Double Master Suites
What’s the connection between poor sleep and marriage? Statistics show that about 30% of marriages are impacted by lack of sleep. In fact, a Sleep Council study reported that one in six couples sleep in separate rooms.
How poor sleep can affect marriages.
The lack of quality sleep can not only affect relationships but can impact mental and physical health, quality of life and safety as well, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Doctors believe that lack of sleep can up the risk of viral infections and emotional stress.
A scientific study was conducted at The Sleep Disorders Center at Rush University Medical Center to see the impact a snoring spouse has on marital satisfaction. It was found that the divorce rates were much higher among couples with snoring or sleep apnea issues.
Enter His & Hers Master Suites
So it comes as no surprise that many couples now prefer two separate master bedrooms. Sleeping in separate beds is not really a new trend, it was once very popular in the 50s. What’s new is the bedrooms are larger, and are more luxurious en-suites. These masters have all the amenities, including large walk-in closets, private full baths and even private balconies.
Luxury home builders and designers are responding to this trend. The market for luxury homes with Double Master bedrooms is steadily on the rise, despite them being priced 9% higher than those with one master bedroom, as reported in the Wall Street Journal. Home design companies report that the number of people showing interest in homes with two master suites has gone up by 27% since 2014. Dave Jenkins, of Energy Smart Home Plans says, that over 25% of all the homes they’ve permitted in recent years, have dual masters.
A survey, the first of its kind, was done in 2016 to find out how many couples were looking for multiple master bedrooms. Conducted by the Consulting Group, the survey found that one in three couples who were looking to buy homes in the range of the $2 million-and-above, preferred dual master bedrooms. “We’ve found this to be true locally, even under the $400,000 price point,” says Jenkins.
It’s not just the couples who prefer Double Master bedrooms, even those who are single prefer Double Master bedrooms, for invited guests. Multigenerational families that have elders or adult children prefer multiple master bedrooms as well.
Jenkins says, “we’re often asked to design dual masters on either side of the home for couples who work different shifts or late hours.” Also, many like the ability to decorate the His in a masculine genre and the Hers in a more feminine flair. That way you don’t have to share your mate’s sense of style, the rooms can really be tailored to match each person’s specific needs and design sense. So go pink if you want, or incorporate your man cave desires into your bedroom’s motif. Whatever the reason, its clearly a standout trend in the market place today.