The trend for separate women’s & men’s master bathrooms is an increasing reality in today’s residential designs. The past year has seen a marked shift in larger master bathrooms with distinct male & female quarters.
“The bigger the master bathrooms, the more defining the separate spaces are for a man & a woman,” note Sea Pointe designers who believe the trend began as a simple need for double sinks to accommodate an increasingly hectic lifestyle & the growth of two-career couples. Since then the trend has progressed into separate closets, separate mirror and dressing areas and, in larger spaces, two completely self-sufficient baths that may be joined by a common pass through, both accessible to the master bedroom.


Design ideas to add a more masculine feel to the bathroom:

Use richer wood tones & deeper more saturated colors

Look for accessories that evoke the feel of a gentleman’s lounge

Add a closet outfitted with a valet for hanging his coat & pants

Raise the vanity & sink to 36″ for greater ease when shaving

A steam shower provides a luxurious & rejuvenating escape

Design ideas to add a more feminine feel to the bathroom:

Use a softly shaded color scheme & white or light-colored cabinetry

Add a closet outfitted with silk-covered hangers for delicate garments

Provide a lowered vanity with seat & a mirror for applying make-up

For the ultimate in relaxation, include accessories like a day spa would

Add a touch of natural warmth with a jetted or soaking garden tub