Building a Master Bathroom 101

Written by Posted On Monday, 29 May 2017 07:57

Think about toilet placement

Some people prefer their toilet to be behind another separate door for privacy issues. But if yours is open make sure that it’s not the focal point of the room. The simple way to do this is to make sure it’s not in front of the door, in other words, so it’s not the first thing you see when you walk in.

Double sinks are key

Not every couple uses their bathroom to get ready at the same time. Double sinks might not seem like a necessity to you but if you have space put them in. They’re incredibly useful and buyers really look for them when purchasing a home.

Consider storage for everything

Make a list of everything in your bathroom and create a storage space for it. Everything, like towels, cosmetics, medicine, and toilet paper, needs a space. Also consider placement, as you want certain items like toilet paper closer to the toilet and towels closer to the shower. 

Ventilation prevents mold and moisture

Bathrooms create and collect moisture. Make sure you put in proper ventilation in the form of an exhaust fan. This will prevent your new beautiful bathroom from getting mold.

To tub or not to tub

Home builders are always split over the tub debate. Some people never use them while others feel they’re necessary. Just make sure your home has at least one bathtub. It doesn’t have to be in the master bathroom though.

Showers should be functional for everything

Showers are probably the biggest feature in an en suite. Make sure yours is as practical as possible. A bench is perfect for sitting and shaving. Nooks are necessary for storing shampoo and soap. Towel hooks and rods should be within easy reach for when you exit.

Spacing should be considered

Home builders know there are certain spacing and dimensions that bathroom should have. Some of it is for codes but most times its convenience. The general rule is to allow two feet of space between fixtures like showers, toilets, and sinks to allow for movement.

Closet placement

Most master bedrooms these days have walk-in closets. The placement of these is another big debate. Each placement has its advantages and disadvantages. Do you want to walk through the bathroom to get to the closet? Or walk through the closet to get to the bathroom? Should they be completely separate? Look at your daily routine to see which would be best for you.

Bonus Tips:

  • Lighting is important so think it through
  • Make sure you have enough electrical outlets but also that they are within code
  • The vanity height should be comfortable
  • A timeless style means you won't have to renovate
  • Flooring should be non-slip
  • Think about smells, noises, and moisture

Contact a Toronto Custom Home Builder today to begin building your dream en suite.

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