Bathrooms are generally classed by the number of “wet walls” or walls that have plumbing attached. In homes being built you have more flexibility in the number of “wet walls”, and in remodeling projects, you are often limited by them. Consider the advantages and limitation of having one, two, or three “wet walls” in the bathroom design of your Wheaton home.

One “Wet Wall”; Simplicity Defined

Single “wet wall” bathroom designs can be considered extremely limiting in style but, they are also the cheapest in terms of building. In single “wet wall” designs, the sink, toilet, and shower/bath are all plumbed along the same wall. Often the best way to improve upon this efficient design is to make use of quality cabinetry to maximize the utilitarian concept.

Two “Wet Walls”; More Flexibility

Having plumbing access on two walls allows for a lot more variety. You can keep the sink and toilet on one side of the bathroom, leaving the shower/bath to be installed on the other. Often times when you find split bathrooms with shower stalls beside soaking tubs, they are based on the two “wet wall” design.

Three “Wet Walls”; Expensive, Yet Versatile

Including plumbing access into three walls of a bathroom is often the most expensive in technical terms, but it is also the most versatile. Given the complexity of the plumbing, you are more likely to see this with very large bathrooms that have specialized tubs, separate spa showers, and multiple sinks.

Overall Designs

No matter the number of “wet walls” in a bathroom, other elements can plan as vital a role in successful design. Lighting, cabinetry, and color schemes are the other three major elements when designing a good bathroom.

   * Lighting: You should have sufficient illumination for cleaning and grooming, either through fixtures, windows, skylights, or a combination of all three.

   * Cabinetry: Not only can cabinets help hide unsightly piping, it can provide much needed storage space and add a very unique and classy appeal to a bathroom.

   * Color Schemes: No matter how much lighting or cabinetry you put into a bathroom, its overall design can be most affected by the colors you are working with. As a general rule of thumb, you want to keep to lighter or more soothing tones. A bathroom should be a place to cleanse not only your body, but your mind as well.

If you need help planning a bathroom design for your Wheaton home, contact River Oak Cabinetry & Design. They can help you design a dream bathroom for your new home, or redesign your current one.