Most Requested Master Suite Bedroom Remodeling Upgrades

Upgrades for A Master Suite Bedroom Remodel

Today one of the most requested remodeling projects for many homeowners is an upgrade to the master suite bedroom. While remodeling the master can be a big-ticket project, for homeowners seeking more enjoyment from their space it's an investment in their comfort and if done properly can add serious value to your home.

Options for upgrading your master suite are practically limitless. From making major upgrades in the bathroom to opening up a wall to an adjacent bedroom to create your dream walk-in dressing room, you're only limited by your creative vision and your budget. For homeowners seeking the maximum space and flexibility creating a master suite bedroom addition can provide you with the space and blank canvas to design the master suite of your dreams.

The key to a successful remodeling project lies in the planning. When it comes to a master suite bedroom you need to take both form and function into account. Any space you design will not only need to look stunning, you'll need functionality like plenty of storage, sufficient closets space, and plenty of room in the bathroom for two adults to prepare for work comfortably in the morning. You'll also want plenty of privacy and luxurious amenities to transform this personal space into your own private oasis for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.

Here are some of the most requested upgrades and current trends in master suite remodeling today.

Start With A Plan

Defining your needs and wants and creating a plan for your master upgrade is the first step. When developing a plan, consider not only your needs and wants, but the space you have available. For example, can you take out a wall to combine your current master with the bedroom next door to add square footage? Does it make more sense to build an addition or do a bump-out to gain additional space? Or will you be reworking your existing space and upgrading the bathroom and closets?

In any scenario, also consider the important element of privacy, after all this is your private escape from the kids and the stresses of the day. As well as incorporating any views you might have available for example, is there a view of mountains or the ocean that you can take advantage of by adding a balcony, or extra large windows? All of these elements should be taken into consideration during the planning phase of your project.

Consider whether you prefer your walk-in closet to connect to the bathroom or to the bedroom. Ask your designer how to evaluate the best option for you.

Current Master Suite Bedroom Remodeling Trends

Today homeowners are seeking luxury amenities that not only are aesthetically pleasing but increase enjoyment of the space as well as functionality. For example two of the biggest trends are:

Creating a Spa-Like Master Bath

Nothing can transform your master suite like a fabulous high-end bathroom. Luxury items and amenities like radiant floor heating, steam showers, and free standing deep soaking tubs are some of the most common requests we see here at Degnan. These are the amenities that can take your bathroom to the next level!

This walk-in shower boasts a zero-threshold entry for aging-in-place and ADA accessibility. It has a rain shower head with hand shower and body sprays.

Masterful, Functional Closet Space

In almost all modern homes, a walk-in closet is a must-have. Small cramped closets are not only impractical, there a big turn off for potential buyers. Homeowners today are requesting elegant large walk-in closet space incorporating dressing tables, seating, even kitchenettes or fireplaces if the space is available. Nothing is quite as luxurious as a dressing room/closet in the master suite.

Often Requested Upgrades For A Luxury Master Suite Bedroom

Homeowners are also requesting other luxury upgrades for the master suite that are both practical and aesthetically beautiful. Here are some of the most popular requests from our clients:

Large Multi-head Showers

Nothing is quite as relaxing as taking a shower in a large space complete with multiple body sprays and a relaxing overhead rain shower fixture. A 4-foot by 6-foot enclosure is ideal for two to share comfortably. Other add-ons include steam shower fixtures and a bench to create the perfect space to relax and soothe aching muscles after a long day.

Deep Stand Alone Soaking Tubs

Along with larger showers, we get a lot of requests for deep jetted soaking tubs. There's no place better to relax after a hard day at work with your favorite glass of wine and a good book than a deep jetted soaking tub!

Outdoor Space

The master bathroom of this custom home leads to a privacy-fenced patio, with a hot tub (unseen) beyond. Click photo for full project info.

This is another favorite of homeowners. Whether it's a secluded private garden patio off of the first floor master suite, or a private balcony to catch a romantic sunset with your significant other, more homeowners are opting to add an outdoor element to the master.

Sitting Area with a Fireplace

It gets cold in Madison, Wisconsin in the winter and nothing is as cozy or more romantic than sitting in front of the fire sipping champagne with your spouse. It's the perfect place to read, meditate or relax and we're seeing more homeowners opt for a connected private den, or sitting area complete with a gas or even wood burning fireplace in the master suite.

High-End Finishes and Design Elements

Not exactly an amenity, but many homeowners are opting for high-end architectural finishes like tray ceilings, recessed ambient lighting, custom woodwork like built-in shelving, handcrafted molding or wainscoting to enhance their design. Another area that's experiencing a lot of interest is high-end dramatic lighting, like an art glass chandelier over the bed or custom lighting design complete with a remote control.

Your master bedroom is your own personal getaway from the stresses of the day. Today, homeowner are adding creative and functional touches and design elements to create their ideal space. These are just a few of the most popular upgrade options for homeowners. If you're seeking to personalize your master suite bedroom, speak with your designer or design-build-remodeling contractor about the many choices available to you today.

This article was updated by Abe Degnan on 1/3/2019.

If you're considering remodeling your home for a master suite, or planning a master suite addition give the Degnan Design-Build-Remodel team a call at (608) 846-5963 or click here to view our calendar and schedule an appointment. We've created beautiful, luxurious master suites for many of our clients and we can do the same for you! Let us show you the possibilities for creating your dream master suite bedroom incorporating the latest design styles, materials and technology available in the industry today.