A Jack and Jill bathroom can be an excellent way of giving two bedrooms convenient use of en suite facilities. But as they have two entrances, designing them so that they’re both practical and beautiful can be tricky.
If you’re considering a Jack and Jill bathroom but are struggling with the floorplan, you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to highlight 22 Jack and Jill bathroom layouts that work well and look good too.
So if you’re ready for some inspiration, head this way!
1. Separate sink lobby
This layout shows the bathroom alongside both adjoining bedrooms, so you can see how a Jack and Jill design works.
In this case, the entrance to each bedroom is at either end of a sink lobby with double basins. That means two people could wash or clean their teeth at the same time.
The bath and commode are hidden away behind a separate door. So there’s no problem with doing your evening ablutions while someone is bathing or using the toilet. And no-one can barge in while you’re in the bath or on the loo, even if you forget to lock one of the bedroom doors.
2. Separate WC
This design is a variation on the first, with a larger shared space including the bath as well as two basins. The commode sits on its own behind a separate door.
The advantage is that anyone who enjoys a long bath can do so in a larger space. And they won’t have to look at the lavatory!
The disadvantage is that you’ll need to remember to lock both bedroom doors before you climb into the tub. And that means no-one else can use the toilet while you’re enjoying your soak.
3. Use of zones
In this bathroom, the space is divided into three separate areas. Each bedroom has its own self-contained sink lobby. These adjoin a central room containing a bath, freestanding shower and commode.
The design also means that the noisier plumbing is separated by two walls from each of the bedroom. So sleepers won’t be disturbed by the sounds of a flushing toilet, splashing shower or gurgling bathwater. But it still means limited access to the toilet whilst the bath or shower is in use.
4. Compact convenience
This layout is a practical choice if you don’t have a lot of space to play with. Here, doors from each bedroom lead into a shared space with WC and basin. A second door from the lobby gives access to a luxury shower. You could swap that out for a bath if you preferred.
You’ll still need to remember to lock both doors to the bedrooms before you use the toilet. But you’ll be able to use the facilities if you’re caught short while someone’s in the shower.
5. Basins in the bedroom
Another option if you’re short on space is to move the basins into the bedrooms. This could free up the bathroom for both a walk-in shower and a bath. And you’ll be able to wash your hands and clean your teeth, even if the bathroom is in use.
The compact space means the commode shares the space with the bath and shower, though. You could replace the conventional door nearest the commode with a pocket door. That would allow you to create a separate WC. But you’d still need to get to it through the bathroom.
6. All together
This layout shows one option if your Jack and Jill bathroom is long and thin. By positioning them right next to one another, there’s room for both a walk-in shower and a freestanding bathtub. On the opposite side of the room sits the commode and a vanity unit with double basins.
Keeping the lower level fittings on one side of the room helps create a feeling of space.
7. Beautifully balanced
This practical Jack and Jill bathroom is configured to make the most of the long, thin space between two bedrooms.
Screening off the bath at one end and the commode at the other creates a balanced space in the center. That’s perfect to house a vanity unit with double basins. The toilet can be used at the same time as the other two areas. And the bath is housed in its own cosy room.
8. Sweet suite
This is another design that compartmentalizes different fixtures. And in this case, it opens up room for a seating area near the vanity unit. That provides a space to take the weight off your feet, or to disrobe before entering the bathing zone.
The latter houses a walk-in shower and separate bathtub. And there’s also room for a towel rail and shelves or a bathroom cabinet. A separate WC is accessed via a space-saving pocket door.
9. Triple entrance
In some Jack and Jill bathrooms, you may have to accommodate as many as three separate entrances. This example has a doorway to the hall in addition to the two to the adjoining bedrooms. Yet it still manages to fit in a bath, separate shower, WC and double sinks. And all in a space 10 feet by 12 feet.
The efficient design positions a long vanity unit between the bedroom doors. The two washbasins provide a pleasing symmetry. That’s also the first thing you see when you enter from the hallway.
Tucking the commode away in its own WC means there’s no danger of embarrassment if any of the doors are left unlocked.
10. Super storage
In this design, a large proportion of the space has been given over to closets in the two bedrooms. But while this decreases the space available for bathroom fixtures, it also has a big advantage. Namely, it creates an alcove which perfectly fits the bathtub.
The downside is that the toilet sits in the middle of the other wall. It’s next to the vanity unit and opposite the bathtub. Use a large mirror and statement tub to detract attention away from the toilet.
11. Room of two halves
This bathroom layout separates out the vanity units so there’s a clear space for each bedroom.
