Three-Quarter Bath

Explore your options for a three-quarter bath, and create an efficient and attractive bathroom space in your home.
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This guest bathroom created a big concern due to the small space Crisermy had to work with. Using a narrow glass and stainless steel vanity not only provides more space to enter the shower, but it also makes the space feel larger by not having a bulky furniture piece blocking the pathway.

By: Sean McEvoy

As opposed to a traditional full bath, a three-quarter bath is usually characterized by an efficient combination of standing shower, sink and toilet. This simple but useful design is often used for guest bathrooms, and it can add tremendous utility and value to your home.

Three-quarter bathrooms are ideal for accommodating guests, or for use by children and teens. For this reason, three-quarter bathrooms are generally located near guest bedrooms. Contrarily, half baths tend to be located near living and kitchen spaces for efficiency and convenience.

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Add Interesting Yet Subtle Texture

Clean lines and an open look bring a transitional style to this bathroom. The wall is all the same color and size tiles, but the bottom third is a bevel edge tile while the rest is flat tile, adding texture to the space. Photography by Terrance Williams. Design by Lauren Jacobsen

Photo By: Designer, Lauren Jacobsen

Bathroom Shelves for Open Space

The narrow trough-like sink saves space and makes this small guesthouse bathroom appear longer and larger. The shelves below the sink also add openness and storage space. The white pebbled floor provides texture, and the light-green shower tiles add a pop of color. Photo by Young-Wolff Photography. Design by Erica Islas

Photo By: Designer, Erica Islas

Add Classy Details for Character

Custom sconces and oversized crown molding give character to this bathroom designed by Kenneth Brown. The glass shower doors and counter-to-ceiling mirror keep the space open and make it appear larger. Photo by Mayer and Bowden Photography

Photo By: Designer, Kenneth Brown

Use Complementary Tiles for a Striking Space

This bathroom features a performance shower with floor-to-ceiling marble tile and a frameless shower. The bathroom, designed by Shane Inman, also has a custom-designed vanity with a tiled backsplash that complements the shower.

Photo By: Designer, Shane Inman

Refreshing Bathroom Colors

This spa-like bathroom consists of chamomile tea-color glass tiles that create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. The colored tiles complement the white lacquer vanity and the mirrored medicine cabinet adds luminosity to the space. Photo by Becket Logan. Design by Celia Berliner

Photo By: Designer, Celia Berliner

Tie Together Different Patterns

Silver-blue paint, black-and-white marble floor tile and subway wall tile add retro charm to this bathroom designed by Amy Bubier. Although this space incorporates many patterns, such as the vase and tiled floors, the simple color palette makes it work.

Photo By: Designer, Amy Bubier

Upscale Finishes Add Luxury

Upscale finishes make this guest bathroom luxurious. A beautifully textured custom-made concrete countertop and shower bench are combined with wenge wood cabinetry, gray porcelain tile and large glass tile to provide a simple but multilayered space. Design by Velvet Hammerschmidt

Photo By: Designer, Velvet Hammerschmidt

Small Space, Spa-Like Feel

This bathroom, designed by Linda Maglia, is both modern and traditional with limestone counters and Carrara marble tiles. The white cabinetry and toilet balance out the darker shower tiles, giving the space a spa-like, relaxing feeling.

Photo By: Designer, Linda Maglia

Use Patterns for Modern Space

Textures and patterns add visual interest to this modern space, while the clean lines of the fixtures allow the tilework and wood tones to become a focal point. Design by Vanessa DeLeon in Edgewater, N.J.

Photo By: Designer, Vanessa DeLeon

Elegant Prints

This traditional bathroom is sophisticated and stylish with an embossed silver-and-bronze wall covering that complements the decorative mirror and light fixtures. Design by Trish Beaudet

Photo By: Designer, Trish Beaudet

In terms of size, a three-quarter bath can be very small—as little as six feet by six feet—or it can be larger and more luxurious, depending on the space you have to work with. In general, three-quarter baths are fairly efficient spaces because they'll be accommodating guests and won't require a tremendous amount of permanent storage space.

Stylistically, three-quarter baths give you a great opportunity to experiment and add some personality. Bright hues or bold patterns are not uncommon, and you may want to consider fixtures and décor that are a departure from the overall design of the home.

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