What’s More Than a Full Bath?

St. Paul Realtor and fellow blogger Teresa Boardman makes a (good) case for recognizing a Bathroom that’s more than “Full” (not sure that’s such a good image).

luxe bathAt least, that’s what Realtors now call a Bathroom with a sink, toilet, bathtub and shower.

Because each of those items counts as .25, the convention is to call a Bathroom missing one or more a fractional Bath.

So, a Bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower (but no tub) is a 3/4 Bath.

Luxe Bathrooms

Ahh, but what do you call a Bathroom with all four of the usual features plus a freestanding shower?

And not just a bare-bones, telephone booth-like fiberglass shower insert, but a granite and ceramic tile-framed enclosure with multiple, Jaccuzzi-like water jets; heated tile floors; built-in music and cable TV; and custom recessed lighting.

You could easily make the case that such a room qualifies as a 1.25 or 1.5 Bath (or 1.375 or 1.625 Bath, if it includes a bidet). 🙂

P.S.:  Notwithstanding the picture (above), I’ve yet to see a Bathroom with a Fireplace.

But, given that it’s Minnesota . . . why not??

See also, “Partial” Bathroom.

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.
1 Response
  1. David I

    I’ve seen a number of bathrooms with fireplaces in Washington State. Most often as part of a master suite. Usually built into the wall between the master bedroom and the bathroom, with glass firescreens in both rooms. It’s often above the bathtub.

    Does cut down on bathroom privacy, I suppose, but quite attractive and cozy–if a little like something from a movie.

    My question is, what can they possibly mean when they report a house as having 3.1 baths?

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