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Jack and Jill bathroom designs are a good idea for large families or those who are pressed for time getting ready for either work or school. It’s the perfect solution if you want to share a bathroom between two bedrooms or siblings. And apparently, that’s why this shared space is called a Jack and Jill — named after the famous nursery rhyme brother-sister characters.

What is a Jack and Jill bathroom?

Jack and Jill bathroomPhoto by fran hogan on Unsplash CC0

A Jack and Jill bathroom is a shared bathroom, generally between two bedrooms. It therefore includes separate entrances and two sinks. It’s much like having an ensuite bath for both bedrooms yet is more cost-effective than having two separate ones.

Such a bathroom is a brilliant concept that solves a lot of problems. The benefits of a Jack and Jill bathroom are many. It’s cost-effective, saves space, gives easy access to more than one person through different doors, gives kids their own sinks and storage spaces — and a sense of ownership. Above all, it saves time. No wonder, a Jack and Jill bath adds great value to a house’s floor plan. 

And, since there are locks on both sides of the doors, there’s no compromise regarding privacy. The bathroom goer, however, must remember to lock the doors during usage and unlock when it’s not in use. Once locked, the space becomes your private bathroom. 

All in all, such a bathroom helps families go about their daily business smoothly — particularly when more people live together. If you’re considering a bathroom remodeling, it’s best to find a qualified contractor who has experience constructing Jack and Jill bathrooms.

Now that you’ve made up your mind, let’s explore 10 amazing Jack and Jill bathroom designs that are beautiful to look at and super practical. 

1. Contemporary Glamor

stylish jack and jill bathroomImage by Sevinos Erotokritou from Pixabay CC0

This bathroom stands out with its black quartz walls. Notice how the smooth surface is bouncing off light — making the space vibrant and full of energy. Even the tiled flooring is shining like a mirror! Everything about this space is glamorous. We love the simple white countertop with its stylish faucets. A cushioned stool is the only furniture in the bathroom. 

2. Utilitarian Design

Jack and Jill bath with closetPhoto by Bill Wilson from Flickr is licensed under CC By 2.0

If you are blessed with extra space, this multifunctional bathroom design is perfect for your kids’ bathroom. The peach wall paint, accent lights, and marble countertops with buffed faucets are all pleasing to the eyes. Very understated, yet chic. Apart from housing the essentials of a bathroom, it even has a walk-in closet cum dressing room for your children! 

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3. Minimalistic Style

Jack and Jill bathroom designPhoto by designmilk from Flickr is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

This Jack and Jill bathroom design is specifically meant for a family that has same-gender children. The layout is simple yet functional. The homeowners have used wood panels, subway tiles, and dual concrete sinks in a way that adds a lot of practicality to the area. We love the skylight above the tub and the large windows. They let in natural sunlight and make the place look brighter and cheerful.

4. Doubling Up On Amenities

Jack and Jill bath with vanityPhoto by Bill Wilson from Flickr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

What’s the best way to remove crowding and prevent screaming matches between siblings? By creating a Jack and Jill that doubles up on the amenities. Two quartz countertops, under-sink storage, mirrors, and even accent lights provide a much smoother flow of traffic in the morning and during bedtime routines.  

5. Using Furniture For Visual Separation

jack and jill bathroomPhoto by Bill Wilson from Flickr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

What we like best about this design is that the homeowners have strategically placed a tall solid-wood cabinet on top of the dual quartz washstand to partition it into two clear-cut halves — one for each user. The under-sink storage matches it in style and color. This design utilizes space efficiently and is perfect for smaller bathrooms. The absence of extra doors and other frills keeps the bathroom renovation cost in check too.

6. The Opulence

Jack and Jill bathroom designPhoto by Bill Wilson from Flickr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Who says a Jack and Jill bathroom is only for kids? We don’t. In fact, it can make for the perfect guest bathroom. Get your creative juices flowing while designing this space. Here, the homeowners have added a middle eastern touch with curved and edged mirrors, dark wood furniture, Persian rugs, and wall-mounted antique accent lights. The ceiling recessed lights add to the mystique of the room.

7. Splashes Of Colors

kids bathroomPhoto by Bill Wilson on Flickr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

This bathroom design is extremely useful for young children. They are easily able to access the bathroom directly from their bedroom. Otherwise, waking up in the middle of the night and walking down a hall can be disorienting, and even scary — for them as well as us.

Here, the all-white bathroom cabinetry is easy on the eyes and goes well with the light wall color. A vibrant flower arrangement on the French-style windowsill and pops of colors — enliven this bathroom and how! We love the step-up ladder to aid small children when they brush their teeth. 

8. A Mix Of Styles From Different Era

Bathroom with tub and showerPhoto by Bill Wilson from Flickr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

If practicality and convenience are on your mind while designing a Jack and Jill bathroom, this eclectic style is for you. It has glamor and yet is simple. A humongous vintage storage unit, with Medieval wrought-iron mirrors, is the focal point of this layout. We love the modern granite countertop with sinks, tiled tub, and the separate shower room. This mix of materials and style is quite unique.

9. The White And Gold Classic Design

Bathroom storagePhoto by Bill Wilson from Flickr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

We are drooling over this classic white and gold bathroom. Right from the white cabinetry and door with golden knobs to the golden wallpaper and yellow accent lights — the bathroom is as rich as can be. And, the designer has utilized each and every space — drawers and cabinets under the sinks as well as on each side of the washstand. These storage ideas will help organize your bathroom and make it look spacious despite the limited square footage.

10. Mirror Imaging For A Vintage Vibe

Vintage Jack and Jill bathPhoto by Bill Wilson from Flickr is licensed under CC BY 2.0

This design is classy and gives off a vintage vibe with its decor. Notice how the dark antique furniture are almost like mirror images. A perfect setup for a Jack and Jill bath that shares its boundaries with a guest room. The stand-out chandelier, recessed lighting, and wooden shutters look absolutely magazine-worthy. We love the ornate candelabra too!

Final Thoughts

A great Jack and Jill bath will have doors to separate areas of the bathroom, like the toilet and shower. This allows multiple people, especially in larger families, to get ready at once. And, if children happen to use a Jack and Jill bathroom, it can teach them responsibility, patience, and respect for other people’s privacy.

 Read more: 10 Bathroom Design Faux-Pas (And How To Avoid Them)

10 Extremely Clever Jack and Jill Bathroom Designs was last modified: August 18th, 2020 by Ramona Sinha
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