Whether simple or opulent, master bathrooms in many modern layouts focus on natural light, large showers, and abundant storage.

Streamlined and Spacious

Photo by M.E. Parker
Photo by M.E. Parker

A walk-in shower with linen storage within reach adds contemporary luxury to this one-story plan, which is actually designer Dan Sater's personal residence. He eliminated the tub but kept ample counter space with two vanities. Double walk-in closets add more storage to the suite. Two additional bedrooms on the opposite side of the home boast private bathrooms, making these spaces appealing for adult children or live-in relatives. The open layout in the middle encourages relaxed entertaining with easy access to the back verandas. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Natural Light, Even in the Shower

Four Walls Photography.
Four Walls Photography.

Sleek, sophisticated, and filled with light, this contemporary home is perfect for a modern family. With its narrow footprint, the plan fits nicely into a tight city lot. The walled courtyard creates a private outdoor living area that flows easily inside via the flexible dining room. Clerestory windows, high horizontal windows on side walls, large rear windows, and a wall that stops short of the ceiling (to share light from the front of the house) bring natural light into the rooms. Inside, the living room combines with the kitchen to form a big, casual gathering space. Also on this level, bedroom 2 serves as a versatile guest suite or office. Three more bedrooms sit upstairs. In the luxurious master suite, you'll find a deluxe shower, two sinks, and two walk-in closets. Other thoughtful touches in the home include the office nook downstairs and an abundance of closets. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Focus on Indoor-Outdoor Living

Giovanni Photography
Giovanni Photography
Giovanni Photography
Giovanni Photography

Although the freestanding tub takes center stage, the walk-through shower behind it is the true star of this grand master bathroom. Windows in here look out to a garden, creating a light-filled experience. The rest of the home shows a similar connection with nature, from the wall of sliding glass in the great room to the outdoor kitchen and fireplace-warmed lanai. All three secondary bedrooms feature private bathrooms. Instead of a formal living room, the entertaining center of the home is the enormous open kitchen. See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Empty Nest with Serious Storage

A smart layout with abundant storage makes it easy to stay organized in this two-bedroom home. For example, the master suite's large closet opens directly into the laundry room, so it's simple to grab towels from the private bathroom (check out that big shower with a seat!) and throw them in the wash. Bedroom two also enjoys close proximity to the laundry room and a hall bathroom. Across the home, a hidden pantry can be accessed from both the kitchen and the mudroom, so unloading groceries and using them is a snap. Craftsman details on the exterior add curb appeal. See more images, information, and the floor plan.