Planning to build a completely new master bathroom addition? We’ve got you covered.
In this complete guide, we’ll talk about the key features that master bathrooms have and what your options are when getting this major investment.
Without further ado, let’s begin!
The bathroom vanities are at the top of the list for several reasons.
When it comes to vanity, you can get a double vanity (ideal for a master bathroom), or a simple vanity that’s more suited for powder rooms of half baths that need to be more personalized and custom.
As for materials, you’ll either want custom cabinets made of a plywood core and MDF faces, or full hardwood. Wood will be easier to stain, but MDF is easier to paint.
We’ll include the top in here as well, as it’s part of the vanity. Solid surface countertops are always the best options. In our opinion, quartz will fit most needs, preferences, and budgets.
For door styles, there are a couple of options that’ll remain timeless and stylish.
Square Inset Door
The square inset has a frame of wood on all sides that’s elevated from the rest of the door. The square inset can also be raised, which gives even more depth to the door, or has other intricate designs, like an arch, a double arch, or decorative panels.
The slab door is what you’ll see in most modern bathrooms. These are the vanities with no intricate design. Slab doors work great for cabinets built with no frame, where the doors are attached directly to the cabinet box.
The cost of bathroom vanities ranges between $500 – $3,800. The installation costs around $200-$1000 per unit.
Shower Or Tub
Potential buyers love homes that have at least one soaking tub in the home, and one walk-in shower in their master bathroom. And for good reasons.
Walk-in showers are highly efficient, and bathtubs are comfortable, especially if you have kids.
Glass walk-in showers are all the rave these days, with homeowners spending as much as $10k for a large shower with tile surround and upscale shower heads, and efficient plumbing fixtures.
Freestanding tubs are all about luxury and comfort. You’ll want one of these to create a focal point in your new bathroom and complement its entire look.
The bathroom floor is another key feature that needs to be fully optimized for your comfort and efficiency. Most homes have wood flooring, but in a space as damp as a bath, wood might not be the best choice out there.
Your bathroom will see a lot of humidity, even with vents and windows open. As a result, you might see a lot of molds and even rot on your wood floors.
Tile is easy to clean and will last for a very long time, but there’s one more flooring material worth your time and money.
Light is super important in any space, especially in a bathroom. Sconces, vanity lights, pendant lights, recessed lights, and a lot more options are at your disposal to create a beautiful space that always puts you in the spotlight.
When selecting lighting fixtures for your bathroom, it is important to consider the size of the space and the type of look that you are trying to achieve.
Other Things You Can Get
While the above are the must-haves and the key elements that we were talking about, there’s a lot more you can get for your master bath addition.
A towel heater is a device that is designed to provide additional warmth and comfort in a bathroom setting. It works by heating up the air around it, which then warms up the towels that are hung on it. A towel heater can be an effective way to make the bathroom more comfortable after taking a shower or spending time in the bath.
Bathroom vents are a crucial component of any bathroom as they provide effective ventilation and air circulation, helping to remove moist air and prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Bathroom vents also help reduce the amount of condensation that can accumulate around sinks, showers, and other surfaces in bathrooms. For optimal performance, it is important for the ventilation system to be properly sealed and for the bathroom vents to be sized correctly.
Mirrors are part of a bathroom’s décor, but they also serve an important function. Bathroom mirrors provide a reflection that can help you with your daily grooming routine and make sure you look your best before heading out the door. Additionally, mirrors can help open up and brighten the space, making it look more inviting.
Storage is a must-have in any bathroom, so make sure you have enough of it! Cabinets are great for storing toiletries, towels, and other items that might otherwise clutter up the room. Floating shelves can also help keep things organized and can look great as part of your décor. If you have the space, a linen closet is also a great addition for extra storage.
Closets are usually in the master bedroom, but you can actually have yours in the main bath! Depending on the master bathroom design or the bathroom layout, there might be some room to create such a space. All you need is some custom cabinetry, a sliding door, and clothes!
So, these are the few key features that you want to have for your new master bathroom addition.
If you’re doing a minor or major remodel, you’ll want to look into all these and make sure you’re getting the best value for your money.
Working with a professional is sure to help you achieve that.