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what does 'bath off master' refer to? Entry via the master bedroom or entry outside the master bedroom?

Asked by Bkdavis, Pine Grove Addition, Zephyrhills, FL Sun Jun 3, 2012

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It's a bathroom connected to the master bedroom by an exclusive entryway vs. having to go out in the main hallway to the main bathroom serving guests and other bedrooms.
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P.S. to mine below. A "Master Bathroom" would be exclusive to the Master Bedroom. But a "bath off master" needs a door from the master bedroom, but can also be accessed by another door by people in the other bedrooms. A "Jack and Jill" is never attached to a Master Bedroom. A Master Bathroom is a type of "in-suite" bathroom, but to call it an "in-suite" vs a Master Bath, it would refer to an additional bedroom with its own bath vs the Master Bedroom. Often this is called a "nanny suite" or "guest suite".
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"Bath off master" can be an exclusive bath to the master suite OR a hall bath with a 2nd door in from the master bedroom.

An "in-suite" bath is an exclusive bath entered from a bedroom that is NOT the master bedroom.

A bath that is accessed from two bedrooms that are not master bedrooms from two doors into the bath from two different bedrooms is often called a "Jack and Jill" setup...though they can be two Jacks or two Jills. :)

Builders are starting to call the 2nd floor "hall" bath a "main" bath, which is confusing because it is not on the main floor.

Another newer change in bathrooms is that the 1/2 bath on the main is starting to become a 3/4 bath on the main, whether there is a bedroom on that level or not. You have to ask yourself if the 1/2 "guest" or "powder" room for dinner guests should in fact include a regularly used shower. Technically the added shower adds value from an appraisal standpoint. But do you really want occasional dinner guests seeing inside your shower with shampoos and other implements of hygiene? Just because it is "more" doesn't make it better or best. Jury's still out on this. At present the trend is to consider it "more" at time of construction, but often pretty unsightly during the ownership of the home and at time of resale.
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Bath off the master would be accessed from the master bedroom. That is also known as 'an ensuite bath" in other parts of the world. If a bath has a tub plus sink and toilet, it is considered a " full bath'. If it has a shower plus sink and toilet, it is a '3/4 bath'. A "1/2" bath has only a sink and toilet.

If a bathroom is located between 2 bedrooms, it is refered to as "a Jack & Jill bath" while a bath that s accessed from a hallway plus trhough a bedroom, is called "a continental bath"

Lots of bathroom terms but hope this is helpful especially if you are house hunting and see you see these terms used in the descrption!
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Traditionally this means that the master bedroom has its own private bathroom that is accessible directly from the bedroom. Many buyers like a private master bath (which is sometime rare in older homes unless they have been removeled).
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!/2 bath off the master is usuaully referring to the master bedroom has a sink and a toilet that you have to entry through the master bedroom.
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In most cases, a "master" bedroom differs from an ordinary bedroom because of size and amenities such as a private bath or walk-in closet. If the listing agent has noted a bathroom in relation to the master, then there is typically a private bath. There is also a 'continental' bath, which has access from the central hall as well as an entrance within the master bedroom. It's safe to assume that the mention of a "master" bedroom denotes a private bath is a feature. That said, you (or your agent) should contact the listing agent directly to confirm the master bedroom features a private bath.
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Typically... Entry via the master bathroom.
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Bath off master would indeed referred to a bathroom that you can access from the master bedroom. It may or may not have an access to say a hallway. It must have access to the BR if ist states bath of master though,
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