Goodbye Master Bedroom – Hello Master Suite {awesome|amazing|Great|Special}

Gone are the days of the simple master bedroom, with a small closet and perhaps a utilitarian ensuite. Enter the days of the master suite – a sanctuary and oasis – a refreshing place where you can relax at the end of a hard day. According to recent reports, the master suite should be second only to the kitchen in terms of luxury. Almost every new build today includes a master suite, so when considering your renovation, this should be the standard to aspire to in order to maximize your resale value.

What is a master suite?

For homes built in the 1970s or before, the master bedroom was more of an afterthought. After all, it’s just for sleeping in, right? No more. Today, master suites can include everything you might find in a typical living room – and more. A fireplace? Check. Relaxing lounge area? Check. Television? Check. And by its very definition, a master suite requires both a walk-in closet and an ensuite – the more decadent the better.

So what type of master closet are buyers expecting these days?

For nearly every home today, buyers are expecting a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. The average size of a master closet is around 50 square feet, but depending on your home’s price point, your master closet could range from 20 to more than 80 square feet.

For homes at a lower price point (this is a relative price point depending on your location), your master closet should be large enough to accommodate at least one row of shelves and hangers. Although wire shelving is functional, it is always a good idea to upgrade to solid shelving.

At a middle price point, you should consider a closet that is large enough for two people to enter. The closet should be made of solid surface materials such as wood or melamine, and incorporate enough shelving and hangers to accommodate his and hers sections. At this price point, you should consider some extras that will add a special touch. This could include drawers of different sizes, shoe racks, tie racks and more. Also keep in mind that buyers are looking for that oasis and luxury feel. There are many ways to convey this feeling, including using trendy wood grains and high end pulls and accessories.

At a higher price point, the sky is the limit when it comes to master closets. Consider a room that is large enough to accommodate a centre dressing table and full length mirror. Luxurious dark wood grains, furniture style cabinetry and granite tops are very popular and will add a high end feel. Also consider adding some unique accessories and decorative items, such as lamps. Buyers will remember these special touches.

My bedroom is too small to accommodate a master suite:

If you are lucky enough to have a large master bedroom, a good designer can provide you with strategies to incorporate an ensuite and walk-in closet. Don’t worry if you can’t visualize your new space – that’s what closet organizers and designers are for. However, you may be thinking that your master bedroom is too small to create the space needed for an ensuite, let alone a walk-in closet. Don’t worry, you may still have options. Do you have a guest room or a den adjacent to your master bedroom? If so, likely your existing closets are built back to back. This makes it relatively easy to convert and gives the opportunity to sacrifice some or all of the bedroom space to create your new master suite.

So no matter what your price point, you should consider including a master closet upgrade into your overall renovation plans. It’s not only what buyers are expecting, but it will be an addition that will make you more organized and relaxed right now. And that’s a great reason too.

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Source by Chris Isfeld