Get all the info you'll need on master bathrooms, and create an elegant and efficient bathing space in your home.
By: Sean McEvoy
Master bathrooms are often an extension of a home's master bedroom; they're typically located within or adjacent to the master bedroom. For this reason, some design decisions about your master bathroom may be simplified. For example, you may want to mirror or at least emulate the master bedroom's design.
Your first task when considering a master bathroom is to determine how, and by whom, it'll be used. Most commonly, two people will use a master bathroom. This means you'll need to design the bathroom both for co-use—which is to say, both people using it at the same time—and for co-storage, meaning the accessories, linens and other bathroom implements of both folks individuals will need adequate (and likely separate) storage space.
One approach that's popular in master bathrooms is a long countertop featuring a double sink. This will allow for both people to use the sinks at the same time, and it should also afford plenty of space for accessories to be placed on the countertop during grooming activities.
Many master bathrooms add elegance to efficiency, with features like a claw-foot or whirlpool tub used as a centerpiece of the bathroom. Other elegant but useful features can include high-end flooring options, bench seating with built-in storage for linens, or a separate, private toilet area.
In terms of design style, the master bathroom often follows the lead of the master bedroom, but this isn't a requirement—especially if the bathroom isn't located adjacent to or within the bedroom.
Get all the info you'll need on bathroom vanities, and get ready to install an attractive and efficient vanity in your bath space.
Bathroom Vanity Colors and Finishes
Get all the info you'll need on bathroom vanity colors and finishes, and get ready to install an attractive and efficient vanity in your bath space.
Bathroom Vanity Accessories
Get all the information you'll need on bathroom vanity accessories, and get ready to install an attractive and efficient vanity in your bath space.
Choosing a Bathroom Vanity
Get tips on how to choose the right vanity for storage and style.
Bathroom Vanity Styles
Get all the info you'll need on bathroom vanity styles, and get ready to install an attractive and efficient vanity in your bath space.
Get tips for designing a just-the-basics bath for guests or secondary use.
Outfit the space with right-sized features that will function as they grow.
Spa-Inspired Master Bathroom
Get tips for transforming your bath into a peaceful retreat
Get all the information you'll need on bathroom cabinets, and get ready to install attractive and efficient storage in your bath space.
Types of Bathrooms
Explore the different types of bathrooms, and begin your bathroom redesign or installation with all the info you'll need.