5 Secrets of a Master Bathroom You’ll Never Want to Leave

Most likely, few visitors to your home will ever see your master bathroom. For that reason, you might not be inclined to put as much thought into it as, say, your kitchen. But to ignore it completely would be a huge missed opportunity. After all, at the very least, you’ll be spending the beginning and end of each day there. Put a little bit of thought into creating a truly inviting retreat, and you may be drawn to spend more and more time there. This could lead to finally making time for that nice long bath you’ve been promising yourself…for how long? Anything can happen! But first, how do you go about creating that kind of space? You’ve come to the right place with that question, because at Prodigy, we love ourselves a good master bathroom! Here are five ideas on how to create an enviable master bath!

These days, even the kitchen is a largely public space, but your master bathroom is just for you. How to make it an inviting retreat? Here are 5 secrets!

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1. Choose Your Color-Palette Thoughtfully 

It’s a proven fact: color creates mood. It’s a weighty-decision, but it’s not one that should stress you out! There are some simple guidelines that can help narrow down the endless possibilities into a few that are more manageable. First, you’ll want it to flow with the color scheme of the rest of your home. Next, think about the mood you want to create. Here’s some inspiration.

For a serene, spa-like feel, go with colors that are found in nature. Think earth tones, like warm greys or beiges. 

Master bath with open shower in Pasco's Archer Estates neighborhood. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

For a refined look that will always be classic, black and white will never let you down. Especially when that white takes the form of marble. 

Black and white master bath: classic yet modern! Built in Hidden Hills neighborhood in Kennewick. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, WA.

You can also just go all-white. It may feel a little cold when it’s empty…

All-white marble bathroom in Kennewick's Canyon Lakes neighborhood. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

…but check out how just a few accessories warm it right up!

All white styled marble vanity. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Photo Credit: Kathy Nunez from @kathyswhitehouse on Instagram

Evoke the serene feeling of being on the beach with a subtle pop of blue. 

Traditional master bath with a subtle blue backsplash, built in Kennewick's Southcliffe neighborhood. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

Inject some drama by picking a darker color palette. This shower feels moody and calming. 

Beautiful, dramatic shower with dark tile in Westcliffe neighborhood in Richland. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Those are just a few ideas, but really, the sky is the limit!

2. Multiple Shower Heads

Walk-in marble shower with built in shelving in Richland's Westcliffe neighborhood. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

You’re still working on clearing your schedule for that bath, but at least you have time to take a shower. If that’s all you have time for, you should make it as luxurious an experience as possible! Why settle for just one shower head? There are so many options available! One option is to go with two regular shower heads, so you’re hit from two different angles. 

Sleek modern shower with dual shower heads. Master bath built in Westcliffe neighborhood in Richland. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

The ones above are fixed in place, but there are a lot of other, more flexible options for you to mix and match. 

Master shower inspiration with dual shower heads, built in Kennewick's inspiration estates neighborhood. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

Many find rain heads to be very relaxing, which is great for achieving that spa-like experience. Because of their gentler pressure and the fact that the water comes from above, it’s probably not the best choice for your only shower head. Combining it with a normal shower head gives you the best of both worlds. 

Master bath inspiration. Rain head shower in a bathroom in Westcliffe neighborhood in Richland. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Finally, if you really want to go all out, this shower features two shower heads, plus the biggest rain head we’ve ever seen. Talk about a dream master bathroom!

Master shower inspiration: marble shower with a giant rain head. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

3. A Gorgeous Light Fixture

The right light fixture is like jewelry for your room. There are so many choices out there, so you can be sure of finding one that will match your specific decorating style. There are some important things to consider.

First of all, since one of the main purposes of a bathroom is getting ready for the day, you want to make sure the lighting is adequate. If you have a makeup area on your vanity, it might be a good idea to put a lower hanging pendant there so as to make sure it is well lit. 

Master bathroom built-in vanity inspiration with pendant light. Located in Westcliffe neighborhood in Richland. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Additionally, you’ll want to have good lighting over your sinks. This often means sconces…

Master bathroom with transitional sconces. Inspiration. New construction home in Richland's Falconcrest neighborhood. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

…but it doesn’t have to! Pendant lights are a fresh and interesting look. 

Master bath with a statement tub and sleek pendant lighting. Built in Westcliffe neighborhood in Richland. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Additionally, you might want to make a statement by having a large, eye-catching fixture. In an otherwise very neutral and restrained bathroom, a chandelier glams things up.

