What To Consider When Choosing the Location For Your Master Bedroom
Your bedroom should be a place of peace and relaxation. It’s the one room in your home where you can escape the stresses of daily life and relax. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right location for your master bedroom. We’ll share the benefits of various locations throughout the home and factors to consider when buying or building your new home.
Front of the House vs. Back of the House
Often, the master bedroom is at the back of the house for a few reasons. It tends to be the quietest location, with indoor noises sounding more distant. Another reason homeowners prefer it is for the backyard access, especially if you have a nice pool, patio, or yard to enjoy. Streetlights, vehicle noise, less privacy, etc. are a few drawbacks to having a master bedroom located at the front of the home. However, if you live in a more rural area, a master bedroom up front might make sense – it depends on the home’s layout.
Downstairs vs. Upstairs
If you desire a two-story home, you’ll need to determine if you want the master bedroom upstairs or downstairs. While there are plenty of homes with the master bedroom upstairs, sometimes featuring a balcony with a waterfront and/or pool view, a good majority of homeowners decide on a downstairs master bedroom so they can age in place in their home. Eventually, climbing stairs every day will take a toll on your body. But, if your plan is to enjoy the home while you’re young and sell it as you near retirement, a two-story master bedroom may be a good fit.
If you’re someone who enjoys an abundance of sunlight, you may be more inclined to buy or build a home with the master bedroom on the East or West ends, with windows prominently featured. East-facing rooms have good morning light and will be cooler in the afternoon. West facing rooms have good afternoon daylight but may stay warmer than preferred this time of day. North-facing rooms also receive a decent amount of sunlight. On the other hand, if you’re seeking a darker space for ultimate sleep, you might consider a south-facing master bedroom as they have a lower level of sunlight during parts of the year.
When choosing a master bedroom location, be mindful of whether it would be near other bedrooms or rooms that could be used for entertainment purposes. The living room and kitchen for example are primarily where family members eat, watch tv, play games, chat, and so forth. It may be best to have the master bedroom isolated from these rooms. The goal is to create a quiet place for you to get a restful night’s sleep.
Proximity to Children
Especially when children are young, you may want to be near them when they are little for convenience and peace of mind. But, will you feel the same when they are older and more independent? If you have young children and plan to stay in your home for the long term, consider a layout with the master bedroom having some separation from the other bedrooms. Your master bedroom should be a retreat from your day, and sometimes, your family members!
Contact Us About Your Master Bedroom Remodel or New Home
When thinking about building a new home or in the early stages of home buying, evaluate the master bedroom’s placement in the layout. Don’t settle for a master bedroom that doesn’t meet your criteria. If you’re looking to remodel your master bedroom or build a new home, contact us today! We can take a look at your existing home layout and provide you with master bedroom renovation suggestions or ideas for a complete overhaul of your home to get your master bedroom exactly where you want it to be!