Do Wet Rooms Add Value To A Home
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Do wet rooms add value to a home? Many homeowners want to understand the benefits of installing a wet room in their home. This article looks at how a wet room can benefit your family and how does it improve your homes value.
Can a Wet Room Add Value to Your Home?
Having a wet room installed within your home will certainly give the property an extra "wow" factor when it comes to putting premises up on the market. The value will be raised as long as the wet room is installed correctly and has no issues associated with flooding.
However, you will find this is only the case when the wet room is added as an en suite or secondary shower room. If you replace the property's main family bathroom with an ultra-modern wet room, this can backfire on you if you wish to sell your home later in the future.
This is because the majority of buyers will want at least one traditional bathroom in a home, especially if the home is being purchased by a family with children. So you should always think twice before completely removing the bath.
How do Wet Rooms Work?
Wet rooms are defined by their lack of shower screens. Instead, the entire room is one large shower, with shower water being rained down from jets installed across the ceiling. There is no traditional shower tray.
The gradient of the flooring is altered so that water can be drained away. So for obvious reasons, the room needs to be fully waterproof. This means coating the walls in fully waterproof materials. A waterproof membrane is usually used prior to the wall being tiled.
This allows water to simply roll off the walls rather than permeating the plaster and causing rot and mould.In a wet room, there is commonly more than just a shower. Usually, you will find that there is also a sink and toilet installed.
Installing some kind of heating is also important. The most popular choice is underfloor heating, but the more conventional central heating and towel radiator options are still available.
The Benefits Of Having A Wet Room
Is Your Home Suitable for a Wet Room?
It is not common to need any kind of permission before the installation of a wet room begins.
However, if you live within a listed building, it is wise to seek advice from local planning committees to ensure that you are not breaching any rules.If you are designing a wet room for any kind of new build, then it will absolutely be required to apply for building regulations approval.
Whether your home has a small bathroom or a larger bathroom, a wet room will always be able to be installed. The only variable that you need to consider is the overall wet room cost which can vary from home to home.
In homes with a smaller bathroom, there will be a larger increase in the amount of space gained from the wet room, as there will no longer be a shower tray and shower screen taking up space.
What To Consider when Planning a Wet Room
You need to think very carefully about what goes where when you are planning out a wet room.
For example, you may think that having a toilet next to the shower area is a good idea. Sounds good in concept. But what do you do when the toilet paper completely disintegrates every time that someone showers?
So perhaps the toilet needs to be installed on the opposite side of the room. Is there any space for a toilet roll holder at all? If there is not, then there is always the option of having a bidet installed. A waterproof toilet roll holder is also another option.
You should also consider if there are any areas of the room where water can become trapped in small gaps, cracks, and holes. Stagnant water can lead to mould and other types of growth. Not the mention unpleasant smells.
Try to ensure that your wet room has surfaces which allow for water to just slip right off. The other major consideration you need to be careful with is wet room leaks. If there are any small mistakes made with the plumbing, then major trouble can be ahead.
Even tiny leaks can cause huge damage. So if your room is not 100% waterproof, then it will not take long until your home begins to show signs of water damage within your walls. For this specific reason, we would always recommend having an experienced and reputable worker carry out all the design and installation work.
If you are considering a wet room installation, you may ask: Do wet rooms add value to a home? We hope this article helped you understand the value that a wetroom can add to your home.
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