Different bathroom layouts can help improve the functionality of the bathroom and serve homeowners and their needs while using the bathroom. Using your bathroom vanities helps you to get ready for the day or get ready for bed. Many couples love having double vanities so that they have their own space. It can be hard to determine which vanity option is best for your bathroom layout. In this blog, we will show the pros and cons of single or double vanities.
Why Have A Bathroom Vanity?
A vanity is what holds your sink and can be connected to the wall, free-standing, or made into cabinets that extend outwards. Vanities and countertop space help to store makeup, skincare, razors, fash wash, washcloths, hand soap, and hairbrushes. It gives you options to keep your items easily accessible with more concealed storage underneath the sink.
Pros Of Single Vanities
The biggest benefit of single vanities is the ease of installation. One sink, with singular plumbing, is easier to map out and install around other bathroom necessities. The cost of installation is also cheaper because there are fewer components to pay for.
If you have a compact bathroom, single vanities are going to complement your space the best. Smaller counters, sinks, and mirrors will help you avoid having a cramped and claustrophobic bathroom.
Specific vanities will have different sizes of storage. Your vanity can feature more drawers or open cabinets, depending on your needs. If you have extra width to work with and only one sink, you could include an extra drawer or two.
Since you can have more storage space, you will also have more space around the sink and counter space to stack or store items. Having counter space is important in a bathroom to hold hot hair tools, toothbrushes, and soap.
Cons Of Single Vanities
Every element has its cons, so it is important to know all the information about vanities before installing them in your bathroom. For example, single vanities can look odd in a large bathroom. Filling the space appropriately helps to increase its value. Having a lot of negative space around the vanity can be useless.
For large families who are using the same bathroom, single vanities will not provide enough usable space for multiple people to use the bathroom at one time. Getting ready can be made difficult if you only have one sink and very limited counter space.
Pros Of Double Vanities
Double vanities provide more useable space for multiple people to use the bathroom at the same time. This means that teens can get ready for school faster, couples avoid arguments while getting ready for work, and children and adults can get ready simultaneously. Double sinks are nice when you may only have one bathroom for a large group of people.
Two sinks will require more counter space around them. This means your counter will look less crowded with items. More width of counter space means you will have more under-sink storage space. This will help you hide items like cleaning supplies, plungers, or toilet paper that are not currently needed.
All custom cabinets with Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry can be customized to your measurements, but when you have double vanities there is more flexibility for wider drawers, tall cabinets, etc. Double vanities will give you more freedom to try different cabinet or countertop options.
Cons Of Double Vanities
Installing two sinks means more piping and plumbing fixtures. You will need to ensure all mechanisms are connected and sealed properly to ensure you have the correct water pressure. If you are doing your bathroom remodel or construction yourself, this can be a major turnoff when it comes to double vanities.
Surprisingly, some double vanities have less counter space because they need to fit two sinks. This is a con that is dependent on how small or large your bathroom is. Depending on how far apart you can space your sinks, the amount of free counter space you will also have to work with.
Bathroom Cabinets With Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry
Our team specializes in quality bathroom cabinets and vanities. Our cabinet solutions will help improve different areas of your home by giving your better organization and creating a focal point. Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry offers multiple wood options, different finishes, and door designs that can fit a variety of home designs. Working with our designers gives you a completely custom design for your Utah home.
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