Your attic could double as a bathroom space, particularly if it’s pretty small. You may not have much use for a small attic, but think about how much use you’ll get out of an additional bathroom. Even the tiniest of attics can be turned into a functional bathroom that takes the load off the other bathrooms in the house.
Out of all the essential components in the bathroom, the shower is probably the one best suited for the corner of the attic. That’s the smallest space where there is some room to stand, but a roof slope makes it difficult to move around a lot. This tall, triangular space is perfect for a shower, giving you room enough to stand, turn around and get clean without too much trouble. It also makes for a pretty stylish shower, and you can make the most of the tight space by hanging the shower curtain from the ceiling and attaching shelves to the wall to hold soap and shampoo.
Having one or two walls of the shower made from a slope can work in your favor. The shower head will spray onto the slope and provide cascading water than makes it simple to get clean. To make showering easier in a tight space, you can use a removable nozzle or shower hose in there.
Conserve Ceiling Space
One idea we really like for attic showers is that of recessed lighting. You may not have a lot of headspace in your attic bathroom, so you’ll want to save space where you can. Using recessed lighting means that you don’t have a lamp or sconce hanging up above you and giving you something to bump into. For best positioning, we recommend placing the recessed lighting on the slope of the ceiling and have it point directly at the sink. This gives you some intense, direct light that’s perfect for when you need to touch-up in the mirror.
Fold It Away
You have to make the most of what little space you have in the attic bathroom, and one of the better ways to do that is to have cabinets and other features fold away into the walls. Any seating or storage space can be folded away inside the walls as well, giving you plenty of walking room and making it convenient to pull out what you need when you need it.
We recommend going with sliding doors instead of hinged ones that would open out and take up more space. You have to look for ways to make your bathroom functional without taking up too much space. With the right designs, your bathroom can still be roomy even in a small attic space.