If the idea of having your own private area to get ready in the morning is music to your ears, you may want to consider this hot new trend. “His-and-Her” bathrooms allow couples to spread out and have a personal space to call their own. In addition to the luxury of privacy, many couples are opting for individual bathrooms that reflect their own styles and needs.
Let’s say you want pretty bathroom cabinetry that can perfectly display your extensive cosmetic collection, but your partner prefers contemporary bathroom vanities with a minimalist aesthetic. With “His-and-Her” bathrooms you both get what you want, while still living under the same roof.
Here are a few tips for designing a “His-and-Her” bathroom in your home.
Express your individuality while keeping a cohesive theme.
Some “His-and-Her” bathrooms are completely separate, enclosed spaces. Others creatively divide one bathroom to feel separate while still occupying one space. Either way, you want to follow a cohesive theme when designing your “His-and-Her” bathroom.
Here are a few easy ways to express your individuality while still keeping a cohesive theme:
- Choose the same style of backsplash tile in different colors.
- Maintain the same shower layout but use different faucets or showerheads.
- Use the same bathroom cabinetry but in a different layout or finish.
Don’t be afraid to indulge in your favorite bathroom designs.
Having your own bathroom is a luxury, and it should be designed as one. Additions like radiant floor heating or installing a bidet should certainly be entertained. This is the time to turn your wish list into reality. So, yes — tell your partner to start scrolling through those beautiful contemporary bathroom vanities we mentioned before! It’s time to make both of your bathroom dreams come true.
Focus on additions that you love that also increase the value of your home.
Any type of bathroom update is an investment and one that typically increases the value of your home. According to data from Zillow, a “His-and-Her” bathroom can actually increase the sale price of your home by 5.9 percent. To make sure you get the greatest return on your investment, focus on the high value updates like a tile shower and new bathroom cabinetry.
Maintain privacy when the bathroom has multiple entry points.
Often when designing a “His-and-Her” bathroom, one of the spaces will connect to another area of the home. This can be a positive if you want one bathroom to double as a guest bathroom (or even a “Jack-and-Jill” shared bathroom for children and teens), but it also means you need to think a little deeper about privacy.
First you’ll want to make sure that the doors have double sided locks if the bathroom connects to a guest bedroom. You wouldn’t want to mistakenly walk in on your guest in the bathroom or your guest to accidentally walk into your bedroom. Double sided locks easily solve this problem if your bathroom has multiple entry points.
Another concept to consider is designing the bathroom with an enclosed toilet or shower. With this layout, bathroom cabinetry becomes the common area while allowing a second door to be shut for privacy. With a spacious double sink, more than one person can utilize this shared space for brushing their teeth or blow-drying their hair, while another individual can use the private space. This set up maximizes privacy while also keeping functionality in mind. This works especially well if the “His-and-Her” bathroom is in one space or you intend for it to be used by your children or guests.
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