Not all bathrooms are created equal. Every bathroom has its challenges, but when dealing with narrow bathrooms the challenges may seem overwhelming. Whether a spare bathroom or a powder room, there may be questions about how a vanity will fit into such a tight space. Don’t fret; there are options available for just these problems. Standard bathroom vanities are 20-23” deep, which may be too deep for your bathroom’s layout. A major concern that must be considered with vanities is storage, which is typically a sought out commodity in most bathrooms. There are two main options available in these situations.
Pedestal sinks are usually the first considered when space is sparse. However, these sinks come with some disadvantages. Not only are they not really creative, but they also offer no storage. These sinks are only useful if there is a linen closet conveniently located nearby or room for storage in the bathroom, which isn’t always be an option.
On the other hand, vanities with door options are the perfect solutions for these issues. Vessel sink vanities are a good choice. Vessel sinks are not as conventional in that they sit on top of a counter unlike the more traditional option of a drop-in or undermount sink. The vessel can be changed out down the road, which is always nice if redecorating is ever considered. These sinks can also come in a wide variety of choices, some of which can be very extravagant. They can offer a great statement piece, but if you are looking for something not so dramatic, there are also more understated pieces available that work just as well.
Narrow depth vanities are a great option in narrow bathrooms. These vanities often appear as narrow cabinets and often utilize a bib sink. This option will allow most doors to open fully and will likely provide the added benefits of a larger sink and the most storage of any option discussed here. These cabinets of these vanities themselves are approximately 12” in depth which will allow for ease of movement around a narrow bathroom. The advantage of this vanity if that the sink size does not have to be compromised for vanity depth.
No matter what choice you decide to go with, the best thing to remember is that there is almost always a product out there that will solve any design issue you may have. For more creative solutions for your bathroom quandries, be sure to visit us online at Unique Vanities or give us a ring at 866-526-1843. We’ve trained our staff to handle even the most difficult design questions!