Wet Rooms - Getting It Installed: Construct a floor that slopes to- drain. A gradient of 1.5 to 2 degrees for floor slope = square or linear drains can be used. A waterproof membrane is installed on- walls before they’re tiled. &floor needs a waterproof substrate beneath- tile. Here,- drain is below- shower head and- floor is appropriately sloped. A gradient was created below- freestanding bath so H2O behind- bath will fall into- shower waste,” (the shower trap that collects water below the floor)
Wet Room Considerations: Shower glass. Even large wet rooms without an enclosed shower area usually have some sort of glass partition to offer a bit of separation. The wet room shown here, has a fixed glass pane that partially separates the shower area. It’s on the same side as the ceiling-mounted rain shower head and is unobtrusive, to allow for views of the beautiful gray tile, sculptural tub and the outdoors.
Wet Room Essential Materials: Tile. Bkz of- openness of a wet room, there’s a larger area that can get wet, so using waterproof tile is essential. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are more practical than cement and natural stone because they’re not porous. Tile used for flooring should be nonslip. Smaller mosaics have more grouting and create better grip; when using large-format tile with less grouting, make sure the tile surface is textured to make it less slippery.
Wet Room Minuses: The reality is that renovating a bath w/special waterproofing, floor construction+ extra tiling all- way to- ceiling = added cost.& future homebuyers may prefer traditional bathroom layouts, affecting resale value. Freestanding tubs aren’t practical for all & can be difficult to climb into/out of. A swivel-type mop helps. A larger open space requires adequate heating, preferably in-floor radiant heating, which can also add to the $.
Small Space Wet Room: “A freestanding, more curvy tub does not work well in a restricted space, as it’s hard to access corners behind the tub to clean,” “We have found this shower-tub combination works very well together, allowing a walk-in shower without having to step into a tub, and a separate deep soaking tub that fits snugly into a niche.”
Wet Room Pluses: Replacing a built-in bathtub w/freestanding can save space. - room can be easier to clean w/o a shower curtain or full shower door. The openness puts beautiful tile on full display in a shower area. It allows for amenities like steam fixtures, water jets, benches+ other spa luxuries
Wet Room Considerations Wet rooms can certainly dramatize a space and be a striking focal point in a home. All the extra wall and floor space lets you get creative with tiling. Some homeowners think it’s easier to clean a wet room, while others lament the amount of tile that has to be wiped down. Like any type of renovation, there are pluses and minuses.
Curbed shower: A wet room with a step-up shower area has a short curb to step over and partial or full fixed or hinged glass to enclose the shower and bath space. This small wet room has a curb separating- bathing area, which includes wall-mounted shower& bath fixtures, a rainfall shower head+ freestanding tub. They used neutral large-format floor-to-ceiling tile on- walls& a patterned tile on- floor that carries through to the rest of the bathroom.
This wet room by Carnemark design + build in Washington, D.C., takes a different approach, sans bathtub. It consists of a shower area with a curbless entry, a ceiling-mounted shower head and small mosaic flooring that delineates it from the large-format porcelain floor tile in the rest of the space.
Curbless shower: Some wet rooms have a curbless shower area, w/or w/o a typically frameless glass pane to separate it from- rest of- space. Having- shower area on- same level as- rest of- bathroom creates a seamless look and is practical for anyone who’s mobility-impaired. There must be a slope in the floor to keep water from pooling outside the shower area.
Wet rooms can incl. a rain shower head high on- wall or- ceiling, or a wall-mounted handheld shower. Rain heads are particularly useful in a wet room bkz they spray downward, which keeps water from getting into the rest of- bathroom. A freestanding tub might be in- space,+ a steam shower+ accessories such as a bench are natural additions.- walls are usually tiled from floor to ceiling for water protection.
What Is a Wet Room? Wet rooms have either a curbless or low-curb walk-in shower that may be partially or fully glass-enclosed or have a pony wall to provide some separation+ contain splashes, w/flooring that has a slight gradient so water flows to the drain& not the rest of- space. This curbless shower has floor tile extending into- rest of- bathroom for a consistent, streamlined look. A pony wall some separation/privacy+ shower glass slides open.
Curbless showers. A curbless, or barrier-free, entrance to a shower has been around for a while now, but the design is more popular than ever. This setup allows you to run tile through the entire bathroom, creating a seamless look that also gives the feeling of more space. Or you can use the shower enclosure as a natural demarcation line to switch up the flooring material
well concealed above-ground pool
Lap Pool for Narrow yard - note -back wall ends w/kid in water, but pool continues on . there is a building (garage?) a few feet away from wall that it hides. Wall is NOT connected = blocks view & gives privacy, but allows ventilation
recessed LED lighting in shower and floating bench. Plus interesting tile
The standout feature is black fretwork screening, which Lindsay put up on two sides of the patio; one section of it includes a gate out to the parking space. The screening was added partly to conceal the car and trash containers from the rest of the space, and partly for added security. Previously, there had just been an open wrought iron fence between the old bike shed and the street, making the patio very visible.
Privacy Fence that allows air circulation
Anyone who enjoys sewing knows what a pain it is to set up and take down your clunky machine every time you want to make a repair or tackle a project. A special sewing station in your laundry room can help you get your work done with an ironing board and other necessities nearby. Tip: Lower the counter height to 30 inches and knock out a cabinet for some knee space. Make sure there's an electrical outlet nearby, and don't forget task lighting to help you thread your needle.
