The Master Bathroom
The master bath is just as much of a retreat as the master suite, and if you don’t have small children, it can be a place of peace and solitude as well.
As you are creating this “master retreat” it is a good idea first to determine who will be using it and design it accordingly. Usually, two people will use a master bathroom, and you will need to design it for co-use. That simply means that both of you will be able to use it at the same time.
The efficiency of the master bathroom is just as important as its comfort. Here are some tips to help you plan a functional and gorgeous bathroom.
The Focal Point
It’s imperative when you’re designing your master bathroom to determine the focal point. Due to its size, a soaking tub is a perfect focal point for most master bathrooms. It’s large enough to accommodate two people and can be the centerpiece of a restored master bathroom. This soaking tub can be freestanding or a jetted tub. Whichever style or use fits your family best.
The “Wow Factor”
How do you create that WOW effect? For a room to take your breath away every time you step into it, what would it take?
A luxurious rain shower and bathtub might do the trick, but what really completes it is stacked stone walls. Even though the color is neutral, the feel is earthy. Who would not want this shower?! I’m WOWED just writing this!!
Next on the WOW list is just how many flexible design options are available when it comes to open showers. These designs continue to inspire families wanting to remodel a master bathroom. A shower shared by multiple people can really benefit from some upgraded amenities. Even if you’re not sharing a shower, these upgrades can help increase the value of your house. Now, that helps everyone out!!
- Shower benches
- Programmable Thermostatic valves
- Handheld showerhead and slide bars
- Sauna or steam shower
- Customized shower sprays/body sprays
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a HUGE fan heated flooring in the bathroom. When old man winter tries to keep you in bed, radiant floor heating can provide a burst of comfort under your feet. It removes the chill from a cold tile floor as you make your way across the bathroom, and it brings a touch of luxury into your home. Nuheat radiant floor heating systems combine this great feeling of comfort with your home’s heating system in innovative ways – making sure you get the most out of your experience.
A lot of thought was put into finding the right cabinetry for your kitchen, so do the same for your bathroom! Think about what kind of function you want your vanity to have and what kind of things you will need to store (hair dryer, flat-iron, curling iron, make-up, face towels). Then, furnish the doors and drawers with solutions to enhance the function of your bathroom. A full vanity can have clothing storage and even a laundry hamper built right inside. There are so many options for creating the perfect vanity to meet the needs of your family.
Those Little Extra Touches
- Go the extra mile by adding a towel warmer to your master bathroom. This little extra will add luxury to your master bathroom. After all, wouldn’t you want to get out of your luxury shower and have a warm towel waiting?
- Accent tile is another perfect way to create a focal point in your bathroom. A sweet touch to your bathroom is tiling the ceiling. Not only is it practical, but it’s beautiful as well.
- Lighting from above can cast shadows that make shaving or applying makeup a challenge. Try a mix of natural light and overhead lighting to decrease shadows.
- A privacy toilet in a shared bathroom is a must-have. Adding a pocket door with frosted glass will let light in while keeping the space private. If space is an issue, try using a half-wall to conceal the toilet.