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Loft Conversions: Interior Design – Bathrooms

In today’s post we’re going to take a look at bathrooms in loft conversions. If you’re in need of a second bathroom or simply want to move your existing downstairs bathroom upstairs, making use of your loft space may the ideal solution.

As always, make sure that you have the correct planning permission for the actual conversion and any windows you wish to install. Turning your loft space into a luxury bathroom calls for expert advice and guidance to ensure that you have the correct water pressure etc.

With head space being a particular issue you’ll need to plan the layout of the room exactingly. There’s little point installing a bath if you bang your head on the ceiling every time you step in and out! A shower cubicle or fashionable wet-room styled bathroom may make better use of the available space.

As with any loft conversion getting sufficient light into the room shouldn’t pose too many problems. If you don’t have the space or the planning permission for dormer windows, skylights are the only other practical option. Skylight are available in a variety of different sizes, so talk to your builder about the possible options available to you.

Although your bathroom is going to be in the loft you may not have too many problems with privacy, however you should still consider the window dressing options. Skylight blinds are the most sensible choice and if you do need privacy skylight Venetian window blinds are available and give you all the light control and privacy options as a standard Venetian blind.

Keep your décor light, white is always an excellent and practical choice for modern bathrooms. Add colour by using patterned or randomly placed coloured tiles on walls. Bathrooms always need a mirror so use this to help make the room lighter.

Cheap rugs are another way to add flashes of colour and can be coordinated with towels and accessories to create a stunning bathroom style. If you’re flooring is tiles it may be wise to use anti-slip matting under the rug to help reduce the chances of slipping. Look for bathroom rugs which have some type of rubber or water resistant backing unless you’re prepared to dry the rug after every use.

As space may be limited have vanity units with storage space for the items you don’t want on display. Use free-standing open shelving to store extra towels, make sure they’re folded neatly, include perfume bottles of unusual shapes to add interest to the room.

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