Your master bathroom shouldn’t just be a place where you shower before work; it should be your very own private oasis of relaxation and tranquility.
In previous years, having a large master bath was considered a luxury. Today, modern design can turn your master bathroom into your own spa-like sanctuary. Whether you’re a prospective home buyer, planning a remodel, or designing the layout of your new home, we put together a list of the five must-have features for your dream bathroom.
1. Double Vanity Sink
If you’ve ever had to share a bathroom with someone else, you know how frustrating it can be to only have one sink to work with. More and more homeowners are opting for a double vanity sink in their master bathrooms. Not only are you saving time by having two sinks instead of one, but you’re also adding a lot more storage and counter space for bottles, towels, and other various toiletries.
No matter how much you love your spouse, sharing a small amount of sink and storage space can be difficult. No more fighting over counter space or sink time – everyone wins with a double vanity sink.
2. Built-In Linen Closet
A linen closet in the master bathroom is known to be an essential feature for today’s prospective home buyers. It’s the perfect place to stash bulky towels, lotions, shampoos, or any other bathroom items that are known to take up a lot of space in cabinets or drawers.
Organization is key with a linen closet. This is a space that will more than likely have items coming and going regularly. If you have tightly fitting organizers with little room for flexibility, you will always struggle to keep this space tidy.
3. Shower Stall & Tub
Having a shower stall and space for a tub can be useful for many homeowners. It’s nice to have options; sometimes you want a quick shower, other times you may want a luxurious bath.
It can be tempting to want to rip out all tubs and install trendy walk-in showers, but most realtors would advise against this. In terms of resale value, houses sell better with a combination shower/tub. So if you’re going to sell your home, pulling the tubs might isolate expectant couples and families with small children.
4. Ceramic Tile Walls
Ceramic wall tile is much easier to keep clean than paint, wallpaper, or other materials. Because ceramic tile is moisture resistant, it’s ideal for humid environments such as bathrooms and kitchens. You also won’t have to worry about the growth of mold, bacteria, or fungi developing on your walls.
Ceramic tile’s variety and durability offer many benefits, making it a very popular choice for bathroom finishes. There are endless style and design options – the selection of shapes, colors, and textures are never-ending. Ceramic tiled homes tend to have a higher resale value, as well as a greater general home value when appraised.
5. Private Toilet Compartment
Having a “toilet room” may sound silly, but in terms of functionality purposes, it’s nice to have space where you can keep all the intimate business you do in the bathroom privately. A toilet room is an excellent barrier for any smells, sounds, or sights you might be exposed to otherwise.
Adding a separate toilet room increases personal privacy and makes sharing a bathroom with family members easier. It’s also known to be more hygienic: Studies have shown that flushing the toilet sends microbes into the air, and you don’t want your toothbrushes in the line of fire.