Tips: Design Elements for the Perfect Master Bathroom

Master bathrooms are getting bigger, and for good reason. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that sometimes you need a place to get the hell away from everyone. Bathrooms have long fulfilled this need for a calm retreat. But many of them have also evolved to serve multiple functions.

One of our favorite trends is adding a neighboring workout room or yoga studio. Whether you park a Peloton inside, set up some weights or roll out the yoga mat, it’s the perfect way to get in some exercise before jumping into the shower. That access to cleanliness also pairs nicely with saunas and steam showers. And since you’re going to be spending so much time in here, you might as well toss in a TV or in-ceiling sound system.

Other trends we’re enjoying include eliminating glass enclosures for showers. It sounds weird, but when done right, you’ll barely miss it. We love to pair this with linear drains, which are great for large shower spaces and just plain look cool.

Here are a few other tips to consider when designing your master bath:

  • If two people use a bathroom, make sure there’s enough space to maneuver around and get dressed.
  • Bathrooms should be clean and bright. That means ventilation and lots of light, particularly natural light. Skylights work wonders in bathrooms that lack wall space for windows.
  • Go neutral in colors and patterns. Let your master bath be a place of calm.
  • If you feel the need to do something bold let your freak flag fly in the powder room or guest bathroom.
  • Having a separate toilet room – with a sink – is a must-have in a bathroom shared by two or more people.
  • Consider giving the master bathroom one of the best views from the house. It just ups the spa retreat vibe.
  • Make sure you have plenty of storage. Consider your needs and plan accordingly.
  • Furniture-style vanities are popular, but make sure the construction quality is top-notch.