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His and Hers, and Dream Conveniences are all The Rage In New Luxury Home Design
by Luke Sousa on Apr 28, 2017
There was a time when the double sink was about as fancy as home design got. Being able to have your own place to brush your teeth, not have her mascara sitting out or his shaving stuff not cluttering the bath, was the greatest idea ever -- or so you thought.
The newest trend in Master Baths is not only to have your own bathroom, complete with toilet, shower, and sink, but also with a master closet attached. Some luxury homes are also built with his and hers master closets. Like they are living single lives, a married couple's things never have to interact with each other.
The newest architectural design for the rich and famous, or maybe just the ones with a high enough budget, is keeping things separate. There is no doubt that a man’s and a woman’s bathroom habits are completely different. And what a woman thinks is luxurious and what a man thinks are like the differences in most sexes -- opposite.
Having separate places is nothing new. There have always been the sewing room and the man cave. Everyone needs their little place to stretch out, but not many can afford it. However, those who are capable of planning a house with his and hers places to self-groom are making their master bath include a considerable amount of living space.
It’s not just about the shower, wifi door bell, bathtub, and sink; apparently couples want their own places to get dressed, organize their clothes, and pretend that they live separately. It may or may not be the most practical of situations, but having your own place for self-care, storing your things and feeling a degree of independence while living with someone - the least independent living situation there is -- is very attractive.
The thing about a dual master bath is that it isn’t inexpensive. His and hers everything is all about picking your own accessories to fit your style, regardless of whether it fits your better half, and it’s also about finding a whole lot of space. To make a luxury dual master bath, takes about twice the amount of space that a typical master would. For some, that cuts into other things like media rooms or office spaces, but for those with endless budgets, it makes all the sense in the world.
Not just about the master bath...
It isn’t just about wanting extra space. Due to additional demands on people’s schedules, the ability to not have someone wake you up in the morning when you work nights or come home from a long business trip needing to shower, is a great convenience. It is also one that, if planned for, can make for marital bliss. That is why it isn’t just dual masters, but separate bedrooms, that are finding their way into luxury home design as well.
Other things that are becoming popular for luxury building are things like outdoor kitchen areas and theaters. All the things that people could once only dream about are becoming the American dream. Finding entertainment in your home instead of having to spend money to partake outside of it just makes sense. Taking entertaining to a whole new level, people are opting to stay home or invite a crowd. Dream kitchens bring out the chef in anyone, while enormous living spaces off of the kitchen allow for the dual function of serving and entertaining at the same time.
Making your home a living entertainment center
Some people are investing in indoor bowling alleys, stadium seating to watch their favorite sports teams, and foregoing the expensive experience of leaving the house while paying for transportation and a babysitter. It isn’t that a luxury homeowner can’t afford a night out; it’s just that they prefer the party to come to them and to skip the hassle of sitting in a crowded theater or waiting for a waiter or waitress to bring them a cocktail.
Also topping the new trends for luxury home features are high-tech appliances and built-in technology all over the house. From having the internet available on the refrigerator face to being awakened by cool new gadgets, almost everything allows you to stay connected. Most of all, luxury home building is all about customization and making your dream house with the things that were once only dreamed of. No-limits building is what the rich, famous, and not-so-famous are looking for.
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