Having an ensuite is an oasis of your own to retreat to for relaxation. Me time is vital for most nowadays – to be able to escape from reality. A master suite can be a haven of comfort and privacy, somewhere to unwind and chill at the end of the day or prepare at the beginning. Even it if you only have a compact space, you can create a space of spa-style luxury and relaxation.
Always start by looking at the space that is available; you might want to modernise and existing one or create a whole new design. Of course the ensuite needs to be adjacent to the bedroom. However, you have many options, such as ‘carving’ out an area of the bedroom and creating a new internal wall. You can use stud walls to partition new areas, offering privacy and also additional space and an opportunity to hide particular framework, or wall mounted furniture. You can also use stud walls to conceal pipework and create recesses – handy in a shower area (holds shampoo and soaps).
When choosing the placement of the ensuite make sure that the new room is located near an existing bathroom, or above the kitchen. It also needs to be close to the external soil sack, for adequate drainage though the pipework. Thinking about these factors ensures the plumbing will be cheaper and easier.
In a family bathroom the destruction is inevitable, whereas an ensuite is the epicentre of relaxation, so you need a feature that will truly catch the eye of the beholder. An elegant freestanding bath will catch anyone’s attention, as well as offer somewhere to relax for a long soak. A beautiful vanity unit with double basins and a large mirror does offer a striking sight. Similarly, with a walk-in shower or steam room with dramatic tiles. Once your wish-list of larger items is complete you can now start thinking about the layout. Generally the focal point wants to be seen from the entrance to the ensuite.
When thinking about lighting, do it early on in the process of your plan – it makes it simpler down the line. Having ceiling lights or maybe even wall lights can give an ensuite a dramatic vibe to it. Low level lighting can give an extra sense of relaxation and specialty. Good ventilation reduces the risk of problems in the future. Good heating will reduce condensation and make the room more comfortable, especially when it’s chilly outside. Underfloor heating is relatively inexpensive nowadays and there is a variety of towel radiators and heaters.