If you have a small space in which to fit a wet room you might be interested to learn that there are other options to creating a sense of spaciousness that don’t include white tiles.
I designed this wet room which is part of a free standing studio on a compact plot - due to the size restrictions of the site originally no provision was made for a wet room. However with the trek to the closest WC across a patch of lawn and up a flight of stairs it was decided that it would not only be more comfortable for the home owner to have a WC but also make the studio more versatile should the owner decide to rent it out.
Rather than opt for white or light tiles we chose to evoke a feeling of cosiness and cocooning while also retaining a sense of spaciousness. To achieve this the same charcoal tiles for 3 walls and the floor was used in different sizes for continuity. A feature wall was tiled in a green reflective tile with a grey shadow edge detail, this helps bounce light around and provides an interesting view from the studio. It also relates to the greenery in the surrounding garden.
Other elements that contribute to making this small space feel open are the floating vanity, window with a view to the garden, open shower cubicle and raked ceiling painted mid blue creating vertical space.
Minimum sizes are widely recognised as a guide when planning an interior space such as 900mm x 900mm for a shower cubicle. Millimetres can make a big difference to how comfortable a person feels and their perception of the room. Where possible just adding an extra 200 mm to one side of the shower area creates a much more spacious feel and so is a good investment in spatial use. Similarly having too many millimetres between elements in a room can have a negative impact if a person has to reach too far or walk an unnecessary number of steps to carry out a routine activity.
I can help you design a new wet area or renovate an existing bathroom that will ensure you get the most out of your space and it is a pleasure to use. If you would like to chat please contact me.