October 23, 2021
Your master bedroom is arguably one of the most important rooms in the house. The bedroom and en suite bathroom are supposed to be a place of rest and relaxation, but for some this place to which they retreat for approximately one third of their lives is not the sanctuary they desire.
At RSU Contractors, we can change that. Considering a master bedroom remodel is a self-serving project, but this is not a bad thing. Everyone deserves a place to find solitude, tranquility, and rejuvenation – especially the head of household. What good are you to the people in your life if you are not at your best? A master bedroom make-over is something that is sure to improve the quality and even the quantity of your nights and days, due to the link between sleep and health.
Your bedroom should reflect your style. This room is where you will revitalize regularly to take on the new day. There are countless online quizzes that let you know what kind of bedroom best suits your nature, but you’d do better to just speak to a design expert. Their knowledge and skill in creating this space of refuge can guide you better than any random survey. Choose a contractor for this renovation who has a design team with an extensive portfolio. Meet with their team and assess if they can achieve the bedroom of your dreams.
Style and function should work hand in hand. During this design process, consider your daily activities. Do you prefer to read in a comfy chair or sit in something sturdy while you put on your shoes? Do you need complete darkness to fall asleep or is a little transient light needed to make it to and from the bed in the middle of the night? Do you share your bed with a partner or are you one of the 25% who report sleeping alone? These are just some examples of questions to give you an idea of what daily habits you can review with your designer.
As you look around your bedroom, consider what is missing from the space – this is more than a simple redecorating job. When you remodel your home’s interior, you can change a lot of the things that previously felt unchangeable. If you live in an older home, for example, there’s a strong likelihood that your bedroom closet is tiny. Remodeling your master suite makes it possible to have the walk-in closet of your dreams – provided you have the footprint, of course. Your designer is there to help you have reasonable expectations and determine which renovations will give you the best combination of personal satisfaction and future ROI when you sell your home.
Another important piece of the master suite is, of course, the master bathroom. If your main bedroom does not already have an en suite bathroom, this is the first place to start when considering renovations! However, if it does, consider the changes you’d like to see. Perhaps you have a bathtub but lack a separate shower, or vice versa. Maybe your storage space is nonexistent. Or maybe the room is simply dated beyond what paint and pretty towels can fix. New tile, new lighting, new vanity…the possibilities are endless. Renovating your master suite can solve a number of problems and leave you more satisfied with the space where you retire each day.
Your bedroom needs to reflect you and your habits, but it must also help you carry out its most important function – sleep. Finding the perfect mattress and bed to suit is the biggest piece of the puzzle. Read plenty of reviews, ask friends and family, and choose a mattress with a return policy so if you find that it just isn’t working out, no sleep lost.
In a 2012 Bedroom Poll by the National Sleep Foundation, most respondents reported they felt that many elements of the bedroom do affect their sleep. This shouldn’t be a surprise- everything from our mattress to the number of pillows to the type of curtains affect our perception of our bedroom and therefore affect our daily functions in that room. Color, lighting, noise-level, temperature, and air quality are design elements that can hinder or promote a healthy night’s sleep, so ask your designers how they plan to incorporate each into your new haven of comfort.
Bottom line is to know the importance of a good bedroom and a good night’s rest. Choose your mattress and design team carefully, and look forward to coming home to a space that is uniquely yours and there solely to help you be your best self.