The Old Post OfficeCountry Bathroom, Surrey
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Choose a period bathroom The most common use of a loft conversion is as an extra bedroom and bathroom. If this is part of your plan, make sure your fittings reflect the age of your home. A period-style, roll-top bath is a great choice, especially when teamed with an exposed brick wall for added character. Or you might choose to add just a hint of period style, perhaps with Victorian-style taps.Browse inspiring loft bathrooms that make great use of space
Shimmer with copperA shiny copper slipper tub is one of those luxurious investment pieces that can run into thousands of pounds. However, if you fall in love with one, it should be a love that lasts a lifetime. The first baths – following the advent of running water in the early 19th century – were often made of copper, and they certainly bring to mind period dramas and lush stately homes. A beauty like this is definitely one to treasure.
Showcase the bones of the spaceCelebrate the fact you’re in the roof of your property by highlighting the raw materials. The owners of this bathroom have made a feature of the brickwork and wooden beams to show off rather than hide the slopes and angles. The freestanding copper bath is the perfect accompaniment to the brick and wood.
Expose some brickMost attics, prior to conversion, boast exposed brickwork. Not much point plastering the walls up there when the space is used to store a tent, university course notes and boxes of cassettes! But once converted, a loft can look great with some of that brick left exposed. It’s an easy way to inject some colour and texture, and also a nice reminder of the space’s previous identity as a more utilitarian space.