Bathroom Designed for Easy Cleaning

Seems to me that the design and materials of 'middle-class' bathrooms consider elegance over practicality.
The Japanese have bathrooms that you can literally close the door and use a high pressure wand and clean the whole bathroom - ceiling to floor - it has a drain. I want one of these... after dealing with soapscum on tile and glass doors, grout, hard water stains, grungy edges, etc.
I am aware of wall mounted toilets and sinks. Yes - I'll use those. But what else to achieve my 'wet-room' bathroom? Maybe a free-standing tub with wrap-around shower curtain.
I am looking into a seamless Terrazzo floor with the radius baseboard edges. But what for the walls and ceiling? Remember, I don't want any more edges or seams than absoultely necessay. I was even wondering if there is an acrylic or elastomeric coating that you could just spray the walls and ceiling with (using concrete-board underlayment maybe).
My wife even suggested a recessed fiberglass tray w/ drain as a subfloor with raised teak grids as the floor. Willing to be creative.
Elegant? Who cares. The next buyer can gut it and start over.
Any experience, recommendations?
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On Mon, 4 Sep 2006 22:33:41 +0100, RKT wrote

Here in the UK there are specialists who do these "wet rooms". I'm sure they have this in the US as well.
I'm sort of looking into this a bit myself.
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Patrick
Brighton, UK
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