The beauty of designing a custom home is that you get to be in control of choosing every finishing touch, right down to the smallest detail. It is important to pay special attention to the rooms that will get used daily, especially the bathroom. Whether it’s your master bath, guest bath, or even a powder room, all the pieces matter in bringing a room together, and there is no shortage of options.
Let’s start with the main focus – the master bath. This room is the hub of constant activity so it must be functional, but it also gets a free pass to be the most extravagant of all the bathrooms in the house. These days, having two sinks in the master bath has become pretty standard. Each partner has their own space allowing the room to be used by multiple people at the same time. You can choose from a modern floating sink design, or make a statement with a more furniture-like approach that offers ample storage. The beauty of it all is that it’s up to you!
Next up: the guest bathroom. This one can be really fun because since it’s a room that is not used as often others in the home, you can forego some of the sensible function and choose some details to include that really show off your personal décor style. Typically what works best is a design that has some storage available for housing odds and ends, but also an additional set of the “essentials” for any guest who might be staying with you. A creative towel display can add a fun hotel-like touch too!
When it comes to a powder room, which is typically one of the smallest rooms in the home, sticking to the basics becomes key. Since there is no need to store any showering basics like shampoo, hair dryers, bath towels, etc., you can stick with a smaller and simpler look for the vanity. The only importance here is ensuring easy access to the toilet and mirror.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, there’s one last detail that cannot be overlooked. Don’t forget the vanity lighting! No matter the bathroom type, proper vanity lighting is critical for both ambiance and purpose. Master baths can include separate lighting options including specific choices for applying makeup, shaving, having something soft and low for a relaxing bubble bath, or bright and cheery to get your day started. Lighting in the guest bath and powder room can be a little simpler, and even less specifically functional since all you’ll mostly need it for is just that – light.
Whatever route you decide to go, never hesitate to contact our building pros that will help you come up with the perfect design for you and your family!