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A CRE­ATIVE SO­LU­TION FOR A CRAMPED BATH­ROOM IS TO TURN IT INTO A WET ROOM, WHICH NOT ONLY LOOKS GOOD BUT IS FUNCTIONAL AND EF­FI­CIENT

Central and North Burnett Times - - HOME - WORDS: NEAL E WHITAKER LOVE IT OR LIST IT AUS­TRALIA

If you have a cramped bath­room, why not open up the lay­out and trans­form your space into a wet room in­stead? Think­ing cre­atively about your space and the pos­si­bil­i­ties of a new de­sign will help you to make the most out of your home. A wet room is es­sen­tially a fully-tiled bath­room with­out an en­closed shower zone and can make a small space feel much big­ger. It’s a per­fect de­sign so­lu­tion as it is an ef­fi­cient use of space, low main­te­nance and pro­vides easy ac­cess for the el­derly, as well as fam­i­lies with young kids. When choos­ing a wet room de­sign, con­sider your choice of tiles. If you have a small space, larger tiles can give the il­lu­sion of a big­ger room. Be­cause there is no closed-off shower area, you'll need to en­sure your tiles have a good-qual­ity wa­ter­proof mem­brane un­der­neath. Also, plan to put your drain at the low­est part of the bath­room floor for ef­fec­tive drainage. In­stalling a sin­gle glass shield will pro­tect your cab­i­nets, tap­ware and fit­tings from wa­ter spray while still mak­ing the room feel light, bright and larger than it ac­tu­ally is. A wall-hung van­ity looks stylish and sleek, but it's also a con­sid­ered de­sign fea­ture. Keep as much fur­ni­ture off the floor as you can to pro­tect it from po­ten­tial wa­ter dam­age. Watch Love It or List It only on Fox­tel

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