Master bathroom with a beautiful chandelier, built in Kennewick's Summit View neighborhood. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington. If your style tends more modern, there are so many sleek, modern fixtures out there that can accomplish the same thing.

Transitional master bathroom inspiration. Lighting. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Placing the fixture directly over the tub makes the tub even more of a focal point.

Gorgeous, modern, textured master bath inspiration. New home built in Kennewick's Summit View neighborhood. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

Here’s one more. Although this tub didn’t need any help  being a focal point! 

Stunning master bathroom with unique tub/shower arrangement. Gorgeous home built in the River Ranch Estates in Pasco. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

 

4. Framless Glass Door—Or No Door!

Choosing tile can be a very big decision, but you’ve finally found the perfect combination and you’re in love with it. Why would you want to hide that behind frosted glass? A framless, barely-there glass door shows off your beautiful shower. 

Master bath with euro glass shower door in Kennewick's Westcliffe neighborhood. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

In the above example, the shower is partially enclosed, but if you really want to show off your shower surround, go with an entirely glass shower enclosure and a curbless transition for a very sleek, modern look. 

Sleek modern master bath inspiration with euro glass. Built in Falconcrest in Richland. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

This design uses a pane of clear glass to provide some separation, but without a door. 

Stunning master bathroom in Westcliffe neighborhood in Richland. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Here’s a similar design, but with a half wall. 

Beautiful marble shower with euro glass half-wall. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington. This home was built in Summit View neighborhood in Kennewick, Washington.

Here’s another option: just leave it open! 

Master bathroom inspiration. Curbless walk in shower. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

(Read: never have to clean your shower glass again.)

Open shower in a master bath built in Inspiration Estates neighborhood in Kennewick. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

 

5. A Statement Tub

Every room needs a focal point, and when you’re talking about a master bath, nothing makes a better focal point than a really stunning tub. Depending on the layout of your bathroom, there are many different options.

A corner tub is an efficient use of space. It looks great in this pleasingly symmetrical arrangement. 

Master bath with a corner tub in Kennewick's Inspiration Estates neighborhood. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

A rectangular tub looks great tucked symmetrically between two vanities. In this black-and-white bathroom, we love the look of the black rectangular tiles on the tub deck. It makes a powerful focal point that feels of-the-moment as well as classic. 

Black and white master bath with tiled tub deck. Built in Westcliffe neighborhood in Richland. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

If you’re not looking to make that bold of a statement, you can also tile it with subtler textures. We love the large rectangular tiles in a light neutral, with a strip of textured metallic tiles along the top. 

Modern master bathroom with a simple tile design. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

Of course, there are also freestanding options. In this streamlined, ultra-modern bath, we love the smooth simplicity of the rounded tub.

Modern master bath inspiration. New construction home in Richland's Westcliffe neighborhood. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

This sleek rectangular tub is so gorgeous! And that flat, wall-mounted waterfall faucet? Amazing!

Elegant transitional master bath inspiration. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Then there are more traditional freestanding options, of course. This one is such a classic. It’s paired here with traditional plumbing fixtures, but it could just as well blend effortlessly into a more transitional space. 

Classic master bath inspiration. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco, Washington.

And finally, one of our favorites: this elegant black and white number from our 2017 Parade Home. Such a timeless shape that would lend an edge to any style. Notice how the rectangular light fixture echoes the shape of the tub. A full tiled wall further draws the eye to make a truly compelling focal point. 

Gorgeous master bath inspiration. Black and white freestanding tub. Prodigy Homes, Inc. is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities, Washington.

Finally, are you ready for a bonus secret? Here we go…

6. It’s Your Bathroom!

Ultimately, this is the most intimate and personal space in your home, and, at the end of the day, it should suit your style and needs! Maybe you don’t even like taking baths. Fine! Eliminate it and use the extra space to make the shower a little bigger, or the closet. 

Master bath inspiration. Chevron backsplash. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in the Tri-Cities Washington.

In this case, foregoing the bathtub helped make room for two walk in closets! 

Master bath with dual closets. Prodigy Homes is building new construction homes in Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, and Pasco Washington.

While you should obviously make your decisions accordingly if you’re planning on resale, what’s really important is that you absolutely love your bathroom. So don’t be afraid to make choices that work for you! 

Looking for some bathroom inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board! On our Houzz account, not only will you find inspiring images, you can also see some of the materials we’ve used to create stunning master baths. Finally, here on our website, we have a gallery dedicated to master bathrooms. Trying to create a truly inspiring bathroom can seem daunting, but that’s why we’re here to guide you through it! 

Ready to get started on the master bathroom of your dreams?

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