The Jack-and-Jill bathroom: One bathroom with two doors, accessible from two bedrooms. While this concept has been around for many, many years, it rose in popularity during the 1950s and 1960s when families had more children. In fact, if you’re old enough to remember The Brady Bunch, that blue bathroom was a Jack and Jill shared among all six children! In our area, six children sharing one bathroom certainly isn’t ideal, and while our families are smaller than decades ago, this bathroom set-up remains popular because it saves space, promotes equal access, and due to the way it’s often separated into zones, one person can shower while another uses the vanity or toilet.
For this Naperville family, the Jack-and-Jill layout no longer served their family, and they contacted us to turn one bathroom into two: hall and master bathrooms. The master bathroom would now offer a walk-in shower, and the hall bathroom a tub/shower combination, still suitable for families with young children. The end result? Two beautiful, updated bathroom spaces. Let’s take a closer look.
Prior to renovation, this Jack and Jill had a vanity on one side that opened to a bedroom, and a tub/shower in the middle with access from either side of the room. Finally, a vanity and toilet were on the other side, accessible from the hallway. Our designers worked with our clients to come up with a design sketch that worked well. Now our clients have options: two entirely separate spaces with updated vanities, toilets, and showering areas. If guests stay upstairs, they don’t have to worry about running into the homeowners during a middle of the night bathroom run! Privacy and space for all.
The hall bathroom vanity is modern and clean with soft close doors and drawers and a Marcus style door in white matte finish and chrome knobs. These cabinets come in a wide variety of woods and finishes from light birch to rich walnut. The Bertch cabinet compliments a dark granite in Steel Rock with a mini bevel edge style. A bevel edge creates a well-defined border that frames the countertop while maintaining a clean finish. This Kohler Caxton sink is oval and paired with the Purist Single Handle faucet also in polished chrome. This faucet offers a modern, minimalist aesthetic.
If you take a look at this before photo above, you’ll notice a vanity in a carpet room. This vanity is now part of the master bathroom. We’ve updated to the same style cabinet as the hall bathroom, Bertch with soft close doors and drawers, but opted for the Marcus door style in Lighthouse Matte with chrome knobs. You’ll now notice a matching wall cabinet above the toilet for additional always needed storage.
The countertop is St. Lucia granite with a mini bevel edge highlighting a show-stopping vessel style sink worthy of the most high-end display rooms.
It was important to this Naperville family to retain a tub/shower combination, so for the hall bathroom we selected a 60 x 30 bathtub from the Sterling Ensemble series with polished chrome plumbing from the Kohler Purist collection. The floor, wall, and bath tile consists of 12×24 tiles in Marvel Moon Onyx. This stunning porcelain tile selection is inspired by the finest Italian marble. We’ve also included a border in ⅜” width and two corner shelves as well as a wall niche for storing necessary accessories. The border adds a playful and interesting element, and the soft metallic glaze really elevates the space.
We decided on a few different choices for features and finishes in the master bathroom to set it apart from the hall bath. Instead of a tub/shower combination, the master bathroom offers a luxury walk-in shower with upgraded ½ inch shower glass. The shower sill, wall top, and corner seat are all St. Lucia granite with a mini bevel edge style (same as the vanity for a cohesive look). Shower tile is 12×24 in Mayfair Volakas Grigio with a beautiful border. This porcelain tile is stunning to look at, and a border ties all the elements of this shower together.
For plumbing we’ve selected the Kohler Forte in Polished Chrome. The Forte series is both classic and contemporary and fits nicely into almost any bathroom design. You’ll notice one corner shelf for storage as well as a towel hook and two towel bars installed right outside the shower. It’s the little details that make day to day living convenient. Finally, the floor tile is also 12×24 in Marvel Pro Grey Fluery. It’s important to note that this collection is popular due to its safe and sustainable features.
No bathroom transformation is complete without the perfect paint color selection. Both paint colors were in the gray family from the Benjamin Moore Regal brand collection: Hall bathroom was Shoreline-1471, and Primary bathroom was Graytint-1611. Both dual-flush toilets were identical: the Toto Neorest. The design is unique due to its soft curves and modern design element. In fact, this toilet serves as a thoughtful accent in the spaces and includes all the bells and whistles. Automatic and heated toilet seat? Pure luxury. Remote control operated and front and rear warm washing? Yes, please.
If you have some thoughts about changing your current bathroom layouts, reach out for more information. You can talk to our team by calling for a phone consultation, or you can contact us through our website here. We’re here to turn your ideas into reality. To see more customer spotlights, click HERE.