Loft ConversionContemporary Bathroom, London
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Get good woodA wooden chair chimes with the flooring in this bathroom-bedroom to help link the two zones, and stands out nicely in the white space.The simple wooden design is perfect for a steamy spot, but you could also consider one with an upholstered seat – an idea worth taking up if an armchair just won’t go in your bathroom, but a more yielding perch is desirable.
Take a seatSometimes accessorising and adding character can be so simple. Isn’t it amazing how dramatically that old wooden chair warms up this all-white loft bathroom. Even though the space already has a pretty claw-foot bath and shutters to add interest, that chair is the star. It’s also useful!A classic antique style like this bentwood will work with so many interior styles, not just a room with a bit of a Victorian theme like this one. It’s worth seeking an original if you want to add character…
Find the space you needWhile it’s sometimes possible to find the extra room you need within your home by reorganising what you already have, if you want to add a whole new room (or rooms), usually the most cost-effective way to do this is to convert a loft space. Compared to an extension, which will typically involve expensive foundations and groundworks, a loft conversion is built onto a structure that’s already in place, so it will usually be cheaper, quicker and easier to achieve.
Roof light conversion with bathroomIf your roof space is large enough, you might consider adding a bathroom to your simple loft conversion. Imagine having a very private, roomy and light-filled bathing space with a freestanding tub, as in this gorgeous example. Another trick here is to have low-level storage in the eaves wherever possible.Discover how the right stairs could be key to your loft conversion
Make a virtue of the slopesLoft rooms have something that ordinary rooms usually don’t – sloping ceilings. These can frequently be seen as problematic, but they can also be opportunities. Here, the geometry and symmetry of the roofline has been celebrated with the addition of roof windows either side and the positioning of a freestanding bath. The ‘hero’ element the bath takes on – almost like an altar in a church – creates a wonderful, uplifting bathroom space.Browse 10 inspiring loft bathrooms that utilitse space brilliantly
Roof light loft conversions cost less…One of the reasons many people end up going for a roof light loft conversion is they tend to be cheaper than the mansard or dormer equivalents, which involve extending the space externally. Roof light conversions can be up to 25% cheaper.Discover what you need to know when considering a dormer loft conversion