Help! Please review Master Bath Layout!
We are trying to decide on the layout for our new master bath/closet and we are in need of some input!
We will be tearing down current garage (circa 1928 w/ crumbling slab) and building a new usable one w mudroom (!) and access into the house. Above the new garage will be new master bath and closet area.
Our architect has given us two layouts. One includes a 'bonus' sitting room that is only accessible through bathroom.
I am leaning towards this option but my partner thinks it will create a "circus" feel to our home and that a room only accessible through a bathroom is ridiculous. I disagree. I have poured over current real estate listings on new construction in our area and sitting rooms are common in the master suite now. I know they are usually the bridge between the bedroom and bathroom but I like our option because it is further away and more private. Always keeping resale in mind, I think that we can sell it as an office, and exercise room or a nursery. (Should we go for baby #3, I think it would be an amazing nursery!) Our architect, builder and the Realtor who helped us find this house all think we should go with this option, but my partner isn't convinced! Any input would be greatly appreciated.
In this image you can also see our existing en suite. It is very small and we would like to put up a wall in our bedroom and create access to this bathroom through hallway. I love the idea of moving laundry upstairs, but I HATE this layout. He didn't change anything about current bathroom layout, perhaps to save money. My feeling is that if we are also doing this bathroom (which we eventually will), we need to do it 'right' and make space as useful as possible. Thoughts?
I would also love your opinions on bathroom size/layout and master closet size!
Here is the other option without bonus room. To me, this closet seems entirely too large and I don't love the idea of it being open to the bathroom. If we went with this option, I would not use the type of doors drawn.
Thanks for reading and helping!!