Don’t let a sloped ceiling and low walls get you down – these rooms prove you can get a smart washspace in a small space
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Trying to fit a bathroom into the sloped part of your loft conversion? Don’t worry, it can be beautiful and practical – just steal some tips from these well-planned and stylish spaces.
Turn it into a wet room
You can increase the sense of space in a room with a sloped ceiling by going for a walk-in shower, rather than an enclosure. The floating vanity helps to free up floor space, while the simple design of the loo doesn’t clutter up the walls.
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Go high with the shower…
It makes sense to install the shower at the tallest part of the room to maximise the headroom. Here, the apex of the roof is the perfect spot for a large shower head and adjacent handheld fitting. To accentuate the shape of the room, the designers have used dark tiles just at the back of the shower.
…and wide with the vanity
You might not be able to stand below the eaves, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use the space for storage. Here, the surface of the floating vanity unit continues to the lower part of the ceiling. There’s plenty of room for the owners to put soap, toiletries and toothbrushes on top.
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Tuck in the loo
This little lavatory is popped below the skylight to make the most of the lowest part of the room. You’ll still need space to stand in front of your loo, but as long as the sloped ceiling misses the top of your head it will work! The cistern is hidden behind a false wall that doubles up as handy storage.
Emphasise the slope
The shape of your angled ceiling doesn’t have to be awkward as long as you work with it and not against it. Here, an angular mirrored cabinet becomes a striking feature. The false wall at the back of the loo is another smart addition – it’s wide enough to accommodate a basin and storage shelf, which has turned a small room into a really functional space.
Open up a tiny space
The little bathroom here is certainly cosy, and in fact could feel a little boxed in. The designers have got round this by creating a wide opening with a sliding opaque glass door. The room feels more open and spacious, but can be closed up when privacy is needed.
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Give it some character
A sloping ceiling might be awkward, but it does add character to a room. Make the most of this by highlighting it as a feature.
In this space, the owners have emphasised the architectural features of the room by covering not only the shower area with patterned tiles but also the low wall and placing a bath below the skylight. They’ve also left the bricks exposed on one wall to add even more character. Job well done.
Pop in extra storage
Make use of the low walls in your loft bathroom by carving out some shelving. It should be simple for your builders to add a few recessed shelves into the space, and it’s a good way to create storage without taking up valuable floor space. These ones have been illuminated with spotlights to give them even more emphasis.
Use the whole length
In this loft bathroom the owners have maximised the tall part of the room by fitting an extra long shower enclosure. The shower tray goes from one end of the room to the other to maximise the space and create a luxurious shower in a compact room.
Create a cosy space
Feeling a little snug in your loft bathroom? Go with it and create the ultimate intimate space by choosing dark paint rather than a light hue. The charcoal walls, ceiling and bathroom furniture in this sloped room give the space an ultra-cosy, inviting feel.
Are you in the middle of a loft conversion? Do you think you’ll use any of these ideas for your bathroom? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.