If you are a homeowner, you understand the importance of a bathroom remodel in relation to the value of your home. The bathroom is one of the most essential parts of a home, but sometimes, the bathroom is one of the most underappreciated areas in the house. Not that it’s intentional, but since a bathroom typically is only visited out of necessity, some homeowners put it on the back burner of the list when it comes to decorating or renovating a home. If the bathroom fixtures are functioning properly and it’s relatively clean, some homeowners believe that it’s enough. However, it is becoming more of trend to make the bathroom more of a retreat and spa like feel. The secret to having a successful bathroom remodel, you must first understand the various types of bathrooms.
Understanding the various types of bathrooms that are possible in a home is the perfect place to start. This is important when you need to remodel a bathroom or even checking out the bathrooms when shopping for a new home. There are several types of jargon used to describe bathrooms by real estate agents, home decorating channels, and on the internet, but understanding what the different terminology is will help lead to a more successful bathroom remodel.
In the construction world, there are 4 typical types of bathrooms that homeowners can choose from. While each aim to provide the same service and function, every type has a different layout, composition, design, and size – which are all designed so that they suit the different types of needs of different types of people.
Here are the different types of bathroom, as explained by this infographic by Luxury Commercial Bath:
- Master Bathroom – One of the most private and relaxing spaces, the master bathroom is often designed to set a relaxing mood. It is a full bath that adjoins to the master bedroom.
- Full Bathroom – Contrary to popular belief, a full bathroom is not synonymous to a master bathroom. This type of bathroom is also one of the most popular among homeowners.
- Three-Quarter Bathroom – Usually small, but large enough to include a shower, a vanity or a sink, a toilet, and probably storage shelves.
- Powder Room – The smallest type of bathroom a home can have, but it can still make a significant impact in a home.
Let’s look at the Master Bathroom first. A master bathroom typically a larger bathroom in the home. This bathroom can have double sinks and a separate tub and separate shower. Many homeowners seek to make the master bathroom an oasis when planning a bathroom remodel. Some of the top items on the wish list is for a larger shower. It is a common bathroom trend these days to want a larger master shower or a party shower so that it is comfortable for two persons showering at the same time. Having a rain shower or a handheld shower head are also popular features for a master bathroom remodel.
A full bathroom in a home is important for homeowners planning a bathroom remodel project. The full bathroom consists of a sink, a toilet, a shower or a tub/shower combo. This full bathroom will have a mirror over the sink and a light fixture over the sink and possibly one in the center of the bathroom. It is not uncommon for the full bathroom to have a medicine cabinet to the left of the sink. Some modern trends in a full bathroom remodel is to have an integrated medicine cabinet and mirror over the sink. This will give the homeowner more storage in the bathroom for bathroom essentials. It is not uncommon for homeowners to really make the full bathroom nice, since visitors and guests will primarily be using this bathroom when they visit the home.
A three-quarter bathroom is one that is not as common in a home. The three-quarter bathroom is unique and is often found in a studio situation or in a cabana bath situation. This bathroom has a toilet, sink and a shower. It is a bathroom where someone can shower but does not have a lot of storage. Homeowners with expanding families turn to the three-quarter bathroom to help the expanding family have more space and bathroom facilities for showering and bathing.
Learn more about these types of bathrooms and what suites your lifestyle the best by reading the following: