Adding an en-suite or an extra bathroom can, according to Movewithus, add up to 6 per cent to your property’s value. Bathrooms have become a desirable commodity and are becoming places of sanctuary and wellbeing; not just places to wash. Jiin Kim-Inoue, from Finchatton, a luxury interior design company based in London, told the Telegraph, “The bathroom is one of the most considered rooms. It equals the kitchen in its aspirations and is now a wellness sanctuary in which to de-stress and relax.”
Bathrooms are also reportedly getting bigger in size; however, you don’t need a vast five-star spa for your bathroom to be a ‘wellness sanctuary.’ We have some top tips on how to make the most of a small, cosy bathroom.
Bathroom underfloor heating
Underfloor heating is one of the most efficient and effective forms of heating and it can help you maximise space in a small bathroom, as you don’t need to lose any wall space for radiators. It also feels lovely on your feet on those cold winter days.
Making the most of the awkward spaces
Lofts spaces are not always conventional, but you can make the most of those architecturally interesting areas if you choose to install a bathroom in a conversion. Nooks can be used to house a shower or install an inset bath. If the nook in the bathroom is too small for a shower or bath, it can often be used as storage space or for the loo.
Bath shower combo
One way of saving space is with a bath shower combo. While a shower can usually be fitted above most baths, there are also baths that are specially designed to give ample space while showering. These are usually called P or L-shaped baths. P-shaped baths are rounded at the shower end with a curved shower screen. L-shaped baths work in a similar way but the shower end of the tub is square in shape, rather than curved.
If you are not bothered about having a bath or have one in another part of the house, you can opt for the shower-only option. This may mean you can choose a larger walk in shower and, with the money you would have spent on the bath, you could maybe even go for a luxurious shower with multiple jets!
According to IdealHome.co.uk a wet room is essentially a shower room that does away with the shower screen and tray and has an open, fully tiled shower area. When creating a wet room in a loft conversion you need to think about water drainage and waterproofing. This kind of bathroom is ideal for small en-suites or cosy loft bathroom as you don’t have to worry too much about fitting around awkward spaces.
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Loft conversions are a great way to get more space out of your home. If you live in London and are thinking of undertaking a loft conversion, contact Simply Loft for a free site survey.