How to Incorporate Wet Rooms into Your Modern Home Design

Published by: Kevin Sears

21st September 23

Bathroom Ideas

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Creating the perfect bathroom for your own tastes is vital in making a place truly feel like home. But how do you include a wetroom in your home? There are so many options regarding bathrooms, and how you choose to design them. As part of your search for the perfect bathroom, you’ve likely found yourself encountering what is referred to as a ‘wet room’.

What is a wet room?

A wet room is a variation of a traditional bathroom that is a totally waterproof and isolated space in the home, in which the shower space is situated at the same elevation as the rest of the bathroom floor. This creates a wonderfully unified space that can make a bathroom more pleasant and simple to use.

Wet room

Why choose a wet room?

Over the last few years, wet rooms have taken off as a luxurious statement in a bathroom - they’re a real indulgence, as they open up a larger amount of space to really enjoy a shower routine, rather than see it as a chore.

Not only are they modern and en-trend, but they’re incredibly convenient. Wet rooms are water proof - so you really don’t have to worry about water flowing over to the floor and creating a problem. Typically, wet rooms are designed with a linear drain and a slight gradient, where water can channel down into the drain, avoiding damp floors or walls. This prevents the collection of moisture and preserves the quality of a bathroom. With our wetroom kit, you can install your wet room easily, with everything included in the box.

Not only that, wet rooms are also great for those with limited mobility because there is no need to step over anything, or run the risk of tripping. 

How should you incorporate wet rooms into your bathroom?

When it comes to incorporating a wet room into your home, there are a few things you’ll want to consider as you go about designing the room and all of its elements. Let’s take a look at these now.

Create A Central Feature

An ordinary bathroom would usually place much of its focus on the central fixture, such as a bath or a shower enclosure that is installed in the space. 

Because the shower in a wet room is technically just a smaller part of the larger space, you will want to make sure to define the distinct areas of the wet room to help create a sense of space and intimacy within the room. 

Try using different types of tiles to define different spaces, such as lighter tiles in the shower area, and darker tiles elsewhere. This can help your shower space still feel like a personal experience and can create a stunning visual juxtaposition that gives you breathing space, intimacy and privacy all in one.


You will want to consider making it as easy as possible for humidity and moisture to escape the room. 

Try to make sure that you either have a window that can be opened, some form of ventilation fan, or both at the same time. Windows are great for passively ventilating a space, whereas fans are great for getting rid of a lot of humidity within the space in a short time. 

Splash Zones

You might want to consider the smaller logistical details of your wet room. For example:

  • keep your toilet roll holder on the other side of the bathroom so that water doesn't splash the toilet roll
  • fix your towel rail close enough to reach but not too close so that your towel gets soaked
  • consider a glass screen if your have a smaller space and want to keep water in a smaller space

Shower Design

Because you won’t have an enclosure or a visually dominating centre-piece, you can really indulge in the actual shower, taps and drainage that you choose.

Do you want brushed brass, brushed steel,  brushed brass, or matt black? The choices are vast and they can really transform the mood of the space. 

Our wet room in a box is truly a statement of opulence - eye-catching metals give them a delightfully modern aesthetic - they feel clean, luxurious and minimalist all at once.

Consider Your Plumbing

Wet rooms cannot operate with standard plumbing options and ordinary drain sizes. If you want to create a wet room, we recommend opting for larger pipes, and high-flow drainage systems, to ensure that the water can leave quickly, and not run the risk of flooding the room. 

You can always get in touch with our expert team for guidance on installing a wet room and to discover more about our convenient wet room in a box option.

Flooring options

Flooring is a key aspect to understand and consider when choosing your wet room. You can choose from either our timber floor or screed floor solutions:

Timber Solution

Our elegant and convenient small wetroom timber flooring kit is straightforward, cut-to-size and comes with a pre-installed drain. The dimensions can be reduced from a length of 120cm down to 70cm, and a width of 90cm down to 70cm. This allows you to customise the product according to your bathroom space. With reversible grating, tile or stone can also be inserted to perfectly complement the interior of your wetroom.

Screed Solution

Screed is a layer of material that is applied on top of a concrete floor. It is made out of cement and sand, to create a strong and smooth surface. This can be used as the main flooring surface for a wet room. 

Our Complete Screed Wetroom Solution comes with a 80cm Linear Drain and grating to create a diverse range of luxury finishes - including Steel, Matt Black, Brushed Brass, Brushed Bronze and more. The grating is also reversible, allowing you to insert bespoke tile or stone for a seamless finish. With the ability to blend with any bathroom design, this screed wetroom solution can bring a touch of luxury to your home.

Underfloor Heating

This is a great option for a wet room and an extra touch of luxury. Not only will it be lovely and cosy to step onto after your shower, but underfloor heating can help get rid of excess water through evaporation. 


Luckily, keeping a wet room clean is actually very easy, and does not require any more effort than a standard bathroom. Generally, all you need to do is use a brush or sponge, alongside some mild soap, and carefully scrub the shower area around once a month.

Using mild soap can help to protect the waterproofing from damage. Cleaning solutions with harsh solvents have been known to slowly degrade the membranes that keep wet rooms completely waterproof. Our membranes (included in the wet room box) are under a tiled floor so there is no need to worry about the slow degradation of the material and subsequent water leakage.

To Wrap Up

We hope that this guide has helped address the planning stages of incorporating your wet room and that you now feel ready to take on your wet room project!

Explore our range of wet rooms and indulge your innermost design desires.

Kevin Sears

About Kevin Sears

Kevin Sears is a bathroom and interior design blogger here at 34 St John. He creates original content utilising his extensive knowledge of the bathroom industry and latest trends.

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