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Dear Contractor: Any tips for building a ‘wet room’ in So Cal?

Reader Kara Noble from Manhattan Beach wants to turn part of a large walk-in closet into a “wet room,” which is where you have a shower, sink and toilet all in one waterproof space with a floor drain. This is similar to what you’d find on a boat or in a motorhome. Kara is from England, and apparently wet rooms are common there. Here’s a link to an HGTV video of a tiled wet room.

Contractors: Are wet rooms legal according to codes in So Cal? Is there any requirement that the sink and toilet need to be shielded from the shower spray? What are the issues to be aware of?
Readers: Have you built such a room? Any problems?

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