Loft conversions are one of the easiest ways to maximise space. With house prices now higher than ever, optimising the existing space in your home is now very important, and a much easier alternative to moving houses.
While loft conversions are generally used to create an extra bedroom or even a gaming room, an increasing number are being used to create an additional bathroom in the home. This blog will list some of the best ideas to help you on your journey to creating a new bathroom in your loft space.
Loft Conversion Bathroom Ideas
When thinking about designing a bathroom in the loft, one of the most important things you must consider is how the shape of the loft can affect your plans. Space might be limited compared to the traditional bathroom, and the shape of the ceiling may affect what you can fit where, such as a tall shower.
You should also consider where the existing pipework is within your house. If you can connect to the existing plumbing on the lower floors you’ll save a lot of time and money! As well as the pipework, make sure you look into how the water system in your house works. A gravity-fed system will mean a tank in the loft which will make things a little more difficult, but not impossible. As long as the tank is 60cm is higher than the shower outlet the system will work, but just keep in mind that you’ll lose some space to the tank. If this isn’t a workable solution, then consider an electric shower as it will only need to be fed cold water.
Once you’ve decided where the shower goes and how you’re going to get water to it then it’s time to think about fixtures, and this is where you can express yourself. Because of the slanted roof in the loft, you can mount the lights in a freestanding arrangement, utilise a skylight to allow plenty of natural light in, go for wall-mounted or corner furniture (a towel rail or laundry basket), or even decide against the shower and choose a freestanding bath if you want. The options are truly endless and if you plan the room correctly the shape of the loft can be utilised to create a unique and inviting space.
With the lighting and fixtures sorted it’s time to think about ventilation and heating. Underfloor heating is a very modern, minimalist option and could even help to heat the rooms below, but it can cost a lot of money to install. Because of this, it may be cheaper to just install a radiator or towel rack on the wall. Whichever option you choose it’s important to install proper ventilation in the loft to prevent mould and damp building up. An extractor fan is a relatively simple and cheap installation that will prevent the growth of mould and damp.
Now that you are armed with the best loft bathroom ideas, it’s time to go and create your new bathroom!