Attic Bathroom (Design only)

This attic bathroom was part of a redesign of a master ensuite in a Victorian house in Frome. The space is very narrow with dramatically sloping eaves which created some design challenges and opportunities.

When the client moved into the house, this attic bathroom was in need of redecorating and removing some large items of built-in furniture that didn’t suit their needs. The original shower was hidden in a solid partition with a small door which made it very dark and damp. This was despite having attic windows. A large built-in bath took up the rest of the space and there was no storage whatsoever.

Charlotte proposed a design that added some lovely period detail back into the room with panelling along each wall. This also created the opportunity to add eaves storage behind hidden doors.

This eaves space was previously unused but open, so it was extra space to heat and keep clean. By closing it off we also created the illusion of space, and with the hidden storage cupboads meant that the rest of the attic bathroom didn’t need any additional furniture. This clutter-free and minimal space is now a calm place for a soak in a nice hot bath.

We recommended completely removing the dark shower unit andreplacing wit with a new glass shower enclosure at the far end of the space. This has the result of immediately making the room feel much lighter and brighter and giving the illusion of space.

The roll-top bath is the main feature of the space. The client chose a fantastic yellow to paint the udnerside of the bath which lifted the room and added a pop of bright colour.

The floor tiles are Ca’Pietra Atlas Encaustic Denim, a nod to the Victorian house but with a contemporary twist. The colour scheme of calming blues and neutrals tied into the design of the bedroom and walk-in wardrobe.

Charlotte worked with the client over a number of months on several elements within this home. The client then took the plans, mood boards and 3D views to a builder and they project-managed the work themselves.

Charlotte was able to add momentum to the project by helping the client communicate their ideas to the contractor clearly and with plans and specifications to refer to.

Frome Interiors also provided built-in attic wardrobes and under-the-stairs storage as part of this whole house refurbishment.