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How To Separate Wet And Dry Zones In a Bathroom

As bathrooms are often one of the most used rooms in the house, its critical to have it designed accurately, with stylish details and functionality. Ultimately, your bathroom should always be relaxing and refreshing. So, whether you’re buying a new home or renovating your existing one, an important element to consider in your bathroom design is finding a suitable way to separate the wet and dry zones.

Embracing separate wet and dry zones will allow you to have space to bathe and get ready without worrying about a wet floor. Dividing these spaces will also improve the layout of your bathroom and make all your design features stand out. However, keeping these zones separate can be tricky, especially if there’s limited space. To help you out, the team at DAMCO have crafted a list of essential tips for creating wet and dry zones in your bathroom.

  • Shower Screens and Cubicles: The easiest way to separate your wet zones is with shower screens or cubicles. Shower screens can maximise the space of your bathroom and come in a variety of textures and materials. This means you can choose to surround your shower in a design that suits your style. Cubicles are also a great way to separate the shower area and they create an illusion of more space. You can use a full framed series for ultimate privacy, or you can choose to have a frameless series to create an elegant open style in your bathroom.
  • Partition Walls: Partition walls are a great option for medium or large bathrooms and offer a modern look and feel that can give any bathroom a sense of high-end luxury. Adding a partition wall will effectively keep your wet and dry areas separate whilst also adding a style and class to the bathroom. These walls come in a range of options, from frameless glass partitions, framed partitions to half class walls. Ultimately, you can keep your wet and dry zones separate and choose an option that suits your style preferences.
  • Differentiate your tiles: Another way of zoning out the shower or bath area is by opting wall or floor tiles of a different texture or shade. If you choose a shade slightly darker than the rest of your bathroom, it will contrast against the other colours and zone out the wet shower area. Not only that, but the pinch of colour can be an extra design feature in your bathroom. With tiles, it is essential to choose ones that are more suited to wet areas. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are by far the most waterproof and are the most recommended for the wet areas in your bathroom.
  • Ventilation: Keeping the room well ventilated is critical for the health of your bathroom. A wet zone or room that isn’t well ventilated can steam up, become damp and make your bathroom more venerable to mould growth. Installing an extraction fan will eliminate these factors and carry out the air moisture, which will make your bathroom easier to clean and prevent your mirrors from steaming up. Another thing to consider is the placement of your extraction fan, if you position your fan somewhere near your windows it can cross-ventilate the room.
  • Towel Rails: Position your towel rails within reaching distance of your wet area. That way when you step out of the shower you can reach for your towel, dry and walk out of the bathroom without getting your entire floor wet. It’s important to position your towels correctly, as it will allow you to keep your dry zone pristine and your bathroom looking beautiful.

Are you in the process of renovating your bathroom and need help dividing wet and dry zones? Then let our bathroom renovation experts at DAMCO help you with all your bathroom remodeling needs. They have extensive experience and have a range of design ideas to keep your bathroom zones separate. To get in touch with our friendly team, call us at (03) 9855 2310 or email and our expert team will be able to assist you with all your renovation needs.