4 Design Ideas for a Rustic Luxury Home

Rustic (ˈrəstik), meaning to be made in a plain and simple fashion. Luxury (ˈləkSH(ə)rē,ˈləɡZH(ə)rē), meaning to be made for extravagance.

And, as the saying goes, opposites attract. Where your luxurious home offers comfort and elegance, adding natural tones and design elements brings a sense of calm that can only come from nature itself. Tastefully unique and artfully simplistic, incorporating rustic luxury design will bring comfort, relaxation and a fashionable functionality to every home. Read more for design ideas and inspiration from the professionals at Gordon James to begin adding a touch of rustic luxury to your own custom home renovation.

  

Wood-Work It

Rustic design is all about taking designs, materials and concepts from nature, highlighting them in their truest forms. Using different forms of wood throughout your home lays a neutral yet elegant foundation for your home renovation. Ceiling to floor, including an abundance of woodwork throughout the space carries a naturally intricate design from room to room. Plus, with the durability and adaptability of some woods, these design elements really do get better with time.

 

  

Mixing Materials

With that being said, Mother Nature has quite the variety in her jewelry box, meaning that you have tons of materials and canvases to choose from. One of the most fun aspects of incorporating rustic design elements into your luxury home renovation is the immense amount of possibility. The simplistic vibe gives allowance to mix and match your favorite neutral materials and textures into one custom home design. Try switching things up with a wood-layed backsplash over a granite countertop in the kitchen for an unexpected yet stylish twist.

 

  

The Call of the Wild

Feeling a bit animalistic? For those of you looking for something a bit bolder, including design and decor elements related to different animals walking around in nature is sure to liven things up. While I say this with caution, as it should definitely be used with discretion, including a variety of faux animal furs, skins, etc. is a great way to add a subtle accent to your custom home design.

 

  

As Big As the Sky

One of the major appeals to incorporating rustic design elements into your luxury home renovation is the openness it brings to any room. By mimicking the grandeur of natures open air through strategic architecture and design, you begin to remove the barrier of outdoor versus in. Include high vaulted ceilings and large open rooms to your custom home design to create both the freedom of nature and the comfort of luxe.

 

Start Designing Your Dream Home with Gordon James

Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce the perfect results – your dream home!

Partner with the professionals at Gordon James in Minnesota to start designing and planning your dream home. For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.


3 Renovation Ideas to Update Your Home’s Aesthetic

After 2020, do you feel like breathing some fresh life into your home for 2021? Then you may want to consider some luxury home renovations featuring some current design trends. Here are three luxury home renovation ideas that will give your home a more updated look in the new year:

 

1.   Let the Light In

While windows often seem like a permanent fixture in a home, there are many reasons you might decide to replace them. To create a new look or feel many people change the style of their windows to update the design of their home. If your home feels dated, consider updating the frames throughout the house or widening a window to let in more natural light.

 Another way to modernize a home is to renovate or install statement light fixtures. An intricate lighting fixture not only breathes life into any room but also sets the tone for a room. You can install modern, industrial pieces, sleek metal pieces, or even retro-designed fixtures. The lighting in your home sets the tone for your space, so don’t overlook the power of windows or light fixtures in a home renovation.

 

2.   Reimagine Your Kitchen

Whether you realize it or not, family life revolves around the kitchen, making it a place where both beauty and function are more important than anywhere else. A dream kitchen renovation combines high-quality appliances, custom designs, and gorgeous materials to break up the room with warm and cold elements. A luxury kitchen is more than just functional, it’s a beautiful escape that meets all practical needs, suits your aesthetic taste, and welcomes family and friends.

Whatever the size of the kitchen, the overall elegance is a mix of various design elements: inviting lighting, sleek cabinetry, stone features, wood accents, stylish tile, and glistening appliances. Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so it needs to be stylish and functional; a place you can host company and hold intimate, family dinners.

 

3.   Create an At-Home Spa

The time spent in the bathroom is precious. So, if there's a room that deserves renovations that seek more attention, it's the bathroom. A bathroom should not only function well, but it should also be designed for optimal comfort and relaxation.

