The bedroom—especially the master bedroom—has gone through a significant evolution in recent years. It’s no longer just a place to sleep at night. It’s no longer a simple bedroom: It has become a sanctuary or a retreat.
In fact, for many homeowners the master bedroom has evolved into the master suite. That’s certainly true in new homes, and it’s become one of the most popular Tucson remodeling projects as well. What should you keep in mind if you’re looking to turn your bedroom into a special place to get away and relax?
What do you want it to be?
The master suite is probably the most personal, intimate room in your home. That means it should reflect your personality and should create the atmosphere and mood that you want. This isn’t a place for guests—it’s your space. There are lots of plans on the market for master suites, but before you pick your plan, make sure you spend some time thinking about how you want to use the room—and what kind of mood you want to create.
Do you want to create a romantic getaway? Will your emphasis be on luxury and comfort? Will this be your “command central” where you can control functions in other rooms (lights, heat, music, etc.)? Do you envision using your suite to watch movies or listen to music? All of these things will have an impact on what plan you choose.
Not just sleeping quarters.
If you’re building a master suite, you’re not just building a bedroom. You’ll need to consider how the master bathroom fits into the overall design. In addition to the visual design of the master bath, you’ll want to think about comfort and functionality. It won’t matter how beautiful the bathroom is if you’re not comfortable using it. And if it’s not a comfortable place, it will increase stress—rather than eliminate it. So make sure everything in your bathroom functions the way you want it to. There is something very relaxing about things that work like they’re supposed to!
Once you’ve nailed down the functionality, you can start thinking about the luxury and comfort. What kind of shower/tub appeals to you? Do you want a separate tub and shower, a combination, or just a shower? If you have a tub, should it have water jets? What about including steam as an option for the shower?
You probably have plenty of ideas, but before you get started on plans for the bed and bath, think functionality before luxury.