Ideas for a bathroom double sink vanity

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Ideas for a bathroom double sink vanity
Bathroom double sink vanities provide extra room to complete the morning bathroom routine. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A bathroom double sink vanity is a near necessity when two or more people share a bathroom. A double sink vanity incorporates two bathroom sinks and a longer counter space. The additional counter space and sink make the morning bathroom routine much easier. Many styles of vanities and sinks are available to choose from, ensuring an option to fit any preference. Double vanities are typical in master bathrooms but are also useful in shared bathrooms.

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Storage Vanities

A large cabinet-style vanity may be the best choice for bathrooms with little other storage options. These vanities may have several cabinet doors and drawers to stow cosmetics, toiletries, towels and cleaning products out of sight. They come in a wide range of colours, including white or natural wood finishes, so finding a double vanity cabinet to coordinate with the rest of your bathroom is easy. This style vanity leaves the homeowner free to choose any type of counter from inexpensive options like Formica to high-end marble. These options require the purchase of separate sinks, but you can also find porcelain counters with built-in sink basins. You should find a wide selection of storage cabinet vanities, counters and sinks at any home improvement store.

Reclaimed Antiques

If new or store-bought furnishings aren't your style, you can easily create a vintage or antique-style bathroom by reclaiming antiques or other furnishings to create your double sink vanity. One option that makes a big statement is to turn an old farm table or other antique table into your double sink vanity. You'll have to cut two holes from the tabletop to fit the sinks, and a shelf addition to the bottom gives room for storage. An antique dresser can be repurposed in the same way and provides drawers for storage. If you have a matching pair of antique sewing tables, you can add counters and sinks to the top and place them together. Even old iron fencing can be fashioned to provide a stable base.

Separation

Double sink vanities are typically installed as one unit on the same counter space, but you can separate the two sinks to define each person's space. Place a shelving unit with the same finish between the two freestanding vanity sinks, and you'll have separation with continuous flow. Install a set of drawers with a matching countertop that is a few inches higher than the sink counters. Both people will have access to the set of drawers, but the difference in height separates the sinks. Similarly, you could make a part of the counter lower in the middle at the ideal height for sitting to put on make-up. If you have a bathroom window, install vanities on either side and connect them with a comfortable window seat.

Sink Options

The sink options for vanities are virtually endless, but you should choose sinks that fit both personalities and the style of your room. If you want a sleek look, select a sink that sits under the countertop to provide an even surface. Classic white sinks are a no-fail option because they go with any decor; these mount into the counter with a lip that extends above the counter height. Vessel bowl sinks, which sit on the counter, are an ideal choice for reclaimed antique vanities because they mimic the look of antique dry sinks; square vessel sinks give the look of farmhouse apron sinks. Either of these styles also work well with contemporary designs. You can achieve a high-end look with glass, copper or mosaic-lined sinks.

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