Invest in a state-of-the-art sound system to enjoy your favorite tunes in the morning or evening. Paired with new tiling, cabinets, and other luxury upgrades your bathroom will feel like an at-home spa.

 

Renovate with Gordon James

Partner with the professional Minnesota home builder, Gordon James, to start designing or renovating your dream space. Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce perfect results – your dream home! For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.


Creating Breathtaking Spaces in Your Custom Luxury Home

Creating a custom luxury home is an exciting adventure that, at times, can also feel overwhelming. Building a custom home means you have a completely blank slate to work with - you can design all the elements and transform the space into anything you desire. Here are a couple of ideas from Gordon James for designing breathtaking spaces in your custom luxury home:

 

Elevate with an Open-Floor Plan

The benefits of open-floor plans are nearly endless: the illusion of more space, convenience while entertaining or enjoying family life, and an abundance of natural light. To create a cohesive and captivating open-floor plan, maintain an aesthetic flow throughout different rooms with consistent flooring and complimentary color palettes. Add layers of texture and various hues for accents throughout the space to keep things visually vibrant.

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Reconsider the Entryway

Your home’s entryway is your first chance to impress guests and introduce your home’s design. Whether you’re looking to create a grand space or something more subtle, you should utilize your available options to elevate the space into more than a mudroom. Consider a dramatic staircase, mosaic walls and floors, columns, and sweeping chandeliers to establish a lavish introduction to your home.

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Embrace Natural Light

Carefully examine the view from each window in your home and you’ll be able to create rooms with amazing landscapes for your family and visitors. Regardless of what lies outside the window, consider each as a picture frame for the outdoors. An eye-catching view makes the room feel larger, and the more natural light you add into your home the more inviting, natural, and airy your home will feel.

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Express Your Style

The design of your dream home is personal, and it should serve the people living in the space - you and your family. How do you want to feel when you walk into your home - thrilled, relaxed, calm, safe, happy...or even all of these at once? The answer to this question should guide how you choose to design your home. Discover what design elements bring you joy and find ways to incorporate them into your dream home design.

 

Start Designing Your Dream Home with Gordon James

Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce the perfect result – your dream home!

Partner with the professionals at Gordon James in Minnesota to start designing and planning your dream home. For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.


Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

What's more welcoming than festive holiday decorations throughout your home? Set a merry tone with inspiring holiday decorating ideas from the custom home builders at Gordon James to make your decor as unique as your home. From the entryway to the great room, here’s everything to consider as the holiday party season approaches. Get every room in your home holiday-ready with these festive ideas from Gordon James:

   

Entryway

Your home’s entryway is your first chance to impress guests and introduce your holiday spirit. So gather together some of your favorite holiday decorations and recreate your entrance space. From trees and wreaths to cozy throws and holiday pillows, string lights, and glittering ornaments, impress your guests with your unique taste. One way to make a magical entryway is to decorate your banister in elaborate holiday decor with lights, bows, and garlands. The banister is also an excellent alternative to hanging stockings on the fireplace. There’s nothing more welcoming than a stunning entryway, so make this space a priority this holiday season.

   

Dining Area

From enjoying Christmas Eve dinner with your family to decorating cookies, the dining area is a high-traffic space during the holiday season. This year, consider giving your dining room the decor it deserves for the holidays. Try decorating your chairs with elegant ribbons and fir branches. Enhance the natural light in the room with wreaths and garlands surrounding the window. Assemble an eye-catching floral centerpiece for the dining room table. Embellish the look by surrounding it with all-white candles. Opt for a simple, faux tree in a corner of your kitchen to warm the space. Bring the warmth of the season into your kitchen and watch it transform from standard to exemplary.

 

 

Great Room

Your great room is the heart of your home all year long, but it feels especially important as the holidays roll around. Not only is it the backdrop for intimate family gatherings, but also the go-to location for your Christmas tree. And, if you have a fireplace, it’s also Santa’s primary entrance.  For these reasons, it’s especially important to fill this space with an extra dose of holiday cheer.

