London, UK (PRWEB) August 9, 2009
Wet rooms provide the perfect solution for a second bathroom and can even increase the value of a property, according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.
Being high on the 'wish list' of many home owners throughout the country, wet rooms are the very latest in bathroom trends and offer many advantages but none more so than when installed in a small second bathroom as they are a great way to utilise and make the most of available space.
Indeed, as well as being elegant and stylish wet rooms avoid the need for a separate shower enclosure and allow for many other space saving features to be taken into consideration, including wall-hung corner toilets and sinks.
Additionally, wet rooms are extremely practical, especially when the other space-saving features are installed, as they are quick and easy to clean and maintain. Above all, if installed correctly and tastefully, wet rooms can add real value to a property.
However, should home owners decide to convert a main bathroom it may in fact harm the value of the property. This is mainly due to the fact that most wet rooms do not have a bath, and most buyers want to see a bath in the primary bathroom.
Ottokar Rosenberger, Sales and Marketing Director of Ratedpeople.com, commented: "With the current recession deterring consumers from moving home, home improvements are high on the agenda for households throughout the country. Consequently wet rooms are growing in popularity but, there are potential disadvantages to be taken into consideration; from the relatively small problem of wet towels and toilet rolls to larger problems with saleability and lowering the value of a property."
A poorly installed wet room can cause serious problems if it is not sealed properly; leaks can cause rot which can lead to damaging a property's stability. It is therefore advised that home owners consider employing a recommended bathroom fitter to complete the work.
Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. The site has more than 55,000 ratings to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by the customers who find them through the site. The result is one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the net.
For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com
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