Thursday, February 10, 2022

7 Indulgent Ensuite Bathroom Ideas

Large ensuite bathroom with freestanding tub and chandelier.

The ensuite bathroom (aka master bathroom) is more than just a convenient bathroom. It is an oasis of luxury and style where you can pamper yourself. No matter the size or layout, every ensuite bathroom should be possessed of a few key things that create an indulgent experience you’ll look forward to.

Read on for ensuite bathroom design that will take your bathroom to the next level. 

1. Create Luxury

Part of the definition of the ensuite bathroom includes luxury. The very idea of a bathroom set aside specifically for the occupants of the largest bedroom makes it a special room that deserves some extra attention. 

Luxury doesn’t require a large space or opulent materials (although it might include these). Luxury is simply adding something special to the space that increases the comfort and atmosphere of the room. For instance, a large jetted bathtub is both visually stunning and an invitation to a spa-like experience.

Luxury might mean a towel warmer, marble countertop, or specialty wallpaper. It’s really up to you. Personalize your ensuite with things that feel luxurious to you.

2. Make a Statement

The ensuite bathroom should make a statement. A first glance should set the tone and remind inhabitants that this is an extraordinary space. Start with a statement-making visual design element. Choose functional items that carry dramatic design with them like a clawfoot bathtub

Pendant lights or a chandelier set the space apart with an exclusive feel. Go for a functional statement with a smart mirror that tells the time, temperature, and traffic report. Or make a statement with eye-catching hardware. Gold-tone faucets or wall mounted faucets stand out as unique in the ensuite bathroom.

Ensuite bathroom with double vanity.

3. Size Up

Sufficient space is crucial for an ensuite bathroom to ensure comfortable movement and functionality. Aim for a layout that allows for easy access to key fixtures and enough room for maneuvering.

Adding space will not only benefit the functionality of your bathroom, but also give you room to add features that up its luxury as well. More room will give you the ability to add a steam or jet shower plus a soaker tub. You can have a double vanity plus plenty of countertop surface to work on.

A bigger bathroom also adds more space behind the scenes. You can make space for a linen closet for towels, soaps, and other luxurious necessities.

4. Add a Wet Room

The wet room (a watertight space in your bathroom for showering and bathing) is a must for the ensuite. It allows you to create luxury and make a statement all at once. A wet room is a luxe room within a room that stands on its own. 

Start by covering the floors and walls with a beautiful tile or other waterproof material. Take these materials all the way up the wall to the ceiling. Add an oversized soaking tub or rain showerhead, or shower panel. Double shower heads are popular for those who share the ensuite with a significant other. 

5. On the Double

The ensuite bathroom is often a space shared by a couple, so design your bathroom with that in mind. Add double showerheads to the wet room. Install a double vanity. Get the larger bathtub. 

Put a door on the water closet. There are many ways to make the ensuite comfortable for two people at a time. 

Take into account how much storage space two people need. Behind the doors and drawers is just as important as what they look like from the outside. Be sure you have enough counter space as well. A large mirror or two small mirrors ensures there’s enough for two to complete their morning routine without getting in each other’s way.

6. Divide and Conquer

Depending on the layout of your ensuite bathroom, you may want to consider dividing up the space a bit. Separating the bedroom from the bathroom is a must. A door to separate the toilet from the rest of the space is appreciated. Enclosing the wet room is optional but can be useful for privacy and retaining heat.

Curtains and folding dividers are the simplest way to section off the space. More permanent dividers like glass walls/doors are important too. If your closet is part of the ensuite, you’ll definitely want to protect clothing from humidity with a door. 

7. Posh Fixtures

Invest in high-quality fixtures that not only look stylish but also offer durability and functionality. Choose fixtures made from materials that are resistant to water damage and wear, such as ceramic or porcelain for sinks and toilets, water-saving faucets.

Good lighting is essential in a bathroom. Incorporate a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a well-lit space. Consider natural lighting options, such as windows or skylights, as they can enhance the overall ambiance. 

Invest in some statement lighting like a chandelier over the tub or some elegant sconces on the sides of the mirror to up your luxe factor.

Of all the ensuite bathroom ideas, the most important one is personalization. The ensuite is meant to be your personal haven. Make sure you add some things that bring peace and luxury to you.

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