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Transform Your Upstairs Bathroom into a Luxurious Wet Room


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Unlocking Home Elegance: A Comprehensive Guide to Crafting an Upstairs Wet Room for a Stylish Living Experience.

Considering turning your upstairs bathroom into a wet room? This popular renovation project not only adds functionality but also a splash of luxury to your home. However, the transition comes with its own set of challenges and considerations, especially on an upper floor. Our comprehensive guide walks you through everything you need to know to ensure your wet room installation is both feasible and fabulous.


Essential Insights on Wet Rooms


A wet room is essentially a waterproofed bathroom with an open, seamless shower area. While it boosts the room’s spaciousness and accessibility, proper installation is key to managing water effectively and avoiding potential damage.


Feasibility Considerations for an Upstairs Installation


  1. Waterproofing (Tanking): It’s crucial to apply a waterproof membrane across the floor and walls to prevent leakage downstairs.

  2. Structural Integrity: Assessing and possibly reinforcing your upstairs floor is vital to support the wet room’s weight, especially with heavier materials like stone.

  3. Drainage Solutions: Efficient drainage systems, possibly including pumps, are essential to handle water removal and prevent pooling.

  4. Adequate Ventilation: To avoid condensation and mold, ensure good ventilation with an extractor fan or a ventilated skylight.



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Stunning Wetroom with walk in shower

Why Opt for an Upstairs Wet Room?


  • Aesthetic Impact: Wet rooms exude a modern, minimalist vibe that can significantly enhance your bathroom’s appearance.

  • Boost Home Value: They can increase your property's market appeal and resale value.

  • Accessibility: Their barrier-free design is ideal for everyone, improving ease of use and safety.

Key Project Considerations


  • Expert Installation: This is not a DIY project—professional expertise is crucial for handling the technical aspects like waterproofing and drainage.

  • Investment: Prepare for the costs involved in materials, labor, and potential structural adjustments.

  • Insurance and Warranty: Check that the installation is warranted and understand its impact on your home insurance policy.

Conclusion


Installing a wet room upstairs can significantly enhance your living space, bringing everyday luxury and improving functionality. With meticulous planning and professional execution, this renovation can offer a seamless blend of style and practicality, making your bathroom a highlight of your home.



 


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A little about us

Craig Stott Installations Ltd is a dedicated team of home improvement specialists, passionate about transforming living spaces. Specialising in bathroom and wet room installations, tiling, and general plumbing, we bring over a decade of expertise to every project. Founded on the principles of quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction, our approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. From the initial consultation to the final touches, we ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience. Our skilled team, led by Craig Stott, includes professionals in design, installation, and project management, supported by cutting-edge technology and a commitment to excellence.


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