Many homeowners are investing in their bathrooms. Gone are the days when restrooms were just utility spaces. The en-suite bathroom design trend is prevalent, and people are using these spaces as escapes and places to pamper themselves. In that spirit, we’ve identified seven factors that are key to designing your perfect master bath.

1. The Builder You Choose

Selecting a general contractor is essential to realizing your vision. You want a reputable and talented business. That goes without saying. What is perhaps not emphasized enough is the relationship you have with that person. Ideally, you should be working with someone that “gets you” and is not only creative but eager to follow through on your ideas no mater how out there. Of course, you also want someone who can reel you in with professional guidance when needed.

2. If You Need a Permit

Involving a builder early in the process can help in areas such as these. While you sometimes don’t need permits for bathroom renovations, you should know rather than presume. If you belong to a homeowner association, you’ll need to explore that avenue as well.

3. How You Deal with Practical Limitations

The modern en-suite bathroom is large and luxurious, but you may not have the space available for such grand designs. Your master bath may have to be a bit more modest, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice luxury altogether. What it does mean is that you need to pare down your wish list in advance.

4. How It Complements the Bedroom

While there’s often great emphasis on choosing an aesthetic theme, the relationship between the bedroom and the master bath is often overlooked. The bath should generally be an extension of the bedroom, and if you want to go in an entirely different direction, then it may be time for a redesign in there as well.

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5. Whether the Room Will Feature a Bath

The bath in an en-suite bathroom can take up a lot of space as well as drive your costs up. That’s fine if you’ll use your bath a lot but wasteful if you won’t. On the other hand, if you’re thinking of axing the bath because of space constraints, know that custom baths can accommodate nearly any area.

6. How Well You Create Visual Space

Even in large baths, maximizing visual space is integral to long-term enjoyment of the room. With every decision you make, there should be a focus on maximizing visual space and always appreciating when and why you’re sacrificing it.

7. Which Luxuries You’ll Feature

Decide early on which luxuries are important to you and how you’ll accommodate them. It’s fine if you want an entertainment center in your bathroom—you wouldn’t be the first—but that luxury will have a ripple effect in terms of your lighting, windows, sitting areas and other choices.

Designing your dream master bathroom is a process that takes time and requires that you make some careful considerations. Having the right general contractor by your side helps to make the process so much easier. Alair Homes Scarborough is always here to help. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation and discuss your project.