If you thought the intimate horror of using the toilet while your significant other showers was the plight of poor and cramped city-dwellers, think again. The hot new home renovation for the one percent is the his-and-hers master bath, the Wall Street Journal reports. Featuring two vanities and double-wide showers, these marble sanctuaries of (totally voluntary!) mutual grooming and elimination have trickled down from Cribs-worthy mansions to regular old McMansions.
“When you’re a young kid building your life together, you have to compromise on everything,” explains David E. Gross, co-founder of interior design firm GF55 Partners. Like taking turns at the sink in the morning. “You get to a certain point, you don’t want to do it.” Instead, you want to do everything together.
According to the Journal, 6 percent of buyers consider his-and-hers baths essential, and only 18 percent insist on a private toilet compartment. Then there are the extreme couples who prefer “two facing toilets” (exactly what it sounds like), such as those installed at the $27 million luxury renovated pre-war residences at 737 Park Avenue. Think of them next time the shower curtain separating you from your beloved seems a little thin.