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Old 10-01-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My cats have more bathrooms than I do.

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We have 2 1/2 baths in our house.

Considering our kids refuse to use their hall bath, we have more than enough.
You can't tell your kids to get the hell out of your bathroom??
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I live alone and have just one bathroom. While it's sufficient, I'd love to have a powder room so that when I have friends, guests, or workmen over they don't have to use my bathroom if they need to use the facilities.

My main thought it that it would be nice to not have to ensure my bathroom is clean and there's no underwear on the floor before a repairman comes over.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Eastern Long Island
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We have 3 full baths for two adults in our main residence. Our two kids are grown and out of the house now. We do have house guests several times a year.
We also have a pied a terre with one bathroom and it's fine for a day or so but I really enjoy having multiple bathrooms on a daily basis.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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These days there are 2 of us in a 2 bathroom house....our last house had 3 bathrooms for
the 5 of us....When I was a child we had 1 bathroom for the 5 of us. Do you think you have
enough bathrooms for the number of people living in your home?
Currently we have way too many bathrooms. Four full baths and 2 people. We're working on changing the 2 people part though... Someday it won't seem so crazy. Growing up we had 2.5 baths and 5 people, that was just fine when we were young. In high school we had 4.5 baths and 5 people, which was 1 bath too many (the one in the basement was never used).
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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We have 2 beds and 1 bath. Works fine for us as usually theres only the 2 of us living here. Its worked fine with guests as well although a separate w/c would be nice at times.

Added bonus .. less for me to clean
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I will have 2 full and one half bath for me and my 10 year old. Before this, we were in a single floor home with 2 full baths, so his bath was also the guest bath. New house is 2 stories so the full baths are upstairs with the bedrooms and there is a powder room on the main floor. That is my personal minimum, and I would not have purchased this home if it had a different set up. But as it's new construction, I think I would have been hard pressed to find something with fewer bathrooms if that had been my preference, it just seems like it's the norm these days.

(and for the record, I grew up in a 3BR/2.5BA which was eventually converted to 3 baths (although 2 had showers rather than tubs).
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Old 10-02-2014, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Lake Mary
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Yes Its a new trend to have mulitple bathrooms. We are 4 members in family & having 2 bathrooms in total 7 I believe thats sufficient.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I have never in my life ever lived in a house with more than one bathroom. i raised 3 boys in one bathroom, my parents and all the neighbors raised families with one bathroom, our friends and guests ( friends, family) all used our one bathroom.....


i still have one bathroom, no problems, i just dont see the need for a bathroom especially for guests only, thats ridiculous, just what do people have in their bathrooms that guests, which are not strangers cant see.

maybe its a regional thing but here in the ny area, were happy with one bathroom.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: here
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I have never in my life ever lived in a house with more than one bathroom. i raised 3 boys in one bathroom, my parents and all the neighbors raised families with one bathroom, our friends and guests ( friends, family) all used our one bathroom.....


i still have one bathroom, no problems, i just dont see the need for a bathroom especially for guests only, thats ridiculous, just what do people have in their bathrooms that guests, which are not strangers cant see.

maybe its a regional thing but here in the ny area, were happy with one bathroom.
I bet there isn't a single house in my community of 90k people that only has one bath. It is all 1980s or newer and they just don't build like that anymore ime.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:07 AM
 
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I have never in my life ever lived in a house with more than one bathroom. i raised 3 boys in one bathroom, my parents and all the neighbors raised families with one bathroom, our friends and guests ( friends, family) all used our one bathroom.....


i still have one bathroom, no problems, i just dont see the need for a bathroom especially for guests only, thats ridiculous, just what do people have in their bathrooms that guests, which are not strangers cant see.

maybe its a regional thing but here in the ny area, were happy with one bathroom.
Most residences in Brooklyn that I know of that only have one bathroom are coops/condos. Even my parents' house in Brooklyn (<750 square feet!) has 1.5 baths. Otherwise, the majority of houses have more than one.

I would love to have a place one day with more than one bathroom. I don't need more than two.
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