If you prefer a shower to a bath, then you should consider installing a wet room or walk-in shower in your bathroom. Not only will they add luxury to your home, but they’re a practical solution that can create relaxation and serenity after a long day.
Wet rooms and walk-in showers differ from standard shower enclosures because they don’t have doors. This gives your bathroom a modern and minimalist look which is an increasingly popular choice for those who love bright and spacious bathrooms. Whether you desire a walk-in shower for your small en-suite bathroom or wet room ideas for your family bathroom, here at Roccia, we have plenty of inspiration for you.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most on-trend walk-in shower and wet room ideas, as well as discuss the benefits of both.
Features and Benefits of Wet Rooms
With glass panels and no bulky shower doors, wet rooms are a great low-maintenance, easy cleaning option. They are also an ideal choice for anyone with mobility issues as it is easier to get in and out of the shower with no step or level. As they cater for continuous floor space in your bathroom, wet rooms are a stylish option and can make the room feel bigger, giving your home a real wow factor.
Advantages of Walk-in Showers
Walk-in showers have many benefits and are a fabulous option for adding smart design and a contemporary aesthetic to any bathroom. Walk-in showers remove the need for a bulky shower tray or step up, so not only can they make your bathroom feel bigger, but they are also a flexible solution for disabled or elderly family members.
As you will be utilising the floor space, another advantage of walk-in showers is that you have the freedom to fit them into awkward or tight spaces. With minimal fittings and no moving parts, walk-in showers are a long-term solution that will create a timeless aesthetic – especially in small bathrooms with limited space and no natural light.
Pictured: Walk-in shower with Trust tiles.
Now we’ve discussed the benefits, let’s explore some ideas for your new wet room or walk-in shower:
Make a Statement with Floor and Wall Tiles
Wet rooms and walk-in showers can benefit from having matching bathroom tiles on the floor and walls. They can create a beautifully seamless look and also offer the benefit of easy-cleaning and waterproof properties.
By choosing tiles with a texture, pattern or perhaps opting for contrasting tiles, you can really make a statement in your home. At Roccia, we have plenty of tiles to choose from, including porcelain bathroom tiles, metallic-effect bathroom tiles and much more. Each style is unique and can complement any existing interior design you have in place whilst also being able to form the base for any new projects.
For more inspiration on choosing floor and wall tiles, visit our Matching Floor and Wall Tiles blog.
Wet Room Alcove
Shower alcoves offer a space that is clean, clutter-free and promotes relaxation. Your shower space will be clear of hair products and can be brightened up with LED lights and a second shower head for extra comfort and luxury. Smart storage solutions like under-the-sink cupboards can also help you to achieve this minimalist look.
Black Frame Shower Screens
From plain black to grid and lattice styles, black frame shower screens create a stunning feature for your walk-in shower. Contrasting your black shower screen with white or stone effect tiles will create a subtle, minimalist look.
Pictured: Dynamic bathroom wall tiles
Tiled Feature Wall
Incorporating a tiled feature wall into your wet room or walk-in shower gives you the opportunity to show off your personality and get creative. You can complement or contrast with the other colours and accessories in your bathroom or even choose a different size or shape of tile to make a bold statement.
Open Plan Bedroom
An easy solution for those with a small bathroom is to remove unnecessary walls and create an open plan en-suite. Walk-in showers can fit seamlessly into tight-fitting spaces and help your room to feel open throughout.
Adding a shower seat into your wet room or walk-in shower is an excellent idea for those with mobility issues. They have a minimalist look and can be folded away when not being used — an ideal accessory for walk-in enclosures. A more permanent option would be to install a bigger tiled seat, which are popular in large spacious wet rooms.
We have plenty of bathroom design options for you at our bathroom showroom in Preston and Bolton, no matter the size or shape of your space.
When you choose Roccia, you can rely on quality, strength and durability. Book your bathroom consultation with one of our award-winning designers today, or call us on 01772 258998, and a member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.