In many homes, the master bathroom simply serves its purpose. Turn yours into a space for resting and relaxation with a remodel that includes these five must-have details.
Bathroom floors are typically made of tile, a chilly material even during the summer months. Looking for your dog on a hot day? Check the rooms with tile.
Adding a radiant-heat system to flooring keeps your feet as well as your entire body warm because the heat has direct contact, instead of falling from above as with conventional systems. Because of this, radiant heat also proves more energy efficient.
Both electric and hydronic radiant-heat systems are available for floors, with the former costing less to install but more to use, making it a better choice for master baths than for larger rooms. Tile suits these systems best, as stone and ceramic conduct and maintain heat best and do not face temperature limitations like other materials, including wood. Concrete floors also suit radiant-heating systems.
No matter which system or material you choose, know that existing floors must be removed as the wires or hot-water tubes gets installed underneath.
Imagine not having to share a sink with your significant other. No more reminders to rinse the bowl after teeth brushing. No more clutter around the sink because each person wants their supplies within reach. Many a relationship has been saved by double sinks in the master bathroom. If you have the room and money in the budget, go for it.
Big, Wall-to-Wall Mirrors
Not everyone has a boutique-style closet with large mirrors. If yours simply holds clothes, not allowing for a proper, well-lighted look, install wall-to-wall mirrors during your master bath remodel. The choice of wall covering also will make the space look much larger than it its.
There are bath people and shower people, with the former convinced that the latter have just never experienced the benefits of a true soaking tub with Jacuzzi jets.
Jacuzzi tubs offer a multitude of benefits. A soak at the end of the day, relaxes the body and mind by relieving physical and emotional stress. A bath before bedtime also can help alleviate insomnia because it lowers your body temperature and helps you fall asleep more easily.
The soothing waters of a Jacuzzi tub also improve overall circulation, massage veins and arteries, and relieve joint pain and muscle strains. Proper placement of a jet in relation to an aching muscle results in a deep-tissue massage.
Dermatologists also recommend this bathroom feature as a way to create a higher level of oxygenation in the skin, which boosts production of collagen and elastin. The warm waters also encourage your body to sweat and detoxify.
Did you know that skylights also have health benefits? Natural light provides a healthy dose of vitamin D, a deficiency of which can have negative effects on your mental and physical health. The light coming through a skylight in the master bath reduces mildew and mold buildup that can cause chronic respiratory problems.
Natural light also improves the appearance of a room as well as its energy efficiency and eco-friendliness. With sun spilling in from above during the day, you can skip turning on artificial lights. Combine moonlight and candlelight at night for an even more relaxing soak in that Jacuzzi tub.
While all of these features are a must-have for the master bath, consider picking and choosing if you are on a limited budget. You may decide that where you live, such as in Arizona, makes skylights more desirable than radiant-heat flooring. Your professional handyman can help you come up with the best possible remodel for your home.