H5 Educational Feature: Owners Suite Remodeling 101

Designer: Natalie Hanson
House Style: Traditional
Project Type: Addition; Owner Suite

Planning an Addition or other Large Projects

An insight on how what your overall expectations should be when starting your project

An owner suite implies a space that goes beyond a simple bedroom and bathroom. The “suite” can include anything from an extra seating area, a fireplace, or a foyer at the entrance. Some owner suites even include a home office. The goal of the owner suite is to serve as an oasis from the rest of the home, and it can be an important aspect in a potential home buyer’s decision. Below, we’ll cover a few of the most popular interior design ideas for the owner suite. 

Often times homeowners’ will make the decision to move forward with an addition to create the space they desire. Going from a bedroom remodel to a full on addition can be intimidating. Check out a variety of project costs on our main site and be sure to stop by H6 to learn more about additions.

H1 has one of 3 owner suites on tour this year.

Create a Seating Area

Creating a seating area will elevate the space from a bedroom to a suite. A seating area will add both functionality and luxury, and will likely lead you to spend more time inside the room. Whether you opt for a couch or a luxurious chair, a seating area in the suite adds a stately feel.  

The owner suite in H5 has beautiful built-ins, seating area, and more.

Built-in Storage Units

Built-in storage units throughout the suite prevent clutter and allow you to showcase favorite pieces or books, as open shelving gives the space a modern feel. A built-in unit is a particularly good idea for the closet system, as it will free up space to add an island or sitting area within that space as well for additional luxury. 

A window bench perfect for watching the falling snow this winter.

Wall Art 

Wall art can help segregate the space within the bedroom, and it will add a feel of luxury and style. Playing with texture and design will keep the space interesting and showcase your individual style. If you prefer naked walls, decorative ceiling tiles are another way to add a great dimension to the room. 

Choose an Accent Piece

A grand owner suite is anything but a solely neutral space. While you, of course, want to create a calming environment incorporating white solid surfaces in your space, an accent piece can complement neutral walls and bedding to add dimension to the space and add personality. 

Incorporate an Office Space

If you don’t have a separate space in your home that can be turned into a home office, the owner suite could be your solution. Even a simple desk and chair will add another element of functionality to the suite, and you can create a pony wall (a dividing wall) to separate work from play. 

The office space in H3 (virtual only) is the perfect space to get things done without taking an entire dedicated room for this homeowner.

Considering an Addition of an Owner Suite

If you’re considering an addition to your home, a grand owner suite can give you a large return and attract potential home buyers when it comes time to sell. Designing the suite yourself will allow for all of the amenities that you find most attractive, whether that be an office space, high ceilings, or aging in place features such as lowes interior handrails. It’s also a great time to consider a first-floor owner suite that’s conducive to aging. 

If the goal of the owner suite is to serve as an oasis from the rest of the home, investing in a great owner suite will pay off in the long run. The suite provides comfort, privacy, and a sense of luxury that’ll benefit you both in the short and long term. 

Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.