Planning A Luxurious Master Bathroom

Written by bprescottJanuary 29, 2012
A luxurious bathroom

Retreating to luxury: The master bathroom

A master bathroom is a welcome respite for weary and time-challenged workers, empty nesters, and parents in need of pampering. It’s a retreat where you can soak and steam or just sneak away to an in-house oasis that’s off limits to everyone else. As a companion to the master bedroom, the bath creates a private suite for relaxing, sleeping, dressing, and bathing. This is the room to indulge yourself with high-style fixtures, a whirlpool tub, or sauna and steam jets, and- with space permitting- a dressing area and fitness gear (if you’re so inclined).

When a master bathroom is for a couple, it’s a luxury version of a shared bathroom. For an individual, it’s a private space with amenities that make it a comfortable sanctuary. Your lifestyle, your budget, and the amount of space you have to work with will determine how luxurious your bathroom can be.

Some of the most popular features in today’s master bathrooms include these amenities:

  • Universal design features
  • Toilet in a semiprivate compartment
  •  Double vanities with sinks and a mirror
  • Sauna or steam shower or a walk-in shower with double shower heads installed at levels for each user
  • Soaking or whirlpool tub
  • Radiant floor heating 
  • Adjacent bedroom and dressing areas that include walk-in closets and full-length mirrors
  • Laundry centers
  • Storage for linens and personal items
  • Clothes hooks
  • Chair or bench
  • Towel warmer
  • Telephone
  • Television

 

From ‘Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies’
Copyright © 2003 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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