Of course, the large Christmas tree that we open gifts under is often found in this room. So it’s important to have one that not only suits your style but also stands tall season after season if you decide to invest in an artificial tree.

You could venture to the bolder side of the spectrum with an ombre tree or remain with a classic red-and-gold palette. Christmas holiday decorations are all about evoking that cheer and warmth the season brings throughout your own home. From traditional to modern, natural to glamour, your tree should reflect your taste and personality to fully embrace the season.

 

Prepare Your Home for the Holidays with Gordon James 

Partner with the professional Minnesota home builders, Gordon James, to start building your dream home. Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce perfect results – your dream home! For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.


4 Lot Characteristics to Value When Purchasing for a Custom Home

The lot on which your dream home is built is nearly as important as your home itself, and it’s the first step to making your dream home a reality. While planning for your dream home is an exciting process, it’s important to be deliberate as you make decisions prior to building. Here are four characteristics to consider as you search for the ideal location.

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1. Location

Make a wish list of everything you want in the ideal location of your new home.

  • Do you prefer a quiet suburban neighborhood or do you enjoy an urban setting?
  • What school district do you want to live in?
  • How long are you willing to commute?
  • How close are you to groceries and outlets?

Based on your criteria, research, and find areas you think would match your family’s lifestyle. Drive around those neighborhoods and towns to discover whether or not your family would enjoy living there.

  

2. Size and Style

Consider the style and size of the home you want and how it would blend into the neighborhood. In some neighborhoods, there are regulations that detail certain architectural guidelines, square footage, materials, and easements. It’s best to consider and understand these regulations before you purchase a lot so you end up with the custom home you envisioned.

 3. Budget

Your lot price should be about 35-40% of the total cost of your custom home. Examine the lot’s price and see if it fits into your budget. Always look at other options within the neighborhood to make sure you are paying a reasonable amount for the lot.

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 4. Partnerships

The best way to secure a new lot that will fit your family and your vision for a custom home is by working with a professional. A custom home builder, like those at Gordon James, can help you find the right lot in the right neighborhood.

Before you purchase a property, invite Gordon James to a walk-through with you. Involving your home builder from the start of your custom home project will save you lots of mistakes, disappointments, and headaches.

   

Partner with Gordon James and Discover Your Custom Home

Partner with the professional Minnesota home builders, Gordon James, to start searching for the perfect lot for your dream home. Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce perfect results – your dream home! For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.


3 Ways To Increase Your Home’s Value Through Custom Renovations

Many custom home renovations not only increase your home’s value but also improve your family’s quality of life. Whether you’re renovating your home to make it more functional, or simply more beautiful, here are three renovations for increasing your home’s value.

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 1. Renovate the Kitchen

For active families, devoted hosts, and seasoned cooks the kitchen is the heart of the home - a place where beauty and function intersect. Whether you’re planning a total kitchen makeover or simply a fresh paint job for the cabinets, kitchen renovations provide the highest return on investment. Some of the best renovations include cabinets, countertops, modern appliances, and removing a wall to create an open kitchen. Here are ten questions to ask yourself before you begin renovations so you can create the kitchen of your dreams.

   

2. Invest in Energy-Efficient Materials

Environmental impact is one of the top concerns for many luxury homeowners and buyers. Homes that haven’t been modified with energy efficiency in mind cost more to live in, maintain, and leave a larger carbon footprint. By investing in energy-efficient windows you can save up to 90% of your costs and receive a green energy tax credit of 10% for this upgrade. Another way to lower your home’s carbon footprint is through a smart thermostat. Half of the monthly energy costs are controlled by the thermostat, and a smart thermostat can reduce energy expenditure greatly.

If you make energy-efficient upgrades, make sure your realtor markets your home appropriately; consider providing copies of your bills to potential buyers to display the difference in an energy-efficient home.

