Typical Bathroom Size

Typical Bathroom Size

Every house will have different bathroom dimensions accordingly to a certain house plan. There are no restrictions and only creativity of a designer, architect or homeowner will determine what measurements of rooms will be practical and suitable while designing the whole house. Typically three bathroom types are defined: half bathroom, 3/4 bathroom and full size bathroom. Each option might be characterized by its minimum required dimensions for proper fitting of all fixtures, while maximum sizes won’t have any certain limits. 1/2 bathroom, also known as a powder room, with very often single sink vanity and standard toilet is the smallest option. Containing two bathroom plumbing fixtures is definitely not a factor of a size determination, but a whole meaning of such room is compact with no shower or bathtub. 1/2 bath usually has to be at least 3 x 6 feet with 24” – 28” wide pocked door in the middle of one of the longest wall. Such tiny powder room typically suitable for a smaller 18” – 21” in width vanity or pedestal sink on one side and toilet on the other. Some 1/2 bathrooms might be bigger, but usually does not exceed 7 feet in length otherwise the space won’t be used rationally and remained as open wasted area. 3/4 bathroom has vanity, toilet and a shower. About 35 square feet will be sufficient for accommodation of compact to medium vanity, up to a 42” x 42” shower and toilet. Installing spacious shower and bigger double sink vanity will consume more space and the whole bathroom has to be extended to adequate dimensions allowing a proper fitting of all desire fixtures. Average 3/4 bathroom is about 6’ x 6’, but larger sizes might be a good option for convenience. Full size bathroom with separate 36 x 36 inches shower, standard 5 feet wall to wall bathtub, 60”W x 21”D x 36”H vanity and regular toilet has to be at least 50 ft² big. Shower / bathtub combination typically require less space. In addition, it is very popular option for many condominiums or smaller single family houses. Even though, there are no separations and practically you are taking a shower inside the bathtub it still counts as a full bathroom. Very often 6’ x 6’ room will be a perfect for a standard tub/shower combo, medium vanity and toilet with no space wasted. Ideal bathroom size How big the bathroom should be will mainly depend on family requirements and practical use. On average a 1,900 – 2,100 square feet three bedroom house will have 2 full and 1 half bathrooms. Master bedroom will typically have a large bathroom which might be as big as 120 ft² and have a spacious hot tub along with a roomy shower. Second full size bathroom with a tub/shower combination and actual dimensions 7’ x 5’ will be a perfect option for sharing in between family members who occupy other two bedrooms. Compact powder room close to kitchen and dining room might be very thoughtful to plan for convenience while preparing a food or inviting friends for a dinner.
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Typical Bathroom Size

No matter the size or budget,  a bathroom has an exorbitant amount of potential to create a dynamic, intriguing, and interesting environment.  Even though a bathroom may be of a typical size (or smaller), you can still gather inspiration from larger bathroom spaces and introduce those same elements in a smaller scale and on a reasonable budget.
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Typical Bathroom Size

Every house will have different bathroom dimensions accordingly to a certain house plan. There are no restrictions and only creativity of a designer, architect or homeowner will determine what measurements of rooms will be practical and suitable while designing the whole house. Typically three bathroom types are defined: half bathroom, 3/4 bathroom and full size bathroom. Each option might be characterized by its minimum required dimensions for proper fitting of all fixtures, while maximum sizes won’t have any certain limits.
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Typical Bathroom Size

Another common size you can find in small bathrooms is 6’ x 6’. Although this square floor plan meets the minimum requirement of a full bathroom, I’d recommend using it as a third-quarter bathroom. Here are a few reasons. A bathtub will take up too much space in your tiny bathroom, not to mention its bulky look will make your bathroom feel even more cramped. On the contrary, a third-quarter bathroom only comes with a sink, toilet and shower, helping declutter your tiny space.
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Typical Bathroom Size

Bathroom 8: Wallpaper or a wall stencil can be another way to incorporate an interesting element into a typical bathroom setting.  Interestingly in this bathroom, the wall seems to slant above the mirror, but because of the wall treatment, your eye is distracted away. The selections and soft tones of this bathroom designed by Graciela Rutowski are calming and serene.  Even though the cabinet width is only about 4′, the space envelops you and makes you just want to hang out all day.  And the mirror – SO gorgeous!
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Typical Bathroom Size