Visually Push the Walls Apart If your bathroom is already very long and tunnel-shaped, rather than emphasize the length even more, consider working against the length and visually stretching the width instead. This room uses the direction of the long, elegant floor tiles, as well as a band of accent tile in the shower, to visually stretch the width of the room for a more balanced look and a less tunnel-like atmosphere.
Less Is More If you don’t really need maximum storage, consider using a smaller vanity to leave a bit more open space, rather than fitting in the biggest unit you can. Leaving a little negative space will make the area feel less stuffed, and thus roomier. And if your toilet or tub is next to your vanity, you’ll appreciate the extra open space even more.
Hardworking storage isn’t just for kitchens; bathrooms, laundry rooms and entryways also can benefit from dedicated storage solutions. This built-in by Ron Brenner Architects from 2013 shows how providing a place for everything never goes out of style.
This custom drawer for baking sheets and other items, uploaded in 2013 by Pennville Custom Cabinetry, is also one of the most popular photos on Houzz of all time.
Note tub at end has 1/2 glass splash guard only. and I like the green glass over storage niche next to tub
Japanese Maple with Japanese forest grass (Hokechloa macra) or we could use
After - Long and Narrow But zig zag paths move the eye & make it look wider + hardscape and plantings = no lawn
Before - long and narrow
Space-saving =necessity per tiny size of windowless bathroom...Solutions = (1) smallest& sleekest full-size 2-piece toilet still suitable for adults. (2) a curbless shower w/single glass panel for separation fm- sink& protection fm splashing,+ a single-tile floor that slopes down to -drain. Essentially- whole bathroom is a wet room, but shower doesn’t splash beyond its immediate area. Floating single-sink vanity =cleaning easier, +illusion of space. Niche above toilet adds storage w/o another cabinet. A wall-mounted faucet helps save countertop space. A sun tunnel above the shower brings in natural light.
Like tile - Note Skylight over shower Also - if no window: a back-lit Stained Glass??
Smart ideas. Light colors give the tight space a more open feel. Vertical tile (3 by 12 inches) in the shower e
Smart ideas. - Curbless shower with frameless glass and continuous tile treatment. “By removing the standard tub and installing a curbless shower, the room feels much larger, as the visual barrier created by the tub is removed,” The glass enclosure at the shower allows the eye to see the entire length of the bathroom at all times. Additionally, by running the same tile across the floor and up the rear wall of the shower, the eye is drawn the length of the bathroom, making it feel larger than it is.” Other special features. Walnut vanity with solid-surface sink and countertop. Large white tile on side walls. Designer tip. Peck clad the linear drain in the shower with the same tile as the floor for a seamless, minimalist look.
Put a Pumpkin on It Use a pumpkin to hide the bare spot left by faded summer annuals for an instant container garden pick-me-up.
A few dried elements to consider: seed heads of ornamental grasses, trailing amaranthus, sunflower seed heads, preserved fall leaves, wheat sheafs, branches with preserved or artificial fruits, cattail seed heads, dried lotus pods and more.
Fall Harvest If your container already features a few edible elements, such as rosette-shaped cabbages, bright peppers or curly kale, take it to the next level by putting together a potted harvest arrangement like this one by Greenlife Gardens. Pile on pumpkins, gourds and any squashes you’ve picked from your garden, arranging them in a new container or among veggies already growing in a pot.
Pomegranates and Dried Branches Showing that it doesn’t take much to add a little something extra to a potted display, this subtle fall container by KMS Gardens and Design benefits from a few burgundy-colored dried pomegranates and curly willow branches for added height.
Gourds on Sticks If you look closely at this fall window-box display, also by KMS Gardens and Design, you’ll see the addition of decorative gourds mounted on sticks above the cabbages, ornamental grasses and annual flowers. The designer also used pine cones on sticks as a second window box accent.
Balanced Pumpkin Tower An empty container and a few pumpkins in cascading sizes is all you need to re-create this cute entryway design by Garden Stories
Skip the container entirely and go for a full-on pumpkin tower. It may look like a clever balancing act, but chances are these pumpkins and gourds are either drilled down the middle and stacked on a pole or mounted to a post at the back.
Magnolia and Birch Branches Use this combination of cut magnolia and birch branches by Second Nature Landscape Design as inspiration for an arrangement you can put together now and use throughout the holiday season. The rich, velvety brown and glossy green of the magnolia leaves combined with the snowy-white birch bark works both in fall and winter. Plus, you don’t need to remember to water the potted combo in the rush of the holiday season.
creating wonderful memories for their grandchildren by running an annual summer camp for them on their farm. “They have platform tents set up on the property and wanted plans for a simple bathhouse they could build themselves,” Drawing inspiration from the surrounding vernacular farm buildings, Richardson designed a toilet and shower facility that could be built from simple, inexpensive materials. Then a bedroom was added, and the result is a charming guesthouse that fits right in.
The wall color was tricky to get just right. “Blues are difficult because they change with the light all day long. It needed to be a meld of the blues in the upholstery, the faux rug, the window treatments and the Wedgwood,” she says. She worked with a trusted painter to custom tint just the right shade on-site.
The homeowner hosts large fundraising parties for charities in her garden, but she also loves to gather a few close friends for tea parties in the afternoon. She serves tea sandwiches and pastries just like the ones in this photo. “We included enough seating for five people, but four is really the limit out here,”