   

3. Create a Relaxing Outdoor Oasis

Adding or renovating a terrace or deck is a way to increase your living space without increasing your home’s footprint. A beautifully furnished terrace is a basic build for an outdoor space. Some homeowners design a convenient outdoor kitchen or bar space with a countertop, grill, and sink for summer dinners and drinks with friends and family. For those with a green thumb, gardens on the deck provide a peaceful escape.

Whether you decide on a green balcony, complete with a garden, or lounge furniture, the outdoor space will become your favorite place for all the lounging, dining, and entertaining you can fit into a Minnesota summer. For those who enjoy hosting, outdoor spaces create a comfortable entertaining space while increasing the value of their home.

Great room in Orono lakehome by Gordon James   

 Partner with Gordon James and Renovate Your Dream Home

Partner with the professional Minnesota home builders, Gordon James, to start renovating your home and increasing its value. Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce perfect results – your dream home! For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.


How to Find Inspiration for Your Dream Home

All of us have a dream home. We all desire and dream of dwelling in a home that is more than just comfortable - it’s also well designed and beautiful. Our dream home allows us to do anything we want - from rest to recreation. But where do you start? While the process of designing a home is demanding and challenging, it’s the first step in turning your dream into a reality. Read some inspiration from Gordon James to start dreaming up your home:

   

1. A Grand Kitchen

You don’t have to be on Top-Chef to have a fabulous kitchen. Your kitchen can showcase the latest in finishes, design ideas, and amenities featuring marble countertops, detailed custom cabinets, double islands, and spacious floor plans. Pro-grade appliances, thoughtful layouts, gorgeous lighting, architectural elements, and other luxurious elements all elevate your kitchen. From the things that make a kitchen beautiful to the things that make it function beautifully, the attention to detail is what creates a gorgeous kitchen design. Be inspired to make your dream kitchen a reality with these beautiful kitchen designs.

   Laundry room in custom home in Minnetonka, MN by Gordon James

2. Stylish Laundry Room

While designing your dream house, it’s important not to forget the small details like your laundry room. Don’t be afraid to take style risks with colorful artwork, wallpaper, or furniture, and while designing the layout and place in your home, consider your family’s needs and lifestyle. Here are some tips from Gordon James so you can design a peaceful, stylish, and relaxing laundry room in your dream home.

   

3. An Outdoor Oasis

Let’s move away from the indoors to the great outdoors for a minute. Make your deck a destination this summer by defining different activity zones within the space. Consider multiple levels to carve out different spaces for amenities including; a stainless steel grill, pizza oven, and lounge seating. For long, relaxing soaks at the end of a hot summer day, a hot tub or spa on the deck is a must-have luxury. Your outdoor room will feel more like an oasis if it has a sense of privacy, use lattice, pergolas, and landscaping to define outdoor spaces and screen views of neighboring houses.

   

4. A Walk-In Closet or Dressing Room

Every dream home needs an elegant walk-in closet or dressing room that provides a relaxing and private escape for preparing for the day. An elegant custom closet begins with a thoughtful design and organization strategy. The design should serve your needs, maximize storage space, express your style, and showcase your wardrobe. Here’s the Gordon James guide to designing a walk-in closet or dressing room so you can experience joy whenever you open it.

        

5. Luxurious Bathroom

A great luxurious bathroom is a cheery and relaxing place start to your day and a soothing and serene place to end it. A single slipper chair, a spacious ottoman encourages you to treat the room like a luxurious day spa. Here, you can sit back and relax after the mundane routines of brushing your teeth or combing your hair. From large, show-stopping bathtubs, walk-in showers with seating, and sleek vanity units, your bathroom should be curated to your wants. If you’re looking for more inspiration, take a look at these beautiful bathrooms perfect for lounging.

     

6. A Custom Bar

From sleek to modern to traditional, a home bar is a perfect place for any gathering. If you really want to rival the coolest clubs, pubs, or lounges in your area add a pool table, darts, or arcade near your home bar. Now, the drinks are on the house! For a spacious home bar, design your basement with entertaining in mind, or if you have space, consider transforming a garage into a unique space. Find inspiration for your home bar in the most beautifully designed bars in each state.

