Walk in Shower or Wet Room – Which is best for my home?

When it comes to home improvements there are many things to consider. Whether you’re looking for an overhaul of your kitchen, adding an extension or updating your bathroom, there are many ways to make a home feel more contemporary. With new bathroom instalments there’s a plethora of options to choose from depending on the size of the space, your budget, and what kind of experience you’re looking for that suits your needs. Two popular choices at the moment are both wet rooms and walk in showers. 

But what’s the difference between the options?

Firstly, a wet room is a luxurious option that needs to be fitted by a professional due to the nature of its functionality. Unlike your standard shower, installing a wet room requires your bathroom floor to be completely sealed with waterproof lining to stop any leakages. This is due to the fact that the open plan nature of a wet room means that it is completely flush to the entire bathroom but with a sloping gradient to allow water to flow to the drain. Not only does this mean that they are low maintenance, they’re also a great benefit to those with mobility issues as they provide great accessibility for the elderly and disabled without the need to step over any access points. Another advantage is that they can be installed in bathrooms large and small. Whether you’re looking for an opulent way to transform your bathroom with a sizable and stylish addition, or make the most of minimal space, these versatile wet rooms provide plenty of opportunities to improve your home. From upgrading your en-suite or turning a second bathroom into something spectacular, not only do wet rooms give a boost to your showering space, it also adds value to your home. 

On the flip side, if you don’t have as big of a budget to spend on reworking bathroom flooring for a wet room, a walk in shower enclosure is just as effective. Unlike shower cubicles which can look outdated and clunky, walk-in showers feature just glass screens, no door, and a low profile shower tray. It creates the same style and ambiance of a wet room without the outgoing cost as they can easily replace your existing showering area. Available in a wide range of styles and sizes they can be adapted to any bathroom space with their contemporary and seamless design. Popular in hotels the single shower screen instantly updates your bathroom with glass panels that are easy to clean. Similar to wet rooms and walk in shower areas, these are an impressive and practical choice for users with limited mobility. Plus they’re a great choice for the family because they provide a large showering space compared to traditional enclosures which are pretty limiting. Another bonus is that there are no moving attachments and very little fittings meaning that it can be installed in no time. 

Both showers and wet rooms have their benefits and will stand the test of time thanks to their design and style that can suit any bathroom. In comparison to baths which can be difficult for all the family to use, walk-in showers and wet rooms provide easy access for young and old, and require very little maintenance in comparison to the rest of the bathroom. Also when you decide that it’s time to move on, selling a house with this feature is certainly attractive to prospective buyers. 

At Kerry Maintenance, we have decades of experience transforming homes. Our design team can assist with choosing which wet room or walk in shower style is best for you and can provide a visualisation of what the finished product will look like in your home. We’ll listen to your requirements and budgets and deliver a number of options to suit. Then our qualified and expert engineers and plumbers will get hands on with all the water works and electrics, making the whole process a seamless journey from start to finish. We understand that having a new bathroom feature can be disruptive, that’s why we’ll happily work around your schedule and time frame. As a team we are fully insured and our renowned reputation in the area speaks for itself, with customers recommending us time and time again. We’re proud to partner with leading bathroom manufacturers whose line of bathroom suites make an impressive transformation, and come with a warranty to give you extra peace of mind. 

There are plenty of reasons to invest in a walk in shower or wet room, and we’re always on hand to make the journey from start to finish as smooth as possible. Speak to our consultants today to see how Kerry Maintenance can help you and your home.