From sizing to installation; here is what you need to know before you buy.
If you are ready to make the big plunge and purchase a new bathroom vanity, knowing the answers to these questions will help you be more prepared.
Finding the right size –
- width: this will be determined by some existing factors, like the wall space, the door trim, existing built-ins etc.
- sinks: the width will help to determine the number of sinks. the standard minimum for a double sink is 48″ determining how much counter space is needed will be able to help determine the width as well.
Who is the vanity for and how will they use it? A powder room and a master bathroom for two adults require different types of vanities. A single-sink vanity can range from 12 to 60 inches in width, while a double vanity can be as wide as 72 inches. Know your space and what limitations you are working with. If it’s too tight a space, go with a pedestal.
Shopping for a child’s bathroom? Look for vanities with built-in perks like pull-out step stools or open space to slide one in.
How much storage do you need? Be realistic. Even “low-maintenance” people require space for extra towels, toilet paper, soap and shampoo. Keep in mind the size of your items when hunting. The average toilet paper roll can be 5.5″, but if you shop at Costco… you will need 7″ depth to hide ‘em away.
Found the perfect faucet? Hold off on buying it until you’ve chosen the vanity. You’ll want to pick a faucet with a height and reach appropriate for the sink. See our blog all about making sure you have the right faucet.