As you start to plan your bathroom remodel, focusing on the wet area is key when upgrading the most commonly used items as well as giving your bathroom a great new look. The wet area of your bathroom takes the most abuse out of any other area of the house aside from the kitchen. This is due to its day-to-day use as a high-traffic area of the home and constant exposure to oils, dirt, and of course, water.
Remodeling the wet area of the bathroom can refer to a number of different projects—from minor makeovers and replacements, to a large, full-scale overhaul. Some of the most common remodel options include a walk-in shower, tub-to-shower conversion, and bathtub replacements. These types of remodels usually require the help of a professional team such as Luxury Bath for best results and the highest return on your investment.
In this article, our experts at Luxury Bath will introduce you to the wet area of the bathroom and explain why upgrading it can offer such a high-value return on your investment.
What Is the Wet Area of a Bathroom?
When planning out your bathroom remodel, there are a few different areas you can focus on. The wet area refers to the items that are usually exposed to water such as the shower and bathtub. These items see daily water exposure and varying temperatures which makes them more prone to wearing out or becoming damaged over the years. By remodeling these areas with high-quality, waterproof materials like premium acrylic, stone, and porcelain, you can improve the functionality of your bathroom and keep it performing like new for decades.
What Are the Benefits of Remodeling the Wet Area?
Remodeling the wet area of your bathroom has many different benefits that can benefit your entire household—and also the guests that visit your home. A walk-in shower installation, for example, can dramatically enhance your home’s safety and accessibility. For those who have limited mobility or have a greater risk of slipping and falling, walk-in shower installations make for a safer and more convenient showering experience.
If safety isn’t your primary issue, bathroom aesthetics and functionality concerns can bring your home value way down. Aging, dirty bathrooms are eyesores and can smell bad, too. Even with a quick and easy bathtub replacement or bath conversion, a shower enclosure replacement, or other quick remodel ideas, you can expect an increase in property value, improved functionality, and better bathroom aesthetics.
What Type of Wet Area Remodels Are Offered?
When choosing Luxury Bath Technologies for your wet area remodel, you can easily pick and choose the different upgrades that you want for a more affordable and tailored remodel. In this section, we are going to look at a few of the most popular upgrades offered by Luxury Bath Technologies and how they can benefit your home.
- Walk-in Shower Installation: Remodeling your high-walled, step-in shower into a walk-in shower with waterproof flooring, no-barrier entry, no-slip flooring, and easy, roll-in accessibility features for wheelchair users, the elderly, and people living with disabilities can be a great investment into your home. Ask your home remodeling company about the benefits of walk-in shower areas and how to customize yours with important features for easier accessibility and safety while showering at home.
- Tub-to-Shower Conversion: Some homeowners prefer showering over bathing and will choose to eliminate an unused bathtub in favor of a shower. A tub-to-shower conversion can maximize space and give your bathroom a more modern, upscale look. New shower enclosures or wet room areas can be custom-made with glass doors and waterproof tiles to create a beautiful shower space.
- Bathtub Replacement: If you are wanting to replace a bathtub that is outdated or starting to show signs of wear, a simple bathtub replacement job could help get your bathroom looking great again. Bathtub replacements are quite common for older homes as over the years, the porcelain can become damaged and start to rust. This is one of the most affordable upgrades available that can make a great impact in a bathroom remodel.
Wet Area Remodeling by Luxury Bath
With over 25 years of bathroom remodeling experience, Luxury Bath has grown to 200 locations across North America. We’ve built a solid reputation in the industry over the years, known for our high-quality materials and products, excellent craftsmanship, and stunning installations in bathrooms all over the country.
If you’re considering upgrading your bathroom with Luxury Bath, we’d love to hear from you! Give our team a call now to speak with one of our friendly agents about your options for home improvement. You can also sign up for a free, no-obligation, in-home pricing quote for your next bathroom remodeling project by filling out our online form.