Designing Two Of The Most Important Rooms In The House

The Master Bedroom & The Bathroom

When I am designing the sale of a home, I try hard to find ways to take what is existing and make it work, because most of the time sellers do not have the time, money, or motivation to do an entire renovation project.

In this home we had a small master bedroom and bathroom that had been added as the second floor of the home.  This was a great way to get the view desired. Unfortunately, the space was cramped, and the traffic flow was hard to visualize.

When I arrived I found a four-poster bed with 2 side tables (one cutting off access to the closet) and a 9” walking space between the dresser and the end of the bed! The television was also hanging into the space 3”. I wondered how many times potential buyers would hit their head.

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Tip: The one thing you want to always avoid is having a buyer think, “This space is too small,” or “If their furniture won’t fit, neither will mine.”

Solution: Taking one of the existing side tables and placing it under a smaller mounted television gave us the 24” we needed for traffic flow through the space. The large dresser that was under the television went into the sitting area outside the master.  The owners still had their clothes and we had extra space. Storing the oversize bed and replacing it with one from the guest bedroom made this bedroom look and feel instantly larger and welcoming. The paint went from teal to soft taupe. The part that is most amazing is that the once green tone carpet now looks gray and all we did was paint the perfect color. What a cost savings!

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The bathroom posed an issue not only because of the teal color but the exposed wood shelving was making the bathroom seem dated and cluttered.  Painting the shelving a high gloss bathroom appropriate paint added the freshness this space needed.  The wall color flowed seamlessly into the adjoining bedroom.

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