Creating a wet room in a small space

If your bathroom space is only small, you might be stuck for design ideas and fixtures that can really work in the space you have. But a wet room can be a good fit for any small bathroom space, traditional or contemporary. So what are the considerations for creating a wet room in a small space? Well, Here at RWM plumbing and gas, we are Preston’s leading plumbing, boiler and bathroom experts. And we work with homeowners and property developers across the region to deliver top quality, and stylish bathrooms. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about small bathroom spaces and wet rooms.

What are the considerations for creating a wet room in a small space?

There are a number of considerations to bear in mind when creating a wet room in just a small area. These considerations include:

  • Protection for other bathroom fixtures- in small bathroom spaces it can be difficult to protect the other bathroom fixtures from spraying water. A simple solution is to keep the toilet to the opposite side of the bathroom space, so that it is less likely to be splashed, and to position the sink closer to act as a buffer. If you have space for formal splash protection, a slide out or bi-fold door could be added which would fold flat against the wall when not in use, and then be pulled out if needed.
  • Ventilation- small bathrooms tend to not have windows so for this reason you will really need to consider installing an extractor fan in a small wet room. This can help prevent any humidity build up issues, and keep your wet room in great condition.
  • Floor space- in any small bathroom, including a wet room, maximizing the amount of floor space is an important consideration. Wall hung toilets and sinks can be a good idea, and you may need to consider an outward opening bathroom door, where this is practical and possible.

For more information or advice about wet rooms, or for professional wet room installation, get in touch with the experts today, here at RWM Plumbing and Gas.