Adding an extra bathroom, whether it’s an ensuite or one for the whole family to use, is one of the most popular choices for a loft conversion. However, lofts tend to have unconventional spaces, which can make bathroom planning a challenge. Read our top tips on how to make the most of your loft bathroom.
Small bathroom ideas
Loft bathrooms do tend to be on the small side, but that does not mean you can’t have a fabulous bathroom haven. You need to be creative to maximise the space, and there are many ways you can do this:
If you’re having to fit your bathroom into a particularly small space, a wet room may be an option. When creating a wet room, remember that the floor needs to have a slight gradient for drainage and the whole room will need to be waterproofed.
When space is at a premium, doing away with a bath altogether means you might be able to have a larger shower. To create a light and airy feel in a small space, like the image above, using white or light colours helps to make the space look larger.
If your space has a low ceiling, going for the bath only option could be the best use of space. If possible, add a skylight, so the light falls over the bath creating a tranquil refuge for you to relax in.
Bath and shower combo
Is your loft bathroom the family bathroom? Then you might want to go for a bath and shower combo. This practical set up uses loft space up wisely and gives you the best of both worlds.
When it comes to an ensuite, you can create any type of bathroom you want depending on the space available. Many opt for a large walk in shower, but like the bathroom above, you can create the perfect ensuite with a roll top bath and maximise space by not having a wall.
For more ideas on how to create the perfect small bathroom read our blog
One of the best features of a loft bathroom is the possibility of flooding the room with light. In most houses the bathroom can be the darkest room in the house, only having a small window or even no window at all. When you open up the loft and use some of the space for a bathroom you have the opportunity to create a light filled room, enjoy the view and still retain your privacy.
Skylights are the key to creating a light and airy bathroom, they can turn difficult spaces into light filled havens you want to spend time in. In regards to practicality they’re also great for ventilation. The owners of this property, pictured below, added a stylish skylight above their bath, giving anyone taking a dip a chance to enjoy a bit of cloud spotting or stargazing.
For more inspiration take a look at our gallery.