Installing a wet room in your house can bring many advantages, especially from an accessibility point of view. But can a wet room add value to your house?
If you’re considering whether or not a wet room is right for your house, there should be two considerations that are at the top of your list.
Affordability is one, but as important as the financial element is whether it will improve your way of life? After all, a wet room can considerably improve a person’s home life if they have mobility issues.
However, a very common question we are asked is whether a wet room will add value to your house? What can impact the value added, or taken away, by adding a wet room, and what steps should you follow to ensure you are doing things right.
Thankfully, the answer is fairly simple. If you install a good quality wet room and that installation is carried out correctly by professionals, then the likelihood is that you will almost certainly add value to any property. Modern wet rooms are not only hugely practical, but they can also look incredibly stylish, meaning they will always add value to your home.
The key aspect to getting it right is choosing the correct installer. It’s vital that you do your due diligence on any company you are considering employing to install your new bathroom. If a good job is completed and elements such as water drainage, extraction and accessibility are thoroughly and professionally executed, then the wet room will be a considerable asset.
The problems will start, however, if the installation is not up to a good standard. A poorly or incorrectly installed mobility bathroom will not add value, but it will probably decrease the value of your property. Worse still, it can create other problems around the building which can become eye-wateringly expensive to repair and hugely problematic.
The most common issue that will cause this is drainage, or lack of. If your wet room is not installed by professionals, water may pool in the drains underneath your bathroom floor. While you may not be able to see it (it will soon back-up), it will eventually need somewhere to go and could result in leaks to rooms below. It can also create bad odours and encourage the growth of mould.
Similarly, a poorly installed wet room may also not be sealed correctly. This allows water to escape through the floor, or even walls, meaning it is not going through the drains. This can be catastrophic, leading to enormous water damage and a significant bill to put things right. If left unchecked, this will definitely impact the value of your home negatively and put potential buyers off purchasing it all together, no matter how good the deal may seem.
So, if you want to add value to your home then installing a wet room is a great way of doing so. However, the job needs to be done properly by a professional plumber.
If you need more information or wish to talk to our experienced team about installing a wet room in your property, contact us now.