When you dream about a master suite addition, drool over a deep soaking tub. But when you plan, think about privacy, convenience and view — the gifts to yourself that keep on giving.
Privacy: Create a space that feels like an escape from life: OK, escape from the kids. For that, you’ll need privacy, so place closets — they’re sound barriers — between you and the hubbub of the house, or on walls shared with other bedrooms.
View: Give your master suite addition the best view through the biggest windows. If neighbors are nearby, place windows at about 5 feet above the floor so you can enjoy the view, but your neighbors can’t (if you know what we mean).
Separation: Think also about whether you’d prefer your bedroom and bathroom separated by a door or small hallway. An open plan can make the master suite feel bigger and more luxurious — but it can also invite humidity and odors into the bedroom, so you’ll want an extra-powerful ventilation system if you go this route. It’s also a good idea to isolate the toilet in its own room or alcove so two people can use the space at the same time and still retain some privacy.