Geberit: Bathrooms Under The Roof
Bathrooms situated right under the roof usually require greater planning. But it is possible to design your dream bathroom up in the attic. The trick is to include the roof pitch as a stylistic element when planning and to compensate for a possible lack of space by using space-saving equipment with practical storage options and sophisticated sanitary technology.
GOOD DESIGN IS HALF THE BATTLE
When planning a bathroom under the roof, ask yourself the following questions in advance:
- What are the different room heights in the bathroom?
- Where should the WC, shower and washbasin area be placed?
- How can you make the most of the existing space? What additional equipment do you require?
- Does the room have any assets that should be showcased or emphasised?
- Are there any roof beams or supporting pillars that can be used as eye-catchers?
RENOVATION EXAMPLE: “OPERATION ATTIC”
The single-family house in the photos, built in 1953, is perfect for a young family. For a few years, the attic with its separate toilet, measuring 1.5 square metres, served as the ideal playroom for the children. Now it is to benefit the whole family. Geberit ONE washbasins with washbasin cabinets that offer plenty of storage space play the leading role in this bathroom renovation. The WC with exposed cistern is very practical and particularly space-saving. The WC’s hygienic spray functionality provides an extra boost of well-being.
DURING THE RENOVATION, ATTENTION WAS PAID TO THE FOLLOWING DETAILS:
Choice of colours: Light colours such as white or various shades of grey were used in this colour scheme. As a general rule, dark colours tend to have an oppressive effect, making small or low-ceilinged bathrooms feel even more cramped.
Choice of tiles: Larger tiles are more effective in small bathrooms because they require fewer joints. This helps to make floors and walls appear both tidier and larger. If you prefer a bathroom with no joints at all, you can opt for modern decorative panels or water-repellent concrete paint.
Creating clear structures: Easy-care surfaces in a sleek design are elegant and provide a sense of calm and openness in the room. And ensuring that there is enough storage space not only makes it easier to maintain a tidy bathroom, but also increases the feeling of well-being.
Light creates an impression of size: Daylight is always an advantage. Functional light sources and decorative lighting accents can work wonders in addition to the natural light in your bathroom, or if your bathroom has no windows. The right kind of light helps to make a room seem larger than it is, so it pays to take the time to create your own unique lighting concept.
The right equipment and sanitary technology: The biggest challenges presented by bathrooms with a roof pitch are selecting and placing the ceramic appliances and furniture. The best idea is to ask a sanitary professional for advice, as they know all about space-saving and intelligent systems for your bathroom.
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