Whether you are in the early stages of construction for your new home or you are remodeling your current bathroom, designing your master bathroom can be an overwhelming process. From paint colors and cabinetry to countertops and tile, there will be many decisions to make. Fortunately, professionals can help you design your dream master bath that is functional, stylish, and valuable. Here are a few essential factors to consider when designing your master bath.
The square footage of your master bathroom does matter since you will want sufficient space for your needs. If you want a tub and separate shower or you want an excessively-large shower, your bathroom will require extra square footage. If you want and need more square footage, you may be surprised by where you can find this extra space. In most cases, you will have a few options. Consider reducing the size of your master bedroom if possible. This may make your master bedroom smaller, but it will allow you the space required for the extras you want in your master bathroom. Another option to consider is to use space from your closet or another room located next to the location of your master bathroom.
If you have to deal with a small master bathroom space, you can make the room look and feel larger and more open. The right amount of lighting used in the right way can create a larger and brighter space. Windows are helpful since they bring in a great deal of natural light, but adding windows may not be an option. Consider incorporating a skylight into the roof over your master bathroom. Multiple light fixtures can be installed in your master bathroom to help you see clearly and to add appeal and openness to the space. Choose wall-mounted fixtures over each vanity mirror and fixtures for over your bathtub and shower. Recessed lighting can also be installed through your bathroom ceiling to provide even more illumination that is necessary for dressing, grooming, and bathing.
Your master bathroom needs a good amount of storage, too, and this is something that should be designed during the early stage of your master bathroom's construction. Some people feel cabinets and drawers in the vanity is enough, but the addition of shelves and a linen closet can be beneficial. Floating shelves over your tub can provide you with a space for storing towels and decorative accessories. A linen closet is also ideal because it creates space for storing more towels, washcloths, toilet paper, and toiletries without affecting the look and feel of your bathroom. Ample storage is also a must-have for potential buyers. If you sell your home in the future, the added storage in your master bath will be an appealing feature.
Consider getting professional bathroom design help to decide the best ways to increase your space, lighting, and storage for your master bath.