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Master Bathroom Design Essentials

One of the key spaces that sell a home is the master bathroom. When potential buyers walk into the master bathroom, they should immediately feel as though they have stepped into a luxurious oasis. Updates in the master bathroom are essential to selling the house. During a recent project in Gainesville, GA, I had the privilege to stage one of the best master bathrooms I've encountered. Today I'm going to walk you through some of the critical features of this bathroom and explain how I used staging to highlight each feature.

1. The Walk In Shower

The first place that a potential buyer’s eyes will go when walking into the master bathroom is the shower. There is perhaps no greater feature in the master bathroom than a huge walk-in shower with a modern shower head. The walk-in shower is beneficial since it does not require any awkward design cuts. It is easily accessible and easy to clean. Builders and designers use sleek marble tile in a walk-in shower highlighted with a rainfall shower head and canned lights for a more dramatic effect. To stage this walk-in shower, I added a complimentary stool, rolled towel, and artisan bar of soap.

2. The Stand Alone Tub

Stand-alone tubs are a trending feature that buyers look for in their future homes. Not only does a stand-alone tub make a statement but it also gives the illusion of extra space. This is especially important when a house has a smaller master bathroom. The tub is also a great way to show off tiling around the bathroom. To stage this stand-alone tub, I used orchids and a bath bar to emphasize the beauty of this spa-like feature.

3. The Counter Space

Buyers love having his and hers sinks and lots of room in between to accommodate personal items. Common materials for bathroom counters may include granite, marble, and quartz. These materials are sturdy and durable, Buyers are instantly drawn toward master bathrooms with spacious, sturdy countertops. Staging bathroom counters can vary but my go-to’s are potted plants, glass containers, luxury dispensers, and inviting home signs.

4. The Natural Light

Natural light in the bathroom gives buyers a feeling of rejuvenation. Windows soften a bathroom and allow sunlight to stream in effortlessly. Natural light provides visibility to a luxurious space and is one of the most energy-efficient ways to brighten the master bathroom. Incorporating natural light in the design plan for a master bathroom is a detail buyers will appreciate and value. To highlight natural light in this space, I used fresh scented soaps, bright white soft goods, and natural elements.

The master bathroom in this Gainesville Lake home hit everything on my master bathroom must-have list. The builder customized the space to include a stand-alone tub, walk-in shower, spacious countertops, and natural light. Today, all those elements in the master bathroom work together seamlessly to give buyers that spa-like feel when they step in their potential home. The master bathroom is a place that should leave buyers feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. This bathroom accomplished this beautifully.

Written by Esther Hernandez

Edited by Victoria Roberts

Photography by Whitney Huynh

Featured Listing by Shannon King with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners


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