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Create a Cozy Bedroom

Property Brothers advice: maximize space, add storage


Jonathan Scott: We're Drew and Jonathan Scott from Property Brothers.

[Jonathan Scott, Property Brother; Drew Scott, Property Brother]

And we have also brought in our property parents, Joanne, Jim, they're the experts.

[Joanne Scott, Mom; Jim Scott, Dad]

They're going to stand in for you guys.

We want to show you a few things you can do around the house to make it your forever home.

[Property Brothers (And Their Mom and Dad) Design Your Forever Home]


Drew Scott: What's the most important thing for you in your master suite?

Jim Scott: Sleeping.

Joanne Scott: The bed.

Jonathan Scott: Prime example, the bed is the most used piece of furniture in your life.

You spend one-third of your life on that piece of furniture.

[A good mattress is an investment in your health and well-being.]

So you have to invest in having a great night's sleep.

Drew Scott: If you don't have the budget to spend thousands to replace your mattress, you can always look at a mattress topper.

That can give you that little bit of added comfort,

[Add a mattress topper to customize comfort without breaking the bank.]

whether you need a little bit more firmness, or a little bit more soft.

The bed height is a really important thing, as well.

A lot of mattress are thicker, and on top of a box and on top of a bulky frame,

[Make sure your bed is low enough to get in and out of without any trouble.]

it can then mean you have to jump up to get in bed.

Jim Scott: That's right, yeah.

Drew Scott: So what's the ideal height for you?

Jim Scott: This looks pretty good right here.

Jonathan Scott: You have to look at the bed frame, look at the box spring.

They are different options for low profile box springs.

Or sometimes the bed frame doesn't require a box spring at all.

Drew Scott: Also, to give you a good night's sleep, a lot of people need to have blackout shades on their windows.

But you have stylish options nowadays.

You don't have to just get solid black sheet to put over top of your windows.

[Stylish blackout shades help you sleep and double as room decorations.]

You want to make sure your master bedroom feels inviting, and it's stylish the way you want to have it, but it's also functional.

Thanks so much for hanging out with us.

I hope we've inspired you to make your house your forever home.

En español | You spend one-third of your life in the bedroom. Create a space to rest easy for years to come. “I think it’s so important to have a beautiful oasis that just helps you recharge your batteries,” Jonathan says. “You should love spending time at home in a master suite with lots of storage, a walk-in closet and a master bath that makes your home feel like a retreat.”

Even simple fixes can make a huge difference. Consider replacing bulky old furniture pieces — clunky armoires or Seinfeld-era TV cabinets — with slim modern units to maximize space. Mattress toppers or mattress pads can bring new life to a lumpy bed — though the sky’s the limit if you want to replace the bed completely (those fancy insomnia-fighting Sleep Number beds run into the thousands).

Or just think practically. Add drawers under the bed for easy access to clothing and extra blankets. Shelving units at the bedside make it convenient for storing books, water or medication. And give yourself a spot to chill. “A bench at the end of the bed is a place where you can put your slippers on and read,” Jim Scott says.

Ideas for Creating Your Forever Home