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When it comes to designing a bathroom, one of the first thoughts that will come to mind is your shower. A shower is one of the most important elements of your bathroom as you will use it every day and is likely to receive a lot of traffic in your home.

There are many shower options, from having one attached to your bath to a shower cubicle or a wetroom all of which can be found at Bassetts Bathrooms. Each has its own benefits with costs varying depending on which one you go for. The thing is knowing the difference between them and the benefits of one over the other. We often get asked, “what is better, a shower cubicle or wet room?”, so we have developed this blog to help you decide which is best for you!


A wetroom allows you to walk straight into the shower without having a lot of the traditional fixtures and fittings. It is fully waterproof and doesn’t have a shower tray or door, allowing water to run freely throughout the room. It is designed to be a space saver as you require less room to be able to have one. Its ease of access makes it extremely useful for the elderly or individuals with disabilities.

Benefits of a wet room

Space Saver 

 If your living space isn’t very big or your bathroom doesn’t have much space, a wetroom is a good option. A wet room does away with all the bulky shower fittings; like the door and basin making it fit in a smaller space.


With no shower tray or door, an individual with a disability will find it much easier to get into and out of the shower.

Easier to clean

With a lot fewer fittings, a wet room is much easier to clean than a shower cubicle. Most household products can be used to clean and remove any unwanted residue.

Shower Cubicle

A shower cubicle is a standalone unit that is separate from your bath. It looks neat and tidy and is a great addition to your bathroom, and gives you a dedicated space when having a shower. As it’s a unit, it can take up a lot of space, but if designed well it adds a nice extra dimension to your room.

Benefits of a shower cubicle

Dedicated Space 

A shower cubicle has its own dedicated space separate to your bath. Normally it is quicker as you can simply walk straight into the shower and get out, instead of having to stand in a bath.

Increased Level Of Privacy 

With a shower cubicle, you are enclosed in a covered space meaning you are slightly more private. If your partner needs to pop in to brush their teeth or grab something you’ll feel less exposed.

Low Maintenance 

One big advantage to a shower cubicle is that it requires very little maintenance and upkeep. Most of the time you can easily go in and quickly give it a clean using your everyday bathroom cleaners.

There are many benefits to both a shower cubicle and a wet room. When you start planning your bathroom, take into consideration both and think about which one would work best for you and fit your bathroom space the best.


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