Jack and Jill bathrooms are bathroom space that is shared between two bedrooms, where both bedrooms have their own doors leading into the bathroom space.
Lots of common Jack and Jill bathroom designs feature a double bathroom vanity. This kind of bathroom vanity includes two sinks, which means that more than one person can use the sink area at the same time. Many of these bathrooms are set up as “couple’s bathrooms” with separate storage spaces for each member of the couple, as well as separate towel racks for monogrammed or color coded towels.
Jack and Jill bathrooms allow for use by more than one person, and are accessible from more than one room.
In older houses, where bedrooms are often clustered, creating Jack and Jill bathrooms with double sink can be practical. The additional of a double bathroom vanity does not usually constitute a large plumbing expense, since the two sinks can utilize a lot of the same plumbing hardware and connection.
Real estate professionals use Jack and Jill bathroom to refers to these kinds of shared bathrooms. Some argue that these bathrooms are effective in opening up a residential space. Others would say that privacy issues make this design less desirable. A lot of the appeal of implementing a Jack and Jill bathroom depends on how a home is structured.
Although Jack and Jill bathrooms can be convenient, especially for larger families, there are some potential problems with having a bathroom that includes double access. Adequate locking and privacy can be an issue for some of these types of bathrooms. In addition, if a home is split up into rental spaces, or if there are changes in who is using various bedrooms, having a shared bathroom can become an issue, especially if appropriate locks and latches are not in place.