Exactly What Part is “Partial?”

I certainly know what a “partial basement” is.

At least in the Twin Cities, that often goes with a pre-1900 structure, and is commonly made of limestone.

On the other hand, I have no idea what a “partial bathroom” is (and certainly wouldn’t want to use one!).

That was the term a real estate web site — not Edina Realty’s — used instead of the correct term, a “three-quarter bath.”

If you didn’t already know, a “full bath” includes a shower, bathtub, sink, and toilet.

Quarter, Half and Three-Quarters Baths lack one or more of those things (excepting the toilet, of course).

P.S.:  also on the list of things I wouldn’t want to use:  a “partial ladder.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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