What to Consider When Remodeling Your Master Suite
Up to 85% of U.S. homes date back to 1980 or earlier, and many of these homes, while beautiful and worth preserving, require renovations to get them up to date.
Whether you are renovating a beautiful, older home or tackling a home remodel to simply improve the function and aesthetics of your master bedroom, there are several things to keep in mind as you take on this particular task. Learn what to consider when renovating your luxury master bedroom suite.
Turn Your Master Bedroom Into a Relaxing Retreat
If transforming your master suite is the focus of your home remodel, why not go all out? Consider the ways not only to renovate your master bedroom and master bath but to add more space to your coveted retreat. To add more space to your master suite, weigh the options. These include:
- Removing interior walls. If your master suite is currently connected to a room that you rarely use — a room like a second guest room — consider tearing down interior walls to expand it.
- Reworking exterior walls. Check local zoning laws and/or check with your HOA (if applicable) to see if there are any restrictions against removing exterior walls and expanding the outer bounds of your home.
- Adding another story above your current space. If you cannot build out, consider building up. Work closely with a professional to make sure your house is structurally sound enough to support more room on the second floor. Once complete, install a sophisticated spiral staircase leading up to the second floor or opt for a sleek, contemporary staircase that is simple yet elegant.
Soak in the Great Outdoors with a Balcony or Window Bench
To make your master suite the perfect place to kick back and relax, add a balcony or window bench that allows you to properly soak in the great outdoors. A balcony is a great place to entertain or to unwind with a book and a cup of tea. If you prefer to simply enjoy the view without potential exposure to the elements, consider installing a window bench with cozy cushions and built-in bookshelves.
Add an Air of Luxury To Your Bathroom
Make your home remodel truly worthwhile by renovating your bathroom to make it as luxurious as possible. Turn a run-of-the-mill bathroom into a truly grand retreat by prioritizing modern features, like a deep soaking tub, spacious walk-in showers with rain or ceiling showerheads, sophisticated recessed lighting, and opulent double vanities.
Create a sophisticated master suite unlike any other. Follow the tips above to open up your space, let the outdoors in, and add class and functionality to your master bathroom.