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What is a Jack and Jill Bathroom?

May 4, 2021

What is a Jack and Jill Bathroom?

Made famous by The Brady Bunch, the enormous Jack and Jill bathroom that the six children shared was one that many families, especially ones with more than two children, probably envied. The perfect addition to a custom home and designed for growing families, the Jack and Jill bathroom layout makes for the perfect solution for a larger bathroom shared between two or more siblings to make those busy daily schedules run a little more smoothly.

So what is a Jack and Jill bathroom? Named after the children in the famous nursery rhyme, a Jack and Jill bathroom is a full-sized bathroom that is sandwiched between two bedrooms and is accessible by both bedrooms. 

This type of bathroom has at least two doors, like an ensuite bathroom but for two bedrooms rather than just one. Sometimes a third door that opens to the hallway is added, but normally this bathroom is meant to be shared between two siblings to save on space and time during daily routines. 

When it comes to its layout and design, the options are endless for a Jack and Jill bathroom as it can be crafted to truly suit the needs of your family and is truly an excellent addition to any custom built home.

Design and Layout Options for a Jack and Jill Bathroom

Layout Options

For a Jack and Jill bathroom, the layout designs are endless. When it comes to designing one for your home always consider the space that you have to work with and what the members of your family need in order to create the best layout for your needs. When working with your designer to create your Jack & Jill bathroom, be sure to consider the following common layouts:

1. A full bathroom between two bedrooms (with one or two sinks, one toilet, a shower stall or bathtub)

2. A full bathroom (with one or two sinks, and a shower or bathtub), but with the toilet in a small separate room located in the bathroom

3. A toilet and shower/bathtub shared between the two bedrooms but two sinks in the nooks located outside each bathroom door (in the bedroom itself)

What to Include in Your Jack and Jill Bathroom

How many pieces should your Jack & Jill bathroom include? This depends on your needs and the size of the space that you have. If you can only build a small bathroom, having one sink, one toilet, shower/bath combo would work perfectly. But if you have the space to build a bigger bathroom, consider adding a double sink in addition to the separate shower, bathtub, or shower/tub combo.

When deciding what to include in your Jack & Jill, also consider who will be using it. For younger children, you may want to include a bathtub or shower/tub combo for a foolproof bath time. But if you have older children, they may prefer the convenience and efficiency of having only a shower stall. We highly recommend adding double sinks if you have the space at it will maximize both the resale value of your home along with the efficiency of using the space.

Examples of Jack and Jill Bathrooms

Important Inclusions to a Jack and Jill Bathroom’s Design

When planning your dream Jack & Jill bathroom, there are a few other design features that are important to include in your design. So be sure to keep the following in mind when you are building your custom home.

Doors: Pocket doors are a perfect addition to a Jack & Jill bathroom as they are space saving and avoid blocking out areas which wide swinging doors would do.

Mirrors: Depending on the size overall look of your bathroom’s layout, you may need more than one mirror. If you have two separate sinks, have one mirror above each. If the sinks occupy the same space, you can still have two mirrors above each sink or one large mirror that goes across the entire length of the vanity. If your bathroom only has one sink, have one large mirror in the bathroom and additional mirrors in the two bedrooms (to better accommodate those who may take longer than others).

Light Switches: Make sure that you have a 3-way light switch for your Jack & Jill bathroom. Having this option allows the lights to be turned on and off from both entryways.

Locks: To ensure privacy for all, make sure that the doors that open into the bedrooms and into the bathroom lock on both sides.

Ready to Plan Your Jack and Jill for Your Dream Home?

5th Avenue Construction’s floor plans include or have the ability to be customized with the Jack & Jill bathroom that you need for your growing family. These bathrooms are built with generous cabinet space, plenty of room, privacy for its residents, and more. Contact our VP of Sales for a free consultation and find out how we can craft the home of your dreams. Call us at (331) 255-7500 or email us at info@5thavemgmt.com.