What's A 3/4 Bathroom And How Can You Tell If You Have One?

A bathroom is one of the most important rooms of the house, and it's important that yours is well designed and practical. According to Simple Floors, the bathroom is where you start the day and end it. It's also a sanctuary of personal space, where one can relax after a stressful day, for example during a long shower. The design of the bathroom can also set the tone for the rest of your home.

Along with its importance, it's a room that ought to be well thought out. As BPM Bathrooms explains, a well-designed bathroom gives you lots of perks and a bathroom that is designed well is an excellent way to add value to your home while making it more convenient to use. While bathroom design has many aspects to it, one of the main factors in determining its quality is how many amenities it provides. Have you ever heard of the term 3/4 bathroom? And, do you have one? Keep reading to find out!

What is a 3/4 bathroom?

According to Kukun, a 3/4 bathroom is one that contains three plumbing amenities — namely a toilet, a sink, and a shower or a bathtub (but not both.) A bathroom that contains all four fixtures is commonly known as a full bath. Therefore, if you have one with three of the aforementioned plumbing amenities, then yours is a 3/4 bathroom. As Home Decor Bliss explains, a comfortable 3/4 bathroom is generally around 32 square feet. If you have less space, however, you should be able to get away with smaller fixtures. It won't be as comfortable, but it will get the job done.

They also mention that any bathroom that is less than 40 square feet is usually considered small, so keep that in mind. Your bathroom layout will depend on how your three fixtures are set out, and there are a few configurations you can go with, but it's important to remember that a typical shower is 32 inches by 32 inches. If you do have enough space though, it is recommended to add a bathtub as it is then an easy job to install a shower over the bathtub, and viola, you'll have a full bath instead of a 3/4.

Small improvements

There are also a number of ways to improve your bathroom without having to do a full renovation. For example, Bankrate explains that even simply adding a plant to your bathroom can have a big impact. They recommend choosing a plant that will do well in the humidity, such as a bird's nest or Aloe Vera. They also recommend bigger changes, such as switching out your old fixtures for luxury ones. Consider tankless toilets, rain showers, and pedestal sinks. Other ideas you might find interesting include adding a window or skylight in your shower, painting your bathroom walls a more interesting color, or upgrading the floors.

If those changes are a bit too much for you, Business Insider has a few less drastic recommendations. You might consider replacing your mirror, deep cleaning your tile grout, or painting over it entirely for a fresh look. Other practical suggestions include adding new towels or a shower curtain to spruce up the décor.