Blogging the Seattle Times: His and Hers Bedrooms?

Blogging the Seattle Times: His and Hers Bedrooms?

Janel Laban
Mar 12, 2007

We've heard of his and hers key holders (shown), towel sets, mugs and even bathroom sinks - but master bedrooms?

Yesterday on Google News, we spotted a story by Tracy Rozhon which reports that there is a growing trend in new home construction for separate master berooms. A recent survey by home builders and architects predicted that by 2015, more than 60% of custom homes would have two master bedrooms, and according to the article it is a frequent request now.

Charles Brandt, an interior designer interviewed in the piece said, "The builder knows, the architect knows, the cabinet maker knows, but it's not something they like to advertise because right away people will think something is wrong" with the marriage."

But a couple in the article found just the opposite result: "It's more exciting when you can say: 'Your room or mine?' "

Changing social and marital patterns, snoring, sleep issues, aging and extra space all seem to be contributing to this trend. Simultaneously, even the term "master bedroom" may be on it's way out...the more gender neutral term "owner's suite" is being used.

Click here to read the entire article at the Seattle Times.

Image: His and Hers Key Holder Set via

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