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Loft Bathroom Layout Ideas

Many people are converting lofts and attics into bathrooms, which is a great way to improve on an often unused space, as well as adding extra value to your home. Unfortunately, these can be awkwardly-shaped and it’s common to have alcoves and sloped ceilings. Here’s how to navigate around this when installing a new bathroom.

Work With the Shape of the Room

The key thing to keep in mind in bathroom design is to work with what you have. Recognising the limitations of the room will allow you to be more realistic with what you can and can’t install in the space. 

Sloped Ceilings

Even if your loft has a sloped ceilings, this doesn’t mean it can’t benefit from being converted into a bathroom. However, it’s crucial to ensure that there’s enough ceiling height for furniture such as baths, showers and toilets. Grace Reynolds, design consultant here at Drench says,

“It’s important to try and locate the shower enclosure in the tallest part of the room - the sloped ceilings will usually dictate how large the shower can be as most shower enclosures are between 1900mm to 200mm tall.”

It can also be a good idea to place a bath beneath low ceilings and alcoves as you won’t need this space to stand up fully - this will also make your bathroom feel extra luxurious and cosy! Toilets will need at least 1800mm head height so bear this in mind when taking your measurements before renovating."

Loft Bathroom Layout

Corner Ceramics

When you have a small, awkwardly-shaped bathroom, maximising the amount of space you have is important. If there isn’t too much straight wall space, a corner basin or toilet could be the answer. Although they aren’t the most common choice, a corner toilet can help free up space in a small bathroom for a larger bath or sink.

How to Add Light

The best way to add natural light to a loft-converted bathroom is to install windows or a skylight. If this isn’t possible, you can also add light by choosing white and neutral colours for the walls and floors to brighten the space. Although white is a great colour to add vibrancy to a dark bathroom, overusing it can wash out the space so it’s important to go for off-white colours and tones such as beige and light wood to provide some warmth.

You can also help light to flow through a dark space by investing in large mirrors, shower glass instead of curtains and reflective surfaces such as chrome hardware and glossy paints.

Corner Shower Enclosures

If your loft bathroom is lacking floor space, you can install your shower enclosure in the corner to make use of an unused area. Corners are normally dark and shadowed spaces (especially in lofts due to a lack of natural light), so can be brought to life by installing features such as modern shower enclosures.

Once you have navigated your way around the tricky measurements of a loft-converted bathroom, it can actually be a worthwhile project to complete and an opportunity to really experiment with design!

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