The bathroom is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of any house – so much so that it is one of the main factors to be listed when describing a house in printed materials and even online. Many would-be homeowners consider the number of bathrooms essential especially if they are buying a house/apartment or renting one with a large number of people. It is a place where one does many of the most fundamental parts of taking care of one’s self.
Despite this obvious importance, the bathroom is one of the places in any house that is easy to forget or not pay special attention to when it comes to renovations. As long as all fixtures are in working order, homeowners are content with leaving it as is.
However, you should not stop there when thinking about what you can do to your bathroom. It’s important that you know the different kinds of bathrooms in case you choose to renovate your bathroom to expand or compress space, check out bathrooms of places you are looking to purchase, or looking to have another bathroom built in your home.
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.
1. 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. This type of bathroom might include double vanities with sinks and mirror for his and hers, a daul flush toilet in a semiprivate compartment, sauna or steam shower, soaking or whirlpool tub, storage for linens, and many more amenities.
2. 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. Full bathrooms are generally used amongst the whole family, making it a high-traffic area that should be strategically positioned in a common space for everyone.
3. Three-Quarter Bathroom – Usually small, but large enough to include a shower, a vanity or a sink, a toilet, and probably storage shelves. This type of bathroom is suitable for houses with limited space, like studio units or one-bedroom condominium rooms. Despite its simplicity, it has everything you need for every hygienic function.
4. Powder Room – The smallest type of bathroom a home can have, but it can still make a big impact. A powder room contains the following: a small vanity or sink, mirror, and a toilet. Powder rooms are great for entertaining homes and can serve as a guest bathroom. It can also be great for large families who are in need of extra facilities. Powder rooms also add to the value of your home, so a beautifully-designed one can do wonders.
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