Bathrooms have traditionally been small rooms. This was sometimes because they needed to be carved out of existing hallways and bedrooms. Previously, toilets and wash houses were situated outside of the home, but as indoor plumbing was perfected, they moved inside. Another reason for bathrooms being small was because houses were fairly small, and as little space as possible was set aside for bathing and performing ablutions.
Nowadays, homes are built more generously, and bathrooms can be bigger – although some architects still cling to the old idea that a bathroom should be small. If you have an older Harrogate home with a small bathroom, or a modern one that has an unnecessarily small washroom why not install a wet room to maximise the available space?
Wet rooms are becoming something of a fashion trend, which is gratifying to those who need a wet room in order to maintain good levels of hygiene. This can include the elderly or physically infirm who cannot climb in and out of baths and who might slip when accessing a traditional shower cubicle, as well as those who need a carer’s help when washing – the wet room environment makes is easier for both parties when showering or bathing.
But practicalities aside, wet rooms are great because they do away with much of the space-consuming bathroom furniture such as the tub and the shower stall, leaving a lot of open space in which you can manoeuvre.
In order to convert your bathroom into a wet room, you will need to do some serious work in your bathroom: the room must be lined with waterproof materials, and a shower drain tray must be installed under the floor – which must also be waterproofed. The best way is probably to take up the existing floor, install and plumb in the drain, and then waterproof the floor and the walls in one operation, before laying the new wet room floor.
Of course, you do not have to do it all yourself, and in fact, unless you are a professional in the line, you should not do it all yourself. There are plenty of experts out there: you can hire people to do the plumbing work for you, and if you are looking to design your wet room in Harrogate, visit Harrogate Bathrooms and choose from an extensive range of bathroom products to suit all budgets and all tastes.
Having someone with the necessary expertise on hand to advise you as to the best way to get your bathroom transformed into a stylish and attractive wet room with minimal disruption to your family and maximum space-creating effect in your bathroom.
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