2 Full Bathrooms Most Common in New Home Construction

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When it comes to new-home construction, a two-bath house is by far the most prevalent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest Survey of Construction report.

The findings show that in 2018, 3% of new single-family homes started had one full bathroom or less, 64% had two full bathrooms, 26% had three full bathrooms, and 8% had four full bathrooms or more.

The shares of new single-family homes started with one bathroom or less, three bathrooms, and four bathrooms or more edged downward from 2017, while the share of homes started with two bathrooms increased.

As building costs increase, builders find it more prudent to install new single-family homes with fewer bathrooms, typically in the starter market for first-time home buyers.

In this Eye on Housing blog post, NAHB provides additional analysis and a regional breakdown on the number of full bathrooms in new homes.

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