What Is a Split Bedroom Design?

When bedrooms have been grouped together side by side or over a hall at the same end of the house, complaints often arise. In a split-bedroom design, also called a split-bedroom house, the master suite is split or “split” off from another sleeping zone or region. This design has pros and cons to consider prior to making your move.

Sleeping Arrangements

If you have young children, having them nearby in adjoining or adjoining rooms may be reassuring in case of a crisis — or a bad dream. When they get old, however, you might enjoy the privacy — and the decrease in sound from their most recent pop-artist fad — gained by means of a split-bedroom design. When guests frequent a master bedroom, the separation means fewer disturbances.

Consider the Windows

With bedrooms absorbing each end of a split-bedroom home, living-area windows may be a problem. Should you like a lit kitchen flooding with morning sunlight, for instance, it’s best-situated in a east- or southeast-facing corner, so that sunlight comes from from windows on two sides. This is still possible in a split-bedroom house if the bedrooms aren’t located on each end. Improved lighting comes with an open concept design and windows on either side, or skylights above.

Split and Ample

Frequently, the master bedroom consumes one end of the house in a split-bedroom design. The spaciousness created by such a layout can enable for a generous-sized walk-in cupboard and en bathroom. Without the typical hallway required for decorated bedrooms, split-bedroom homes can have more square footage to the middle kitchen and living room or even the bedrooms. Bigger rooms usually mean higher overall price.

Open Up to Split Bedrooms

A hallway resulting from sliding bedrooms to the kitchen or living room offers visual separation. In a split-bedroom design, with no hallway, you might look directly into the bedrooms in the home’s central places. With less hallway space, this home’s kitchen and living room are usually available and airy. If you don’t want to appear directly into the bedrooms from these regions, make partial “walls” with bookcases, room dividers or rows of potted plants hanging planters and around the ground or stands.

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