kb-network    Guest Blog 08 Jun 2017
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Fakro’s top 4 tips to keep in mind when designing the perfect attic conversion bathroom…

Fakro talks to kb-network about one of the most challenging designs… an attic bathroom!

Attic conversions have dominated the traditional construction market, and are becoming a big trend in interior design as well. Creating a cosy corner under the roof requires plenty of natural light, which in many cases is only possible by having roof windows. Appropriate planning in the roof opens up new functional and arrangement possibilities, as well as new space you didn’t have before.

1) Tackle those sloping walls…

The most common problem when planning a bathroom in the attic are the sloped walls on the large surface of the room. In order to provide convenient access and communication between people in the room, one must keep in mind the appropriate distance between facilities and features in bathroom. A drawer or a bathtub for example, can be fitted in hardy accessible areas under the sloping wall, which saves space on the higher points for washbasins and mirrors.

2) Colour, colour, colour…

When planning the interior, one should also ensure the correct choice of colours and finishing materials are used. By applying a few simple design rules, a friendly, warm and easy to keep clean bathroom can be created. Bright colours should be used to create the illusion of a large and lightweight space.

Avoid dark shades as well as patterned ceramic tiles over large areas, especially in the sloping ceiling, as this may overwhelm the area.  However over small spaces, it’s great as a decorative element to give the interior individual character.

 

3) Keep it light, keep it bright…

Adding roof windows into the attic brings in more light, which with white walls, will visually enlarge a small bathroom. FAKRO windows coated with white polyurethane lacquer, are designed for places with elevated humidity levels, as well as being bright in colour, so are ideal for the room.

By using different finishing materials and colours, it will give individual character to each room. Light enhances this, which enters the room through moisture-resistant FAKRO aluminium clad-plastic windows.

 

4) Take in the view…

Putting the bath under the sloping wall will save space, and by having a roof window over it, will allow you to embrace the view when taking time out. In order not to overwhelm the bathroom, bright and smooth textures on the sloping walls are recommended to keep things minimal and elegant and reflect the bright outdoors.

 

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