For a long time, kitchens have been the reigning room of updates and remodels in the home. But in recent years, bathrooms are starting to get special treatment, too. Homeowners are now spending just as much, if not more, on their bathrooms as they are their kitchens. One popular trend for bathroom remodels that we’ve found quite interesting is the his and her bathroom suite. That’s right – couples are not just opting for Jack and Jill sink areas, but entirely separate bathroom spaces in the home.
The Appeal of the His and Her Bathroom Suite
Separate Bathroom Spaces for Baby Boomers
The his and her bathroom suite trend began with aging baby boomers wanting more space to get ready in their homes. More seniors are opting to age in place, that is, continue living in their homes rather than move to assisted living. In larger homes, renovating unused space to create a separate bathroom makes perfect sense. It also allows couples to have more personal space to get ready or relax whenever they want.
Now, his and her bathrooms are not just a trend for older demographics, but a point of luxury for homeowners of any age. Because the bathroom is a very personal space, many couples enjoy having the option of designing their own bathrooms to optimize their rest and relaxation.
Creating More Space
Not all homes have the square footage to construct separate bathrooms, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t create a his and her bathroom suite. Alternatively, many couples opt for larger bathrooms with double sinks and a separate toilet space. Other popular additions to these larger bathrooms are wider shower spaces with double shower heads, bathtubs, walk-in closets, and built-in vanities.
Raising Home Value
Does creating separate bathroom spaces raise up home value? Arguably yes, adding a second bathroom to the home can immediately add value in the long-term, if it makes sense with the layout of your home. Data from Zillow suggests that homes with Jack and Jill bathrooms can sell for 5.9% more than the average sale price, although your home may also take slightly longer to sell. But even just creating a beautiful master bathroom suite will appeal to home buyers and add significant value to your home.