While the kitchen and bathrooms see a lot of traffic and activity – our bedrooms or master suites are the spaces within our homes that are purely for us so why not give it a little attention! It’s estimated that renovating a master bedroom can yield an ROI of between 40 and 80 percent, so it’s a home improvement project you will get to enjoy now AND later. To achieve that mark, you must renovate your entire master suite, including your bedroom, bathroom, and closets, rather than focusing on your sleep space exclusively.
Here are 5 things to consider before your master suite remodel.
The Aging Process
If you plan to stay in your home forever or you’re 50 years old or older, you need to think about the aging process before you undertake a bedroom remodel. Your needs and possibly your physical abilities will change as you get older. You or your partner may need a wheelchair or walker in the future, for example. You may also find it difficult to climb stairs in your later years.
Given those possibilities, you may want to move your master suite to the first floor. Even if you don’t want to do that now, you should at least plan your master suite so that it has wide walkways and doors and a barrier-free shower that has properly installed anchored grab bars.
One current trend is for multiple generations to live under one roof. This trend combined with many young families wanting to buy their “forever” homes early makes homes that can accommodate older and younger adult residents attractive to a wide array of prospective buyers. This is great news if you don’t plan to stay in your current home for decades after your remodel is complete.
A home remodel presents the perfect opportunity to enlarge your bedroom. You can add space to your master suite by tearing down non-load-bearing interior walls. Alternatively, you can add space by knocking down an exterior wall and building out if your local zoning laws allow you to do so. You might prefer to add a story to your home instead, but you’ll need to consult an experienced contractor to determine if your foundation will be able to handle the additional weight.
Before you begin remodeling your master suite, you need to think about the things you do and want to be able to do in your bedroom. Do you like to read in your bedroom? If so, you may want to create a reading area. Do you find that you’re constantly heading into the kitchen to use your laptop? If that’s gotten old, consider adding a desk to your bedroom layout.
If you plan to stay in your home for a long time after your bedroom renovation is finished, you may want to incorporate some energy upgrades into your project. Some energy upgrades can cover their costs in just a few years so choose your upgrades wisely.
Choosing the Right Contractor
One of the things that can make or break a home remodeling project is the contractor you choose. Just like you need to give your energy upgrades some thought, you need to choose your home renovation contractor carefully. It’s important to find a contractor who understands the market, offers years of experience, and has a finger on the pulse of design. While this might sound like a lot, thankfully you’re in the right place! T.H.E. Remodel Group is perfectly positioned to help you plan and execute your master suite remodel. Our unique design-build method allows us to help you make the best possible decisions starting from day one. Additionally, our excellent customer service is about more than just answering your questions. We want to understand the “why” for your master suite remodel and find the best possible way to achieve it. Contact us today to start putting our 30 years of experience to work for you!