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How Many Bathrooms Should a Home Have?

September 12, 2023

How Many Bathrooms Should a Home Have?

Bathrooms are a valuable part of the home for obvious reasons, and they see a lot of traffic. Ensuring you have enough bathrooms for the number of people in your home will make daily life easier and more comfortable. However, too many bathrooms could weigh heavily on your budget. We'll help you determine the perfect amount of bathrooms for your dream home. 

Types of Bathrooms In a Home

You'll come across a lot of different terms for bathrooms when you're house hunting. Here are the different types and names of bathrooms explained: 

  • Full bathroom: Includes a toilet, sink, shower and bathtub
  • Three-quarter bathroom: Includes a toilet, sink, and shower or bathtub — not both 
  • Half bathroom: Includes a toilet and sink only
  • Quarter bathroom: Often called utility closets or showers, these typically include a shower or toilet 
  • En suite bathroom: Any bathroom that connects to a bedroom — also called the “master bathroom”
  • Jack-and-Jill bathroom: Typically a full bathroom that is positioned between two bedrooms with a door on each side

What Is the Standard Amount of Bathrooms?

While there are no hard and fast rules on the number of bathrooms in a house, the average home will have at least two bathrooms for every three bedrooms. For example, a six-bedroom home should have at least four bathrooms. You'll often see homes with more or fewer bathrooms than this ideal ratio, so you must determine the minimum number of bathrooms required to meet your family's needs. 

What to Consider When Choosing Your Number of Bathrooms

There's a lot to think about when designing or searching for your dream home. Consider these factors to help you decide the ideal number of bathrooms for your family and lifestyle: 

Family Size 

Consider the size of your family and whether you plan to have more children. Having at least one bathroom per two family members will help prevent chaos in the morning when everyone is trying to get ready. 


If you throw a lot of parties or host relatives during the holidays, you may want to have an extra bathroom just for guests. 

Resale Value 

Homes with more bathrooms often sell for more money. Purchasing a home with more bathrooms will likely pay off if you decide to sell in the future. 

Find Your Perfect Home With McAlister Realty

Finding a home with the right number of bathrooms and everything else on your wish list can be challenging. With our help, you can make your dream home a reality. We've been helping people design and build their ideal houses for over 30 years. Explore our available homes or contact us for more information today! 

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