5 Primary Bedroom Must-Haves


When you work with Wooddale, the input you provide for your custom luxury home is key. After all, this is your home, and it should check all the design, layout, and features boxes for you and your family. One of the most customized rooms is often the one that provides homeowners the most sanctuary. What features do you want to include? Let’s help you brainstorm some ideas with these five primary bedroom must-haves.

Adjustable and Convenient Lighting

Lighting options have come a long way over the years. Gone are the days of one central ceiling light, which was usually either too bright or too dim. Your primary bedroom is your sanctuary; it’s the place you go to relax and decompress. And the lighting you choose can affect your ability to unwind and fully enjoy your space.

Consider installing recessed lighting in different areas of the room. And go one step further with a dimmer switch. The light fixtures will provide the light you need in the spaces you need it. And adding a dimmer gives the option of full-on brightness or peaceful ambiance.

Tray ceilings with indirect or cove lighting can also add a hint of elegance to your personal haven. To cover all your lighting bases, we recommend adding a dimmer switch in that instance as well.

Full-Height Windows

While we’re on the topic of lighting, remember to factor in the wattage that comes from the sun. Full-height or floor-to-ceiling windows add dramatic and distinguished flair. And they allow you to take advantage of natural lighting, which can lower energy consumption and costs while helping to boost your overall mood. Larger windows also make your space seem larger, allowing you to feel more relaxed in a room that’s designed for relaxation.

And depending on your location and its views, large windows can also help bring the tranquility of the outdoors right into your bedroom. Talk about the ultimate escape!

Cozy Fireplace Feature

Summer may not be the best time to think about adding a fireplace to your bedroom design. But this type of focal point will come in handy during those chilly Minnesota winters or even a cool, crisp fall evening.

Your bedroom fireplace is more than a centerpiece, too. Whether gas or electric, this flickering feature can be an ambient light source or set the tone for snuggling, enjoying your morning coffee, or watching movies with a partner. And your fireplace is a great way to keep the room toasty without cranking the thermostat.

Custom Walk-In Closet

If there’s one thing homeowners can agree on, it’s that they never have enough closet space. But when you work with Wooddale to design and build your luxury home, you’re sure to get that coveted custom walk-in closet.


From shelving to drawers to shoe racks and more, everything you have (or want!) gets its own designated and accessible space. Consider adding a full-length mirror to check out your attire in its entirety. And add a bench or chair for ease and comfort when putting on shoes.

Spa-Like Private Bathroom

Having an ensuite bathroom is one thing, but having a spa-like private oasis is a game changer. What would you include in your luxurious spa? Maybe radiant floor heating? Dual sinks? A jetted soaking tub with a separate rainfall shower? High-end finishes and fixtures?

If your primary bedroom is your space to escape, a spa-like bathroom serves as the nucleus for relaxation. And it should include every detail to make this room functional, impressive, and truly unique.

Your Custom Suite Awaits

These five primary bedroom must-haves are just a starting point for designing your ultimate retreat. What other features are on your list? Whether you want to renovate the primary bedroom in your current home or design and build a new, custom luxury home tailored to your family’s wish list, the team at Wooddale Builders is ready to get started. Contact us today to learn more.