If you’ve been thinking about moving, this could be a good time to start looking at homes in the area you’re interested in. Many new homes go on the market in early spring, so you might be able to find exactly what want.
By all means, look for a home that has the number of bedrooms you need and a floor plan that will work for your family, but before you’re taken in by the spacious rooms, the great location, or the wonderful floor plan, remember to consider seriously the master bathroom.
While it might not seem like the most important room in the house, having a master bathroom you can relax in can make a big difference in your attitude every day of your life in your new home. If done right, your bathroom can be a relaxing retreat like your own personal sanctuary.
If this sounds appealing, here are four things you might want to consider when looking at new homes.
1. Does the Master Bath Have Enough Space?
Typically, two people share a master bathroom. If this is the case, you’ll want to make sure there is enough storage space and functional space for both of you. Two sinks, a large shower, and cabinets for towels, toiletries, and hair care items for both of you are desirable.
Design experts say that viewing the bathroom by how it will be used can help you come up with the best design. For example, if there are two of you who will be getting ready for work at the same time, you will probably want a long countertop with a double sink so you can both use sinks at the same time.
2. Does It Provide Privacy?
Even though you may be sharing the master bath, there could be times when you want your privacy. For this reason, it is suggested that you look for a bathroom that has a door that shuts, as well as a separate, private area for the toilet.
An open or large glass shower may be desirable, but the person using the toilet might well want a certain amount of privacy. Similarly, natural light might be desirable, but a window without blinds might not give you the privacy you want while bathing or showering.
3. Is the Lighting Sufficient?
Bathrooms that are too bright can be anything but relaxing, especially first thing in the morning. However, poor lighting is not good for shaving or putting on makeup.
Lighting experts suggest a mix of natural light, overhead lighting, and accent lighting. If all of these options aren’t available, you can get similar results with dimmable LED bulbs. Just make sure the bathroom you’re looking at has adequate and appropriate space for lighting.
4. Is the Space Simple but Elegant?
The master bath might have enough space, provide privacy, and have sufficient lighting; however, if it isn’t simple and elegant, it might not be the relaxing, spa-like space you want.
Simple and elegant mean different things to different people, but in general, to be relaxing, your master bath should feature neutral, calming colors with perhaps a splash of color in the towels or a picture or in an accessory. The elegance can be a large soaking tub, a tile or stone wall, a designer mirror, or a quartz countertop. Whatever you find most appealing.
When You’re Ready to Make Your Move
When you’ve found the home and bathroom that’s right for you, it’s time to start planning your move. Call Maffucci Bekins, the Long Island movers you can rely on for personal attention, organization, and safe handling of your household items. We’ve been helping families like yours move for over forty years and want to help make your next move as stress-free as possible.