Having a separate tub and shower in a small bathroom sounds like an impossible dream. However, like I mentioned before, with a well-planed layout, nothing is impossible. Of course, to fit both fixtures into your bathroom and leave enough space to get in/out of your tub and shower, the ideal size of your bathroom should be no less than 45 square feet. As you can see from this 5’ x 9’ bathroom plan, there is little room left for dressing and undressing, even if you already use a space-saving corner shower.
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Typical Bathroom Size

Bathroom 9: There are so many elements in this bathroom that I truly love, but again the core of it is typical for many bathrooms in homes that we all live in. Featured in House Beautiful, this bathroom has ordinary white fixtures with the accents of the bold wallpaper, mirror, roman shade, and shower curtain to give it the WOW-factor.
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Typical Bathroom Size

Bathroom 11: This fun and bright typical sized bathroom showcases high, white beadboard paneling, all white fixtures, and a burst of happy yellow / green paint above.  The shower curtain is engaging and a focal point for the space amongst the crisp white hue.  Complete with a natural and textural wood style floor mat, this bathroom featured on BHG is a breathe of fresh air.
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Bathroom 12: This bathroom featured on Lonny is small, but that doesn’t mean it’s not sensational!  The corner, curved sink is so darling and is creatively incorporated right into the beadboard paneling which envelopes the perimeter of this bathroom.  A strong teal color is a sharp contrast to the white, and beautiful pictures are hung on the upper section of the wall.  The overall space feels higher than typical because of the white crown moulding surround, as well as the roman shade which goes up to the ceiling.
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A full bathroom usually requires a minimum of 36 to 40 square feet. A 5’ x 8’ is the most common dimensions of a guest bathroom or a master bathroom in a small house. If you happen to have this standard-sized small bathroom, there are two different layouts you can consider. Based on your bathing habits, you can either go with a modest tub-shower combo or opt for a fancy shower with multiple shower heads. No matter what you choose, you should be able to towel off comfortably without hitting your door or toilet.

Bathroom 10: Even though pedestal sinks don’t allow for storage, they can absolutely save on space, as seen in this bathroom by Myra of The Casabella Project.  As a renter, there was only so much she could change, but by introducing this smaller sink, the overall feel of this bathroom is much large.  For storage she added a yard-sale-found nightstand and “collected” accessories to create a personalized bathroom.
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How big the bathroom should be will mainly depend on family requirements and practical use. On average a 1,900 – 2,100 square feet three bedroom house will have 2 full and 1 half bathrooms. Master bedroom will typically have a large bathroom which might be as big as 120 ft² and have a spacious hot tub along with a roomy shower. Second full size bathroom with a tub/shower combination and actual dimensions 7’ x 5’ will be a perfect option for sharing in between family members who occupy other two bedrooms. Compact powder room close to kitchen and dining room might be very thoughtful to plan for convenience while preparing a food or inviting friends for a dinner.
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Bathroom 4: Color. Color. Color.  Bathrooms of any size are a great place to add color.  Because bathrooms are usually their own space and don’t flow with the openness of the rest of the house, have fun with it by adding an unexpected burst of color.  This bathroom (source unknown) has an eye popping burst of a pink/purple color (kind of like my old bathroom actually) amongst a crisp, white cabinet and tile.
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The National Kitchen & Bath Association developed the Bathroom Planning Guidelines to provide designers with good planning practices that consider typical needs of users. A committee of experts in bathroom design reviewed relevant research, lifestyle and design trends, and Model Building Code requirements to assure the updated guidelines promote the health, safety, and welfare of consumers.
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3/4 bathroom has vanity, toilet and a shower. About 35 square feet will be sufficient for accommodation of compact to medium vanity, up to a 42” x 42” shower and toilet. Installing spacious shower and bigger double sink vanity will consume more space and the whole bathroom has to be extended to adequate dimensions allowing a proper fitting of all desire fixtures. Average 3/4 bathroom is about 6’ x 6’, but larger sizes might be a good option for convenience.

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