This is another design where walk-in closets accessed from the bedroom have taken up a lot of space. In this case, the area between them has been kept narrow, providing just enough room for a WC. The bathtub has been positioned on the opposite wall, between the two basins.
You won’t get the potential to create such a striking focal point with the tub here. But on the plus side, the commode is hidden from sight.
12. Remember lighting
This design shows how important it is to consider lighting in your floorplan. Here the position of the doors leaves little room for light switches inside the bathroom.
There are a number of ways to fix this. A pocket door would make the wall space more accessible. Alternatively, the light switches could be positioned outside the bathroom.
13. Central shower
This design moves the basins into a separate lobby for each room. That creates a private space that could also provide helpful storage for clothes or accessories.
A door from each lobby opens into the central room, which holds a walk-in shower and commode. It’s a simple and practical layout that makes great use of a smaller space.
14. Pure and simple
This Jack and Jill bathroom is about as simple as you can get. Doors open on opposite walls, leading to each of the two bedrooms. Inside, the space is kept open, with a toilet next to a wash basin, and a bathtub opposite.
The compact space means there’s no room for a separate walk-in shower. But a shower could be installed over the bathtub for those who prefer one.
15. One entrance or two
If you’re not sure about a Jack and Jill, this layout will work for a standard bathroom too. The design leaves wall space for a second entrance. If not required, if could be utilised as a linen closet instead.
This kind of layout can be good for resale too. It gives new owners the option of turning a Jack and Jill into a conventional bathroom if preferred. And it can be done without expensive changes to the plumbing.
16. Pocket sized efficiency
This Jack and Jill layout makes good use of pocket doors to maximize the space. They divide a central bathroom area from small lobbies with vanity units on either side. The inner sanctum contains a bathtub with shower above, a toilet and a linen cupboard.
The design means any noise from the bath or toilet will be separated from the bedrooms by two doors. And there won’t be any barrier to using the basins when someone’s on the loo.
17. Double WC
This design comprehensively solves the problem of someone needing to use the loo while someone else is in the bath. In this case, the standard bedroom-specific sink lobby is swapped for a WC with a basin. That means each bedroom will have its own self-contained access to a toilet.
Pocket doors lead from each WC into a bathroom with linen cupboard. And everything is fitted into a space just 7 feet by 12 feet.
18. L-shaped luxury
The only compromise here is that there’s not room for a dressing table area alongside the basin. The simple solution is keeping a dressing table in each bedroom instead.
19. Triple aspect
This design shows an arial view of the layout of a Jack and Jill bathroom in three sections. Each bedroom has its own lobby with washbasin, which opens into a shared shower room with toilet.
The entrance from the bedroom can be left open to avoid having to find space for a door to swing. But a pocket door would be a better solution, providing extra soundproofing between the bedroom and shower room.
20. Small and neat
This design has the entrances to the two bedrooms on the same wall. That leaves the rest of the walls free for a near symmetrical layout.
A wash basin on either side of the room is clearly designated for each bathroom. And there’s space for both a walk-in shower and a freestanding bath, despite the room being only 6 feet by 12 feet.
The downside with this design is that the first thing seen by anyone entering from either bedroom is the WC. That’s perhaps not the perfect focal point for the room.
21. Secluded spaces
This is another layout where the doors from the bedrooms are on the same wall. In this case, the toilet sits behind a separate door, so it’s hidden from view. The same goes for the walk-in shower.
That allows anyone to use any of the bathroom fixtures at the same time as someone else is using another. Using frosted glass for the cubicle doors would be a good way of avoiding the space feeling hemmed in.
22. Using frosted glass
This clever design solves the problem of remembering to lock both bedroom doors to secure privacy. And it does it with the use of frosted glass.
The commode is hidden behind a lockable door. On the other side of the room, two basins flank a luxury walk-in shower.
By using frosted glass for the shower walls, it’s possible to bathe in complete privacy. And with enough space in the shower to hang a towel or robe, the bather can wrap themselves up before they emerge.
Ready to plan your Jack and Jill bathroom?
That brings us to the end of our round-up of 22 of the best Jack and Jill layouts out there. We hope we’ve given you some ideas and inspiration.
The key thing to remember about this style of bathroom is that you need to accommodate two entrances. And it’s all too easy for bathroom users to forget to lock or unlock a bedroom door. So think about how you’ll maintain privacy if someone makes a mistake.
Frosted glass, separate cubicles and even half-height walls for screening are all good options. Try out a few plans before you make your final choice. We hope you love your Jack and Jill bathroom!