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2014-06-04 03:01:26 AM
If bathrooms are the most expensive in the house then someone can't do math.  Add up the price of the refrigerator, the stove, the microwave, the cabinets, the vent over the stove, and someone failed basic math in the 7th grade as compared to a sink, a toilet and a bath/shower.
 
2014-06-04 03:29:53 AM
One off the living room (for guests). One connected to the master bedroom. One for general use at the other end of the upstairs hall.

That's the bare minimum, unless you live in a studio apartment the size of a shoebox.

You'd also want one in the garage, if possible. And one connected to the guest bedroom for their privacy.

So 5 bathrooms are needed as a minimum for a typical home. I'm not sure why anyone's trying to insinuate that having three is somehow wasteful.
 
2014-06-04 04:45:12 AM

Trailltrader: If bathrooms are the most expensive in the house then someone can't do math.


If your bathroom ISN'T the most expensive room in the house, you're doing it wrong.

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2014-06-04 04:55:42 AM

doglover: Trailltrader: If bathrooms are the most expensive in the house then someone can't do math.

If your bathroom ISN'T the most expensive room in the house, you're doing it wrong.

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You see that? Those are diamonds.


Tywin Lannister is derisively said to shiat gold by his detractors. Whether he does or doesn't, I still want a toilet he'd be willing to use. Any old fire will cook food, and a fridge just has to be cold, but a toilet is a man's throne.
 
2014-06-04 06:47:23 AM
My feces requires a luxurious resting place.
 
2014-06-04 07:02:26 AM
Sometimes, there are people in your household (whom you can't kick out due to blood or something) that you do NOT want to share a bathroom with. That alone makes it worth it....

/shivers
 
2014-06-04 07:10:24 AM
Subby obviously doesnt have 3 daughters.  You don't want them anywhere near your throne.
 
2014-06-04 07:24:01 AM
Master bath, everyone else, and a half bath in a convenient location?  That seems pretty reasonable to me.  My wife and I share one and sometimes that causes problems if we had kids there is no way in hell I would want to only have one and if we lived in a house there is no way I want guests traipsing upstairs to use either my sanctum or my kids bathroom.
 
2014-06-04 07:30:56 AM
One bathroom and a random toilet in the middle of an unfinished basement is more than acceptable.
 
2014-06-04 07:50:08 AM
My anus armory is worth every damn penny, dookmitter.
 
2014-06-04 07:59:14 AM

Doctor Funkenstein: My anus armory.


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2014-06-04 08:14:41 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: One bathroom and a random toilet in the middle of an unfinished basement is more than acceptable.


The house we bought three years ago has one full bathroom upstairs and nothing on the main floor. In the basement is a newly built 3/4 bath and around the corner from that is a room with just a toilet. We still can't figure out why they left that literal toilet room there and we have it stacked full of boxes like that episode of Malcolm in the Middle.

GIS for secret bathroom is interesting:
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2014-06-04 08:15:23 AM

Egoy3k: Master bath, everyone else, and a half bath in a convenient location?  That seems pretty reasonable to me.


For a family, that's pretty reasonable. And a bathroom doesn't have to be that expensive, people have just gone absolutely nuts with finishings lately. I just want to take a shiat, not feel like I walked into a spa.
 
2014-06-04 08:18:25 AM
 
2014-06-04 08:33:21 AM
Bathrooms in the house?
When did they start doing that?
 
2014-06-04 08:42:08 AM
More bedrooms and more bathrooms tends to mean the place is intended for roommates/multiple families, not a single family.  The current place I'm renting now has a bedroom/bathroom layout that only makes sense for roommates who may not want to share bathrooms.  For a single family it's a bit nuts.
 
2014-06-04 08:43:36 AM
We just moved into a new apartment and the bathrooms are carpeted. I don't farking get it.
 
2014-06-04 08:44:06 AM
"Need" is a big word.  Does anyone really need a dishwasher?  Or a garage?
 
2014-06-04 08:45:24 AM
The real question is how many maids per bathroom.  Someone has to keep it shiny
 
2014-06-04 08:46:14 AM
Does a window count as a toilet?
 
2014-06-04 08:46:54 AM
How many bathrooms should there be in a family house?

One.

Although a second toilet could be useful.
 
