One of the most important rooms in your home is one that your guests may never see or even use. And yet, it can have a huge impact on your life at home. We’re talking about your master bathroom. Whether you’re building a new Oldham County home, or remodeling your existing home, this room deserves some special attention. Here are a few design ideas that can make that most private of rooms in your house truly special.
#1 Separate Sinks for Less Stress:
There’s a lot to be said for togetherness, but in the master bathroom, it can lose its luster quickly. Your master bath should be a relaxing place for getting ready for the day, or to wind things down at night. When two adults have to share a single sink at the beginning or the end of the day, it’s just not nearly as calm. Talk to your builder about including enough space (or creating it in the case of a remodel) to accommodate twin sinks.
#2 Hidden Storage:
Your bathroom closet and cabinets aren’t the only place you can store towels and other bathroom items. By recessing your vanity (between studs, for instance) you can create additional storage space without getting in the way of the space above your sink. Another very popular trend we have seen is to create open space above your cabinets for towels and other items that you might want to show off. We also love giving additional storage in the shower with a recessed niche to store all of your shower items and give you even more room without having bottles spread all over the shower.
#3 Soak Tub or Shower:
While there has definitely been a move away from larger soaking tubs, there are still a lot of homeowners who enjoy a long, relaxing soak after a long work day. If you allow enough space in your design, you may be able to accommodate both options. The trend, however, is toward larger walk-in showers that often include multiple heads and built in seats. Not only do these larger showers look amazing, but a step-in shower with a place to sit will serve you well in the future if you plan to stay in your home for the long haul—something the American Association of Retired Persons says that nearly 90 percent of Americans over 55 plan to do.