While some people may think of a bathroom as one of the more practical spaces in a home, those building their dream homes tend to think of a master bathroom as a sanctuary dedicated to personal health and relaxation.
As you talk to your building contractor about some of the features that you'll want to include in your design, here are 6 must-haves to take into consideration for your luxurious master bathroom:
While master bathrooms in the past typically featured tubs that were tucked away in the corner, today's most stylish bathrooms are making a freestanding soaking tub the focal point of the room. Although some would argue that freestanding tubs aren't always practical, having a large soaker tub is the epitome of bathroom luxury.
2. Steam Shower
Your shower has the potential to offer just as much comfort as your luxury bathtub, assuming that you have a steam shower. Steam showers can provide some incredible healing powers for aching muscles and sore joints, making this a must-have feature for the aging homeowner.
3. Heated Floors
When you're living in Central Florida, you probably don't really need heated bathroom floors. However, for that month or two when the temperatures are brisk, having heated floors in your bathroom will be a much welcomed luxury. It's also sure to be a memorable feature for prospective buyers in the event that you sell your house one day.
4. Premium Quality Tile
The tile that you choose for your bathroom will help to set the tone for the space. Be sure to talk to your building contractor about tile options that will best suit your design. For example, if you would prefer to have a more open shower design or are installing heated floors, you'll want to choose a tile that best works with these features.
5. Entertainment Systems
If you're investing in a luxury master bathroom, you're going to want to spend some time in there. One trend that we're seeing is entertainment systems making their way into the bathroom. It's not uncommon to see a flat screen TV in the bathroom so that homeowners can be entertained while soaking in a relaxing bath. Even small refrigeration units are being installed in bathrooms so that chilled beverages can easily be kept at hand.
6. Environmentally Friendly Functionality
Many of our custom home clients want to incorporate environmentally friendly design into their homes, and this does not stop with the bathroom. Features such as smart shower heads that use less water, hands-free faucets, and dual-flush toilets are becoming standards in today's luxury master bathrooms.
Hopefully, this list has offered you some inspiration as you begin talking to your building contractor about your perfect master bathroom.
To hear more luxury master bathroom trends, please contact us at Empire Custom Builders. We have 3 decades of experience in helping our clients' dream homes become a reality.