Feeling tired in the evening as you head to bed is a good thing. Having your master suite feel “tired” is not! If it doesn’t leave you feeling pampered, relaxed, and refreshed, maybe it’s time to make some changes. Here are a few touches that can turn your master bedroom and bathroom suite into your sanctuary where you can leave the stresses of the day behind.

Breakfast in bed. Imagine this: built-in bedroom storage plus your own private café! Cabinets that blend in with your decor can conceal a microwave, refrigerator and even a sleek dishwasher-in-a-drawer. Enjoying a head start to busy days is easy with a single-serve coffeemaker right there as soon as you open your eyes. On lazy mornings, indulge in a luxurious breakfast without even leaving your room. For cozy evening retreats, add a wine fridge and stock up your own personal mini-bar!

Photo courtesy Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.

Photo courtesy Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.

Let it flow. One of the newest trends in master suites is to eliminate the doorway between the bedroom and bathroom. If you’d like more privacy, a separate commode room can be added, as well as pocket doors or sliding panels that can be opened or closed as desired to separate the bath from the bedroom.

Entertain your options. You want your master suite to be your getaway, where you can fully relax. So an entertainment center — flat screen TV, surround sound and music docking station – is a must-have feature to include when designing the room. Custom cabinetry can house outlets for charging your devices, control multi-media wiring, and even conceal your technology behind doors, when you want to get away from it all.

Free your closet. Why keep beautiful cabinetry and shelving  hidden? Consider opening up your closet into the bedroom. Using that open feel, we could create a visually appealing dressing area that almost feels like “shopping” each morning as you select what to wear. “His and Hers” fitted closet components keep everything from work clothes to workout wear in place.

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Photo courtesy Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.

Lighten up. Yes, you want closet lighting that lets you tell navy from black, and you sometimes want bright light in the bathroom. But you also want soft, cozy light. That’s why cove lighting, recessed lighting, and dimmer switches can give your room exactly the right “glow.” Chandeliers and sconces will add extra drama as well. If more natural light is desired, consider floor-to-ceiling windows or even French doors that open to a patio or balcony.

Put your feet up. Think outside the box of a typical bedroom and you can find room for an alcove or corner in your master suite to serve as your “sitting room” or study. A couple of small upholstered chairs and ottomans or a comfy chaise lounge with a side table make the perfect spot for your late night or early morning reading with your feet up and a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

Relax by firelight. What could be more relaxing than bathing or curling up with a favorite book in front of the fireplace? Today, that’s easier than ever because we can put a fireplace almost anywhere in your bedroom or bathroom. Today’s fireplace options include glass enclosed “designer” flames that can be freestanding or installed in any wall as a focal point. Remote controls make it easy to enjoy gorgeous firelight whenever you like – any time of the year — and you can shut the flames on and off instantly and safely.

These ideas are just the beginning. If you’re thinking about upgrading your master suite, call us!  We’d love to share many more simple touches that can wake up your space and make you feel pampered and refreshed every day of the year!

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