You will likely have come across wet room designed bathrooms while staying in a hotel at some point, and if not, then just to make sure you know what I am referring to; a wet room is a bathroom in which the shower is open or set behind a single wall and fitted so that its floor area is flush with the floor of the rest of the room, the water then drains away through an outlet in the floor located in the chosen area of the room that all floor tiles will subtly curve towards. I hope that makes things more clearly imaginable for you? – if not, a picture will.
I think they are great, and are very efficient when it comes to having to clean the room as you can just literally splash water everywhere and know that all the dirt and water will easily be guided down the drain that has been purposefully fitted in the ideal location of the room. They also offer a modern, contemporary look and feel to a home that I am quite attracted to, a style that is minimalistic and simplistic.
You can of course also still fit a bathtub into a wet room, and it will not take away from the idea behind the design. I just think for my own home, and in fitting with my personal taste, I would go without the bathtub and opt for just having a shower area. This goes with the fast paced life we tend to live in these days. If fitting a bathtub, I would recommend one that is free standing and more rounded than lengthy, but this is just my opinion and suited to my personal taste.
A wall hung vanity unit, with stone top is ideal for the basin area and then a large fitted mirror to offer the sense of more space and for giving the entire room more light. Also a shaving light strip fitted to the top of the mirror for the finishing touch to a perfect, modern bathroom.