A Traditional Jack and Jill Bathroom for a Georgian Property

A Traditional Jack and Jill Bathroom for a Georgian Property
January 21, 2020 Richard Hibbert

Owners of a beautiful period home in Suffolk wanted to update a bathroom for their children making it a cleaner, brighter room in keeping with the other two bathrooms that KSL has previously updated.

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Our client has a Jack and Jill bathroom on the top floor of their Georgian house used by two of their children. They wanted to update the bathroom and match certain design features with their master bathroom that had already been updated. The client wanted a practical bathroom for use by children and to maximise the use of space which is limited due to the room having two doors allowing double entry from the children’s bedrooms. 


In order to maintain consistency with the other bathrooms in the house that had been updated, KSL suggested using the same wall tiles and flooring. We used marble effect ‘Marmol Carrara’ tiles from Porcelanosa on the walls while also retaining the wood panelling that makes this room distinctive. The same Karndean wood effect flooring in ‘Country Oak’ that we’d used previously was also used on the floor of this bathroom.  

The client wanted to include a functional shower that would be practical for use by children. Rather than having a wet-room effect shower like the master bathroom, we suggested an enclosed shower to contain water with a smaller shower head to prevent accidental flooding. The shower furniture and basin tap are all from Lefroy Brookes. The hinged shower enclosure is from Aquata.   

The area behind the WC and basin was limited in depth so we used Mereway’s reduced depth furniture in painted light grey. We also fitted a compact wall-hung toilet pan from Villeroy & Boch as space was limited. The tops included an integrated basin from Mereway’s ‘Lustre’ range in white which is really easy to clean. The furniture and vanity unit tops provide some vanity space and also some storage despite the limited space.

Improving and brightening the lighting was an important consideration for this room as the only natural light source was a light well making the room feel quite dark. We updated the ceiling spotlights and installed a HiB mirror with colour adjusting light above the vanity unit. 

We also updated the towel rail to a more traditional design from Zehnder. The ‘Buckingham’ towel rail will keep towels dry and heat the room and has a duel fuel aspect so can be switched on in the Summer, even when the central heating isn’t on.

The room feels far bigger than it did before. The improved lighting has made a big difference to the feeling of space. This is the third bathroom we’ve completed for our client and we’re looking forward to working together on their fourth new bathroom project!

– Rebecca Brown

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