Best Designs for the Master Bath
Fabulous "His and Hers" Vanity Layouts
If you're like many NC new home owners, you crave a little separation and personal space for your morning and evening rituals.
A master bath with his-and-hers style dual vanities provides invaluable convenience in shared bathrooms.
Read on to learn the most difficult challenges - and solutions - to creating the perfect master bath layout.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #1: Appealing Contrast
Create complete separation, with dual vanities on opposite walls.
Rich, dark wood cabinets (Maple Espresso) ground these dual vanities in their crisp white and natural green (Sherwin Williams Herbal Wash) surroundings.
Tile and counter tops in this master bath are in Carolina Cream, Snow White, and Pearl.
Design tip: If you love completely separate vanity designs, use the vanities to frame and emphasize a custom bathtub or shower.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #2: Sophisticated Style for Two
In this version of the Summerlyn, a glass French Door separates this his-and-hers bath from the luxury master suite (click here to see photos of the master suite fireplace and sitting room).
The Andover Oak Espresso cabinets make a bold statement against the Key Red tiles, Clay grout, and Cream walls.
Elements of traditional design, such as the arched entry above the tub and the 12x12 tile pattern, blend seamlessly with contemporary accents, including the sleek, squared vanity lights.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #3: Upscale Urban Craftsman
Contemporary grey, white, and black tones - combined with soft crystal and pensive stainless steel features - create a completely unique master bath design.
In this custom bath, sidelights leave room for a pair of generous full-height mirrors.
Hide your toiletries in ample vanity storage, and show off your favorite items in open, built-in storage.
Design tip: white towels always make a great accent piece in open shelving.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #4: Dual vanities for dual heights
Generally, a 33 inch tall vanity is ideal for women, while a 36 inch tall vanity suits most men.
Adding a dressing table between the his-and-hers vanities may be the mis-matched height solution you're looking for.
A short vanity drawer is perfect for storing smaller, daily use facial and hair products that tend to get lost in deeper drawers.
Design Tip: In this master bath, a luxury shower with separate showerheads replaces the tub - perfect for those who want to wake up and get ready for the day at the same time.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #5: Room for two
This dual vanity area helps the linear space keep a calm, elegant look.
The vanity cabinets are a Maple wood, painted in Antique White.
In this custom master bath, recessed medicine cabinets, with a mirror front, were added to each vanity wall.
This master bath also has an integrated dressing table.
While dressing tables are designed as a seating station, you can convert the under-counter space into a storage aread. Just add a basket of towels, and it becomes space well used.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #6: Single counter; dual sink
Here is another way to integrate a dressing table, with symmetrical dual sinks.
This master bath layout is perfect for plans that allow a long wall on one side.
A soaking tub and alcove tile shower sit opposite the dual vanity design, which is perfect for homeowners who want to get ready side-by-side.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #7: Shared space
This double vanity enjoys separate grooming spaces, while sharing central storage.
A bank of drawers and an open shelving unit placed in the middle of the vanity helps distinguish space, while placing shared storage within easy reach.
Design Tip: Open storage will make your master bath feel more spacious. Open shelves like these are a great place to integrate glass apothecary jars, filled with anything from soaps to seashells.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #8: Spa treatment
Each time you enter this bathroom, it will feel like you've stepped into a spa retreat where calming whites and cool grays envelope your mornings and nights.
Furniture-inspired master bath vanities are tucked under barrel vaulted ceiling alcoves.
Floor-to-ceiling central storage ensures plenty of room for everyone.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #9: Classy and classic
This master bath sparkles - with metalic tiles, bronze light fixtures, Smokey Topaz wall paint, and Golden granite counter tops with a 1/4 inch bevel edge.
In this custom home design, each vanity has a clear view into the master bedroom - which features a three-way see-through fireplace.
As you enjoy a long bath in this soaking tub, you can enjoy the warmth and flames of the glass fireplace - another way this room sparkles.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #10: Black and brown details
Master baths that make an efficient use of space - like this angled vanity design - give you more square footage to work with in other rooms.
In this version of the Bostwick, a dual vanity, enlarged shower, and custom soaking tub all fit in an efficient space - leaving space for a sitting room in the master suite.
The black shower frame contrasts nicely against the medium brown cabinets.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #11: Soothing atmosphere
Cool greens are a popular choice for homeowners who want to create a serene backdrop to this master living quarters.
When you enter this master bath through the arched opening, a vanity sits to each side.
A hallway with his-and-hers closets leads to the master suite. This design is perfect for you, if you do not want to pass through the bathroom each time you need to use the closet.
Dual Vanity Design Idea #12:
Opposite from the floor plan above, this master bath separates the master suite from the walk-in closets - once you pass through the private exercise room.
One vanity sits adjacent to the oversized shower; the other sits by the soaking tub.
While each vanity only has one side of drawers, a island cabinet in the master closet provides more than enough extra storage space.