Master on the Main

Mastering the Master Suite

This Marietta Master Suite Addition, which won a 2016 Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award from NARI Atlanta, is accessed via a “hidden door” in the dining room.

We’re all getting older (sorry) and many of our Atlanta Design & Build remodeling projects reflect that reality of life.

Baby Boomers are living longer, and want to stay in their homes as they age. Retirement for them doesn’t look the same as previous generations.  Generation X isn’t far behind them – the oldest members of that age cohort are turning 55 this year. As a Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP), Dale has the specialized training and knowledge to help you remodel your home for the long term.

For Now and The Future

One of the most prominent examples of this is the trend for a master suite on the main floor. Most homes around Atlanta are two stories, with the bedrooms on the second floor. This can present a challenge for an aging homeowner. As bones and joints age, a master suite on the main floor eliminates the extra climbing up and down stairs and reduces the chance of a fall.

A master suite addition can make sense for a multitude of reasons. For some clients, the Master Suite addition is built for their own requirements (now or in the future) or for the needs of aging parents. In the meantime, it can make a great guest suite, allowing visitors privacy while still being part of the home.

When remodeling your existing space or adding a new suite, Atlanta Design & Build can help you transform your home for today and the future.

Consider Your Possibilities

We urge homeowners to explore all of their options with any remodel. Renovating an existing home will allow you to stay in the neighborhood you like, and have grown to love.

Ask yourself, how long do you plan to stay in the home?  Our recommendation is that homeowners plan to stay at least three to five years to recoup the investment.

It’s important to have realistic expectations for resale as well. There is a growing group of buyers looking for master suites on the first floor. At the same time, there’s an even smaller number of homes out there with these options, which provides you a greater opportunity.

Is there room for an addition?

While a master suite can be created out of existing space, the best solution is an addition. That allows us to design and create the precise space necessary for a bedroom, closet and full bathroom, as well as the additional water and HVAC needs. It is also more difficult to provide the desired privacy in an existing space, especially if you do a lot of entertaining.

Over the years, we’ve constructed Master Suites both as additions and remodels of existing space. With our design expertise, we can find the right solution for you if an addition is not an option.

In our next blog post, we’ll share a successful “Master on the Main” addition that created a great new living space for our clients.

Ready to make your home more livable? Atlanta Design & Build can help you with any of your remodeling needs. Contact us today to find out how we can Transform Your Home and Enrich Your Life!