Last Updated on March 26, 2024

What is a One-Piece Bathroom (1-piece Bath)? | Real Estate Definition

By Alan F Macdonald

What is a One-piece (1-piece) Bathroom?

It turns out a one-piece bathroom is just a sink, a toilet or a tub. Crazy hey? Just a sink! What kind of bathroom is that? This isn’t something you would see anywhere but a real estate listing, but it can be a valid description.

Real Estate Agent Explains One-Piece Bathrooms

You could technically call a laundry sink a one-piece bathroom, but I think it might be more apt to use it to describe when bedrooms have their own sink.

You can also use the term to describe a bathtub with no other fixtures, or a shower room that stands alone.

I’m not going to draw you a 1-pc bath – you all know what an individual fixture looks like. I’ll see if I can get a photo of a sink in a bedroom or in a closet, though.

Why Does It Matter?

So there you have it, there is technically such a thing as a one-piece bathroom. Real estate is stranger than fiction. This isn’t something you will see very often, but I have seen it – a sink in a bedroom or just a room with a sink. And I have seen an older home that retrofitted a sink in a closet where there was no sink previously (as a semblance of an ensuite). You could almost call this a quarter bathroom, like a half, half bath? We actually have a separate shower attached to a sauna in our basement and it’s very far away from the basement bathroom. You could describe that as a one-piece bathroom. Much like the other descriptions of bathrooms, this term really doesn’t give you the whole story unless you see photos, get a better description or actually visit the home yourself.

Other types of bathrooms you’ll see in real estate listings include two-piece bathroom, three-piece bathroom, four-piece bathroom and five-piece bathroom.

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