When 2 Master Suites are Better Than 1
Having a master bedroom with a private bathroom en suite has been the way to go for at least a generation.
Things are changing.
Today, the plusses of having 2 master suites are so clear that more and more homeowners are choosing to go this way. Some time ago, the National Association of Homebuilders predicted that 60% of all new homes would have dual masters and statistics show they were right.
The demand has shifted for a few reasons. For one, you can’t beat the flexibility dual masters provide. Whether the occupants are permanent or temporary, families, couples or singles, dual master suites flex to accommodate all of them. Regardless of their age, older or younger, it’s hard to beat the versatility that makes it work for everyone.
From the perspective of privacy and convenience, duals make sense. It’s not always advantageous for couples to share the same room. And, duals can help financially strapped adult children who may need a short-term leg up. Duals also make sense if more than one generation is living under one roof. Or, if at some time, they might be.
From a business point of view, dual master suites are downright smart. They increase the value of your home.
There have been sizable shifts in how master suites are designed these days, primarily because space is a priority. It’s more common now to see homeowners go for separate closets, separate dressing spaces and dedicated linen or household storage areas. Some choose to enlarge the master’s living space to create an area for reading, relaxing, exercising or working at home.
What’s more, the dual master suite concept has grown to create a kitchenette and access to the outdoors. There are so many options for planning your space for both you and others who want or need to share the space you call your own.