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How to Save Space in your Loft Conversion Bathroom

A new loft conversion is a great way to add habitable space to your home. And if you can add a loft conversion bathroom as part of the roof build, this is always an excellent idea. Most homeowners will look to add a bathroom as part of the build, as not only does it mean that the inhabitants of the new loft room won’t have to traipse up and down the loft extension stairs every time they need to use the bathroom, but by adding a bathroom, you may also add value to your home.

But what if you don’t quite have enough space in your new loft for a bathroom? There are certainly tricks and tips that you can use to save space within a loft conversion, such as using particular loft stairs for small spaces, and these space saving ideas may be just enough to squeeze a bathroom in. Alternatively, there are ways that you can save space within the bathroom itself. Here’s how to save some space to create a loft conversion bathroom…

Space saving fixtures and fittings

In this day and age where many of us are trying to cram a second bathroom into our homes, there are plenty of space saving basins and toilet units available. You can even get half-size bathtubs if you would really like a tub as part of your new loft conversion bathroom!

Speak to your loft conversion company about the space you have available to you and what types of fixtures and fittings you may wish to include. It may be that you can save space within the rest of the loft conversion, for example through the clever placement of loft extension stairs or moving a hot water tank. This may be enough to fit that aforementioned half bathtub in!

Think carefully about what you want to include in the room. Any shower unit, for example, that you wish to fit in may have to fit under the eaves of the roof, and there might be one which suits the space you have available better: it’s worth, therefore, examining all your options. For example, as an alternative to a shower unit, how about a wet room? Consult your loft conversion specialists about whether this is a feasible option for you.

Save space elsewhere

One of the keys to fitting in a bathroom within your loft build is looking at the space you have overall. Can you save space elsewhere in the room? For example, can walls be moved over? Have you included space for a walk-in wardrobe, and can you sacrifice this to create a bathroom? Sometimes the likes of boilers and hot water tanks can be moved, or space saving ideas for loft extension stairs can be implemented.

When the loft conversion is looked at as a whole, there’s often a way of fitting a bathroom in. The key is to be holistic, and work with your loft conversion contractor to make the entire space work for you.

Do away with doors

Did you know that doors on ensuite bathrooms are actually optional? OK, so this option may not be for everyone (as many of us like our privacy!) but if you’re comfortable with a free-flowing, open plan style bathroom and bedroom set up, doing away with the doors and opening up the room could save you some space.

Alternatively, opt for sliding doors which take up less space within the room than normal doors.

Opt for a cloakroom only

If you can’t fit an entire bathroom or ensuite within your loft conversion, have you thought about adding a cloakroom only? If you’re able to save space elsewhere in the room – for example, by using specific loft stairs for small spaces – we would always recommend finding a space for at least a cloakroom if you can.

Having the luxury of not having to traipse up and down the stairs every time you need to use the bathroom is definitely worth finding the space for, even if you can only fit a toilet and basin and can’t fit a bath or a shower unit.

Clever storage

One way to save space in your loft conversion bathroom is through clever storage. You will likely have to think about your storage in your new loft conversion as a whole, and you may find it easier to include some storage for the likes of towels and toiletries within the main room of your loft conversion.

However, if you do want some storage for linens and toiletries within the bathroom, how about a hanging rack above the bath or toilet to save on space?

Think about your décor

A clever little illusion can be created with your choice of loft conversion bathroom décor. By this we mean using the likes of light reflecting paint where possible, and the same tiles throughout the bathroom, possibly extending into the main room within the loft.

Although this won’t create any physical space, it can create a seamless look throughout your new rooms, which will at least give the illusion of space.

From loft extension stairs to beautiful bathrooms, Bespoke Lofts can help!

No matter how much space you have, getting the most out of it comes with employing a loft conversions specialist. From installing loft stairs for small spaces to make the most of the room you have available, through to creating the most bijou of beautiful bathrooms, Bespoke Lofts can help. For a free, no-obligation quote, why not get in touch today to see how we can really make the most of your space?

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