If you are lucky enough to have unused loft space, it can be a brilliant place to create a relaxing area in your home. Of course, you can use this for a man cave or room for the kids to play. But why not treat yourself to a haven for chilling, relaxing and escaping. What is more decadent than a whole floor to yourself, a bedroom with a bathroom and dressing room? The solution is staring you in the face; that empty loft can be converted into a loft bathroom or dressing room. 

And if you are lucky, you can divide the space to accommodate a bathroom and a dressing room. Regardless of your choice, I have listed some exciting ideas and design inspirations that would assist you in converting your loft. 

Bathroom loft conversion tips

The following are some of the best ideas for your bathroom loft conversion. These tips have been carefully selected to fit all loft sizes and dimensions. However, you might need to make certain adjustments based on the shape and location of the loft in your home. 

Light and heating

Lighting will be essential in this type of room. If you can get natural light from a window, create as much of that as possible. If windows are tricky, then use the sloping roof to install spotlights. The sloping roof might make installing a central light fixture difficult, but you can install the lights on the walls or even place LED lights around the floor to create a mood. 

Underfloor heating is a perfect way to introduce heat to a bathroom in a loft, and it needn’t be that expensive.

Shower suite

A shower suite would look good and add character to your loft but installing a shower system can be pretty complicated for two reasons. 

  • The slope might mean you do not have enough room to install the shower.
  • You might encounter issues when using the shower as most buildings have a gravity-fed water system. And if the loft is on higher ground than the shower, you might not have enough water pressure to enjoy your bath or shower. 

The solution to the water pressure problem is for you to do one of the following things:

  • You can invest in a negative head shower pump
  • You can reposition the water feeder tank to a higher position. Preferably at least 500mm higher than the shower system.

Creating a large wetroom is a great way to maximise space, and by tiling everywhere and making the entire room waterproof, it doesn’t matter where you position the showerhead.

Bath suite

A bath suite is another way to breathe life into your loft. A beautiful freestanding bath or bath that fits snuggly into a corner would be brilliant and make the room feel opulent. The advantage of installing a bath suite is a more refined look and a more comfortable bathing arrangement. 

If you are not working with a lot of space, you should consider a small tub, preferably a freestanding one. Being able to walk around the tub might give the illusion of space depending on the kind of fixtures you decide to install in your loft bathroom. 

Space-saving fixtures

You can implement more ideas to improve your loft bathroom game, but arguably the most crucial choice you would need to make is the type of fixtures you have installed. The fixtures in your loft bathroom should maximize the space you have available. The following are some ways you can achieve this:

  • Install floating fixtures
  • Install corner-fitting fixtures
  • Wall hang fixtures to free up floor space

Dressing room loft conversion tips

Having a loft to convert into a dressing room is a dream come true if you have limited wardrobe space. But like every good thing, it does not come easy. So I have listed some easy-to-follow tips if you decide to make your loft into a dressing area. 

These tips are: 

His and Hers Wardrobe Space

If your life is more than averagely sized, you can decide to splurge on his and her wardrobe space. You should also create space for hanging rails, a stylish shoe rack, and extra storage space. To complete the look, you should add a full-length mirror and a dressing table. 

Fitted wardrobes

Fitted wardrobes are the perfect addition to any loft space. They are functional, and they ensure you get the most out of your space. You can have them custom-made to fit your loft’s size and the different corners in your space. Besides the fact that it offers you a lot of storage space, it is also a design feature, making your loft dressing room stand out. 

Add a seating area

One way to add a luxurious feel to your new loft dresser is the inclusion of a seating area. Invest in a comfortable couch or any other seating arrangement when trying out new shoes or other clothing items. The style and colour of the seat can either match the room design or stand out as the focal point. 

Let your creative juices flow

These tips and ideas are to help you collect and gather your thoughts. But, of course, only you know what is best for your space. You can decide to accessorize and design either your bathroom or dressing room however you see fit. But whatever decision you make, the inclusion of one or more of these tips is sure to put your loft to good use. 

FAQs

Do you need planning permission to put a bathroom in a loft?

You are likely to need planning permission before converting your loft into a bathroom, although it depends on where the house is located. If in doubt, it is best to contact the local authorities for clarification. 

What colour should I paint my dressing room?

There is no wrong colour to paint your dressing room. The most common practice is to paint the dressing room based on the style of the house. If you want to try something else, you can use dark colours like black or brown or neutral colours like light blue or white. Another way to beautify your dressing room is with the use of wallpaper. The right wallpaper is all you need to give your dressing room that spice and sparkle. 

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