Turning a bathroom into a wet room has both practical and aesthetic benefits. A wet room — where the entire bathroom drains into the shower floor — eliminates the annoyance and worry about water spilling out of the shower stall. In fact, it eliminates the need for a shower stall at all, literally opening up new design options for a spacious bathroom free of interior walls.
Easy to clean and maintain, a wet room bathroom can add both style and resale value to your home, instantly modernizing and expanding even the most modest space. They’re also great for people with mobility issues, who may struggle getting into a tub or moving around in a small shower stall.
The key to a wet room is making the shower level with the rest of the bathroom floor, allowing for good water drainage. Walls and floors, whether covered in tile, marble, or another non-permeable surface, are water sealed.
Then comes the fun part: picking the fixtures, furnishings, and other elements needed to match your design vision to the open space you’ve created.
A wet room is essentially a blank canvas, and there are no hard-and-fast rules about what wet room bathroom style you can use. Love a traditional look? By all means, go with the semi-industrial look of GRAFF’s Bali or Vintage collection faucet sets, which can be paired with midcentury or Deco furnishings or like-colored metal towel racks, mirrors, or other accessories. GRAFF Camden fixtures are an excellent complement for marble walls and sinks.
That said, wet rooms strongly lend themselves to modern designs. The uncluttered nature of a wall-free wet room can be enhanced by installing minimalist GRAFF Incanto Collection faucets, square shower heads, towel bars, and other accessories. The sleek contours of the Harley Collection elevate a wet room with a contemporary industrial vibe, while the MOD+ Collection offers 63,000+ customization options including Tuscan marble inserts in Storm Black, Forest Green, and Smoky White.
Sleek designs perfectly pair with a high-tech GRAFF M-Series Thermostatic Shower System, which allows you to pre-set the water temperature in your shower — an especially attractive feature when you take away the walls that would normally provide a degree of heat retention in the shower stall. GRAFF’s Aqua-Sense Collection can add the dimensions of light, color, and sound to a wet room by combining a thermostatic shower with a multi-sensory experience: spa-inspired details include six-color LED chromotherapy lighting and both cascade and waterfall shower settings. Available finishes for Aqua-Sense include Polished Chrome, Stainless Polished, and Stainless Brushed, ensuring a style match whether you design your wet room as a minimalist, industrial, coastal, or transitional space.
Wet rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and while geometric designs are popular, there’s also plenty of room for curvaceous furnishings. Shower stalls in a wet room, for example, lend themselves to semicircular layouts that break away from the traditional rectangular box. A Charis sink features gently rounded corners and sloped sides. And while a square GRAFF Sublime sink is great for designs that favor clean lines and an uncluttered look, imaginative designers can incorporate a more curvaceous GRAFF Camden, Tephi, or Musa freestanding tub to add visual interest and variety to a wet room — not to mention a great place to soak away your cares at the end of a busy day.
1. MOD+ Collection
2. Ametis shower ring
3. Harley Collection
4. Charis Sinks