ZZZerious emerging home trend: the snoring room

Remember “til death do us part”? Traditionally, it meant putting up with a lot, including the snoring spouse or partner. Well no more.

One of the emerging trends in new home construction is the addition of a snoring room adjacent to the master bedroom suite, along with the usual bathroom and walk-in closet. Typically it’s an 12′ by 12′ soundproofed room with a double bed. And since it’s part of the master bedroom with full-sized bed, it beats the couch every time. Better for sleeping and the relationship.

“It’s an emerging trend,” Nash said. “I think it will definitely go mainstream in the next three years.”

Among “active adults,” the demographic term for people 55 and older, it already has.

Now some don’t like the the word “snoring room”, as snoring is often associated with more mature adults or overweight adults, and why compromise the value of a good idea? So the “double master suite;) ;) is also being promoted as a solution to “lifestyle issues” like being on different schedules, or spouses that move or talk in their sleep.

In existing home remodels, space for the snoring room is being carved from master suite sitting areas or largely unused hallway closet space.

Props: The Chicago Tribune.

This entry was posted on Sunday, July 15th, 2007 at 11:44 pm and is filed under Bedroom, Building, Home Trends, Industry Trends, Remodeling, Renovations. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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  1. The snoring room is one of the most unusual and most drastic approaches to this common problem. It seems to address the immediate social problems caused by the disturbance, but seems to ignore the marital disharmony and, more importantly, the potential health risks associated with snoring.

    Rather than forfeiting an en-suite or having an extra room built, wouldn’t it be better to choose an anti-snoring product that suits your needs. That way, marital harmony can be restored and the snorer should benefit from an improvement in health and wellbeing.

    If there is any question that the snorer is experiencing symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, they should consult their doctor.

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