Master Bath Design
If the kitchen is the “heart of the home” then the master bathroom is its best kept secret. Those lucky enough to not have to share a bath with the rest of the family know exactly what I mean. Any bathroom private to the master bedroom is a welcome addition to your home. Today we’ll talk about how to maximize the function and look of your master bath.
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Now is a great time to start planning a master bathroom reno. The key word here is “plan”. The more time you have to think through your space and how you want to be able to use it, the more you can control the outcome of the project. Like any interior design project, you should consider what you want it to look like, what works with your home, how the room will function, and what it will cost. Any one of these alone being out of line can bring the project to a halt. So planning, pricing, reviewing, and revising while you’re not racing the clock to begin is the best of all worlds.
4 steps to planning a master bath renovation
- Define the Function
Make a wish list for the space. Put anything and everything you can think of on this list knowing that the project itself will whittle this list down. Questions you can ask yourself can include:
Do I want a large shower? What kind of bells and whistles do I want in the shower?
Do I need a tub? If I take the tub out – what will be in its place?
Do I want separate sinks, storage, mirrors for each spouse?
Do I want a private water closet? Or does only 1 person use the space at a time?
2. Define the Look
Take some time to search online for photos of recent bathroom remodels. Try using different search terms, some specific, and some general and note what style, and look are catching your eye consistently. Think about longevity and making choices that will not date stamp your renovation as most elements in a bathroom remodel are not easy to change. Don’t forget to consider ease of maintenance.
3. Connect it to your home
Once you define the style you want to have, take a walk through your home from top to bottom. Look for elements that you do not plan to change and at the architecture of your home. What is the overall style? Is your new look compatible with the overall feel of your home? Or are you willing to commit to eventually making changes throughout to unify the flow of your home?
4. Define the Budget
Master bathroom projects have a lot of moving parts. If you forgo a general contractor and oversee the project yourself, you need to be prepared to deal with coordinating multiple tradesmen. While it can save you money in the long run, during the project you’ll need to be prepared to obtain estimates, manage the scheduling and timing of each phase of the project and oversee the implementation. The first step is to obtain a quote for your project from each tradesman and also to select and price your cabinetry, tile, plumbing, and lighting, For more info on who you need for a bath reno, download our “timelines for renovations project” link in this earlier blog post on bathroom renos.
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