6 reasons why an ensuite should be on your renovation wishlist
Traditionally the ensuite was a small utility room adjoining the master bedroom, but we’ve come a long way from using bathrooms simply for washing.
An ensuite is where an individual has the convenience of grooming and relaxing without sharing the space with the extended household.
1. Improve everyday bathing.
The shower is more crucial to the overall bathroom experience than any other element. The impact of water connecting with your body has the ability to shift your mood. A popular style for ensuites is the twin – it’s also called the marriage shower. Men prefer a big overhead shower for the ultimate drenching, but women don’t always like to get their hair wet. Being able to switch between the overhead and hand shower provides the best of both worlds. If you have the space, a freestanding bath helps create a personal retreat. Choose one with organic curves and a high back for head support during a long soak.
2. Create a sense of luxury.
While adding new towels and high-end accessories helps a bathroom look luxurious, stone makes up most of the hard surfaces and is the key to setting style foundations. The chamonix luxe terrazzo stone slab which looks seamless and creates that wow factor aesthetic. A big trend that is forecasted for 2019.
3. Add a little privacy.
The ensuite is an extension of the main bedroom and is a very personal space. You have to feel comfortable and relaxed, it’s intimate and where you are most vulnerable. It should avoid feeling crowded and allow room for grooming and dressing. It’s where you can express and display items to suit your everyday lifestyle rather than have them on show for visitors who tend to use the main bathroom.
4. Make the home feel bigger.
The ensuite is often small, so making it feel as light and roomy as possible can add a sense of proportion to the rest of the house. One trick is to ensure two people can use the room at the same time. A double wall-hung vanity, in-wall toilet suite and frameless shower screen will free up the floor. Stone can create the illusion of space!
5. Boost bathroom storage.
Always put storage at the top of the bathroom must-have list. In both main bathrooms and ensuites, think eye-level storage behind mirrors and deep under-vanity drawers. In an ensuite, scrimping on storage and work surfaces such as the bench surrounding the vanity basin is a common mistake. A top space-saving tip is to take space from the main bedroom by installing a double wall. It should be 300-400mm thick so you can conceal shelving and lighting in the wall.
6. Increase the value of your home.
An ensuite is generally the first solution to installing an additional bathroom, and some buyers won’t even look at a property if there’s no ensuite. Including both a bath and a shower adds value. Top tip would be to have a separate bath and shower if you have the space!