Wetrooms are a modern, stylish and minimalist way to add a shower to virtually any space. Many of the wetroom designs you see in magazines, on-line or on TV can give the impression that you need loads of space to create the perfect wetroom, however even modest spaces can be transformed into a luxurious bathroom or ensuite. Smaller spaces actually benefit more from a wetroom install than they do from a traditional shower tray or bath, it takes up less space and makes the room feel bigger and more open.
Wetroom Design Considerations
Only the wet areas needs to be sloped down to a drain, not the whole room.
The shower area can be as small as 700 x 700mm or as large a practical.
Try to go with the largest wetroom tray you can reasonably fit, this will catch as much water spray as possible.
A larger shower area is also comfortable to dry off in, you do not necessarily need to have a separate space for this.
Use shower screens to deflect spray and contain water within the shower area. In smaller rooms a screen will keep your other fittings, towels and toilet paper dry, if your room is large enough you may not even need a screen at all.
Sinks and toilets can be in wet areas, but most people prefer a screen to keep them dry.
Free standing baths can and often are installed the splash zone.
Try to keep windows outside the wet area.
Shower Splash Radius
The shower pressure, shower head size and mounting position influence where the shower water will go, with so many variables we are using a typical rainfall shower head as the basis for this guide.
The stream of water flowing from the shower head and off the body is approximately 1000mm in diameter at floor level.
The splash area is approximately 2000mm at floor level.
Shower screens will help contain this water.
Wetroom Layout Examples