So as some of you may already know we are currently making improvements to our new home and the next room we are tackling is our awkward but character filled bathroom which is in the eaves of the house and simply due to the less practical shape it's throwing up some interesting ideas to say the least and it creates some interesting features such as the light giving VELUX® windows which really make the room feel light and airy.
|Our little bathroom in the eves|
So how do you plan a small bath room in the eves?
1. Main thing with any small bathroom is to keep it simple and keep clutter to a low. You want to try and make it streamline and have practical and clever storage space - which is key. Also work with what you have - we have an ugly cabinet which I am going to be stripping and painting next week and putting some vintage doorknobs on and even though it may not be perfect it will improve the overall look of the room with out breaking the budget.
|I'm going to be stripping and painting the cabinet next week|
2. We have already given the room a lick of paint and we want to try and work with as much as we have as it can be really easy to run away with ideas and end up spending a lot of money even in such a small space. We have been trying to decide wether to replace the bath as our dream would be a free-standing one but for now we have opted for painting the panels a light shade of blue and replace the taps instead.
3. Let the light in - this applies to any room you have in the eaves or attic - large widows with blinds from the VELUX webshop are the best way to take full advantage of the tree top views, it also makes a small space feel a lot bigger and more open. Personally I love light and airy spaces and large windows are great for flooding light into awkward spaces, just make sure you have blinds as well, for those moments you want to cosy up away from the world.
Our next major port of call with our bathroom is having our awful carpet tiles changed and replaced with floor tiles. In my dream scenario we would have beautiful floorboards underneath that we could sand and bring back to life but unfortunately that is not the case and since this house is not a forever house and we will be selling it in about a year we have decided to go for tiles. It's still very exiting slowly seeing a room come together.
This post is in association with VELUX but words and thoughts are 100% our own