"Get away from it all" without leaving your home!

Stress and noise can take a toll on your mood, energy and health. When homeowners call us about master bathroom remodeling, they're also often looking for a way to "remodel" busy lives. For some, the dream master bathroom is like a den – equipped with fridge, wet bar and flat screen. For others, it's a Zen-like sanctuary for meditation and renewal. My good friend John Sylvestre from Sylvestre Construction in Minneapolis, MN listed these as the 10 easiest ways you can make your master bath your sanctuary of serenity.

10 Ideas for Your Master Bathroom Remodeling Project

Creative cabinetry. With the right materials and layout, furniture-quality cabinetry can be at home in your master bathroom. To maintain an uncluttered spa-like feel, plan cabinets carefully to accommodate everything from small cosmetics to Costco-size packages.

Soaking tubs. Many homeowners are now opting for the serenity of a soaking tub rather than a whirlpool tub.

Master bathroom remodeling trends

Room for two. Busy mornings are easier when don't have to wait for your turn in the bathroom. Remodeling to include a separate toilet room offers privacy while double shower heads and his-and-hers vanities let you both get ready in half the time.

Bigger showers. Roomy showers with lots of glass and a seat are popular. Modern fixture choices offer performance without sacrificing water efficiency. If you have a tight bathroom space or a challenging room configuration, creative solutions can usually be found.

Sun-filled spaces. Include skylights and windows that give you plenty of natural light, connect you with the outdoors, and save energy. You might want to throw down a yoga mat for a true sun salutation!

Green options. Eco-friendly and energy-efficient products are more and more popular with homeowners. These include paint with no or low VOCs (volatile organic compounds), glazed and insulated windows, finish surfaces with recycled content, high-tech energy-efficient water and space heaters and alternative insulation materials. Homeowners have many options to choose from and they can apply to any project no matter the scope of work.

Steam away aches and stress. Steam showers are fantastic! They can offer a true spa experience in the comfort of your own home. Steam systems can be built into the mechanics of a shower or the entire bathroom.

New ventilation systems. From fans with humidity sensors, to automatically defogging steamy mirrors, today's technologies create bathrooms that are more comfortable and lower maintenance, too. Remember to install a timer on the fan so that it runs at least 60 minutes after the last shower to get rid of excess moisture and then turns off automatically.

Heated floors. As part of your master bath remodeling, consider radiant heating for the floors. There is nothing better than walking on a warm floor on a cool morning. It's a small extra that adds a great deal of pampering!

New finishes. Think beyond chrome and brass! An amazing array of fixtures and finish surfaces are available to suit the tastes of any homeowner. Let your imagination drive your selection!

Thanks, John!

If you're in the Minneapolis market and don't absolutely LOVE your home or have a wish list that continues to grow out of control, touch base with John Sylvestre at Sylvestre Construction to help guide you through the remodeling process - mining all of your needs and wants and delivering a remodeling experience you'll  be bragging to your friends and family about.



A new master bath will reward you daily with pleasure, peace and quiet and perhaps better health. Plus, a smartly upgraded bathroom helps sell a home and, even in this real estate market, a master bath remodel can still deliver excellent Return on Investment (ROI). We would be happy to help you take a look at what's possible. Just give us a call or e-mail us. We're ready to listen.


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