Loft conversions allow homeowners the unique opportunity to convert awkward and often ill-used loft spaces into beautiful and functional living spaces. One of the most popular option for a converted loft room is the addition of a bathroom.

This is seen as an ideal solution to families struggling with an unequal bedroom-to-bathroom ratio and can help make rushed mornings that much easier.

However, loft bathrooms can be tricky to design due to the cramped space and uneven ceiling height. That’s not to say it cannot be done.

There are in fact a lot of ways to make your loft bathroom into an elegantly-designed and stylish corner of your home. We have compiled a list of some of the best ideas to help make your loft bathroom conversion a relaxing space for you:

1. Choose a minimalist style

It should go without saying, but to maximise the space you have to minimise the clutter. To create the illusion of a spacious room, opt for clean lines and surfaces.

Use storage spaces creatively and refrain from too many decorative pieces. The key here is to optimise the functionality of the room using a minimal of space.

2. Think about shower placement

The location of the shower within the bathroom is not always straightforward in a loft conversion. In addition to plumbing and drainage aspects, you have to also consider ceiling height in a space where sloping ceilings and walls abound.

For practical reasons, the shower should ideally be located where the ceiling is at the highest. The addition of wall tiles and a built-in enclosure helps to create an aesthetic feature.

3. Utilise the space under eaves

The low ceiling under the eaves is often considered a drawback when designing a bathroom. But, in fact, it can be a prominent and useful area that adds space and value to the room.

Positioning a free-standing tub under the eaves is the perfect use of the space as the tub area requires less headroom compared to the rest of the bathroom. With the addition of overhead skylights, the previously unappealing space becomes the perfect spot for a relaxing soak with a view of the stars.

An alternative, but equally useful, option is to use the eave space for storage. Creating built-in shelves in these recesses can help you make effective use of every part of the loft conversion.

4. Optimise the natural light

The best part of a loft conversion is the potential to bring in an enormous amount of natural light and ventilation to the room. This is particularly important in small loft bathrooms.

The use of cleverly-placed windows, particularly frameless roof lights, not only floods the bathroom with natural light, but also gives great views without compromising on your privacy.

5. Use mirrors to your advantage

Mirrors in the loft bathroom not only serve as a functional and decorative entity, but can also help in optimising specific design features.

The angle of the mirror may be used to reflect the natural light within, which in turn enhances the space making it appear bright and airy.

6. Install a compact tub

A small loft bathroom doesn’t necessarily mean you cannot include a tub in the design.

Compact, free-standing tubs provide you with endless possibilities on how to incorporate a tub within the loft bathroom, and also allow you the opportunity to convert even a tiny room into a relaxing spa-like setting.

7. Get creative with the layout

Using the ideas above, and adding specific design elements that enhance the loft bathroom space, can help you to create a truly significant room in your home.

The layout of the room, and the positioning of the vital elements, such as the sink and shower, in relation to the space available, can drastically affect the optimal utilisation of the space, and the final outlook of the room.

The addition of unique design features such as monochrome tiles, a feature wall, or a decorative nook can help create a signature look that is both stylish and memorable.


Even within the confines of a small space, a loft conversion bathroom can be a valuable addition to a home, both in terms of function and appeal.

By incorporating different methods to enhance the room, and applying innovative and creative solutions, the loft conversion bathroom can become the ideal space that epitomises style, elegance, and luxury.

And to get the most out of your design, hiring the right loft conversion specialists can go a long way in helping you to create the ultimate loft conversion bathroom.

If you are looking to design and create the ideal loft bathroom, contact the incredible team at Good Design and Build today!

We custom-design bespoke loft conversions that add value and appeal to your home, and can help you to create functional and elegant loft bathrooms that truly stand out.

Author: Amol

Amol is an architectural designer and has worked on hundreds of residential projects in London since 2008.Having done his M.Arch from the Glasgow School of Arts he gained valuable experience in London working in the construction industry managing high-end residential projects, before founding Good Design and Build in 2015.You will meet him for initial consultation and work closely with him during all stages of your project