The Dual Primary Bedroom Trend & Why It’s So Popular in Luxury Homes

By Toll Brothers 4 minute read

Last updated on August 10th, 2020

The demand for dual primary bedroom suites has been consistently growing in popularity. In fact, interest in dual bedrooms has risen so much that Architectural Digest is calling it “the hottest new amenity in luxury homes.”

This trend is increasing fastest among baby boomers, who primarily want separate bedrooms to accommodate different sleeping habits or issues that make it hard for them to get the rest they need, like snoring or medical matters. However, these active adults aren’t the only ones requesting dual bedrooms. Couples in their 20s, who are dealing with different work schedules, or who simply want their own space, are finding they sometimes prefer to sleep apart as well.


What is a Dual Primary Bedroom?

A great primary bedroom suite tends to include a large ensuite, an expansive walk-in closet and plenty of space. While a home with an exceptional primary bedroom is great, one with two is even better. As you’ll see below, doubling these elements of a home can prove to have many benefits for people of all walks of life.


Can a House Have Two Primary Bedrooms?

While sleeping in separate rooms used to be a sign of marriage struggles, that’s no longer the case. Married couples who have dual bedrooms tend to get a better night’s sleep, which can produce happier spouses and, in turn, happier marriages. It’s more about getting the sleep you need, so you can live a healthy lifestyle.

Builders are taking note of this growing trend and responding. In Toll Brothers’ homes from Nevada to Virginia, dual primary suites can be found in communities such as Regency at Caramella Ranch and The Ridges at Loudoun Valley.

An added benefit of dual suites is that each partner can personalize their space to accommodate their needs and preferences. As important as sleep is, a primary bedroom suite is more than just a place to catch some shut-eye, it is often the area where people spend the most time, making it the perfect place to spoil themselves.

We’re seeing lots of luxury trends that can transform a suite to truly get the most use and enjoyment out of the space. Take a look at some of our favorite ideas below and see if any would be a good fit for your lifestyle.


Luxury Primary Bedroom Trends

  • Separate Sitting Areas:  A primary suite should be a place where you can relax privately in your home. Having additional seating can help create a retreat-like space perfect for reading.
  • Small Working Space: Whether it’s for completing simple daily tasks, or a place to spend time diving into a hobby, an office nook in the bedroom can be a great way to utilize space.
  • Fireplaces: Fireplaces don’t just add a beautiful focal feature to your bedroom, they also can help create a cozy space, and add to the retreat-like atmosphere of your home.
  • Small appliances: Including a microwave and mini-refrigerator, can be a simple way to add convenience and comfort to your luxury bedroom. Coffee bars can also add a modern element of style for those obsessed with caffeine.


Luxury Primary Bath Upgrades

  • Heated floors & Towel warmers: Adding heated floors or towel warmers can make a mundane task like showering relaxing and warm up a cold space.
  • Customized or High-Tech Shower: Sauna or steam showers are a great way to elevate your primary bath while adding an element of luxury, and it doesn’t have to stop with upgrading your shower’s hardware. You can also add software to your luxury bathroom experience, whether it’s digital shower controls, chromotherapy, or speakers to listen to music – adding tech to the bathroom can complete the luxury experience.
  • Vanity mirror TV: Timeless design meets high-tech with a vanity mirror TV. Lounge in a stand-alone tub while watching your favorite TV show or stay in the know while getting ready in the morning without missing a beat.
  • Kohler touchless faucet: Efficiency meets style with a touchless faucet. Conserve water with added convenience of your bathroom being “hands free”.


Luxury Primary Closet Features

  • Creative Extra Storage: Whether you add an island with drawers and power for charging phones, or a dressing table with a vanity, the extra storage possibilities are endless. While some options are more for design, a safe or a shoe wall can be practical upgrades for organizing or protecting important items.
  • Full-length mirror: A large full-length mirror can not only open up a smaller space but is an opportunity to add a stylish feature to a practical space.
  • Built-in laundry hamper: Having an uncluttered closet shows off the thought within the design. By adding a built-in hamper, you never have to worry about a messy closet again.
  • Valet rods: One sure way to add convenience to a luxury closet is to add in valet rods that make finding and putting clothes away easy.
  • Seating: While seating may not be the first thing that comes to mind to put in a closet, it’s much easier to put on shoes or add an elegant accent.


With all these luxury amenities, it is easy to see why having separate primary bedroom suites is a trend that’s not slowing down. According to the Wall Street Journal, “nearly one out of three people seeking homes that are $2 million or more have expressed interest in dual master bedrooms.”

As people voice their preference for this feature, it’s likely more will join in, making this a trend with a solid future. For more ideas, read our blog showcasing our luxury interior designs & images.

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Toll Brothers, an award-winning FORTUNE 500 company founded in 1967, is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. Embracing an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service, Toll Brothers currently builds in 24 states nationwide, and is a publicly owned company with its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). 2021 marks the 10th year Toll Brothers has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies® list. Toll Brothers also has been honored as national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine.


    1. K Trainor says:


    2. Keoki Kealohalani Kekahuna Carruthers says:

      Simply exsqusite homes!

    3. Laurel says:

      This is by far my favorite floor plan and beauty yet. Amazing vision and attention to detail. Love it and hope your staff and families are safe during this season of “rest”

      • Andrew Espinoza says:

        Thank you for your kind words, Laurel. We would also like to wish you and your family good health and good times this spring!

    4. Rachel Frampton says:

      My husband and I would like to have a luxury home built; that’s why we’re currently looking for contractors that specialize in the type of project. I guess your idea of incorporating a dual master bedroom seems like a great idea, especially you’ve mentioned that it will provide a lot of functions. Also, I never knew that having this type of room in my house is beneficial in terms of providing a good night’s sleep.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        We’re so happy to hear that our blog has helped you gain a new perspective on dual master bedrooms! Thank you for the kind words, Rachel. We also encourage you and your husband to explore our models and designs on if you two are looking to build a luxury home. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

    5. Mehvish F Ahmed says:


      I really like the dual master floor plan with the fire place. Which floor plan is this?

    6. adam smith says:

      My wife and I are looking for a house and I really wish this were an affordable option. I see all these great houses in our price range, but those only have one master bedroom. In CT, where we live, a house that might possibly have two in our county would be around a million dollars. We’re trying to stick to under half a million. My wife wants to stay around $300,000, but with home prices up, I think $400,000 is more reasonable. And while I think we could swing $500,000 it’s really pushing it. And then there’s the size. Those houses start to get too big for her. She’d like to be around 2,000 square feet. I’m good with up to 4,000 square feet, but it is just the two of us. If building were affordable that’s the route I’d go.

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hi Adam, we highly encourage you to use our “Home Design Search” feature located here – There, you can narrow down our homes to the specifics you are looking for. Once you find a community/model you like, please contact the online sales team found on these pages to learn more about the design. We appreciate your interest in building with Toll Brothers! Let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with.

    7. j smith says:

      your floor plans and everything is just awesome thanks for sharing

    8. Crooke Charlyne says:

      Are you planning to build any Toll Brother homes in the 55+ community called Victory in Verrado? Or a new 55 + community anywhere in Verrado?

      • Toll Brothers says:

        Hello Crooke, we do not have an association with Victory in Verrado. Additionally, we do not have any new 55+ communities planned in the area but have a charming location, Allevare at Verrado, we encourage you to explore here –

        We hope this helps answer your questions!

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