Four-piece Bathroom (4-piece Bath)

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What is a 4-piece Bathroom? - Real Estate Definition

What is a Four-piece (4-piece) Bathroom?

A Four-piece bathroom (4-piece bath) is a restroom that has four plumbing fixtures: a sink, a toilet, and two other fixtures.

Real Estate Agent Explains Four-piece Bathrooms

A 4-piece bathroom is the most common form of full bathroom. Most homes have a 4-piece bathroom upstairs near the bedrooms. Some homes also have 4-piece ensuite bathroom as well.

4-piece bathrooms can be listed as a 4pc or 4-piece baths on real estate listings.

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The four fixtures of a 4-piece bath could technically be any of the following:

  • Sink, toilet, shower, bathtub (most common by far)
  • Sink, sink, toilet, bathtub
  • Sink, sink toilet, shower
  • Sink, toilet, shower, bidet
  • Sink, toilet, bathtub, bidet
  • Sink, toilet, double shower
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Here is what some of the various layouts might look like:

 

Please note that a double shower is not two separate showers, but rather a shower that has two separate controls and can be used by two people at one time. Bathtub/shower combinations are counted as two fixtures, but a separate bathtub and shower could also happen – for example a stall shower and a separate tub.

 

4-piece-Bathroom in Promenade Eaux Claires, Edmonton

An example of a 4-piece bathroom with a tub/shower combination

Why Does It Matter?

Property listings don’t have much space to describe everything about a home, but just stating the number of fixtures has been an industry standard for a long time. As with all washrooms, you never know what the fixtures really are unless you see a picture or see the bathroom itself, so it is best not to just assume what those fixtures are.

by +Alan F Macdonald REALTOR® | Copyright © – gimme-shelter.com

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About Alan F Macdonald

Alan F Macdonald is a real estate agent with Realty Executives Challenge in Edmonton, Alberta.

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