     

7. Functional and Striking Home Office

A great home office should be functional and beautiful. Choose overall neutral colors like white, grey, tan, and ivory. These neutrals don’t distract the eye and can be easily paired with your favorite accent color (think yellow, red, or blue) to add in some energy. For more inspiration and ideas take a look at Architecture Digest’s list of luxury home offices. Creating a home office is an opportunity to connect with yourself and your work. It should be a place for focus, not distraction, that enhances the work you do.

        

Start Designing Your Dream Home with Gordon James

Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce perfect results – your dream home!

Partner with the professionals at Gordon James in Minnesota to start designing and planning your dream home. For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.


Luxurious Outdoor Living, Year-Round

Outdoor living is a luxury, especially as the weather grows warmer. Whether you’re dreaming of a tiny terrace adjacent to your master bedroom, or large outdoor living room, you need a space that’ll serve your family year-round. Discover the latest trend in architecture blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living; so you can enjoy the outdoors, year-round. 

Indoor and Outdoor Sunrooms 

To elevate your open concept floor plan, redefine indoor and outdoor boundaries with sliding glass doors, which allow for a seamless transition between the spaces. Glass sliding doors are more than convenient, they give your home an open and immaculate view of your yard. Blend your outdoor spaces with your indoor spaces with thermal, solar-reflective glass walls, windows, and doors that can be opened or closed depending on the season. 

Nothing creates a brighter space than a large, floor-to-ceiling glass wall to the outdoors. If you want more privacy, an expansive glass skylight with stairs leading to your roof is a luxurious alternative. The more natural light you add into your home blends your outdoor and indoor spaces seamlessly throughout the seasons.  

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Balconies and Patios Are The New Backyards

Many hotels and restaurants have luxurious patios and balconies where guests can relax and take in the view; now, this trend is moving residential. While a large “yard” on the patio is a great idea for homes with small or uneven yards, many people choose to use their balconies or patios for the added luxury and privacy they bring.  

A beautifully furnished terrace is a basic build for an outdoor space. Some homeowners design an outdoor kitchen or bar space with a countertop, grill, and sink for summer dinners and drinks with friends and family. For those with a green thumb, gardens on the patio provide a peaceful escape while also increasing the value of your property.

Whether you decide on a green balcony, complete with a garden, or lounge furniture, the outdoor space will become your favorite place for all the lounging, dining, and entertaining you can fit into the summer.

  

Design Your Outdoor and Indoor Spaces with Gordon James 

To enjoy the outdoors in Minnesota year-round, create spaces that blur the boundaries between inside and out. This way, you can fully enjoy summer after a harsh winter, and when winter comes, you can still enjoy a view of the outdoors from the warmth of your dream home. 

Our dream homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant indoor spaces and refined exterior spaces. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce perfect results – your dream home!

Partner with the professionals at Gordon James in Minnesota to start designing and planning your dream home. For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.


Designing a Functional and Stylish Dining Room

Whether you tend toward hosting intimate dinner-parties or going all-out for the holidays, a well-designed dining room is needed to help best entertain your guests while also serving as a daily communal space for your family. We at Gordon James have compiled a list of ideas to help you design a functional and stylish dining room that’s ready to fit the way your gather and entertain:

  Open-floor plan kitchen in custom home by Gordon James in Twin Cities, MN

Consider the Location and Aesthetic 

Your dining room is more than just a place to enjoy a meal: it serves an a representation of how your family serves others. For this reason, it is important to consider the location and aesthetic of your dining room when designing to account for space, functionality, and aesthetic as an extension of your home:

  1. Traditional Formal Dining Room: The traditional dining room typically has limited access, with only one entrance into an alcoved area off of the kitchen or living room. The closed access of the room creates a formal, yet cozy, feel to the room. This dining room location is wonderful for large families, groups of friends, or hosting for the holidays.
  2. Four-Season Dining Room: Consider building your dining room in a four-season room, with floor-to-ceiling windows. The extra-lighting of the room helps to make it more inviting and less stuffy than a traditional dining room. Because of this, the design is perfect for families with small children or who enjoy ‘vacation home’ dining with a view.
  3. Pass-Through Dining Room: A pass-through dining room with two entryways on either wall. Perfect for hosting luncheons, dinners, or cocktail parties, this set-up allows guests to easily pass from room to room, typically offering a great flow in transitioning guests from a living room happy hour, and allowing you as hosts to sneak away to the kitchen without disruption.
  4. Great Room Dining: Even if you have a separate area allotted for your dining room, a large great room can be an impressive and accessible multipurpose space dining space. Having a second dining table in your living room allows for convenient and casual dining. If you have small children you want to keep an eye on or want your dinner parties to allow people to mix their seating options, this location is ideal.

    

Create a Tone with Colors

Your dining room paint color sets the atmosphere for family gatherings and parties, so consider what tone you wish to strike. If you host evening parties and you’re going for drama, try a deep and dark shade, like Frédéric Malle’s black dining room in New York. If you hold family dinners frequently and you’re going for serene, try a pastel or neutral shade, such as these rooms. Adding choice color to your dining room makes every meal memorable.

  

Set the Ambiance with Lights

An eye-catching light fixture always elevates a room. The best dining room lighting plans are carefully designed with your meal patterns and aesthetic in mind. If you have a long, large table, install a chandelier above to balance the room proportionally; if you have a shorter table, try an arc floor lamp. Coordinate with your construction team to ensure that your lighting fixture is installed with a dimmer function; then, with a simple press of a lever or turning of a knob, you can adjust the light. This way, your chandelier or lamp can achieve that warm, dim glow that mimics candlelight and sets the perfect mood.

    

Entertain in Style

With these design tips, your dining room will make every meal a memorable one. Partner with the professionals at Gordon James in Minnesota to create your custom dining room in your dream home, and design every room to best serve your family, style, and function. For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.

 


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Finding Your Ideal Master Bedroom Location in Your Custom Home

As you build your dream home, finding the ideal location for your master bedroom is just as important as flooring, design, and upgrades. After all, you’ll spend over one third of your life in this room relaxing. Even though everyone has a different dream master bedroom in mind, keep these locations in mind as you design your home.

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Back Master Bedroom

One of the best locations for a master bedroom is in the back of the house. It’s hidden from the main traffic of the house and cocooned in a safe, private area for you to enjoy. As it’s far from the noise of the street and other rooms, it can be one of the quietest places in the house. You’ll have less visitors since you’re further from the other bedrooms in the house and you don’t have to worry about street lights or headlights disrupting your sleep.

    

Front Master Bedroom

A master bedroom in the front of the house is not only convenient but also provides a private view of your front yard. You can see visitors coming to your door and neighborhood activity, giving you peace of mind. In the front of your house you’ll be closer to your children, the kitchen, and great room.

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First Floor

Depending on your family’s current’s needs, a master bedroom on the first floor is a luxurious option that parents often appreciate.  If you have older kids, parents living with you, or frequently host overnight guests, a master bedroom on the first floor might be an attractive option. On the first floor as you won’t hear slamming doors, loud music, or conversations coming from the second floor.

Besides being quieter, a master suite on the first floor means you don’t have to climb the stairs each night. A bedroom on the first floor can also increase your home's resale value.

 

Second Floor

A master bedroom on the second floor not only allows more space for the common areas on the first floor but also gives you a relaxing refuge so you can escape the noise downstairs. A bedroom on the second floor shields you from noises from the great room and the kitchen. And if you’re still looking to maintain your privacy, place your master bedroom at one end of the hall on the second floor.

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Build You Dream Bedroom with Gordon James

Whether your master bedroom is small or large, your house design is modern or classic: your master bedroom should be your favorite space in your home. Partner with the professionals at Gordon James in Minnesota to create your dream master bedroom in your dream home. For more information, contact us at info@gordon-james.com or call us at 763-479-3117 today.