Design a Master Bath for the Ages
Design a Master Bath for the Ages

What’s the number one must-have people want in a master bath makeover these days? More space – a larger shower, double sinks, more room to move.

Redoing a bathroom is not for amateurs. Aside from the challenges of moving or adding plumbing fixtures, if you want to enlarge the room you have to take space from someplace else. Can you steal a few feet from a walk-in closet or a hallway? Bump out a wall into an adjacent room? An experienced design/build team can show you possibilities (and pitfalls) you may not be aware of. 

A firm foundation

Start from the bottom up. Tile floors are a common choice, but what about radiant (under-floor) heating to warm the room from the floor up.  To visually expand and unify the room, particularly with walk-in showers, you can transition tile flooring into the shower basin.

Larger showers are trendy, but are you willing to sacrifice a tub? Or will the master be large enough to feature a soaker tub?  Maybe a steam shower is more practical.

Cabinetry can offer furniture-like features with a lot of function.  Vertical slide-outs for bottles and jars, built-in holders with hidden plugs for hair appliances, open storage for towels can get clutter off the counters and floors.

The future is now.

Consider the following while redesigning or remodeling your home.  According to AARP’s 2021 United States of Aging Survey, 78% of Americans plan on “aging in place”, that is, in their home.  Universal design principles allow for beautiful spaces now and, looking toward to the future, safety and accessibility for when you may not be as agile or strong.

For a major master bath remodel, consider the following carefully:

  • Incorporating a walk-in or curb-less shower stall
  • Making sure there are no sharp edges or tight squeezes
  • Installing wider doorways
  • Touch-free plumbing fixtures
  • Towel bars that are sturdy enough to serve as grab bars
  • Include seating in the shower
  • Nonslip flooring to prevent falls
  • Door and cabinet handles that are easy to grip or push 
  • A hand-held shower head that can easily slide down or up for access when standing or sitting.

Whether you’re remodeling a master bath for your comfort now and for decades to come, or thinking of resale value, the right details can make all the difference. Well-designed fixtures will complement your home’s style and offer the functionality and beauty you need.

The 3W design, inc. team has plenty of experience planning and building master bathroom makeovers, so please feel free to give us a call!