Design Elements of The Perfect Master Bedroom Remodel

Master Bedroom Remodeling Ideas

Nothing is more relaxing than a luxurious master bedroom suite. It's your private space where you rest, rejuvenate and prepare for the day and it's the space where you go to wind down after a long day. In fact, it's the room you spend the most time in, after all, we spend a third of our lives in bed! So why not make your dream master bedroom suite a reality?

The options for creating your private oasis are almost limitless if you have the creative vision and the budget. The perfect master bedroom is a combination of form and beauty where every touch from the windows to the sheets are a reflection of your style, and function offering the seating storage and space to meet all of your needs.

The following master bedroom design ideas will have you wondering why you chose to live without these simple luxuries. 

Start With A Functional Master Bedroom Layout

Before you get to choosing amenities like the fireplace sitting area or the ultra-deep soaking tub, you need to have a plan. Start by working with your designer and think about privacy, convenience and of course the view! These are the fundamental elements that can make a master bedroom a private haven.

• Privacy: Your master bedroom should be an escape from the kids and the stresses of the day. That means you want some privacy. Placing closets, which are sound barriers, between you and the noise of the house, or between shared walls can offer excellent privacy.

• View: If you have a view take advantage of it with your master suite. If you're remodeling an existing master, put in oversized windows. If it's on the first floor, open the space up to a private garden with French doors. If you're considering adding an addition, place it in the perfect spot to create privacy and experience the views. Your design-build-remodeler can help you to design your space to take advantage of the best views.

• Separation: Also think about the layout of your suite. Do you want the bedroom and bathroom separated by a door or small hallway? Many homeowners appreciate the luxurious feel of a more open plan in the master bedroom, but if you choose this style, you'll need to invest in an extra-powerful ventilation system to keep odors and humidity to a minimum. It's also a good idea to place the toilet into its own alcove so two can use the space at the same time and keep it private.

Master Bathroom Amenities In a Luxury Space

One of the best parts of a master bathroom remodeling is choosing the amenities that make the space your perfect retreat. There are many functional design elements that go into creating the perfect space. From lighting to storage, to luxuries like a wood or gas fireplace and comfortable seating you'll have plenty of choices to make to personalize your space to meet your needs.

Here are some design features to consider when outlining your perfect master bedroom.


Lighting is a critical element of any design. Lighting is best done in layers from ambient lighting to task and accent lighting. Your light design can help to create the perfect ambiance in your master suite. Lighting will vary from the main space to the closets and bathroom. Here are some lighting ideas that can add to your design.

Recessed Lighting

Recessed lighting is the perfect ambient lighting for your master bedroom. Recessed lighting can highlight architectural elements, and when set on dimmers can set the perfect mood. There is a wide variety of options when it comes to recessed lighting including fixtures that can be controlled with a remote as well as trim options to fit any style. Recessed lighting can be a great option if you have a large walk-in closet as well.


A showstopping fixture can add an element of drama to your space. Chandeliers aren't just for the dining room anymore! Adding a chandelier above the bed can create a dramatic focal point for the room and make it feel really special. Make sure any fixture you choose is proportional to your space.

In The Bathroom

The trend toward spa-like master bathrooms is growing. From stand-alone soaking tubs to extra large showers with multiple shower heads, homeowners are creating relaxing retreats in the master bathroom. Some other bathroom amenities that can help transform your space include his and hers grooming stations, and radiant floor heat in the bathroom.


Functionality is the key to a successful master bedroom design. Creating built-in storage options and expanding closets you can minimize clutter and maximize relaxation. Custom built-in bookcases, shelving can open up the space and give you plenty of opportunities for displaying treasured items, while built-in cabinets can eliminate the need for bulky dressers. If you have a bay window, creating a comfortable window seat/reading nook with hidden linen storage is a great practical use of space that can enhance your design as well.

High-End Luxury Amenities

If you have the budget and the space, you can add personal touches to turn your master suite into a luxurious oasis. Many homeowners are choosing to add luxuries like a sitting room with a fireplace. It's the perfect getaway to sit, read your favorite book and sip a cup of coffee.

Another option many homeowners are adding is an outdoor space like a private balcony, or private patio garden with French doors for a home with a first-floor master, or a master bedroom addition. Architectural details like wainscoting, tray ceilings or crown molding can add a layer of elegance to your space. You're only limited by your imagination, the space available, and your budget.

Today, homeowners are investing in their homes with an eye toward personal enjoyment. Creating your perfect master bedroom suite is an improvement that will not only increase the comfort and satisfaction of your home but can add value when it comes time to sell.

If you're planning a master bedroom remodeling or adding an addition to your home, give the design experts at Forward Design Build a call. We've created beautiful, luxurious master suites for homeowners throughout the Ann Arbor area and we can do the same for you!