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Creating a Luxurious Bathroom in Your Greater Rochester Custom Home

Posted by John Graziose

Fri, Jun 2, 2023 @ 13:06 PM

Creating a Luxurious Bathroom in Your Greater Rochester Custom Home

Of all the rooms in your home, your master bathroom may be the most personal. It’s also a room that you use multiple times every day—and it’s one that you can creatively customize to provide comfort, convenience, and a touch or two of luxury. Let’s explore some ideas for creating a luxurious master bathroom in your Rochester custom home.

Custom Convenience

First and foremost, your master bathroom floor plan needs to be fully functional and offer outstanding convenience. It's important to remember that it's probably going to be a shared space, so your bathroom design should consider everyone who will use it, now and in the future. Custom Bathroom with tiled bath, white wooden vanity, and granite countertop

Vanities Are About More Than Vanity 

Togetherness is a great thing—except in the bathroom. Nobody wants to struggle for space when getting ready for work in the morning, or when they are trying to wind down for the night. That's why dual vanities are an absolute must for any custom master bathroom. Not only is it much more convenient to have your own sink, but it's also nice to have easy storage and access to all of your toiletries. Of course, having vanities that look great is a huge plus. The great thing about a custom primary bathroom is that you can take the design in any direction you want. You can go for a sleek, mid-century modern vanity, or sleek floating vanity, or you can opt for a custom stand-alone vanity (even from antique furniture) to create a warm, inviting space. Here’s an article that takes a more in-depth look at various vanity options.

Double bathroom vanity with shaker cabinets and under mount sinks

Super Showers 

Today's showers have come a long way from the simple showerheads that sprayed into a conventional bathtub. Spacious showers with multiple showerheads (such as rain showerheads and body sprayers) are increasingly popular. Many homeowners are opting for barrier-free walk-in showers that have great lines and are a real benefit for maturing homeowners who are thinking ahead about aging in place. Many homeowners are adding elegant grab bars and a built-in shower seat to add style along with functionality and safety.

Modern barrier-free walk-in shower with built-in bench and shelf

Customized Comfort 

Your master bathroom can also offer lots of comfort to create a spa-like experience. Adding features such as towel warmers may seem like a small thing, but you’ll love grabbing a warm towel when stepping out of the shower on a cold Rochester morning. You can also take that warming comfort to another level by adding radiant floor heating. Nobody enjoys stepping on a cold bathroom floor in the middle of winter. Your master bathroom isn’t just a place to get clean. It can be your happy place. Enjoy a solitary soak in a freestanding soaking tub at the end of the day.

Light, Bright, and Private

It's easy for homeowners to overlook the importance of great lighting in the bathroom. Of course, you'll want task lighting for applying makeup or for shaving. Modern bathroom vanity lighting offers options and statement fixtures. Use LED vanity lighting for eco-friendly and long-lasting illumination. You'll also want to let in as much natural light as possible to keep things bright and naturally boost your mood. Adding skylights, solar tubes, or high windows to your bathroom lets you do that without having to sacrifice privacy.

Master bathroom with white shaker cabinets on double vanity and private toilet area

Extending the Luxury

Your bathroom itself isn’t the only personal area where you’ll want luxury and convenience. As you design your room, you may also want to consider an attached dressing room or a large walk-in closet that provides plenty of storage, space to get dressed, and lighting that makes it easy to pick out just the right outfit for your day.

Luxury walk-in shower and double vanity with custom shelving in shower

Create a Smart Bathroom So You Don't Have to be

Integrating smart features into your custom primary bathroom can greatly enhance your experience. Smart lighting and thermostats can be controlled by your phone or voice assistant, saving energy and adjusting to your preferences. Smart mirrors can display information and have touchless controls, while smart showerheads and toilets can save water and include additional features such as built-in speakers or a bidet. A smart sound system can also be installed for audio entertainment.

Fabulous Bathroom Floors

When it comes to flooring options for a custom primary bathroom, there are many choices available. Natural stone, porcelain, and ceramic tile are highly popular choices due to their durability and water resistance. Natural stone floorings, such as marble, granite, or travertine, offer a luxurious and high-end look but can be more expensive than other options and require regular maintenance. Porcelain and ceramic tile are versatile and come in various colors, patterns, and textures, making it easy to create a custom look for your bathroom. Terrazzo is a popular choice for its durability and unique look, made from a mix of marble or granite chips in concrete. Luxury vinyl offers the look of wood or stone without maintenance and is waterproof and easy to clean. Bamboo is a sustainable option known for its durability and moisture resistance. Ultimately, the best choice will depend on personal style, budget, and desired level of maintenance.

Luxury custom master bathroom with walk-in shower and under mount tub

What About the Cost of a Luxury Bathroom?

Naturally, you’ll want to have an idea about what your custom master bath is going to cost you before you jump into planning. Because there are so many variables involved (size, complexity, materials used) it’s virtually impossible to provide a “one-size-fits-all” cost. When building your custom home, you won’t have to be concerned with tearing out and limiting spaces as you would for a remodel.

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