Why do bathrooms–even master bathrooms–always feel so Spartan? Porcelain, metal, and industrial echoes are not the way to make a house a home.
A master bathroom remodel is a perfect time to take a minute and plan what you’d like to be around when you’re in there. How would you prefer to feel about the space?
Below, we’ll briefly discuss three of our favorite master bathroom remodeling ideas to make this oft-neglected room feel as cozy as the rest of the house.
Master Bathroom Remodeling Idea #1: Earthiness
Perhaps the most dominating characteristic of the average American bathroom is the fact that when you walk in, it feels like you’ve entered a chemist’s cleanroom. Shouldn’t there be hazmat suits hanging on the towel racks?
But you’ve actually walked into what may be the most important room in your home. Why not be greeted with a little warmth and brush of natural color? Wood is used as a bathroom building material so rarely, but it’s so beautiful when it finds its way in.
Consider this master bathroom remodeling idea; look especially at the first picture. Like a tree, the wood makes up the bottom of the counters and as the eyes travel up, they see lush green almost sprouting out of the wood.
Master Bathroom Remodeling Idea #2: Spaciousness
In addition to being full of harsh lines and sharp corners, bathrooms frequently also feel so cramped.
In the picture linked above, notice how the counters, in addition to being wood, are longer than they are tall. This trick achieves a cozy sort of “stretching out” feeling. The room couldn’t possibly be too small and crowded; look how comfortably everything fits inside.
There are so many ways to make a room–any room–feel more spacious. Oftentimes, these tricks are even more effective in a smaller room like a bathroom, especially since most of us are so accustomed to stressful bathroom feng shui.
Master Bathroom Remodeling Idea #3: Color
On one hand, hard floors and metallic surfaces can be justified. Bathroom spills are the worst and hard surfaces absorb less. Understandably, most of us will take whatever we can get to make cleaning a bathroom spill easier.
But why all the off-white? If nothing else, color makes a bathroom feel cleaner by hiding grime and stains from the casual glance. We all know not to wear white when we eat at Italian restaurants; why do we dress our bathrooms in such pale, transparent tones?
Of course, white and off-white can be used beautifully and are perfectly valid color choices if you prefer them–but if you don’t, feel free to explore the alternatives.
Recap of Master Bathroom Remodeling Ideas
A master bathroom remodel is a great opportunity to make one of the least hospitable rooms in your house feel positively happy. Of course there are practically infinite master bathroom remodeling ideas for all kinds of effects but earthy tones, an enhanced sense of spaciousness, and a good use of color are three solid places to start.
Whatever your master bathroom remodeling ideas and needs, Fitzpatrick can certainly help. Drop us a line today to discuss and get a free estimate!