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Jack and Jill Bathroom or En-Suite?

Real Estate SOS

1 min read

Jun 17




Confession time: We're fans of Jack and Jill bathrooms, especially when they’re connected to guest bedrooms or serve as the main bathroom—it can get really awkward, really quickly.

Jack and Jill bathrooms are a type of ensuite bathroom that’s shared between two connecting bedrooms or other living space. Made popular in the 1950s and 1960s, their original purpose was to allow siblings easy access to a shared bathroom.

Some Jack and Jill bathrooms have their perks—they're a great way to utilize space and save on costs. But If you’re considering purchasing a home with this style bathroom, think about how you’ll use the space, both now and in the future, as well as the home’s layout in the event you want to remodel. I also strongly recommend installing doors that lock from both the inside and outside.

Our Jack and Jill was a nightmare. It was a long, narrow space with carpet and outdated wallpaper. We took it down to the studs and converted it into two en-suite bathrooms. One bathroom has a walk-in shower, and the other has both a walk-in shower and a soaking tub. We’re thrilled with the results! ❤️

Do you have a jack and jill bathrooms. Love it or hate it?


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