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 worth it in the long run.


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 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 bathrooms 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 sinks to name 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.


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, and 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.