#ProjectAttic: Loft Conversion Update No.4

So, I thought that this update would be one of my last but alas that’s not to be. The work has been hit by quite a few delays over the last month and so things are a little behind. It’s all systems go to get this finished for Christmas so we can have the house in some of kind of reasonable state. Fingers crossed.

Having just looked at my last post though, there are some considerable differences to how the place looks and I think they’re really noticeable but we were really hoping things would be wrapping up by now, not digging in for another few weeks’ of work.

Colourful stairs

What’s Happened in the Last Month:

The most notable change in the loft has to be to the bathroom en-suite. We’ve had the plumber in and he’s fitted the lovely suite, shower tray and shower. Followed by the tiler who’s worked his magic on the space with the concrete effect tiles.

Soakology en-suite

Attic En-suite

soakology sink unitI’m most pleased with the sink unit from Soakology. We’d been keen to have some good storage in this room, and as it’s not very large I didn’t want to overload it with cabinets. We ordered both the sink unit and toilet from Soakology before the space was even created, working from a template we created from the plans. It’s really hard to visualise how large the room will be just from plans (well, it is for me) so this bit was a little hairy. I just knew we would benefit from sleek, contemporary wall hung pieces. This would help the room feel a large as possible and I think we’ve achieved that; I’m thrilled with how it looks so far.

Vantage sink drawers

Open drawers en-suite

The Vantage 600 wall mounted vanity unit is in a gloss finish, with soft close drawers and lots of space for bathroom storage. I particularly like how one drawer has smaller sections for cosmetics and toiletries and the bottom drawer has just one area for storing larger items. The discreet handles help the sleek appearance and limit the space used, which was really important to us.

The sink itself is made from S-Coat and quite small but perfect for an en-suite. S-Coat is made from a fine grain polymer resin and natural calcium carbonate mix moulded into shape with a white premium polymer resin top coat. Then it is given a hand polished finish for a glossy surface. S-Coat provides the latest in bathroom design and is a stylish alternative to ceramic. We love it.

The unit cost around Ā£400 and is great quality and looks wonderful. I’m really pleased with it.

Waterfall tapI’d been after a waterfall style tap for a little while and was thrilled that Soakology stocked one. Here’s where I’ve made a design error though, as the power and flow of the tap is currently too strong for the size of basin, and flows directly onto the floor if we aren’t careful. We’ll need to revisit this at some point, but it does look good! The children are going to drench themselves if they forget and turn it on to its maximum.

**Update* After some great advice from Soakology, we’ve reduced the pressure on the tap and the water is now flowing safely and sensibly! I do love a fabulous bit of customer service, don’t you?

Soakology toilet

Soft close lidThe toilet sits on an enclosed frame, hidden behind the tiling. I love how it gives the room a very contemporary, boutique feel and whilst I was worried we wouldn’t have enough space, it’s all worked out perfectly. Soakology customer service was great and they were really helpful in choosing the correct pieces for the loo, ensuring everything was compatible and would fit correctly. This was really impressive and I was very grateful for the help.

Next we just need the shower door in place and some finish around the window, and of course a door to complete this room.

Shower en-suite

Loft bedroomThere’s been a lot of electrical work happening in the background and most of this is now complete. And you can see the loft bedroom radiator has been installed above.

Loft bedroom windowAnd you’ll see much of the space has been skimmed and some even painted. This is the new colour in the landing (courtesy of Dulux, more about that in the next post), all ready for the glass wall installation, which has just arrived as I write this.

Loft stairwaySo, what’s next? Well, some new windows in a bedroom, doors to be hung, glass installed, a balustrade installed, new cupboards built, flooring in and more decoration. Blinds are ordered and wardrobes are being fitted early in December. It’s almost there!

I’ll be back soon with another update.

The Soakology sink vanity unit was sent as a review item, and a 10% discount offered on other products. 

