Giving a fresh look to your main bedroom can help you create the perfect retreat and add value to your home.
Updating your primary bedroom not only creates a personal retreat but can also add value to your home. A bedroom renovation typically occurs when our homeowner is either not able to function comfortably in the space, or they are simply wanting an updated aesthetic. Statistics show that a main bedroom renovation produces a return on your investment of typically between 40-80%.
Some of the top design/renovation trends for remodeling your primary bedroom include:
1. Adding space to create a “Primary Suite”
Many of our homeowners are becoming empty nesters and would love a larger master suite. If you have multiple smaller bedrooms or bathrooms, consider knocking down walls to create more space. This is also accomplished by adding on to your existing home. This allows for large luxurious walk-in closets, larger bedrooms, and spacious bathrooms.
2. Moving the primary suite to the first floor
Though this has been a trend for quite some time, it’s continuing to grow in popularity. Moving the primary bedroom/suite to the first floor may require an addition but is well worth the investment. I read that “80% of baby boomers are homeowners, and 2/3 of them are planning on living out their retirement years in their current home.” Homeowners over 50 are thinking about that future and making the modifications necessary (barrier free showers, wider doors, etc.) to allow for this before they need it.
3. Incorporating a seating area
The key here is comfortable seating areas. There has been a surge in petite sofas in the bedroom, as a place to relax and read a book. More homeowners consider their bedroom/bathroom suite areas as a sanctuary and desire a place to unwind and relax. Even in smaller bedrooms having a comfortable chair to relax in is…in.
4. Adding architectural interest
This becomes the eye candy of the room. Simply by replacing the builder grade baseboards, adding crown molding, and replacing window trim, elevates the room to lush. By adding panel molding to standard closet doors improves them to customized. Adding faux paneling to the walls takes a bedroom from pretty to luxurious. Built in cabinetry, bookshelves, and window seats not only add storage but also elevates the interior architecture to customized for your space and needs.
5. Layered lighting
This is a key design detail that will help elevate a bedroom’s aesthetic and bring it to life. Overhead lighting cannot be overdone. It is the main light source for the entire room and an area to add a pop of wow. But in addition, it’s important to incorporate additional bedside lighting as well. Whether you choose table lamps, pendants, or wall sconces, having softer reading light before bed is imperative.
When you hire a design/build firm, you get the benefit of experience to avoid costly mistakes as well as a design that can be executed from start to finish to give you the bedroom you always wished you’d had. Our goal is to help you Love Where You Live!