Think before you build: Loft conversion bathrooms

Bathrooms, General

We’ve all had to endure the weekday bathroom rush. With only one bathroom in a house full of people, it means shouting at people to hurry up in the shower and trying to brush your teeth in record time. It definitely doesn’t add up to a smooth and relaxing morning routine. loft bathroomThat’s why it could be a good idea to turn your loft into a bathroom. Two’s better than one, right? Lofts can make excellent bathroom spaces, so here’s what to think about:

Is it ideal for you and your family:

If you’re going to be installing a bathroom into your loft, then you need to keep in mind that it will be on the top floor of your house- are you okay with having to keep going up and down the stairs?

Remember that the space could be limited:

Although lofts can be a large space in square feet, it’s important to realise that there is a lot of potential for some of the space to be unusable, due to low eaves and slanted ceilings. Why not try using some of that dead space for your storage? Towel racks, soap baskets, whatever you can think of! It pays to think outside the box, and this way you’ll be maximising your assets.

Make sure that you’re being practical about it:

Bathroom equipment is heavy! The last thing you want is to install a bath or a toilet, only for it to fall through the ceiling. You also need to put down floor boards that are waterproof. If you ensure that the boarding you put down is safe and secure, then you shouldn’t have to worry about accidents happening!

Consider the plumbing:

Due to the location of the loft at the top of the house, it may be the case that you have to have a separate drainage system installed and you will have to have new pipes put in- this can be complicated so it would be wise to consult a professional plumber. You also need to make sure that your boiler can cope with the added water pressure. If you already have a water tank in your loft, think about its location. If it’s right in the middle of the room, then it might be worth relocating it so it’s out of the way.

With a bit of planning, you can get it right in no time. It’s a great bonus to your house, so why not at least give it a thought!

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