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This month we’re talking about some of our favorite ways to convert an unused spare bedroom to give it new life. We explored the idea of a home office or study, as well as a dedicated space for crafts and hobbies; this week we turn our attention to one of the most popular renovations for a little-used spare bedroom—a master suite.
What does your dream master suite include? A big, beautiful bathroom that doubles as a spa-like retreat? Perhaps a spacious walk-in closet with a dressing table and plenty of storage? Maybe a sitting area or reading nook where you can get away from it all for a little privacy, or a kitchenette complete with refrigerator and bar—think big!
Absorbing Space is a Money-Saver
Compared to an addition, absorbing existing space in your home for a master suite expansion is almost always less expensive. If you can absorb an extra bathroom rather than building one from scratch, you’ll enjoy even bigger savings.
Make sure you build a contingency into your budget from the outset to help defray unforeseen costs as the project progresses as well.
Benefit from Professional Help
An experienced design professional can help you create a solid plan for your master suite renovation. In addition to providing your contractor with a concrete set of ideas and specifications, your designer’s plan will probably include a few beautiful touches you never would have come up with on your own. Further, a designer’s plan will allow you to present a cohesive idea to multiple contractors to get a more accurate bid.
Ask For a Timeline
Work with your designer, contractor, and/or architect on creating a cost schedule and a construction schedule for your master suite renovation. All parties know that budgets and project timelines aren’t written in stone, but with a plan in place it will be easier to track progress, as well as estimate additional costs and labor associated with any changes you make along the way.
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