From the Ground Up

5 Luxurious Ways to Upgrade Your Master Suite When Building a Home

When you build a house from the ground up, you want it to be special. You’re not just building a house — you’re creating a space where your family will grow and make lifelong memories. It’s an investment that deserves all the bells and whistles.

One of the most important rooms in the house is your master suite; your bedroom and bathroom are where you begin and end your days. So, it’s essential to make your master suite as comfortable and luxurious as possible. It should feel more like a sanctuary.

Check out our top five ways you can elevate your master suite to make it your favorite room in the house. 

Add a Freestanding Tub and Tile Shower

Free standing bath tub in a luxurious master bathroom

Nothing says “spa” like a deep, standalone soaking tub and an elegant shower. After a long day, there’s no better place to unwind than a sudsy tub with a glass of wine. You can choose a standalone jet tub or go for the popular clawfoot tub for a vintage feel.

Your showers can be just as relaxing — a hot steam shower is perfect for soothing achy muscles after a tough workout. If you want to take it to the next level, add rain shower fixtures. Rain and thunderstorms are some of nature’s most relaxing experiences — a rain shower fixture will mimic that atmosphere, leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Add a Wet Room

Wet room in a master suite

To make your tub and shower stand out even more, you could put them in a wet room. A wet room is a space built with materials and products that are designed to get wet. Wet rooms typically include a shower space and freestanding tub within their own glass enclosure, separate from the rest of the bathroom; they’re not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing as well.

Include a Fireplace

Fireplace in master suite bedroom

Everyone loves to get cozy. Your bedroom should be a warm and comfortable escape at the end of the day, and a fireplace is one of the best solutions for transforming a simple space into a cozy retreat.

Fireplaces enhance rooms by adding style and architectural detail, and of course, they bring extra heat. Add a small seating area near your fireplace to elevate the space even more — you’ll never want to leave.

Install Radiant Floor Heating

Raise your hand if you like stepping on cold tile flooring first thing in the morning. Yeah, that’s what we thought. We don’t blame you — frigid West Michigan winters are rough.

Radiant heating supplies heat directly to the floor with electric coils or water-heated tubing. It’s a quiet, efficient heating method that keeps your house (and toes) nice and warm. And having heated floors in your bathroom will make you forget all about snow blowing the driveway later.

Have a Walk-out Balcony or Private Garden Patio

Master suite with walk out patio

Many homeowners don’t consider adding an outdoor space to their master suite, but they definitely should. A secluded garden patio on a first-floor master suite or a private balcony on the top floor is a beautiful way to add in greenery and some outdoor elements.

With your own outdoor space, you’ll have an exclusive spot to catch colorful, romantic sunsets and infinite starry nights. It’s the perfect addition that completes the little oasis that is your master suite.

When you work with Elon Homes, we’ll give you a lavish master suite that’s uniquely yours. Send us a message and we can start the process of making your dream home a reality.

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