The number of bedrooms and bathrooms is one of the most defining features about a home. Buyers with growing families or frequent guests will want to know that a home has enough of each.
Three-Quarter Bath Defined
A three-quarter bathroom has three out of the four main elements in a full bathroom. While full baths have a toilet, sink, shower, and bathtub, three-quarter baths typically have a toilet, sink, and shower stall — but no tub. In some three-quarter baths, there’s a tub and no shower.
Elements of a three-quarter bath
Most three-quarter bathrooms contain the following:
How big are three-quarter baths?
In order to comfortably fit a shower and vanity, a three-quarter bath needs to be at least 35 square feet. To fit a bathtub, a three-quarter bath needs to be at least 40 square feet. The average three-quarter bathroom is about 40 to 50 square feet.
What’s the difference between a three-quarter bath and a half bath?
A half bath only has a toilet and sink, which means it can’t be used for bathing purposes. Three-quarter baths have a toilet, a sink, and either a shower or bathtub.
Pros and Cons of Buying a Home With a Three-Quarter Bath
Here’s a rundown of some of the advantages and disadvantages of a three-quarter bath.
Pros of three-quarter baths
Some of the benefits of a three-quarter bath include:
- Larger than a half bath.
- You have the option of bathing.
- If there’s a tub, it can be relatively easy to convert a three-quarter bath to a full bath by adding a showerhead.
Cons of three-quarter baths
Some of the drawbacks of a three-quarter bath include:
- Smaller than a full bathroom.
- You can only take a shower or bath, depending on the layout.
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about three-quarter baths.