Can you convert a loft into a wet room?


Many loft conversions nowadays are for a bedroom and an en suite facility. That is if you don’t want to expand the property’s footprint. A loft conversion could be the answer to redeem that redundant space at the top of the house. A wet room can be part of an en suite bedroom installation.

Expanding functional living space and enhancing the value of a property is a desire many homeowners share due to the benefits. A wet room installation must be carefully designed and installed by a professional company that specialises in this type of installation. Therefore, you must always place your wet room conversion with a professional company who have years of experience  in this field. 

If you’re planning to convert your loft and want to create a stylish, modern bathroom, why not consider a wet room? Wet rooms are a popular choice for many homeowners, offering a sleek and contemporary look that can be both practical and attractive. 

Let’s take a closer look.

What is a Wet Room?

A wet room is a bathroom where the shower area is integrated into the overall design, with no separate shower enclosure or tray. The floor and walls are fully waterproofed, and the water drains away through a central drain on the floor. This creates a sleek, minimalist contemporary look. Many households who are on a water meter are dispensing with their bath and opting for a shower or wet room as an alternative. 

When it comes to bathroom design, wet rooms arean excellent choicedue to their flexibility and practicality. A wet room could be installed no matter how big or small a bathroom or conversion is. In fact, they’re an ideal option in a loft conversion if space is limited and a shower enclosure installation is not possible. 

The best part about wet rooms is you can design them to suit your needs and preferences. You can create a luxurious spa-like atmosphere that you will want to stay in for hours. With endless possibilities and professional installation, a wet room can transform any bathroom into a contemporary and functional space.

Advantages of Wet Rooms.

There are several advantages to choosing a wet room for your loft conversion bathroom.

Firstly, they can be a great space-saving solution, as there is no need for a separate shower enclosure or tray. This can be particularly useful in a loft conversion where space may be limited. 

The open design of a wet room can make your space look


and feel much bigger, creating a chic and practical room when space is at a premium, ideal for loft conversions and smaller extensions, where head height is also at a premium. 

Wet rooms can also be easier to clean, as there are no awkward corners, edges or screens to worry about. Overall, a wet room is a smart and stylish solution to maximising space in any bathroom.

Another advantage of a wet room is it can be ideal for people with mobility issues. There is no step or lip/kerb to negotiate, so wet rooms are easier to access for people with limited mobility. This can be an important consideration if you’re planning a loft conversion for an elderly relative or someone with a disability.

Installing a wet room in your home can add both style and value. The luxurious look and feel of a wet room make it reminiscent of high-end hotels and luxury spas. The minimalistic design creates a refreshing and spacious atmosphere, perfect for relaxation after a long day. By combining the wet room with Velux roof windows in a loft conversion, you can bring in lots of natural light, enhancing the feeling of open air and adding even more value to your home. Even a small shower space can appear more spacious with the inclusion of a wet room. 

So why not add a touch of luxury to your home and install a wet room?

Disadvantages of Wet Rooms

Firstly, they can be more expensive to install than a traditional bathroom, as the waterproofing and drainage systems can be more complex. 

This is something to bear in mind if you’re working on a tight budget.

Unlike a shower enclosure that retains a reasonable amount of warmth due to the enclosure having a door to retain some warmth, a wet room can be more difficult to ‘warm’ as the entire room is tiled with a wide walk-in access (no door, unlike a shower enclosure).

Finally, wet rooms can be more challenging to design than traditional bathrooms. As there isn’t a separate shower enclosure, you’ll need to carefully consider the layout of the room to ensure that water is easily drained away effortlessly. 

This can require careful planning and a skilled installation team to get it right.

So, are wet rooms a good idea for loft conversion bathrooms?

Well, The answer depends on your individual circumstances. A wet room could be a great choice if you’re looking for a sleek, contemporary look and have the budget to accommodate the additional costs. However, if you have a limited budget or prefer a more traditional bathroom design, a wet room may not be the best option.

Ultimately, the decision depends on your personal preferences and needs. If you’re unsure, it’s always a good idea to consult a professional installer who can help you with the pros and cons and make an informed decision. That’s where Loftteam comes. The Loftteam will attend the site to survey the area and provide professional advice.  

At Loftteam, we proudly dedicate our years of experience and professional workmanship to your loft conversion.

Call us now for a survey.

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