Thinking about installing a new bathroom? Well, before undertaking your project, consider what kind of bathroom you want and how large you want it to be. Understanding dimensions is an important step in figuring out what your home needs and what it can realistically support. Below are some common bathroom sizes and dimensions to assist you in your decision-making process.

What is the average size bathroom?

An average-sized bathroom is anywhere between 36-40 square feet for an apartment or small home. This site is the general size as it encompasses both ¾ baths as well as full baths, giving you just about enough room for a shower, a bath, a sink, and a toilet. For a larger home, the average size fluctuates between 40-100 square feet depending on the size of the property.

Common Bathroom size layouts 

Below are common bathroom size layouts. In general, the smallest size is 15 square feet, which can fit a sink and a toilet. For a shower, to be installed, at least 30-36 square feet are required. For a full bath consisting of both a shower and a bathtub, you will need at least 40 square feet. Below are common bathroom size layouts ranging from small, medium, and large.

Small Bathrooms

  • 3×5(15 square ft)
  • 3×6 (18 square ft)
  • 4×4 (16 square ft)
  • 4×6 (24 square ft)
  • 6×6 (36 square ft)

Medium Bathrooms

  • 7×7 (49 square ft)
  • 9×6 (54 square ft)
  • 6×10 (60 square ft)
  • 9×7(63 square ft)
  • 8×8 (64 square ft)
  • 6×12 (72 square ft)
  • 9×8 (72 square ft)

Large Bathroom

  • 10×12 (120 square ft)

Master Bathroom Dimensions 

A master bathroom is generally a full bathroom, but generally much larger to accompany additional space. In general, master bathrooms are connected to the master bedroom, which defines them as such. A small master bathroom is 5×8 or 40 square feet, whereas the typical average is anywhere between 40 square feet-100 square feet. A large master bathroom can go upwards of 110-200 square feet and beyond.

Full Bathroom Sizes

A full bathroom consists of a shower, a sink, a bathtub, and a toilet. It is only considered a full bath if it contains these three items and usually needs to be around 36-40 square feet because of the size requirements or 5×8. As stated previously, 5×8 is the small dimension, whereas 6×10 is considered the average for a full bathroom, with 10×12 and beyond on the larger side.

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