And if you’re in London looking for a loft conversion company, why not try Tailored Lofts

Jen Stanbrook
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  1. Kerry
    November 24, 2015 / 10:50 am

    I love that the basin unit top drawer is actually a drawer! I always think it’s such a shame/waste when these are actually fake.. Clever to see how they’ve accommodated the basin but still used the rest of the space.
    Your attic is looking fabulous so far! Fingers and toes crossed for a Christmas completion! X

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2015 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks so much Kerry. I know what you mean, so irritating when you go to open a drawer under a sink and it’s false. Definitely crossing everything for a Christmas completion!

  2. Stephanie
    November 24, 2015 / 11:34 am

    I love this space, the en-suite looks fantastic. I really like the colour scheme with the splash of blue. I have a waterfall tap just like that and we too would have a spill over, however hubby just reduced the pressure/amount of water coming through and it solved the problem.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2015 / 12:47 pm

      We’re going to give that a go Steph, thank you!

  3. Katy
    November 25, 2015 / 10:09 am

    Oh, Jen! It’s looking completely brilliant! The space, the windows, the new ensuite – love it. I have to say that those drawers under the sink are one of my fave bits of this post…total genius! xx

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2015 / 12:47 pm

      Thanks Katy, those drawers are going to be a life saver in that little bathroom!

  4. Carole
    November 25, 2015 / 10:26 am

    It’s all coming together Jen. I love that large window! And the en-suit is gorgeous. Good job! x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2015 / 12:50 pm

      Ah fabulous, thanks Carole, can’t wait to sip a cup of coffee in the morning and look out of that window! x

  5. Kate
    November 25, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    The bathroom looks fab Jen – I love that organisational drawer under the sink! x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2015 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks so much Kate x

  6. Suze
    November 25, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    It looks lovely and light in your loft and I like the choice of grey tiles. I’ve been meaning to change the ones in our bathroom for ages

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2015 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks Suze, I’m a little bit in love with those concrete tiles šŸ™‚

  7. Karen
    November 25, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Looking good Jen, I think bathrooms are one of the hardest spaces to design and plan as you’re so limited with what shapes things come in. But this looks really well planned out and because everything’s wall hung you get to see the full floor plan which makes the space appear bigger. Brill!x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      November 25, 2015 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks Karen, that was my thinking šŸ˜‰ x

  8. Antonia Ludden
    November 25, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    So much has happened since the last update! It’s really coming together beautifully, Jen, how fantastic to have that extra space and an extra bathroom and to completely put your own stamp on it. I’m storing this all up for the future when I hope we can do our loft the same – it is a similar size to ours I think so I’m getting lots of inspiration! I think the wall hung bathroom features are a great idea – modern, space saving and it’s easier to clean the floor too šŸ™‚

  9. Rachel
    November 25, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    It’s looking really good, Jen! I love the concrete tiles and the drawers under the sink look so useful.

    Good luck with getting the rest of it complete.

  10. Amanda
    November 27, 2015 / 10:34 am

    It really does look amazing, and I am so looking forward to the big reveal!

  11. Penny
    November 29, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    WOW! I need to come and see it Jen, can believe it from the pictures of course, but must feel amazing in real life. Hope it is all over soon for you!

  12. Louis
    November 30, 2015 / 11:26 am

    Great Job !

    I really enjoy the color scheme and the waterfall style tap looks so nice.
    I can’t wait to see your nexte updates.

    from France

  13. Jessica
    November 30, 2015 / 11:44 am

    It looks like its moving pretty good so far! Keep up the great work and know that i might steal some of your ideas šŸ™‚

  14. Marcel
    December 1, 2015 / 9:52 am

    Wow, the attic is really taking shape Jen. Looks great.

    We had a problem designing our own bathroom as the space is so small but our layout is similar to yours. I love the little ledge above the toilet. Handy for storing bits and pieces.

    You have plenty of space in the attic anyway and it looks very bright which is great.

    Looking forward to the next update. šŸ™‚

  15. Luke
    December 28, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I’d love to convert our loft! This looks fantastic and really makes me want to tackle the loft! Bedroom or office, bedroom or office? choices choices lol.

  16. Mp3 Man
    April 28, 2016 / 12:32 am

    I love this space, the en-suite looks fantastic. I really like the colour scheme with the splash of blue. I have a waterfall tap just like that and we too would have a spill over,

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