When the real estate economy stabilizes and homebuilders regain their stride in building homes, there will be a new twist in custom-built homes: an extra master bedroom. No kidding.
In a recent article in the NY Times, the National Association of Home Builders expects 60 percent of custom homes will have dual master bedrooms by 2015. This is not a new phenomenon. A few years ago the National Sleep Foundation revealed in a survey that nearly one in four American couples sleep in separate bedrooms or beds.
Why the separation? Habits such as watching TV as your significant other tries to sleep, or snoring and late-night addictions to our computers and smartphones have sent everyone running for their own space. Not to mention accommodating children and pets.
Would you add an extra master to your home if you had the choice?