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.


10 Considerations for the Bedroom Addition of Your Dreams,


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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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