The master suite is your domain. It’s a place where you should feel comfortable, not cramped. It’s also a place that often gets overlooked when homeowners are planning a San Diego home remodel. Think of the master bedroom as your refuge and home base for sleeping, relaxing and transitioning for different parts of your day. Attention to closet space and adjoining bath area can improve convenience and privacy. Add in some necessities and creature comforts to make your master suite more comfortable and user-friendly.
One of the most popular additions to the master bedroom remodel is the closet. If you share the room with someone else, you might consider two separate closets. Walk-ins are a popular feature, and typically need about seven feet of width to allow for a comfortable walking aisle between two rows of hanging space. It can be as deep as space allows, offering a full-length mirror or dressing space at the end. An alternative is the reach-in closet. Reach-ins can run anywhere from five feet long and up, with a standard depth of about two feet, leaving some leeway for hanging clothes to clear both the back wall and the closet doors. When you do a master makeover as part of your home remodeling project, custom shelves and closet organization systems can help you make the most of your space. A large closet space with custom shelving offers an alternative to dressers and wardrobes within the bedroom itself. This creates more living space and a more spacious feeling.
Add privacy, convenience and a little luxury to your master bedroom. Build in a walk-in closet on the adjoining wall closest to the kids’ room as a sound buffer. Soundproofing the bedroom is another option, especially if you have noise issues or close quarters. Ceiling fans improve comfort, air circulation and lighting. For added privacy from your neighbors, raise the windows up about five feet from the floor. You can add bench seating below the window to create more storage space and a place to relax with your ebook or watch TV without losing your view of the great outdoors.
For an adjoining master bath, consider putting in a vanity room or separate sink area to minimize moisture and odor creep into the bedroom. Twin bath areas allow two people to get ready for the day without interrupting each other’s routines. For added privacy and dual functionality, consider two sinks with mirrors, separate bathtubs or showers, and a partitioned toilet area. If you’re in love with the idea of a large whirlpool bath, put it in a separate enclosure to minimize moisture filtering into other areas.
Take advantage of a beautiful view by adding a balcony or a patio to your master suite. This also adds square footage to your living space and creates another place for quiet time and relaxation. Natural light that filters in is a bonus.
If you’re concerned about more than simply enjoying the benefits of privacy and convenience, you’ll take comfort in the fact that a master suite addition has a positive impact on home value. According to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, a San Diego master suite home addition done this year has a 93 percent rate of recoup on your investment by improving your home’s resale value. This figure is up from an 80 percent return on investment (ROI) in home resale value in 2013, based on a 24-foot-by-10-foot home addition that includes a master bedroom, bath and walk-in closet with a dressing area.
There are many ways to create the master bedroom suite of your dreams, whether you build a home addition or rearrange your existing space to increase its size. To learn more about master bedroom options for remodeling in San Diego, contact Lars Remodeling today.