Home Renovation: Master Suite


As the last room we see at night and the first room we see in the morning, the master bedroom is one of the most important spaces in our home. In order for a master bedroom to feel as grand as it's purpose, there are several things to take into consideration when planning this space. 

One of the unusual things about the master bedroom in this 1960s rambler was the size of the master bedroom. It was LARGE. Homes from that era are typically know for smaller bedrooms. So with that in place, we only had to make minor architectural changes to make it into a dream bedroom.

Master bedroom before renovation.

Master bedroom before renovation.

The first thing we wanted to do was to salvage the hardwood floors. They were in impeccable condition even after 50 years! Unfortunately, the unique size of the wood slats were not available, so we opted to install wool carpet in the bedroom instead. 

Since there wasn't a large enough wall to comfortably accommodate a king size bed, we decided to replace the existing patio doors with a wall and replace the window with a large set of sliding patio doors that would walk out to a private deck. 

Although the room was relatively large, we still expanded the space. Since moving walls was not an option, we chose to coffer the ceiling adding height, and installing faux beams for visual interest. A custom barn door made to prevent the door from swinging into the room and impeding the bathroom walkway.


Finally, a master suite wouldn't be complete without a master bathroom. We opted to forgo the bathtub in lieu of a large walk in shower, a trend we're seeing more and more of lately.


More house to reveal coming soon. As always, stay tuned...

Tonya Olsen

Photos by Sara Boulter


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