Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A New Trend--Dual Master Suites

The Indy Star's home section, Sunday Homescape, featured an article about the increasing trend of two master suites.

Following is an excerpt from the article by Susan Sullivan of Custom Publications:

"Whether it's the need to care for an aging parent, provide teenagers with more space for studying and sleepovers, or a desire to offer guests more privacy, homeowners increasingly are interested in floor plans with two master bedroom suites. With multi-generational households on the rise, many homeowners find one master suite isn't enough. A survey by the National Association of Homebuilders indicated that by 2015, 60% of new custom homes will have dual master bedroom suites.

Sometimes called the owner's suite, the largest suite typically is composed of a spacious bedroom with adjoining bath and walk-in closet. It might have features such as a separate sitting area with fireplace, a whirlpool tub, vertical shower spa, a kitchenette or wet bar, and an exercise area.

A secondary or flex suite includes an adjoining bedroom, bath and closet, and is usually occupied by in-laws, aging parents, or teenagers."

The concept of two master suites may seem a little excessive, but with changing lifestyles, such living arrangements may become necessary.

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