Whether you’re building a brand new home or extending your existing home to accommodate your growing family, there are many aspects of the build you need consider. Like the kitchen, the main bedroom is one of the key rooms within the home. It’s where you spend one-third of your day and is where you recharge and restore your mind, body and soul.
Deciding where the main bedroom should be placed is dependent on your lifestyle and what key features matter most to you. There are 4 main places for the main bedroom to go, and we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of each.
Keeping your bedroom on the ground floor
This is the ultimate option for those who want to keep their home life in a ‘one-floor living’ style. This gives you secure and easy access to all fundamental necessities within the house including bathroom, kitchen, living room and main entry points.
Mobility is also a key factor in determining the main bedroom location as adding extra assistance for a second story bedroom can be extremely expensive.
However, by keeping it on the ground floor, you might find that it can become noisy due to street traffic and high home traffic areas. It can also leave your bedroom out in the open refusing you any form of privacy.
Move the bedroom upstairs
Having your bedroom upstairs has the added benefit of privacy. While you have guests over, they will generally stay downstairs, well away from your private quarters. If you live in a region with beautiful views, you have the opportunity to make the most of these views with your second story master bedroom. If you’re a light sleeper, this is also a great place to get away from surrounding noises.
Aspects to consider are of course the dreaded climb of the stairs. Even if you’re a fitness freak, stairs can be the bane of many people’s existence. You may also encounter added noise from other bedrooms. This might be the kids watching tv, playing videogames or general opening and closing of doors – a nightmare for any light sleeper.
Move the bedroom to the front
Keeping your bedroom to the front of the house are best for those who prefer safety and peace-of-mind. This will give you easy access to peek out your window to determine who is at the front of your home at any time. Depending on your home layout, it may also give you easier access to younger children throughout the night.
A con to consider is the inevitable added noise and light from the street. If you’re a light sleeper, or easily irritated by lights this is not the option for you. This will give you a front row seat to all the street traffic, car head lights and streetlights.
Keep it in the back
Some might say that this is the optimal position for the master bedroom. This is because the back of the house is one of the most quiet and undisturbed spaces within the home. According to feng shui, this is undoubtedly the best location for the master bedroom. They recommend keeping it to the back of the house or at least behind the centre line. It is away from any main traffic, meaning it is away from any other energy present within the home. Keeping it to the back keeps the bedroom safe and nourished with powerful energy, or so they say.
Although, by keeping your bedroom to the back of the home you may feel a little disconnected from the rest of the home – more so if you have young children.
So, with all this said, where is the best location to place your master bedroom? As a part of our services, we can help you determine what is best for you, your lifestyle and way of living. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer, but by working with Woodford Homes you have a team of dedicated professionals who are able to guide you in the right direction so you can achieve the perfect sleep, every night.