Creating the life and lifestyle you want takes proper planning, good budgeting and a healthy dose of patience. Sometimes, it begins small, like creating the master bathroom of your dreams.
They say that true happiness comes from the pleasure of completing a job to satisfaction and the passion of creating something new. You can achieve both by creating the master bathroom of your dreams. But first, you need to know how with the best fixtures and amenities.
Planning guide for creating the master bathroom of your dreams
Having a luxurious master bathroom is a dream for many. With just a quick online search, you can see how popular this feature has become in homes today. Indeed, the ability to sell a home for the best price can often be determined by the presence of a well-appointed master bath. If you are thinking about one for your home, either for your own comfort or putting it on the market, there are several aspects to keep in mind.
- Pay attention to the flow.
If you’re going to redo your master bathroom, you might as well do it right. Think about who will be using the bathroom and how it will be used. Give yourself enough room to move around without bumping into each other. Make sure there is plenty of space in front of the tub and shower to allow easy entrance and exits. The amount of space needed for your tub or shower will depend on the arrangement you choose. When space permits, you might want to include a water closet to separate the toilet from other areas of the bathroom.
- Don’t neglect the little things.
Where will you put extra soap or toilet paper? If candles and wine glasses are a must in your deluxe new master bathroom, be sure that you have enough counter space to use them safely. Place fixtures like towel racks and hand rails so that they are easily accessible and comfortable to use. Objects used most often should be close at hand.
- Decide on the look you want and stick to it.
For example, to achieve a more feminine look, you may want to choose floral accents for fabrics and curvy lines throughout. A more open look can be accomplished with amenities like wicker furniture and pendant lamps. If you want a master bathroom that seems more masculine, try something like dark stained pine and unpretentious cabinetry. To create a coastal or farmhouse vibe, consider shiplap on the walls and wooden vanities. No matter what type of style you select, just be sure to stay on track to keep your new bathroom from looking messy and uncoordinated. Even if you are worried about going bold, you can keep colors and fixtures neutral and add amenities like foliage and cool fixtures to create a new look.
- Storage is essential.
Medicine cabinets, countertops with drawers and vanities are important for reducing clutter in your new master bathroom. Keep function in mind when devising your plan. For instance, if your spouse has lots of grooming products, a pedestal sink might not be a good idea. Having a relaxing place to unwind is the key for eliminating stress.
- Avoid biting off more than you can chew.
You might have very lofty ideas for your new master bathroom but anything you come up with must align with your time, budget and space. There are numerous things you can do to update and improve the look of your bathroom without a complete gut job. For example, you can add colorful rugs, curtains or mirrors to brighten things up. This simple fix may be a lot easier than painting the entire bathroom to achieve the same effect. They are also easy to swap out if you change your mind or get tired of a particular look. Patterned tile or a statement chandelier can be quick ways to make a dull master bathroom look more fancy and elegant. If possible, add a window to give the room more light. For homes with a nice view, this can be especially beneficial. Built-ins are a less complicated solution for storage issues.
- Big things are also crucial.
The needs of those who will be using your master bathroom are critical. If it is to be an adults-only retreat with no kids allowed, then opting for a double shower and no bathtub may be okay. For tall people 6`3 and above, a round, jetted tub might not be a good option because they can’t stretch out their legs. Instead, look for a deeper, freestanding tub or one made especially for tall people, like an American Standard Drop In or Hydro Systems tub. This can also be nice for a two-person bath. Plumbing considerations are also fundamental. It will cost you more to move your existing bathtub or sink to the other side of the room because the plumbing will have to be reconfigured.
- Surfaces, amenities and fixtures make a big difference.
What do you want to feel when you step into the bathroom? Do you like the smooth feeling of marble under your feet? This is fine except it might not stand up to heavy wear and tear. A material with a more pitted surface is great for slip resistance. However, it may require cleaning more often as it collects dirt more easily. Choosing the right fixtures is like selecting the right jewelry or neck tie. It really sets off the look. There is a wide variety to choose from, such as oil-rubbed bronze and stainless steel.
- Choose the right contracting company to help you.
Embracing change is the starting point for creating the master bathroom of your dreams. Finding the right contractor to help you is the best way to begin.
With the right mix of materials, textures and lighting, a top quality contractor can make your master bathroom a real showstopper. While little things might be fine for a DIY project, major renovations should only be handled by the experts. That’s when you should give Tandem Contracting a call. From basic home improvements to full renovations, we can help you create the bathroom and home of your dreams.