The master bathroom can be an oasis to many people. Not only does it serve a practical purpose, but it’s also where people unwind after a long day. Having a relaxing, beautiful bathroom can not only make your life better but also increase your home’s value. Nothing ruins a stunning custom home like a bad bathroom design, though. Here are some design choices you should think about when creating your custom home master bathroom.
Don’t Put Toilet in Direct View
Master bathrooms are typically ensuites, meaning they’re directly connected to the master bedroom. The last thing you want to see as you’re falling asleep or trying to have some alone time with your significant other is the toilet. It’s a simple thing, but make sure you don’t put the toilet directly across from the bathroom door; that way, it won’t be directly in view.
Don’t Put Hanging Lighting Above Tub
Are you thinking of putting a beautiful, big bathtub in your master bathroom? They’re perfect for relaxing after a long day, but you don’t have to consider the lighting. While a lot of images online show stunning chandeliers or hanging lights above them, that’s actually against code. Almost every location has rules around hanging lights above a tub, so don’t expect to replicate that look.
Don’t Use Difficult Materials
Bathroom builds, and renovations can be long and expensive, which is why it’s always smart to choose materials that will last for a long time. For example, hardwood may be beautiful, but it can buckle and warp when it’s around too much moisture, so it might not be a good choice for a bathroom. Marble is a stunning material, but it’s also porous and prone to staining, so it isn’t the best choice for a shower, especially if you use color shampoos or dye your hair. Pick materials that are easy to care for, trust us!
Don’t Crowd the Space
Everyone dreams of a big bathroom, but not every home can accommodate that. It’s much better to design with the space you have than to cram in a bunch of features you don’t really have space for. You may really want double sinks, but if you only have space for one, don’t force a second one in.
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