In truth, wet rooms can be a brilliant addition to your home, offering up practicality, functionality, safety and access for types of homeowners with reduced mobility who may need to use walking aids or wheelchairs in the shower. With a sleek design comes easy maintenance, and a shift away from constant cleaning. Your property’s value will certainly increase, particularly if your wet room is a second bathroom, meaning your initial investment will pay off in the long term. A well-designed disabled wet room will also help reduce the risk of slips or falls and may negate the need for help when bathing. In this post, we look at five of the most important advantages of installing a wet room that are worth considering:
1. Accessible for all
Especially convenient and effective for the elderly or those suffering from mobility issues who may need to use walking aids or wheelchairs, wetrooms are a perfect solution for many now or in the future. Without the need for a screen, shower tray or bathtub, you can move freely in and out of the space entirely risk-free. As wet rooms are effectively waterproofed, meaning they can be installed both upstairs and downstairs, the accessibility and options available to you are increased.
2. Easy To Clean
With fewer fittings and fixtures to be worried about, wet rooms are much easier and quicker to clean than traditional bathrooms. Typical shower systems and enclosures are well documented for gathering dirt, grime and limescale and can be a nightmare to clean properly. With a wet room, you won’t have these issues, you’ll be able to simply wipe down your space in one fell sweep, keeping your wet room clean and hygienic at all times.
In most cases, the addition of a wet room to your property is a clever way of increasing your property’s value. Because wet rooms are entirely waterproofed, you are adding this important function to your home. This can make a huge difference. After all, a bathroom that avoids leaks, moisture build-up or damp, is a major consideration when buying a new home. If your wet room is a second room or space that’s separate from your actual bathroom, you could potentially be increasing your value significantly as well as future-proofing your home.
4. Increased Safety
For those suffering from a disability or mobility issues, safety and comfort are of the utmost importance. Installing a wet room practically guarantees a safer, relaxed experience every day, without the worry or risk of hurting oneself. Wet rooms allow for extra space for wheelchair use, whilst grab rails, shower seats and lighting can be added to further reduce the dangers of using the shower. You’ll be able to simply get in and out with no hassle, with the low threshold and durable anti-slip flooring playing its part in protecting you from falls.
5. Key Features of a Bespoke Bathing Wet Room
Our tradesmen are fully trained in all aspects of wet room installations. They will ensure that your wet room gives you level-access showering, with a choice of floor and wall panelling.
Here at Bespoke Bathing, we take time to ensure you are happy with your choices and take great pride in the design and installation of your new wet room.
- Fixed glass screen with anti-splash deflector
- Wheelchair friendly
- Wide range of safety anti-slip flooring
- Half-height screens for carers
- Guaranteed leak-free design
- Safe thermostatic controls
- Comfortable slip-resistant design
At Bespoke Bathing, we have a range of products available, meaning you’re sure to find a disabled walk-in shower, walk-in bath or wet room installation that’s perfect for you. We specialise in mobility bathroom designs and bathroom installations and can transform your bathroom into a warm and inviting sanctuary.
Our professional surveyors will visit your home and help you to craft a bathroom that takes into account your every wish and requirement. For more information about our services and disabled shower prices, get in touch with us today.
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If you would like just advice on a new easy-access bathroom or to arrange a home survey with a local Bespoke Bathing representative, then please call our team between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday on 0800 1695 526 or email us for a brochure here.