The Keys To A Masterful Master Bathroom

The Keys to a Masterful Master Bathroom

Whether we’re building a custom home in Colleyville, Southlake, or Westlake, the master bathroom is one of those special rooms that clients always rave about years later. In fact, it was one of our main focuses when we first started WillowTree. Who would have thought that the bathroom is everyone’s favorite sanctuary?

The master bathroom is where you start and end your day. It's where you go when you’re sick or simply need to wash the stress away. WillowTree Custom Homes understands having an overstuffed vanity or sharing a sink can throw off your attitude before you’ve even gotten dressed. 

Like any other room in the house, we make sure you think through your needs and desires before getting started. It’s important to create a room that matches you. 

Let’s walk through a few of the key decisions you may need to make when designing the custom master bathroom that’s right for you.

Shower and Bathtub

There are so many choices when it comes to your shower and bathtub. If you’re the type of person who loves a night with candle light and a good soak, you may prefer a luxurious freestanding bathtub. A glass cased shower lends itself to a more modern look while you can pull the bathroom’s aesthetic together with the right shower curtain for a shower bath combo. If you and your spouse are on similar schedules, it may be important to have enough room for two showerheads. 

Don’t forget - you will also want to choose between an acrylic or porcelain bathtub. Both have their merits.


The toilet is one appliance we all take for granted, but most definitely notice if there’s an issue. When you’re building a custom home, we recommend thinking about your toilet preference. What height works best? Have you ever considered a bidet? Do you want a toilet with a heated seat?

It’s also important to think about layout. Considering this is a master bathroom likely for two people, do you want the option for privacy? If so, a pocket door within the bathroom could provide just that. 


Your desired look plays a major role in the layout of the master bathroom. If you prefer a more modern look, a classic looking stand alone tub may throw off the vibe. Consider how the appliances and furniture can provide accents to your aesthetic. Tile, light fixtures, art and photography, and counter top materials like granite or marble can all play into the feel you create. 

Is your custom bathroom a place to get ready for the day, wind down, or both? 


The furniture you choose will not only help bring the master bathroom’s aesthetic to life, it will directly effect your ability to get ready in the morning or for bed. Consider if you would want a lowered counter and chair to put on makeup so you don’t have to sit on or lean over the sink. 

Speaking of sinks, we always recommend two. With the majority of WillowTree Custom Homes married, we’re big fans of his and her sinks. Trust us; it stops arguments about washing out the sink after shaving and your method of getting toothpaste out of the tube before they even start. 


We all store far more than we realize in the bathroom. From medicine to linens to body wash and face products, most of us have more than a didi bag worth of products. When designing your dream master bathroom, think about how much storage you need. Would you like a walk in closet connected to the bathroom so you can hop out of the shower and get dressed without ever even going into the bedroom?

Consider the storage a vanity provides, if you may want medicine cabinets, or if you would prefer building a linen closet into the room.

At the end of the day, we want you to love your master bathroom. Think about what’s important to you and we can discuss how to bring your idea to life.

WillowTree Custom Homes has been creating custom master bathrooms and custom houses in Colleyville, Southlake and Westlake since 2013. If you’re ready to start a conversation about your dream home, contact us today.