If your new custom home will have more than one bedroom, it will likely end up with a combination of a primary bedroom (or, master suite) and secondary bedrooms. But just because the other bedrooms are secondary, they don't have to be boring or unattractive. How can you make your secondary bedrooms a place that people will enjoy? Here are five things any homeowner can do.
1. Protect Privacy. Consider how the bedrooms are viewed from various angles. Can people passing by public areas, like the living room or dining room, see into the bedroom? Do neighbors—or worse, the street out front—see into the bedroom? Each bedroom should be a haven for its users, so think about their privacy.
2. Think About Traffic. Traffic flow in your home is the way that people move around the house. Make it a goal to create logical, direct, and comfortable traffic patterns. For bedrooms, this includes designing a logical location and entry points. It also means considering how furniture will sit and how people will navigate around it. If you will likely include a large bed, for instance, make sure moving around it will be comfortable.
3. Brighten It Up. A dark room with few windows, no windows, or small windows isn't very inviting. It will also feel smaller and even less clean or tidy. So make sure your design maximizes natural light first and then complements this with artificial lighting. This is especially important if the rooms aren't as large as you want.
4. Include Good Views. Don't save all the good views in the home for the living room and primary suite. Try to give secondary bedrooms something nice to look at. It could be as simple as an attractive area of the yard or you might even reposition the house so that more bedrooms share a beautiful distant view.
5. Add Amenities. A secondary bedroom can be more than just four walls and a door. Include ample closets whenever possible. Try to provide each bedroom with easy access to a private or shared bathroom. Build some permanent storage. Choose a more impressive window design. Create a fun nook. Or install technology that makes it more entertaining. You don't need to go overboard to add a few surprises.
Where to Start
Ready to start designing great bedrooms for your entire household and its guests? Begin by consulting with an experienced custom home design service in your area today. With their help and these tips, every bedroom will be an amazing place to call home.