2014-06-04 08:47:12 AM
One communal bath house per block for shiats and showers. Used milk jugs when you need to piss.
 
hej
2014-06-04 08:47:38 AM

Crudbucket: We just moved into a new apartment and the bathrooms are carpeted. I don't farking get it.


It helps insure all the stray urine sprinkles get extra fermented over time.
 
2014-06-04 08:47:42 AM
Expensive maybe, but when you consider my shower has room for six people, it's more like a party room.
 
2014-06-04 08:50:43 AM
Two full bathrooms upstairs where the bedrooms are: One for the wife and I.  One for the kids.
One half bath downstairs: for use by everyone during the day.

Bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in the house anyway so having three seems reasonable to me.
 
2014-06-04 08:50:44 AM

Trailltrader: If bathrooms are the most expensive in the house then someone can't do math.  Add up the price of the refrigerator, the stove, the microwave, the cabinets, the vent over the stove, and someone failed basic math in the 7th grade as compared to a sink, a toilet and a bath/shower.


A bathroom is more expensive from a plumbing perspective - you have the sink, terlet, and bath/shower, each with its own supply and drain. The kitchen has the sink supply and drain, a tap from the sink to the dishwasher, and maybe a supply tap to the refrigerator.

From an overall cost point, I still think you're completely right though - nothing in the kitchen is cheap, and it's a bigger room than the bathroom (more flooring, more cabinets, etc.)

For me, I have just one kitchen and two full baths (one upstairs, one down), plus a big back yard. I wouldn't buy a house with only one terlet, even though I live alone 5 days a week - the bit of added cost to have an alternate / back up is well worth it.
 
2014-06-04 08:52:30 AM

EvilEgg: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572782/You-need-sit-The-10-0 0 0-heated-toilet-does-away-toilet-paper.html


I like to poop in style


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2014-06-04 08:53:08 AM
The closer you are to a toilet, the more successful you are
 
2014-06-04 08:54:09 AM
Was watching one of those "flip this house and make a fortune" shows the other night (thought they died with the housing crash but apparently we back to party time!)

Anyway, the dude is complaining he needs to spend $4k to replace the roof.  10 seconds later they're talking about spending almost $2k on the door to the shower... the door...

/bathrooms got nothing on kitchens for a place to set large piles of money on fire.
 
2014-06-04 08:54:34 AM
Everytime Subby's mom takes a shiat, she clogs two toilets... so, Yes!
 
2014-06-04 08:55:25 AM

Crudbucket: We just moved into a new apartment and the bathrooms are carpeted. I don't farking get it.


BARF BARF BARF BARF BARF

When we bought our first house the powder room was carpeted, and the toilet sprang a leak.

BARF BARF BARF

We are moving into a gutted and redone 1910 townhouse. One major upgrade - there are now two full bathrooms on the second floor. Sure, you could make it work without that, but it's a lot easier with it.
 
2014-06-04 08:56:04 AM
The neighbors backyard is free!
 
2014-06-04 08:56:22 AM

FraglitsStignow: The closer you are to a toilet, the more successful you are


I'm sure the guy in NY or SF living in a $2000/mo half bed/half bath studio with a toilet next to his pillow agrees with you.
 
2014-06-04 08:57:41 AM
Our house was built in 1929 and has a single bathroom for me, my wife and our 3 kids. We thought about putting in another one, but we don't want to steal any of our living space away. It's rarely a big deal. It'd occasionally be nice to have another toilet since our teenage daughter apparently thinks that a short shower is roughly two years long, but other than that, it's really not a big deal.

What people fail to understand is that the more bathrooms you have, the more bathrooms you have to clean. Unless you're one of the 1% who can hire someone to do it for you, five bathrooms is a heck of a lot of toilet scrubbing to do every week. Our last house was a two bathroom affair and it was a serious pain to have to clean them both every week.
 
2014-06-04 08:57:45 AM
My master bedroom has two bathrooms... his and hers. Best money I've ever spent.
 
2014-06-04 08:57:46 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Egoy3k: Master bath, everyone else, and a half bath in a convenient location?  That seems pretty reasonable to me.

For a family, that's pretty reasonable. And a bathroom doesn't have to be that expensive, people have just gone absolutely nuts with finishings lately. I just want to take a shiat, not feel like I walked into a spa.


