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A Designer Shares Her Master-Bathroom Wish List

A Designer Shares Her Master-Bathroom Wish List

She's planning her own renovation and daydreaming about what to include. What amenities are must-haves in your remodel or new build?


I’m in the planning stages of a major renovation to my 100-plus-year-old San Francisco cottage — a big component of which is the addition of a master suite. This is the fun part of the project, when I get to create Houzz ideabooks chock-full of examples of all the various features I want to include, with only the occasional sad, sidelong glance at our dream-killing budget.

Really, when it comes to bathrooms, all you need is a functioning toilet, sink, tub and/or shower, and enough space to move around and do your thing. But everyone has those extras they wish for if they had the budget. I’ve assembled a wish list, in no particular order, of my master bathroom features — knowing full well that, due to budget and space constraints, many of these will have to be dropped. But a girl can dream, right?

See if you agree or disagree with my list and then share in the Comments section what items would be on your list. Some of them might be featured in a follow-up story.

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12. Personality. Last but in no way least, a bathroom should reflect you and your individual taste and style. I work with many clients who use Houzz ideabooks to assemble inspirational images for their projects, but I always encourage them to be creative and avoid copying every single detail about someone else’s dream home. Sure, take inspiration from a color or material you like, but expand on it and make it work for you and your space.

Tell us: What items would be on your list of master bath must-haves?

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