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Where Should The Master Bedroom In Your Custom Home Be Located?

The great thing about designing a custom a home is that you get to come up with the floor plan. That means you can choose exactly where you want your bedroom to go.

Here at Elon Homes, you can choose from our many floor plans that have the master bedroom in various locations throughout the house. You can also start completely from scratch with the floor plan. Whether you want the master bedroom next to the rest of the bedrooms or separate, here are some things to consider.

Master bedroom suite

First-floor master bedroom:

Putting your master bedroom on the first floor with the rest of the bedrooms on the second floor has become more and more popular in recent years. It gives the homeowners some privacy from the rest of the family.

It’s especially a good option for anyone who wants to age in the same place. With the master bedroom on the first floor, you won’t have to go up and down the stairs every day and you can fully take advantage of first-floor living.

Plus, if you’re in a warmer climate, first floor master suites stay cooler. First floor bedrooms can increase resale value and can even lower utility bills if no one is using the second-floor bedrooms, as you can get away with minimal heating and cooling on the second floor.

There are some drawbacks of first-floor master suites. It can be a bit noisy, as you can hear the other members of the household walking around above you or noise from the kitchen or living areas. There may also be more traffic noise on the first floor. Additionally, some parents would rather be closer to their children’s rooms, especially while they’re young.

Second-floor master bedroom:

With a second-floor bedroom, it’ll be quieter as you won’t be bothered from noises coming from the main living areas and kitchen. You’ll have a better view from the upper level. It also can give you more privacy from neighbors as windows won’t be at the ground level. It’ll also give you better access to your kids at night.

The main downsides of having a bedroom on the second floor is less privacy from your other family members and as you age, going up and down the stairs will become challenging.

Front master bedroom:

Another consideration you’ll have to make is the placement of the bedroom. Front bedrooms may be a good option if you want to be near the front door to keep an eye on visitors and such. But it offers less privacy if you’re on the first floor as people walking by may be able to see into your room. Streetlights, headlights, and other traffic noise also might be bothersome.

Back master bedroom:

The back of the house is one of the quietest locations for your master bedroom. You’ll be farther away from other bedrooms and activity, and you won’t have to worry about lack of privacy from neighbors. The main downside is that you may feel disconnected from the rest of the house.

Wherever you decide to put your master bedroom, Elon Homes would love to make that a possibility for you. Check out our floor plans and reach out if you’re ready to start designing your dream home!

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