I love redesigning master suites.
So when a client asked me to design a new personal paradise for her home, I jumped at the opportunity to introduce a fresh layout with updated style and functionality for her second-floor escape.
With two middle school-aged boys, a booming landscape business and too many items on their to-do lists, this couple hopes to focus on relaxation to create a true retreat.
Architect/artist Kathryn Korytowska and I measured the master-suite space last week. Kathryn’s architectural background provides great insights for this type of project. It’s amazing how quickly she can sketch or draw an elevation. A major overhaul like this requires a good team and dozens upon dozens of decisions along the way.
To start off, I can’t wait to tear down the homeowners’ huge tiled bathtub that sits in the corner — it takes up so much space! We’ll be replacing it with a stylish stand-alone tub.
One area that is often overlooked in a master-suite design is creating a sit-down place for grooming and for applying make-up, drying hair, etc. The lady of the house needs a special area for this, instead of leaning awkwardly over the bathroom counter.
Today’s bathrooms and bedrooms are personal sanctuaries, a haven to unwind and relax. In my own master bath, I like to feel like a princess and I’m all about pampering. I love my bath oils and salts, and the smell of my favorite candle – it’s so relaxing. Upon entering a master suite, one should feel like they’re in a luxurious space.
This couple wants the project completed by March or April, just as their busy season begins! They’ll most definitely need a spa-like master bath after a long day working in the landscaping business — and I’ll have lots of wonderful designs and treats for them to enjoy!
We’ll post another blog here with the “afters.” Stay tuned.