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Room of the week – smart modern wet room

July 8, 2011

This weeks Room of the Week is a smart modern wet room.  From the House to Home galleries this bathroom has been constructed in an attic room and provides a very large open showering area with the sink built into the window recess.

The room combines two different wall materials that provide a good contrast to each other and result in a very smart contemporary look.  The use of a dark coloured grout between the white tiles ensures the two walls work well together, and minimal fittings allows them to become the main feature in the room.

The Liso range from Reed Harris below would be a good tile to use to recreate this look.  If laid in a stretcher brick bond style as shown it creates a very retro look, reminiscent of the tiles seen on the New York subway.  The Liso range is available in five colours and by using coloured grout, Mapei do a good range, you can create a unique look.

If you decide to create a wet room it is essential that you correctly prepare the room before tiling as water will penetrate even the smallest crack and can cause untold damage.  Wedi boards are a perfect choice to provide the waterproofing required and come in a selection of thicknesses, they also manufacture shower enclosures that look stunning if covered using a feature mosaic.

If you have ensured your shower area is waterproof and provided good drainage you can then allow yourself the luxury of a large shower head.  The Rio shower head from Crosswater is mounted on the ceiling and is available as a regular fitting, or it is also available with integrated white or blue lighting to add a wow factor to your bathroom!
This bathroom demonstrates that less is often more in interiors.  By restricting the number of finishes and ensure there is a connection between the two walls a simple yet stunning bathroom has been created.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2011 10:09 am

    Blimey, this really is pure class; like what I have experience in some of the hotels I have been to around the world. I do like the detail and quality spared with the tiling work.

  2. July 11, 2011 11:31 am

    Looks good, there’s some inspiration here for 3D rooms on the mydeco room planner, great pics!

  3. March 4, 2013 11:52 am

    The information is very interesting & I really enjoyed reading the blog. Keep up the good work.

  4. May 18, 2013 8:02 am

    Waterproofing is essential in these types of rooms. Water penetration will damage the whole look of house. There are various waterproofing techniques available for the purpose, you can choose any one of them according to your need.

  5. August 3, 2013 1:52 pm

    very interesting read, the things that people are doing with wetroom ideas at the moment is great, used to be a little room for wetrooms now we are seeing some great designs and thoughts going in to them.

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