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Building a custom home allows you to decide everything about your future dwelling. You select the floor plan, style of the home (Spanish, Craftsman, Mid-Century Modern), the square footage, levels (one story, two stories, split-level), how many bedrooms, how many bathrooms — basically everything.
One of the most exciting decisions you get to make is the size of the rooms. Make them large, small and cozy or something in between. Your builder can help lay out the options.
Since we spend a good portion of our lives in the bedroom, let’s talk about selecting dimensions for your master bedroom. The phrase “go big or go home” might come to mind when determining the size of your master bedroom, but the converse also applies: “bigger isn’t always better.”
There are several considerations to keep in mind when deciding how big (or small) to make your master bedroom. Here are the top five:
If you are building a quaint, 1,200 square foot two-bedroom cottage, you probably do not want to take up 900 square feet for the master bedroom (which includes the master bath and closet). Now, if your home will be a sprawling, 3,500-square foot home, you can create a master bedroom that spans 400-500 square feet, with an additional 200 square feet for a spa-like master bath.
Of course, a master suite of that stature deserves a grand walk-in closet that is at least 7 feet deep. These dimensions are best for a shared master suite; if you are creating a space for one person, you can deduct some square footage.
Are you building a home for a large family? Or is this house going to be your retirement dream home?
For a family home, you may want a full master retreat — a place to unwind after the kids go to sleep. You may want to include a reading nook, a fireplace (depending on your climate), and a sitting area. You want to be sure you have room for any other pieces you’d like to include along with your bed. It’s important to make sure the size of the furniture does not overwhelm the room.
Keep in mind that the bigger the room, the bigger the cost to heat or cool it. You want to factor in the cost to furnish, decorate, and maintain the space. Are you going to hire a professional designer? Or will you do the work yourself? All these elements will factor into the overall cost of your perfect master bedroom. Looking to build your dream home? Contact Premier Builders at (419) 794-5958 or visit our website www.nwohomebuilders.com.