When it comes to bathrooms inside your home, these useful spaces come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Although you’re probably familiar with the terms “full” or “half” bathroom, there’s another type that we’d like to cover in this informative guide. Known as three-quarter or 3/4 bathrooms, these spaces split the gap between half and full bathrooms. Total Restore is here to provide you with a bit more information on 3/4 bathrooms along with several of their advantages relative to other types.
What is a Three-Quarter Bathroom?
The four main elements of a full bathroom are a sink, toilet, bathtub, and shower. Since full bathrooms are comprised of four main elements, logically a 3/4 bathroom is missing one of those four. In the vast majority of instances, 3/4 bathrooms include a sink, toilet, and an upright shower stall. In rare cases, a 3/4 bathroom may have a standalone tub in place of a shower stall. In those instances, it’s common for a homeowner to add a showerhead over the tub in order to convert it into a full bathroom.
Bathroom Count Matters
Bathroom count is an important factor for many prospective home buyers. Especially with growing families, homes with a greater number of bathrooms can be more attractive and command higher selling prices. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home in the near future, it’s certainly a worthwhile investment to convert your half bathroom into a 3/4 bathroom if you’ve been considering it and you have the space to do so.
Remember, simply upgrading the showerhead or changing its size doesn’t convert a 3/4 bathroom into a full. The only way to do so is to add the missing utility. In general, the minimum required size for a full bathroom is 40 square feet.