Types of Bathrooms for Your Home

May 16, 2014

If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, it’s important to know what your options are in terms of the types of bathrooms are available for design in your home. Depending on the amount of space you have and the location of the room, there are a few options. Our outline gives you an idea of what each type of bathroom consists of, as well as their purposes and some design and decor considerations.

1. Master Baths

Traditional Bathroom by Manassas Design-Build Firms Lensis Builders, Inc.

– Extension of the home’s master bedroom (typically within/next to it)
– Popular features include long countertops and double sinks, allowing for plenty of space for accessories on the countertops and room for grooming activities
– While efficiency is important, many people opt to add elegant features such as claw-foot tubs and whirlpool tubs, which are used as centerpieces of the room
– Other features may include more high-end flooring, built-in storage, or a private toilet area

2. Guest Baths

Contemporary Bathroom by Austin Interior Designers & Decorators Bulhon Design Associates

– They are the perfect opportunity to create a bold, yet inviting space that welcomes visitors to your home
– They give opportunities for bold design choices, since they are stand alone rooms (not affiliated with another room in the house)
– May want to consider a three-quarter bath, depending on the amount of space you have
– Do not require as much storage space, since guests typically do not need to store large quantities of products and/or linens

3. Three-Quarter Baths

Contemporary Bathroom by San Francisco General Contractors Bill Fry Construction – Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.

– Characterized by an efficient combination of a standing shower, sink, and toilet
– Often used for guest bathrooms, as its design is simple and useful
– As for size, it can be very small (as little as 6 feet by 6 feet), but a three-quarter bath may add great value to your home

4. Half Baths

Contemporary Bathroom

– Often used to accommodate houseguests, but are also convenient for anyone in the home
– Usually located in high traffic areas of the house (like off the kitchen)
– Should utilize an efficient design, as they are usually the smallest bathrooms in the home
– May want to consider wall storage (cabinets or shelves) and a sink cabinet

5. Powder Rooms

Contemporary Powder Room by Denver Interior Designers & Decorators Andrea Schumacher Interiors

– Small rooms typically only used by guests
– Does not require a bath tub or shower
– Opportunity for bold colors, patterns, and textures since the it’s not affiliated with another room in the house
– Wallpaper is a common feature since powder rooms are known for being small and rectilinear spaces

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