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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Trend Talk: Wet Rooms

I was perusing Houzz.com mindlessly as one usually does on a Tuesday morning, and came across one of the featured articles for the week showcasing examples of tubs within the shower perimeters.

The article poses an interesting perception of an old classic that is now picking up speed in the design trend pool. The concept of the 'wet room', where you would have a shower enclosure that also houses the bathtub, has been done for hundreds of years. It's old news for scandi-nordic styles, and in many European countries where space was rather limited. Now, the North American culture {who in some cases have more room than they know what to do with} is loving this 'Wet Room' look just for the sheer wow factor and bragging rights.





Is it practical?


I feel quite divided on the subject. Sure, it looks bad ass. Your kids can splash about in the tub all they like without the slight care in the world. But what once was a perfectly-squeegeed glass now has soapy water droplets everywhere. Without showering soon thereafter, those pesky drops will cake on the glass in a not so lovely way. Am I just crazy here?

Also, it's obvious that shower floors are slippery. In this 'wet room' case, the flooring will have to be tiled to accommodate the entire shower and tub surround. No surprises here. Whereas you may not notice such a slippery floor while you're in shower-mode {90% of the time you're standing up straight and in one fixed position}, the acrobatic know-how necessary to climb in and out of a tub on a wet shower floor without cracking your scull open raises a red flag. Or maybe I'm just extremely accident prone.




What are your thoughts on the 'Wet Room' trend?



Stay classy,

7 comments:

  1. well, i'd never claim to be an interior design expert myself...evidence to support this is that i didn't even think about a tub-less shower of my own before. is that weird? i mean i've experienced the chic nature of one in hotels before but never in a place i've lived. there always just seems to be the combo deal happening. i guess i'd feel somewhat "naked" without the tub portion involved or even if it was in close proximity behind the glassy veil.

    although, after saying that i once stayed in Italy where the whole entire bathroom was in the shower. it soaked everything, toilet, sink, etc. what a wild ride that was! haha. happy mid-week (almost) Rachael! ♥

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    1. A wild ride indeed! Hahah I totally feel the same way: me in a Wet Room is like an episode off a Discovery Channel Mini series. Epic adventures! So with that said, I'm probably better off without a Wet Room. But they sure are pretty :)
      Happy mid-ish week to you as well!! xx

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  2. I never really thought of putting a bathtub in you shower like this, but I have to say the more pictures I see, the more I like it. I am used to seeing bathtubs with a shower hanging over it... Now, those are creepy and have a HUGE falling risk in my eyes.

    xxSusanne

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  3. So glad to see you link up tonight on my Bloglovin' blog hop! Now following you via Bloglovin' and Twitter.

    Have a great night,
    Meg
    Happy Kids, Inc

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  4. **waves HI** Just popping in from the bloglovin' Blog hop.
    I am a new follower and I'd love to see you around!
    http://www.adventureswithfour.com

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  5. Hey!

    First you have a great blog! Really liked the layout, I also like the interiors that you make. Quite fresh :")
    Second, where I live this is common way to make the bathroom. We many times have a dedicated wet section in the bathroom and then the dry rest, read sink and toilet.
    Also I am an architect, doodler and all around photo enthusiast that sometimes blogs at www.lenival.blogspot.com and for sure I will keep visiting you.
    Leni

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  6. It seems like an odd concept to me. I thought the idea of a 'wet room' was that you didn't need to corner off any areas. Interesting take on it though.
    https://www.colitisandme.blogspot.co.uk

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