5 Features that Make A Master Suite Beautiful and Functional

Your master suite should feel like your very own oasis. 

Typically consisting of a bedroom, bathroom and closet, the master suite is where you begin and end your day. That means it needs to be versatile: In the morning it should set you up for success to conquer the day, and once the day is over, offer opportunities to escape and relax.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite master bedroom features to help you design a beautiful and functional space. 

Structural Design - A Functional Layout 

A beautiful and functional master suite is heavily dependent upon the structural design. Everyone has different desires when it comes to designing the perfect space, so think about where your closet should be placed, how big your room needs to be to fit your furniture and the placement of windows and doors. 

The best way to achieve your dream master suite is to purchase a new construction home that can be customized to your specific needs. 

Once you have selected a builder, you will typically meet with an architect or residential designer to review the construction drawings of your home. If you have selected a builder that offers floor plan customization, you will be able to make modifications to the blueprint and design the perfect master suite that will meet all of your needs. 

Check out more photos from our Cooper Seaside at The Junction at Twenty Mile. 

Set the Mood with Lighting 

No master suite is complete without thoughtfully planned lighting. According to Huffpost, “Lighting is an important piece of the interior design puzzle. Lighting design plays a very big role in how you experience a space.” 

While subtle, lighting is powerful. 

A gorgeous chandelier will help create an ambiance for the room offering a romantic, serene and relaxing atmosphere after a long day. 

Wall sconces or bedside lamps offer excellent opportunities to set the mood of your bedroom, especially in the evening time for nighttime reading. 

Large windows or even exterior doors can provide natural lighting for a master suite. Architectural Digest said, “Embracing an abundance of natural light in your bedroom is one of the best ways to bring the beauty of outdoors into one of the most personal rooms in your home.” Incorporating natural lighting will allow sunlight to enter your space, creating a gorgeous and well-lit oasis.

Check out more photos from the Wilshire Craftsman at Twenty Mile. 

Create a Retreat with Multipurpose Seating

A master suite should be designed for more than just sleeping. A wonderful feature to include in your master bedroom is comfortable seating that can be utilized for activities such as reading or enjoying your morning cup of coffee. 

Some master suites offer solariums or bay windows that are perfect to add an oversized chair and a side table. 

Check out more photos from our Acadia America at Crosswater Nocatee. 

No Master Suite is Complete without a Luxurious Bathroom 

One of the most important aspects of a master suite is the master bathroom. According to a Bathroom Habits Survey from MaP, the average adult spends 30 minutes per day in the bathroom and an average of 182 hours per year. 

When building your dream home, design a spa-like retreat that is both beautiful and functional to accompany your master bedroom. 

Consider the features that may be important to you like luxurious marble tile or a large soaking tub. Most master bathrooms are shared by 2 people so dual vanities will offer additional storage as well as a functional space to share while getting ready in the morning. 

We recommend creating a consistent design flow from the bedroom to the bathroom. Maintain a similar color scheme and hardware finishes to create a cohesive look.

Check out more photos from the Wilshire Craftsman at Twenty Mile. 

A Spacious Walk-In Closet 

The final piece to a functional master suite is a spacious closet. Whether you need his and her closets or one large closet with built-in shelving to hold your shoe collection, a closet should be designed to meet your needs.

At Dostie Homes, one of our favorite new and functional trends is when the master closet connects with an adjacent laundry room.  This modern feature provides convenience when performing normal household chores.

Check out more photos from the Prestige at Glen Kernan. 

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