The demand for dual master bedrooms has been consistently growing in popularity. In fact, interest in dual bedrooms has risen so much that Architectural Digest is calling it “the hottest new amenity in luxury homes.”
This trend is increasing fastest among baby boomers, who primarily want separate master bedrooms to accommodate different sleeping habits or issues that make it hard for them to get the rest they need, like snoring or medical matters. However, these active adults aren’t the only ones requesting dual bedrooms. Couples in their 20s, who are dealing with different work schedules, or who simply want their own space, are finding they sometimes prefer to sleep apart as well.
While sleeping in separate rooms used to be a sign of marriage struggles, that’s no longer the case. Married couples who have dual bedrooms tend to get a better night’s sleep, which can produce happier spouses and, in turn, happier marriages. It’s more about getting the sleep you need, so you can live a healthy lifestyle.
Builders are taking note of this growing trend and responding. In Toll Brothers’ homes from Nevada to Virginia, dual master suites can be found at communities such as Altura and The Ridges at Loudoun Valley.
An added benefit of dual suites is that each partner can personalize their space to accommodate their needs and preferences. As important as sleep is, a master suite is more than just a place to catch some shut-eye, it is often the area where people spend the most time, making it the perfect place to spoil themselves.
We’re seeing lots of luxury trends that can transform a master suite to truly get the most use and enjoyment out of the space. Take a look at some of our favorite ideas below and see if any would be a good fit for your lifestyle.
- A separate reading or sitting area
- Mood lighting
- Desk for completing daily tasks
- Space for meditating, yoga, stretching or exercise
- A fireplace
- Coffee bar
- Small appliances, like a microwave and mini-refrigerator
- Heated floors
- Towel warmers
- Sauna or steam shower
- Chromotherapy shower
- Shower speakers
- Digital shower controls
- Vanity mirror TV
- Kohler touchless faucet
- Island with drawers and power for charging phones
- A safe
- Full-length mirror
- Shoe wall
- Built-in laundry hamper
- Valet rods
- Dressing table with vanity mirror
- Fold-out ironing board
With all these luxury amenities, it is easy to see why having separate master bedrooms is a trend that’s not slowing down. According to the Wall Street Journal, “nearly one out of three people seeking homes that are $2 million or more have expressed interest in dual master bedrooms.”
As people voice their preference for this feature, its likely more will join in, making this a trend with a solid future.