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Old 01-24-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Default En Suite Versus Adjoining Bath? Are they the same?

Is and "en suite" bathroom the same as an "adjoining" bathroom? --with en suite being a more modern term?
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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No.
An "adjoining bath" means that you exit the master bedroom and turn left or right to another door that allows access to the bath from the hallway.
"En suite" baths are inside the door to the master bedroom (generally will also have some door(s) to give privacy to "bathroom user" separate from "bedroom occupant" too...).

Most buyers have a pretty strong preference to "en suite" baths though in older (like pre WWII) homes the rarity mean one has to settle. The obvious differences is that with a family an en suite set-up affords mom & dad a whole different of isolation from the kids. Many people that have an "adjoining" bath that has sufficent wall space to allow a door to make for a passage to the master bedroom will remodel to allow for such a configuration. Often they will add a "privacy" lock to help -- Kwikset 335-15 Round Bed / Bath Privacy Pocket Door Lock - Satin Nickel Finish or Omnia Hardware 455 Door Hardware Interior Locks Modern Privacy Bolt Set
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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Is an "en suite" bathroom the same as an "adjoining" bathroom?
There's no functional difference between the terms at all.
En suite is just the current la de dah expression

Master bedroom with private bathroom = en suite;
and an adjoining room (or any sort or for any purpose) is entered from the first room.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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Is and "en suite" bathroom the same as an "adjoining" bathroom? --with en suite being a more modern term?
No.

En suite means that the bathroom is a part of larger suite, which may contain one or more rooms & closets, and can only be accessed from inside that suite. An adjoining bath is accessible from the bedroom, but is also accessible from some place else, usually the hall. Another common term is jack & jill, which refers to a bathroom between two bedrooms. It can be accessed from both bedrooms, but nowhere else.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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There's no functional difference between the terms at all.
En suite is just the current la de dah expression

Master bedroom with private bathroom = en suite;
and an adjoining room (or any sort or for any purpose) is entered from the first room.
Thank you. I'd been wondering this myself. Only lately, while watching house hunting shows, have I started to hear this term "en suite" and wondered what was the different between that and a master bathroom.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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I usually here the en-suite term in reference to the other bedrooms. When listing descriptions are limited space, en-suite is much fewer letters that "with it's own bathroom".
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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No.

En suite means that the bathroom is a part of larger suite, which may contain one or more rooms & closets, and can only be accessed from inside that suite. An adjoining bath is accessible from the bedroom, but is also accessible from some place else, usually the hall. Another common term is jack & jill, which refers to a bathroom between two bedrooms. It can be accessed from both bedrooms, but nowhere else.
I've also heard the term "hollywood style" bathroom which is a bath that has two doors. One door opens to a bedroom and the second door opens to a hallway.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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I've also heard the term "hollywood style" bathroom which is a bath that has two doors. One door opens to a bedroom and the second door opens to a hallway.
I've not heard that one here in NJ.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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I've also heard the term "hollywood style" bathroom which is a bath that has two doors. One door opens to a bedroom and the second door opens to a hallway.

Or the term "pass-through" bathroom.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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En suite is just the current la de dah expression
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