Planning Home Additions: 3 Design Considerations for a Master Bedroom

When it comes to bedroom additions, homeowners tend to think about adding a guest room. What you might want to consider though is that you can easily have a master bedroom added and convert the old master bedroom into your new guest room. If you are intrigued by the idea of having a new master bedroom in your home, here are a few design considerations you may want to discuss with experienced contractors like Valley Home Improvement:

Outdoor Access for Bedrooms

If you have a single floor home, you may want to think about including outdoor access into the design. Master bedroom doors that lead to a backyard patio are becoming a popular design choice, especially for homeowners who have vibrant gardens. Such a design is fantastic for some light reading with a fresh cup of coffee in spring and autumn.

Folks who prefer the extra privacy that the second floor of a home provides should consider placing the new master bedroom in a location that offers a nice view. You may also want to think about adding a balcony if you enjoy the thought of fresh air first thing in the morning.

Play Around with Lighting

Bedroom additions offer homeowners a diverse range of opportunities for artificial lighting. Naturally, the type of lighting depends on the theme and overall feel you want for your master bedroom. A small crystal chandelier can provide a significant boost to the elegance of your bedroom thanks to its glittery display. Cove lighting, on the other hand, is ideal for those who prefer a romantic and intimate mood. Standard lighting options with dimmer switches are a good choice for those who crave flexibility.

Integrate Sitting Room

Many modern homes have started to turn extra space in the master bedroom into a “mini living room”. As the master bedroom tends to be quiet and relaxing, many people find that having a small couch or a comfortable chair in the room can offer a relaxing spot for activities like reading or managing the monthly budget on your tablet. If this is a feature that interests you, be sure to leave an extra 150 square feet of space for any furnishings you would like to have.

Source:

10 Considerations for the Bedroom Addition of Your Dreams, Houzz.com

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About valleyhomeimprv

Steve Silverman is Cape Cod native with a BA in psychology from Bates College. He moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2004 and became a VP with VHI a year later, then bought the 20 employee company in 2013. He and his wife and two teenagers have a farm in Southampton where he spends time growing food and learning new ways to live in harmony with the land.

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