Family homes are always short on bathrooms – especially in the mornings when everybody is in a rush to get ready and there are only 2 bathrooms between everyone (and one of the family is a teenage girl…). That’s probably why bathrooms are one of the most popular additions in loft conversions, usually with a bedroom attached.
Since a loft conversion can be the size of the average storey but you’re only adding 1-3 rooms onto it, this is your chance to add some real luxury into your home. Here are a few tips to really make the most of the space.
1. Go Big
Our cousins across the Atlantic are definitely right; bigger is better. Especially when it comes to bathrooms. An extra foot won’t really do much in your bedroom – it’ll likely be taken up with a chest of drawers or a chair. But an extra foot in your bathroom makes it seem huge. It also means that you have space around your bath/hampers/sink to make the room feel indulgent rather than just a functional space you need to hurry in and out of.
2. Keep it Clutter-Free
Since bathrooms tend to be so small, they often feel extremely cluttered. Adding storage around the sink or mirrored units on the walls gives you the room to store everything away and make sure the bathroom looks and feels clean.
3. Add Some Character
Everybody enjoys unique spaces interesting details. Whether you’re adding small alcoves to the bathroom with candles, unusual materials, or even framed prints, it’s pretty easy to add character to a room to give it some edge. It’s even easier with a loft conversion, where the unusual shapes force you to think outside the box when you’re planning each room.
4. Add More Than the Essentials
Ok, you need a toilet, sink, and shower. Even a roll-top bath is a touch of luxury in and around London where space is at a premium. Other pieces like a fireplace, pretty shelving, or even a bench/chair give you more ways to use the space (and something to look at when you’re soaking in the bath).
5. Use Good Materials
Materials are a fundamental part of design, and an important part of making a room feel luxurious. Real wood, slate, reclaimed tiles, vintage mirrors – they all feel different to the mass-produced bathroom sets that we’re all used to. It takes a little more time to source the perfect pieces, but you’ll be glad you made the effort.Tags: bathrooms, luxury