Remodeling with a Double Sink Vanity
Shared bathrooms become much more livable with double sinks as they allow for individual space and often more storage. In addition to convenience, a double sink vanity can update and add a touch of luxury to a bathroom. When remodeling a master bathroom or other shared space, double vanities are the perfect choice to increase comfort, appearance, and value. They can be integrated in a variety of different ways in bathrooms of all sizes and styles.
Types of Double Bathroom Vanities
Traditional vanities feature cabinets with undermount sinks and ornate detailing, and can be on the larger side. Transitional vanities show simpler designs that will look at home in both classic and contemporary homes. Modern bathroom vanities have more streamlined or eye-catching details and often incorporate vessel sinks, novel finishes, and wall mount designs for aesthetic appeal. Standard sizes for double bathroom vanities are 60 and 72 inches, though many sizes smaller, larger and in between are available.
Dual Sink Solutions for Small Bathrooms
Incorporating a dual sink vanity into smaller spaces can require some creativity, but it can be done. Vanity cabinets can be found with two sinks in sizes as small as 48 inches, however if this is still too big you may consider a different setup. Wall mounted sinks can be as small as 16 inches, and can free up floor space to make the room feel larger. Some even feature drawers or cabinets to store toiletries. Pedestal and column sinks can also be used in pairs for a smaller footprint, and to customize the placement of the sinks. Bathrooms with built in closets can also be redesigned to eliminate the closet for more space. Storage concerns can be addressed with additional vanity cabinet space, or with wall mounted cabinets.
Double Vanity Bathroom Design Tips
In order to create a livable and visually pleasing space, remember to keep fixtures in proportion. For grand master baths, opt for larger vanities. For tight spaces, make sure there will be plenty of room for comfortable movement and that the size of the vanity does not overwhelm the room. If you select a bold or ornate vanity and want it to be the focal piece, keep competing wall décor to minimum and instead opt for a striking accent vase or lighting fixture to draw attention to the sink. For simpler designs, add visual interest to the room with fresh mosaic tile backsplashes, bold shelves, or unique lights. Bathroom vanity furniture that features large open shelves and visible floor gives the effect of more visual space, and can still look tidy with the use of baskets or medicine cabinet mirrors for storage. Other designer tricks to create the illusion of space include large frameless mirrors, light or neutral paints, recessed storage, and well placed bright lighting.