The good old US always advertised that everything they did was bigger than us, bigger cars, bigger people, bigger land and space per head and of course, bigger houses. Their house design is different again, with most being made of wood and a few bricks, not the tremendously safe houses we enjoy. The bathroom arrangements do seem to be a good idea though. I’ve been to several US houses and they have their bedrooms place around an upper sitting quadrant, and there is one bathroom sitting between two bedrooms. It’s very sensible and I have yet to find a house with a completely separate bathroom.
I mention these points because when families ove into bigger more comfortable houses, they always desire the ensuite bedroom. A jack and jill arrangement ensures two rooms are each ‘ensuite’, sharing one between them. The very best facilites can be installed – together with lockable side doors for totally happy family baths!