Inspirational Small Attic Bathroom Guide
Do you have a sloped bathroom? Heads up!
We show you how to skillfully deal with inclines in the bathroom. For a roof bathroom that is as charming as it is practical. 10 furnishing tips for bathrooms in the attic:
1. Cleverly Divide The Small Attic Bathroom
A good breakdown is the first step. The easiest way is to first roughly divide the bathroom furnishings according to whether they fit under the slope or not.
- Not suitable for sloping walls: Washing area – plan for the full room height for sinks, mirrors (cupboards) and the like (Doesn’t work? Here are 3 ideas for mirrors under slopes)
- Conditionally suitable for sloping walls: Shower – Minimum height for the shower is 2.30 metres
- Well suited for sloping walls: Toilet and bidet – the standing height at the front edge should be at least 1.90 meters Bath tub – a headroom of 2 meters in the middle of the tub is recommended Benches – the headroom at the front edge should be 1.80 meters here Storage space, storage space, storage space
- Tip! An increase in space is also provided by raising the knee wall (“Drempel”), in which the roof is raised and the slope moves upwards – the roofing specialist knows what is possible with roof conversions.
2. Move The Tub and Shower Into The Room
In bathrooms with slopes, the shower and tub are often packed as far as possible under the slope, as they take up the least space there.
We recommend placing the shower and tub a little further into the bathroom. This costs you some space in the middle of the room – but the gain in headroom when showering or bathing is priceless.
Tip : Use the space that has been freed up against the wall for storage or shelving. In many showers, a bench can easily be installed under a slope.
3. Find Bathroom Furniture That Really Fits
Bathroom furnishings are like clothes: they look best when they fit.
So buy bathroom furnishings that are not only beautiful, but also really fit into your bathroom. In other words, give things a chance that you might not have thought of at first. Some examples:
- Bathtubs in different designs – for example corner tub or oval tub
- Shower trays away from the rectangle – for example as a pentagon or semicircle
- Corner washbasin with matching vanity unit – it couldn’t be more space-saving
4. Use Every Angle Cleverly
Thanks to sloping walls, storage space in the attic bathroom is often a problem. The motto here is: be creative. And make good use of every angle.
Custom-made cupboards, pull-outs, drawers and shelves are of course ideal for complicated bathrooms.
For smaller budgets, however, normal bathroom accessories and bathroom cabinets can also be combined to create a successful whole.
5. Avoid The Wrong Colors
Are there right and wrong colors for the attic bathroom? Naturally. Wall color alone can make the same room look bigger or smaller. The following applies as a rough guide:
Light shades of color on the walls and ceiling make the sloping roof look smaller and the room appear higher.
Dark colors have the opposite effect – but give the bathroom a cozy atmosphere. So when choosing the wall color, be sure to pay attention to the effect you want to achieve.
6. Let In Enough Light
Use every opportunity to let natural light into your bathroom. The advantage of the vast majority of skylights is that they let in a lot of daylight and are rarely visible from above – perfect for privacy.
Also read : Lighting For Home Decorating ; A Fabolous Mood
In your own home, missing roof windows and / or skylights can also be easily retrofitted. When it comes to bathroom lighting, it always helps to plan for several lights:
Good lighting around the washbasin – for example with mirror lights and/or a mirror cabinet.
One or more recessed spotlights in the shower
Also practical: Accent lights that emphasize the height – for example, uplights in the sloping roof or illuminated built-in components.
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