Use wisely the space in the attic and place there an attic bathroom. It's an original idea and it requires your organizing skills!
If you want to save some space, it’s a great idea to place your bathroom in the attic. An attic bathroom is not only convenient from the point of view of the space, but it’s also much easier to fit in than a regular room or even a bedroom. Read on for some ideas on making an attic bathroom!
One important thing when making an attic bathroom is to remember to place the shower or the tub in the point where the ceiling is the lowest. In this way you can take advantage of the rest of the space and use closets, mirrors or whatever else you may need. Since the space is already limited, think of using smartly compartmented shelves and cabinets for a greater area of storage.
Another tip that might be useful when decorating an attic bathroom is to organize the furniture along the walls. This creates more space for you to move around and it helps in giving the room a more airy look. You can also try and use a furniture item that covers an entire wall, thing that allows you to leave the rest of the walls uncovered and free for drawings or other decorations you want to use.
Use skylights. Why not take advantage of the fact that you’re in the attic and use the natural light? It has been proven that it’s better to maximize the use of natural light as much as possible, it’s better for your organism and it’s useful when putting on make-up, for instance. Make an effort and place 2-3 panels of glass in the roof structure above the bathroom.
Think of light colors. An attic bathroom is already small and quite dark, so if you use dark colors it will be a suffocating and unpleasant room. Instead, opt for light and bright colors. White is the most popular option, although it’s not a compulsory one. Choose white for the floors or walls and complement it by using brightly colored mats, towels or even pieces of furniture. This way you create a nice balance, plus the illusion of more space and a more airy room.
Who says you can’t use wallpapers in a small space? However, don’t overdo it and choose a wallpaper that doesn’t make the room look cluttered and suffocating. Go for small patterns or light, chill colors. Although it’s recommended to use some bright colors in the bathroom, who would like to see bright yellow everywhere?!
Last but not least, don’t forget about safety measures. Before doing anything else, consult a contractor and ask him if it would be okay to design an attic bathroom in your home. There are lots of factors to take into consideration: the weight of the furniture, of the tub, the placement of fixtures and pipes and so on. After all, you don’t want to end up destroying your house or that wonderful design you keep thinking of!
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