Contemporary Master Suite in Granger Delivers on Wish for Funky Style


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After acting as their own general contractor for their kitchen remodel back in 2010, these homeowners decided to forego that stress when they decided to create a dream master suite in their Granger, Iowa home. They called upon Silent Rivers knowing our design+build team would deliver on their vision of a funky contemporary master suite to elevate their home’s style and functionality.  The master bedroom, bathroom and closet area underwent a tremendous transformation with stunning details that leave you breathless!

The existing master suite had ample space to work with. A giant built-in Jacuzzi tub dominated the bathroom — a popular concept back when their custom home was built. The large bedroom had his and her closets, yet they were small and narrow. With a merchandising concept in mind, these homeowners had a grand vision for a dreamy walk-in closet and dressing area with the ultimate in organization and lighting. With a lovely secluded backyard, both the bedroom sitting area and master bathroom were worthy of grand new windows and a balcony.

before Silent Rivers transformation of Grimes Iowa contemporary master suite

BEFORE: The large tub overpowers the master bathroom while the master bedroom and closet layouts are not well utilized. Views of the secluded backyard are minimal.

A jaw-dropping design for this contemporary master suite

The new floor plan organizes the bathroom around a magnificent 3-sided shower in the middle of the bathroom, which can be seen from the newly positioned sliding door from the bedroom. Why three sides? So they can see their beautiful private backyard from their new Juliette balcony! Large his and her vanities with Cambria quartz countertops encircle the shower while a substantial linen cabinet and toilet area anchor the back of the bathroom. The master bathroom also features a beverage station and television.

New skylights bring additional light into the space while new timber beams accentuate the room’s verticality while also bearing modern light fixtures. The remote controlled skylights automatically close if rain is detected, and a small solar panel creates the energy to move them.


A perfectly appointed master bedroom

The entryway to the master suite greets you with new timber beams and gorgeous wall sconces. Our new floor plan features a separated entry area from the sleeping area to create a more private bedroom while also adding a dressing area. Herringbone patterned hickory flooring guides your eye past the magnificent dressing quarters to a wood clad wall. This grand wall adds visual attention to the headboard and includes adjustable sconces. Underbed lighting adds further drama to the space.

A sitting area beyond the bed now features a new gas fireplace with marble hearth and mantle. The television has been repositioned to utilize views outside and around the room. Large picture windows now flank this area for additional natural lighting and backyard scenery. For even more comfort, a new ductless AC unit improves temperature control for the entire master suite. Additional lighting is incorporated into the whole home control system.


Ultimate walk-in closet and dressing room

As if this contemporary master suite wasn’t stunning enough, the giant walk-in closet is the ultimate in dazzling visuals and functionality. Utilizing unused attic storage space allowed us to enlarge the closet to create his and her areas that are fully decked out. Hanging rods are lit by undershelf LED lights. Built-in cabinets and dressers include a special armoire given to the couple as a wedding gift by his father. The armoire is now refinished to match the new style of the space. Taking a cue from retail design, lighted shelves allow a picture-perfect display of jewelry and accessories. Backlit shelves showcase her collection of eyeglasses next to her tower shelf of spectacular heels.

Slide-out racks for pants and ties keep his area well organized. Clever shoe drawers pull out from his built-in dresser with countertop. Pull-out hanging rods round out the 5-star functionality of this incredible closet.

Just beyond the walk-in closet and its sliding barn door is the gigantic 3-way mirror. It might remind you of dressing rooms from a bygone era, yet the vibe is completely contemporary. The pinnacle of the suite’s dressing area, it features special lighting and a few hidden surprises we won’t reveal here.


Happy homeowners upholding a legacy

Not only are these homeowners over-the-moon happy with their funky contemporary master suite, so are their parents. Why is that important, you might ask? This is the home one of them grew up in! Their parents built this custom home. And now it will live on for generations with the timeless design and durability Silent Rivers creates in special homes like this.


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