The master bedroom (also known more recently as the primary bedroom) is arguably one of the most important rooms in the home. Whether you live alone, as a couple, or as a family with kids, the master bedroom is your spacious sanctuary away from the rest of the home.
But just how spacious should that sanctuary be? As custom home designers, we get many questions about floor plans and average room sizes, and the master bedroom is usually top-of-mind.
What is the average master bedroom size?
The average master bedroom size is 15′ by 15′ (225 square feet), but they can range from as little as 125 square feet to as large as 400 square feet depending on the home’s floor plan and other factors.
New Era Homes specializes in custom homes that are designed around one of our several unique floor plans. The master bedroom sizes for some of our most popular floor plans are as follows:
- Independence: 180 square feet (12′ by 15′)
- Adams: 248 square feet (14′ 1″ by 17′ 7″)
- Liberty: 198 square feet (15′ 6″ by 12′ 9″)
- Commonwealth 1: 210 square feet (15′ 6″ by 13′ 7″)
- Madison: 210 square feet (16′ 10″ by 12′ 6″)
What factors go into master bedroom size?
To an expert custom home designer, the idea of an “average” bedroom size may seem a bit contradictory: homes should be uniquely designed to fit the family’s needs! These are some of the factors that should be considered when choosing your master bedroom size.
1. Home Size
This might seem obvious, but the master bedroom (and all rooms in the home) should be proportional to the overall home size and floor plan. While it would be nice to have all that space, you don’t want a 400 square foot bedroom to take up nearly half the space of a 1,000 square foot home!
Let’s take a look at some of our most popular floor plans from above and compare the master bedrooms to overall square footage.
- Independence master bedroom is 12.7% of total floor plan.
- Adams master bedroom is 15.4% of total floor plan.
- Liberty master bedroom is 11.3% of total floor plan.
- Commonwealth 1 master bedroom is 11.9% of total floor plan.
- Madison master bedroom is 11.5% of total floor plan.
According to a recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders, master bedrooms account for 11.3% of finished floor space on average. The average percentage from our floor plans above is 12.6%: as always, we meet and exceed industry standards!
2. Bed Size
When choosing the right floor plan for you and your family, you’ll want to keep in mind what size bed you have (or want to have) in the new home. It is a bedroom, after all!
In general, it’s recommended to leave about 30 inches of space around each side of the bed except for the head. A Queen bed will easily fit in an average master bedroom and leave more than enough room to move around the room comfortably, but what about a King or California King?
King beds are 76″ wide and 80″ tall, or 6 ⅓ feet by 6 ⅔ feet. Taller but not wider, California King beds are 72″ wide and 84″ tall, or 6 feet by 7 feet. In a smaller master bedroom, you might not have the recommended 30 inches on each side of your King bed. We recommend a master bedroom be at least 14 feet wide for King and California King beds.
3. Closet, Bathroom, and Furniture
Master bedrooms almost always come with an attached full bathroom and sizeable (sometimes walk-in) closet. Rarely, floor plan designers will include a walk-in closet as part of the bedroom’s dimensions, but this is not standard practice. Always check with your home designer to confirm what is included in the listed dimensions of your master bedroom.
Equally as important as your bed size is the other furniture you’ll include in the master bedroom. Do you have a television, large wardrobe, or bedside tables? It’s recommended to measure your furniture and map it out in the dimensions of the master bedroom size you’re considering.
With a custom home, you can find the perfect master bedroom for your family
Choosing a new home with the perfect floor plan and master bedroom is a big step; you’ll be spending many of your waking hours (and almost all of your sleeping hours!) in it. At New Era Homes, we believe a custom home should have everything that you need and more. That’s why we’re so proud of our Uncommon Standards: over 175 little details that we include in all of our custom homes that makes them stand out from the competition.
If you’re looking to build a semi-custom house in central Oregon, including Bend, Redmond, La Pine, and more, contact us today so we can help guide you through the exciting and important process of designing your home.