The guide for all of the necessities in your master bathroom.

What You'll Need:

  • Vanities
  • Sinks
  • Mirrors
  • Toilets and Bidets
  • Bathtubs

The Master Bathroom

Your master bathroom is the most important bathroom in the house. Not only is it the most important bathroom in your house, but it may also be the most important room in your house as well. You will be using this bathroom every day, so it is essential that you make it a comfortable and enjoyable place to be. The first step to accomplishing this is making sure that you have all of the best fixtures for your bathroom. This will take some time, but it will be well wroth it in the long run.

Vanities

Larger bathrooms will definitely require some type of vanity. If you have two people using this bathroom, consider getting a double vanity that can incorporate two sinks. This allows for easy access to a personal sink as well as more surface space for other accessories on the countertop. A single vanity can also be a good option if you decide that you want more of a personal space. Vanities can be made of many different types of wood with a variety of different materials for the countertop. Another aspect of a vanity that you should definitely take into consideration is whether you want a free standing or wall mounted vanity. Free standing vanities give you the freedom to move your vanity if you so choose, and wall mounted vanities can be mounted at a preferred height while being able to store some items underneath it. Vanities should also be compatible with the sink you are planning on using as well, in both function and design.

Sinks

Sinks are a must have in every bathroom, but for your master bathroom, you want to make sure you cover a number of points to find the best sink for you. The first thing you want to know is how many you are going to need. Bigger bathrooms might require two sinks while smaller bathroom may only require one. The sizes of the sinks can vary as well. Bigger sinks will allow you more space for daily routines that require the sink. A larger countertop space will allow for this as well. Another important factor to take into account is the style of sink you want to include. The different styles of sinks mainly include wall mounted, vessel, undermount, drop-in, pedestal and semi-recessed to name a the most popular. As previously mentioned, not all vanities and sinks are compatible so make sure you pick the right sink for your bathroom vanity. Check out our Bathroom Sink Shopping Guide for information on each style.

Mirrors

Above your sink, you will most likely want to include a mirror. Mirrors can come in several shapes and sizes. One thing that you want to make sure of, is that your mirror fits the dimensions of your vanity. For example, if your vanity is 40 inches in width, you will want a mirror that is also 40 inches in width. This goes for both rectangular and circular mirrors to promote neatness and consistency in your bathroom. LED options are also available, giving you a little extra lighting for your vanity area as well as your bathroom as a whole. In addition to your wall mirrors, you can also add some magnifying mirrors to your design. Magnifying mirrors can be deck mounted, wall mounted have one to three arms and include LED lighting. These mirrors are great for makeup and shaving as well as any other daily bathroom task that you may need it for. With the option for LED lighting, these mirrors are perfect for any bathroom design.

Accessories

Bathroom accessories are absolutely necessary in any master bathroom. Bathroom accessories include towel bars, toilet paper holders, hooks and other similar items. These all have their own unique uses that are essential to your your bathroom design, so make sure you include all of the following accessories. First, make sure you have some kind of towel bar or hook for your towels. This is important for storing, drying and possibly heating your towels. Next, you need a toilet paper holder. There are a multitude of different styles for toilet paper holders, so you have have a multitude of choices as far as this choice goes. You should also have your vanity accessories. These include soap dishes, toothbrush holders, soap dispensers and other similar items that will keep your vanity area clean and organized. Other accessories to consider, but aren't necessary, include grab bars or shelves, both of which could benefit your bathroom greatly, depending on your current design.

Toilets and Bidets

Another must-have in a master bathroom, or for any bathroom for that matter, is a toilet/bidet. In a luxury bathroom the combination of a toilet and bidet are not uncommon. The master bathroom is typically larger than the average bathroom, so incorporating a toilet and bidet should be fairly easy to do in terms of space. Toilets nowadays can come equipped with a number of features that can increase comfort and ease of use in your bathroom. For example, toilets can be automatic/electric, allowing for a hands free option. If you really want to maximize comfort, some toilets include heated seats as well. Toilets can also be fitted with different kinds of toilet seats that can improve comfort as well. The same can be said about bidets.It is ultimately up to you as to what features you want to include when it comes to your toilet area, so choose what you think you want for this fixture that you will be using every day.

Bathtubs

If you are really going for a luxury master bathroom, a luxury bathtub is something that you will definitely want to consider. Bathtubs are often the most comfortable and luxurious fixtures in a bathtub. Bathtubs can come equipped with electric heating, arm/headrests, jets and a number of other features that offer a relaxing experience. For a luxury bathtub, you can also include armrests, backrests and a number of other luxury enhancing attachments to help you fully enjoy your bathroom experience. If you are somebody who spends a lot of time in the bathtub, you should absolutely consider some upgrades. Bathtubs are also available in a variety of different materials such and metal, wood, acrylic and stone to name the most common materials.

Final Note

Your wallpaper is an important piece for your bathroom in terms of both the conservation and design of your bathroom.