wet area bathroom

The wet area of the bathroom is essentially the area of the bathroom that gets wet—in other words, your bathtub, shower, and the areas surrounding them. Because daily water exposure, including humidity and moisture in the air can be so damaging to most materials used in construction, it’s important that the wet area is especially well-made and waterproof.

There’s no doubt that wet area remodeling is our most popular bathroom renovation at PIC Home Pros—and it’s not hard to see why. Most homes built before the last decade or two weren’t made with the high-performance materials used in premium home construction today—like high-quality acrylic materials that are guaranteed never to chip, crack, peel, or fade.

If you’ve noticed your wet area is deteriorating more and more each year, upgrading it with better, advanced products can breathe new life into your home and increase its value for years to come. In this guide, our experts at PIC Home Pros will reveal more information on remodeling the wet area—and why focusing on this one spot in the house can dramatically enhance your home’s beauty, functionality, and value.

Why Focus on the Wet Area?

As we mentioned before, older bathrooms weren’t made to last forever like today’s products are. If your bathroom construction was made with cheap, low-quality materials, or if you’ve had trouble maintaining your space over the years and are noticing it looking worse and worse as time passes, upgrading with new products made with better, stronger materials is a wonderful idea.

Aside from the aesthetic benefits that wet area upgrades offer, better flooring, shower areas, and bathtub products can make your bathroom safer to use. You can also upgrade with features for greater accessibility in homes with residents that are at a higher risk for slips and falls—like a tub-to-shower conversion or a walk-in shower installation.

Addressing Signs of Water Damage

If your wet area isn’t built with high-quality materials, it’s important for homeowners to know that water damage can lead to serious issues over time. If you’ve noticed rotting of the walls and around the windows, peeling paint, cracks in the walls, or your shower, tub, and flooring are covered in mold, these can be signs of structural damage or bad air quality in the case of mold.  

If you suspect that your bathroom areas are suffering from serious problems, ignoring them can make the issues harder and costlier to resolve. Call a professional remodeling company for a free evaluation and to learn what actions you can take now to prevent the problems from getting worse.

Affordable Wet Area Remodeling Ideas

Bathroom remodeling can mean anything from replacing your worn-out faucets and fixtures, to a complete bathroom overhaul and renovation. Depending on the needs of your bathroom and your budget, a consultation with a reputable remodeling company can help you to decide where to focus your attention in your bathroom makeover and how to allocate your funds for the best ROI possible.

If you’re on a budget and hoping to spend the least money possible, focusing on improving your wet area is a good place to start. Replacing worn-out appliances in the wet area offer the best returns on your investment, and have the most dramatic effect on the functionality and aesthetics of your bathroom space.

Some great wet area remodeling ideas include:

  • Bathtub Replacement: A quick and simple replacement of your ugly bathtub products can rejuvenate the look of the entire bathroom.
  • Shower Replacement: Like the bathtub, your shower area is one of the focal areas of the entire bathroom. Replacing your shower with a new glass enclosure, or a barrier-free, walk-in shower is a great way to improve the space for years to come.
  • Tub-to-Shower Conversion:If you rarely use your tub or feel you’d get better use out of a shower instead, consider converting your tub into a shower. This is a great and cost-effective way to improve the functionality of your bathroom space or to enhance accessibility with walk-in shower installation.
  • Flooring Replacements: It’s surprising how much abuse bathroom floors take daily. For this reason, it’s important that your bathroom floors are strong, durable, and waterproof—and made to hold up over daily foot traffic, water exposure, dirt, chemicals, and everything else it will need to face. If your bathroom floor is peeling, cracked, growing mold, or otherwise unsafe or unattractive, replacing it is a great investment.

Choose PIC Home Pros for Affordable, Reliable Bathroom Remodeling and More!

At PIC Home Pros, we believe that home remodeling should be something to look forward to, not to dread. That’s why we’ve created an experience for our customers that’s centered around friendly, expert service, high-quality options, affordable prices, and fast, amazing results.

If you’re considering remodeling your New England home, PIC Home Pros is here to help. We offer the best products in the business at affordable prices for bathroom, kitchen, and exterior home remodeling that truly stands out—and that you’ll love coming home to.

For more information about our top-quality bathroom remodeling services or our other home remodeling services that we offer, give us a call now. Or, if you’d like to get started by requesting a free, in-home pricing estimate and consultation, fill out our quick and easy online form!