Types Of Bathrooms And Their Common Characteristics

Are you thinking of remodeling your bathroom? If so, it’s essential to be aware of all the options available when deciding on a layout. From traditional designs to contemporary styles, numerous types of bathrooms can range from small and cozy, to luxurious spa-like retreats.

To help with your planning process, this blog post will discuss the five most common types of bathrooms and their distinguishing characteristics. 

Read on for details about each style, from classic layouts to modern designs, so you can decide what would work best in your home.

Large master bathroom with plants

5 Most Common Types of Bathrooms

Whether you are just building your first home or adding a home extension that includes a new bathroom, you will have to select between the different types of available.

Many people like to classify bathroom types by considering their size and the amenities they offer. You’ll often come across terms such as a quarter bathroom, half bathroom, or full bathroom. However, we’ve made them a little easier to remember, labeling them based on who the bathroom is destined for.

Each of the following five bathroom types offers unique features and advantages, so let’s explore your options in depth.

Master Bathroom

The master bathroom is typically attached to the master bedroom. It is usually the house’s largest and most luxurious bathroom, designed for the homeowners themselves, and serves as a primary bathroom.

It typically includes a bathtub, a shower, double sinks, and plenty of storage space. Master bathrooms are often designed with a spa-like feel and include all the amenities one might need from a bathroom. This typically encompasses heated floors, a steam shower, and a large soaking tub. Double vanities are also common.

Since they are primary bathrooms, homeowners like to invest a lot in bathroom style. They don’t skimp on more luxurious features and put a lot of thought into their bathroom decor. It’s common to see elements such as plants or artwork in a master bath.

When designing a master bathroom, it’s important to consider the size of the space, the home’s style, and your or your spouse’s personal preferences. For instance, if you’re on a budget, you might prioritize practicality rather than luxurious features.

Know that you can opt for both if you have a more extensive budget. Features like dual sinks and ample storage space can make the bathroom more functional, while luxury features like a Jacuzzi or a sauna can add value and create a relaxing atmosphere.

Hardwood vanity in a bathroom with walk-in shower

Family Bathroom

A family bathroom is a shared bathroom typically used by everyone in the house, including children and guests. This type of bathroom is usually smaller than a master bathroom and often includes a combination bathtub/shower, a single sink, and limited storage space.

The trick to remember when you’re designing a family bathroom is that every person’s needs are important. You have to think about who uses the bathroom and what their needs are regarding this room. 

For example, a bathtub may be important for families with young children, while teenagers prefer a shower stall.

Powder Room

A powder room, also known as a half-bathroom, is a small bathroom that typically includes only a toilet and a sink.

These half bathrooms are usually located on the main floor of a house, near the living and dining areas, and are designed for guests’ use. But powder rooms aren’t exclusive to two-story houses, as they are common in larger houses or smaller apartments as well.

Keep in mind that a powder room isn’t meant to replace a full bathroom, as it doesn’t provide any shower or bath space. It’s just a small room designed for people who need to quickly use the toilet and wash their hands.

Powder rooms need to match the house’s overall style and create a cohesive design that complements the rest of the space. This type of bathroom is an opportunity to add a personality to the home and can be designed with unique features like a bold wallpaper or statement lighting fixture.

A powder room with golden hardware and water fixture

Guest Bathroom

Just as the name implies, a guest bathroom is designed for guests’ use (althought they someone go by the name of three quarter bathrooms). Guest bathrooms are often located near guest bedrooms.

They are designed to provide visitors with a comfortable and functional space. Many homeowners put plenty of thought into their guest bathrooms and equip them with ample storage space and toiletries designed for those who spend the night over.

If you want to add a guest bathroom to your home, consider guests’ needs and create a welcoming and accommodating space. While smaller than a master bathroom, it should still provide enough bathroom space for your guests to move around comfortably.

Jack and Jill Bathroom

A Jack and Jill bathroom is a shared bathroom that connects two bedrooms. Jack and Jill bathrooms are often designed for children and can be cost-effective for families with multiple children.

Considering this room is typically used by at least two children, parents like to include different privacy means, like a door between the sink and the toilet, basically making a separate room. 

The idea is to allow one child to use the toilet in privacy while granting the other child access to the sink or shower.

Jack and Jill bathroom

The Bottom Line

From luxurious master bathrooms to family and guest bathrooms, there are many options for customizing your dream bathroom. Whether starting from scratch or remodeling an existing space, it’s important to think about how best to utilize every square foot of bathroom space.

At Pellak Construction, we understand what makes each type of bathroom practical and beautiful for years to come. With our experience in all remodeling areas, we can ensure that your desired outcome is achieved with quality craftsmanship that meets all expectations.

If you’re interested in taking on the task of a bathroom remodel project or simply need advice, contact us today and we will be happy to discuss the possibilities. Hurry now – our experienced team is ready and waiting to help you begin building the perfect bathroom!

Call today at (610) 543-2479 to discuss your project, or request a free quote right now!