When building a home, many people focus on the kitchen, but another important area is the master bathroom. While the kitchen may be the heart of the home, the master bath is a place for meditation as you begin and end each day. It’s important to get your day started in a space that flows well and comforts you as you prepare for the adventures that await. Equally, you want to find yourself somewhere calming and reflective as you wind down at the end of a long day, preparing for your evening activities or readying yourself for a restful sleep. There are several trends when it comes to designing your master bathroom, and we will sift through several of them here, allowing you to make an informed decision when working towards designing your dream home with one of our new home specialists.
SOAKING TUBS & OVERSIZED SHOWERS
One way to bring that luxurious resort atmosphere to your own bathroom is to add a freestanding soaking tub to the layout. A large tub with a comfortable soaking depth is a wonderful way to achieve a spa-like feel in your bathroom. There are many varieties and design options for soaking tubs that can match your housing aesthetic, be it ultra-modern or rustic chic. If you aren’t the type who enjoys soaking in a bath, but still want to make the most of your square footage, you may want to opt for a larger than normal walk-in shower. A large shower can provide for multiple, high-performance shower heads, a rain shower head, or even a seat. Many of us find our time in the shower to be a moment of quiet meditation, a space where ideas flow and worries wash away. Designing your bathroom with these reflective spaces in mind can turn your master bathroom into something very special. Bathroom fixtures require proper fitting and plumbing, so it is important to think about these items ahead of time when designing the space with your builder.
COLOR & TEXTURE
A second design feature that can turn your bathroom into something quite fantastic is the color scheme and finishing material choices. Calming wall colors will help create a relaxing environment where you can feel composed and collected. Light blue, mauve, grey, blue-grey, or even deep blue or violet are just some of the paint colors that can put your mind at ease and add a bit of style and character to your bathroom walls.
“I went into my master bathroom without too much thought, just thinking some white walls and granite counters would do the trick, but I’m so glad that I was introduced to the idea of calming colors and different stone varieties, as the final outcome makes each morning feel like a day at the spa.” – Joanne, Schumacher Homeowner
The trend that you might really want to think about is the popular idea of mixing materials and textures. The options are truly limitless and stretch from the ceiling to the walls to the floors to the countertops. Combining multiple materials such as tiles, granite, or quartz can make for an inspiring design. One popular material choice right now is Calacatta Marble. It’s creamy, crisp white color and dramatic grey and gold veining provides a multiple textured, high-end look within just one stone. Beyond the look and feel, using a mix of materials can help break up a large space, adding visual interest with an affordable and upscale look, helping your spa bathroom feel both luxurious and quaint all at once. Even just a small addition, such as a backsplash above the vanities, can provide a custom look without adding too much cost.
Lighting can of course play a huge role in creating the spa bath environment that you crave. As with choosing finishing materials of different varieties to break up the space and add a flare of luxury, the same can be said of lighting. Trends today see the use of chandeliers over a freestanding tub along with recessed lighting and wall sconces. Choosing a ceiling design that tucks lights into a cove can provide a feeling of space and weightlessness to the room. For the most simplistic of design features, consider installing dimmer switches in your bath area to help create a relaxing glow for those moments in the evening when you just want to unwind.
Storage is one of those incredibly obvious necessities for an ideal master bathroom, yet it is so often neglected and forgotten until it is too late. Be sure to think ahead of time about storage space. You’ll want to have an idea of where your linens will be located or where your toiletries and medicines will hide away when not in use. The bathroom is often connected to one or two walk-in closets that also need to be considered when designing the space to be sure that you are satisfied with how your belongings fit and how the flow of the room works.
As you can tell, there is a bit more thought than you might have originally assumed that goes into creating the idea spa bath, but the right combination of tubs, showers, colors, materials, lighting, and storage can make for an incredible space within your home. A lot of customization can be done in the bathroom, so you want to be sure that you select a builder that will work with you to create that ideal space for your lifestyle. Schumacher Homes is here to make sure your days start and end in luxury, without breaking the bank.
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