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4 Takeaways on Primary Suite Renovations from an Architect

You spend the majority of your life at home. 

Now that we’ve acknowledged that – let’s talk about some other facts, namely that your home and your primary suite is the best place for you to recover from daily stresses that life tosses your way. 

At Debowsky Design Group, we take primary suite renovations seriously. We focus on creating a space that you want to spend time in and a space that rejuvenates you. You would be surprised how much having a modern, clean, inviting primary suite does to improve your mental wellbeing and health. In fact, the tidiness, spaciousness and balance of a renovated bathroom can improve your overall mood and reduce anxiety. 

We’re dropping so much knowledge today. So, if you’re considering a primary suite renovation, here are four things you should know:

It’s All About the Layout of Your Primary Suite

Not all four walls and a ceiling are created equally. A great layout takes many factors into consideration – where’s the sunlight coming in (and at what part of the day). What’s the airflow like, and what are the acoustics? Are you able to walk comfortably through the space or is it too labyrinthine or cramped?

A good architect is going to analyze your space for these (and quite a few more) to design a layout that perfectly suits your needs within the constraints of the laws of physics. This often involves maximizing space, sometimes involves moving doorways & windows, and makes all the features you want fit as if it was a tailored suit. 

Don’t Forget About Storage

There’s a simple rule to designing the perfect primary suite – the more effective the storage layout, the more livable the entire primary suite is. 

Obviously, the closets need to be there, but the layout should flow naturally and not require a Tetris expert to put everything away. Built-ins are great options as they maximize space by turning your closet from a box into something infinitely more useful – and thereby keeping the rest of your suite more organized. 

Consider Adding a Bathtub

In the age of Insta-influencers deciding what’s in and what’s out in design, everyone wants a stunning claw-footed tub. They look great, to be sure…but they are not for everyone. Depending on the size of your bathroom they may take up more space than you want to give to it and if you just like the look but don’t take many baths…well…you may want to consider a spa-like walk-in shower.

Which leads us to our last point:

Hire a Professional to Design Your Primary Suite

When we walk into a room, we’re moving walls in our head and seeing what opportunities there are within your space. When we talk with you about what the perfect primary suite would be, we’re moving everything around again as you’re sharing your ultimate wish list.  

Then we design an extraordinary space that results in a happier, healthier lifetime at home for you. If you’re ready to start planning your new primary suite, get in touch with us today – we’re ready to make your vision a reality.