doors, grouting, or other potential bio-hazards.
The result is that wet rooms are a distinct experience, and they can be designed accordingly. When none of the ‘normal’ bathroom rules apply, designers are free to let their imaginations explore.
Whether you want a cool, calm, comforting space, or want to step into a glimmering sunset, a wet room can offer the experience. If you have an idea for a wet room for your own or a client’s project and would like more information about how to turn it into a reality, please get in touch, or download our free brochure.
The Next Big Interior Design Trend: Coloured Wet Rooms
5th February 2019
My client bought a range of Wet Room Unislope Systems from our local retailer, Bathworks. We struggled to find anyone to come to site and take responsibility for the waterproofing until we came across Wet Room Materials. They were willing to stand over their tanking system and more than helpful throughout all stages of the installation from site survey and room preparation to installation. A 10 Year no leak fully insured warranty gave me the confidence that we were dealing with a professional organisation. I would highly recommend these guys and will certainly be using them going forward.
Steven Quinlan | Director | Citius Limited
I have honestly found, Wet Room Materials to be an easy and reliable company to work with. Whether it be a one wet room residential project, apartment block or a gym; they ensure there are no installation problems and we don’t have to worry about leaks. They take care of the specification and advising us on correct build ups and preparation. On a recent project we were able to buy their Unislope System p from our bathroom show room retailer and they subsequently came to site to tank out the bathrooms. It was a time sensitive job and The Wet Room lads worked through the evening and into the weekend to ensure we completed the project on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Wet Room Materials. They are a pleasure to deal with.
Noel Geraghty | Director/Founder | NGS Mechanical Services
In Bright Designs, we understand the importance of specifying a reliable waterproofing system for bathrooms. We have worked on a number of projects with Wet Room Materials over the years and I can honestly say that their waterproofing installation service offers complete peace of mind for us and our clients. The Wet Room Materials Team are there throughout all stages of the project from site survey and specification to installation. More importantly they also give us a 10 year no leak guarantee. I also like the fact that they will handle communication with the client and contractors in terms of delivering a high-quality installation which allows me the head space to focus on other aspects of the build."
Alan Burns | Director/Co-founder | Bright Designs. B Arch, B Sc Arch, MRIAI.