Susan has an original brochure showing the layout of her 1962 Jack and Jill bathroom
Susan has an original brochure showing the layout of her 1962 Jack and Jill bathroom

JACK AND JILL bathrooms… or Jack ‘n Jill bathrooms were a design that saved space by letting two users, or sets of users, have their own toilet and sink — and share the tub. Here, it’s called a 2-1/2 bath. A famous Jack ‘n Jill bathroom: The one shared by the Brady Bunch kids.


Susan writes:

“The Jack and Jill was to be the bathroom of the future! Many of the homes in our neighborhood have them (or had them. People tend to redo them). The bigger, more narrow side of the bathroom is the guest bath which is accessible from the hallway. The smaller one is attached to the master bedroom. We are pretty sure the star burst light fixtures are original. The tile is in sad shape but we think a good professional cleaning and sealing will make it almost new again.”

  1. Maryellen Farmer says:

    That photo is almost exactly like my bathroom! Same sliding shower doors and tile! We are getting ready to renovate our home and i was searching for some bathroom ideas. I was hoping to turn it into one big bath and leave the two entrances. Everyone loves our retro bath, maybe we should just restore it.

  2. Eric says:

    The house my wife and I bought three years ago has a bathroom kind of like this. The house was built in 1958.

    The “washroom” has two sinks side by side, to the left of the left sink is a door to a stall with a toilet and shower, to the right of the right sink is a door to a stall with a toilet and bath tub.

    The left side of the washroom opens to the master bedroom, the right side of the washroom opens to the main hallway of the house.

    Is this called a Jack & Jill, or a Divided Bathroom?


      1. Eric says:

        Will see what I can do as far as pics, it’s been partially, and crudely, remodeled and some of the fixtures are not original. There is every indication that it was once a “Pink Bathroom” given the color of a couple of the walls.

        The house is a very open design, with a large open living room, with a full window wall facing patio and back yard. We are looking for ideas/suggestions for restoring the kitchen and bathroom to a more original condition.

  3. Trixie says:

    Years ago while in college I used to housesit. I did so at a very unique house in Rochester Michigan for a couple of guys. They had a bathroom like this and they called it a honeymoon bathroom. Since it was not my house, and a third man lived upstairs and prowled around……I did not like the bathroom. I can see it as an alternative to a master bath though with his and her sides.

    Now you have Jack and Jill bathrooms with just a usual bathroom with 2 bedrooms that access it.

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