Jack and Jill Bathroom Doors Require Space

Get ready for some more dumb homebuilding ideas to come your way. We’ve come across a few recently and here’s another candidate.

We think Jack and Jill bathrooms are a great feature to include in a home plan for the kids rooms…when there’s room for it! Some of the best Jack and Jill plans we’ve seen always…always include double vanities, water closet with a door, tub/shower, linen closet and elbow room.

I want to emphasize that last point…ELBOW ROOM!

Well thought home plans can be found everywhere you look. So why is it that the architect(s) that drew up the floor plans for this jack & jill bathroom decided it was a good idea not to include enough elbow room and not enough room for both doors to be open simultaneously without touching one another.


What gives???

Oversight…maybe…but that doesn’t excuse the execution of the plan to its’ completion without making a change of some sort. One solution for the doors in the photos you see might be lockable pocket doors, but that would require more foresight now wouldn’t it. Does anyone have any other ideas for this jack and jill door problem?

Now this is a dumb homebuilding idea!!!


I’d be willing to bet that the architect for this home has a better floor plan in his/her own personal home. I won’t mention the architectural firm but it is a well-known company that I mentioned in a recent post only in a totally different neighborhood. I’ll leave it at that.

Randy Boerstler

Randy Boerstler

Writing a home building blog that chronicles new homes during different phases of construction from a consumers' point-of-view is rather unique and loads of fun. Basically, my tips are a collection of checklists for what I think should (and should not) go into building a quality home. So let's have fun seeing what's new in the housing market these days!

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