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If there is one place in your home to implement plenty of personalization, it’s your master bathroom. This is the private space where you get ready for the day, practice self-care and wind down at night. You want it to feel like a personal retreat that’s tailored to your exact tastes and habits.

As you develop a plan for remodeling your master bathroom in Delaware, there are several features you may want to include to make the space extra special and inviting. The right additions can also increase the value of your home in case you’re planning to sell down the road.

How Do You Update a Master Bathroom?

If you’re thinking pure utility, a bathroom must contain at least a sink, toilet and bathtub or shower. However, as the name implies, a master bathroom can—and should—be much more than that. With a timely update, you can optimize the function of your space to make it more comfortable and convenient while also enhancing the visual appeal. The exact scope of work for your master bath makeover will vary based on your specific priorities and budget, but if you’re looking for inspiration and ideas, here are a few master bathroom must-haves to consider:

1. A Walk-in Shower

Soaking in a bathtub is not for everyone, but rinsing off in a spacious, spa-quality shower is almost universally appealing. If you are creating a master bathroom without a tub, you should have more space for a large walk-in shower with a couple varieties of water faucets or shower heads for a leisurely experience. Frameless glass doors, or completely foregoing a door, is currently trending. Frameless doors are easier to clean, plus they can make a smaller master bath appear more open and spacious. If you plan to age in place in your current Delaware home, consider installing a curbless shower with built-in seating.

2. A Double Vanity

In many scenarios, a master bathroom is shared by two adults, and having a little extra personal space can go a long way in making the room more functional and comfortable. Having two sinks or a double vanity is also a chance to get creative in your dream master bathroom. Your sink stations can be separate, or even in different areas of the bathroom, or you can integrate both sinks into a large, custom vanity. As for the sink itself, there are plenty of high-end options: wall-mounted, pedestal or integrated; metal, ceramic or solid surface; and multiple colors, textures and sizes.

3. Radiant Floor Heating

It is rather unpleasant to step out of a warm shower or steaming tub and onto a cold tile or hardwood floor—especially on a frigid Delaware morning during winter. While once perceived as a luxury, radiant-heat flooring has become a bathroom must-have. If you are already remodeling your master bathroom and switching up your flooring, there’s no time like the present to install this feature and take the atmosphere of the space up a notch. The best part is that radiant heat is compatible with a variety of flooring materials, such as ceramic or glass tile, luxury vinyl, hardwood and linoleum.

4. Automated Fixtures

After the events of 2020, homeowners in Delaware have become more conscientious about limiting the spread of germs and creating more convenient residential spaces. One area where that concern is being manifested is the bathroom. As a result, automatic or touchless fixtures—such as a toilet, faucets and light switches—are gaining popularity. Not only do these cutting-edge features make your daily routine easier and more convenient, but you also don’t have to spend as much time making sure they are clean and germ-free.

5. Adequate Storage

Space is at a premium in most residential bathrooms, which can often lead to skimping on storage. However, if you want to maximize the function and appeal of your master bathroom and ensure it doesn’t become cluttered and chaotic, adequate storage is a must. The first step is to think about what you like to store in your master bathroom on a regular basis, whether it be toiletries, self-care products, cleaning supplies, linens, clothes or other accessories. From there, start exploring different storage solutions, from a built-in shower niche and inset shelves to a walk-in closet or under-sink storage.

6. A Soaking Tub

While bathtubs aren’t a top priority for every homeowner, for others, they are considered an essential component of a dream master bath, and for good reason. This private space should promote wellness, self-care and pampering, and there is nothing quite as relaxing as soaking in bathtub after a long day or a hard workout. The right soaking tub can also double as an eye-catching focal point in your high-end master bathroom.

7. A Connection to Nature

No matter what type of design style you adopt for your master bath remodel in Delaware, integrating a connection to nature can elevate your sense of wellbeing as you shower, brush your teeth or get dressed for the day. The most common feature to accomplish this goal is a large window with that provides a panoramic view of your natural surroundings, as well as fresh air. Alternatively, a skylight also lets in plenty of natural light and connects you with the outdoors. Depending on the configuration of your home and your remodeling budget, you can also install a glass door leading out to a deck or garden. As you research various options, it’s important to balance your budget, lifestyle needs and privacy concerns with the layout and design of your master bath.

Building Your Dream Master Bathroom in Delaware

Your home is your haven, and no room regularly provides that environment to same degree as your master bathroom. Remodeling your master bath to upgrade the function, style and comfort of the space tends to increase your home value; more importantly, it enhances your quality of life. Whether you’re looking to remodel an existing master bathroom or add a new one to your Delaware home, our team at Bromwell Construction Company can help you design and build a stylish bathroom with cutting-edge amenities that satisfy your personal tastes as much as your practical needs.

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