Three Quarter Bathroom

Is your family in need of another bathroom, a second or even a third bathroom? This bathroom is all about function over relaxation, the idea is to get in and get out: toilet, sink, and/or shower while keeping it simple. But this doesn’t mean the space has to be plain Jane or ho hum. Adding interesting tile, updated fixtures, a unique mirror or decorative light fixture will spruce up this space.

Most of the time, this will be a extra bathroom, and you might be lucky enough to have a master bath in your home, but most older homes were built with only one bathroom. With attention to detail you can easily convert a functional space that you are not using into a comfortable, stylish bathroom that will give your family the added space it needs.

Questions to Ask

  • Is this your primary bathroom?
  • How many people use this bathroom, and what are their ages?
  • Do the people using this bath have physical limitations/special requirements?
  • Is this a main floor bathroom, or located in a basement or upstairs (away from main traffic)?
  • What is the key purpose for this bathroom: for “basic” activities, or do you want to expand its functionality so it is more of a retreat?
  • What styles appeal to you? (color scheme, finishes)


Shower add-ons. If you have the space and have decided to add a shower into this additional bathroom you can still create a shower “experience” by adding a couple now-affordable extras, such as a rain shower head or hand showers.

Medicine cabinet. Some of the more modern homes have moved away from medicine cabinets but the medicine cabinet is making a come-back. New updated designs make the cabinets deep enough to add electrical outlets for small appliances like electric razors, hair dryers and curling irons can stay plugged in all the time.

Letting in the light. The focus to any bathroom is lighting. Skylights and enlarged windows can make a small bathroom seem larger, but if the window and skylight are not an option then look at a good lighting fixture for over the mirror. With the right light bulb this will give you the proper lighting that you need.

If you are working with a tight space paying close attention to details is paramount. By positioning the toilet behind the door this results in the toilet not being the first thing you see when walking through the door.

Make a statement by choosing sleek cabinets made from exotic wood veneer to spruce up under-sink storage. Veneers are easier to maintain and give you a look between contemporary and traditional.

Art work really makes a statement so pick the artwork carefully. Look for things that are minimal, have a pop of color or even whimsical in theme. By adding a picture-frame to your mirrors is a great way to make a statement in a simple bathroom design.

Still have questions regarding your future three quarter bathroom? Head over to PlumbTile, where our expert employees will be able to answer your questions and ease your mind.