That's exactly what my better half had in mind when we had two new bathrooms renovated.  Let's just say for the cost of that project, I could have bought an Audi S6.  Instead, I now sit on the spa-like toilet and play Real Racing 3 on my iPhone.
 
2014-06-04 08:59:17 AM
Unless you live alone I think you need at least two full baths, but two terlets is a must for multiple people.  If everybody gets a stomach virus at the same time I don't even know how you could handle that situation with one.
 
2014-06-04 08:59:21 AM
The laundry sink in the basement counts as a urinal, right?
 
2014-06-04 09:00:00 AM

hej: Crudbucket: We just moved into a new apartment and the bathrooms are carpeted. I don't farking get it.

It helps insure all the stray urine sprinkles get extra fermented over time.


Buy, don't rent a carpet cleaner.  I have two boys who are not entirely accurate yet.
 
2014-06-04 09:00:14 AM
We have one bathroom (for 6 people) and I hate it.  It was especially horrible a couple of weeks ago when we were dealing with a stomach bug.  There was literally a line a few times.

My favorite house layout so far has been a half-bath downstairs, full bath in the hallway upstairs, and half bath en suite to the master bedroom.  I'm happy with scheduling shower times, but you use the toilet much more often.
 
2014-06-04 09:01:46 AM
1 bathroom here, 3 bedroom, family of 4 never an issue. May add a 1/2 bath but I'm in no rush.

100 year old house, trying to find the right look and fixtures for one room is hard enough. If I do anything modern it's usually in the basement which is where an additional bath would be.

I have a large garage and thats all I needed.
 
2014-06-04 09:01:49 AM

SecretAgentWoman: Sometimes, there are people in your household (whom you can't kick out due to blood or something) that you do NOT want to share a bathroom with. That alone makes it worth it....

/shivers


I know that feeling. My parents have it in spades and i'm desperatly trying to get out of the house for their sake.

/ok, my sake too
 
2014-06-04 09:01:52 AM
This FA is wrong in just about every way.  My house was build in 1978.  It is just your standard home and it has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  The bathroom IS NOT the most expensive room in a house.  The kitchen cost far more.
 
2014-06-04 09:02:55 AM
Anybody with teens knows why you must have at least 3 bathrooms, and a backyard. We have all of the above, and are still trying to afford to put another half bath (at a minimum) in the basement.
 
2014-06-04 09:02:57 AM
The kitchen is by far the most expensive room.  And I need a minimum of two full ones, so obviously two people can do their stuff at the same time, including getting dressed.  Also, I won't share a bathroom with my ole lady, and she has no desire to follow after me.  A third half-bath is great for guests, especially when entertaining.  So do I NEED 2.5?  No, but that extra half bath is pretty damn cheap actually, takes up almost no space, and adds to resale value.
 
2014-06-04 09:03:09 AM
3 bathrooms, 3 people in our house...
And it still isn't enough bathrooms.
Guests come over...12 year old daughter has sleepovers.
Would love another couple available...
Who's this tree-hugger telling me I shouldn't have lots of bathrooms?
 
2014-06-04 09:03:35 AM
I'd normally prefer two bathrooms but luckily my wife and daughter are not the endless-primping sort of girls so the four of us make do with one okay.

My son and I could do with one of these, though...a proper floor-to-shoulder gigantic robber-baron urinal with plenty of space on top to rest your pint or whisky-glass

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2014-06-04 09:03:56 AM
Oh and to add to my previous. I personally believe that a 6 car garage is more beneficial than 3 bathrooms so take that.
 
2014-06-04 09:04:49 AM

Gulper Eel: I'd normally prefer two bathrooms but luckily my wife and daughter are not the endless-primping sort of girls so the four of us make do with one okay.

My son and I could do with one of these, though...a proper floor-to-shoulder gigantic robber-baron urinal with plenty of space on top to rest your pint or whisky-glass

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I don't even need that, I piss in the yard approximately 87% of the time
 
2014-06-04 09:07:05 AM

Gulper Eel: I'd normally prefer two bathrooms but luckily my wife and daughter are not the endless-primping sort of girls so the four of us make do with one okay.

My son and I could do with one of these, though...a proper floor-to-shoulder gigantic robber-baron urinal with plenty of space on top to rest your pint or whisky-glass

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Yep necessary for the garage, would like a floor reaching one though use a waterless now.
 
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