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A Master Suite: A Remodeling Option with Multiple Pay Offs

Living in the Bay Area brings homeowners many benefits: gorgeous surroundings, amazing climate and a thriving cultural scene, making it one of the best areas in country to call home. Plus, a booming economy and plenty of job opportunities provide stability.

The Current Housing Dilemma

Everyone knows the story. Even small or moderate-sized homes with two to three bedrooms and a single bathroom are out of reach for even some well- heeled Bay Area residents. But if you are a homeowner and looking for a way to bring added value to your Bay Area home, consider changing your current bedroom and bathroom setup to a master suite to improve your home’s comfort and charm, increase the space, and gain financial benefits.


A Master Suite as Oasis

Your home should be a relaxing place that leaves you feeling re-energized to face the world at large. Your private master suite can be an oasis to which you retreat from your children, guests and the cares of your daily life. Plus, you may be able to create a delightful suite out of your existing space without any need for an addition.


Your ideal master suite will have three main areas:

1. Your suite should have a spacious bathroom with a double sinks in a granite or quartz countertop, for example, a unique custom vanity, a freestanding soaking tub, tile flooring and a large, curbless shower with linear drain and bench for comfort. And get creative with a practical accent piece by adding a wall of beautiful tile behind the vanity sink or bathtub.

2. You can create a luxurious walk-in closet by dedicating more space to this room and by installing closet systems that improve your organization with plenty of hanging space along with shelves and drawers for everything from shoes to jewelry.

3. Your redesigned bedroom will become the focal point. You can create a new aesthetic in this room by elevating the design and decor with new flooring, window treatments, and statement lighting.


An Investment Financially
Besides the fact that you will be gaining a private oasis perfect for instilling calm and peace, you can also rest easy knowing that your master suite is providing you plenty of financial benefits. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a mid-range master bedroom suite remodel can return over 100 percent of your investment. A particularly telling Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling Magazine in 2019 described a return on investment of 117.8 percent.


An Investment in Delight

Even more interestingly, a survey from the National Association of Realtors showed that homeowners who added a master suite to their homes rated their new spaces as 10 out of 10 when it came to personal satisfaction. Whether you are planning to stay in your home for many years and want to enjoy a newly organized, beautiful and functional space or you are hoping to sell your home in the next year or two, a new master suite can be the solution you need, and today’s current refinancing rates can make your dream a reality.