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Double Vanity Bathroom Designs

POSTED ON Friday, September 1, 2023 IN Bathroom

Double vanities are more popular than ever and could be the perfect fit for your modern bathroom remodel

Bathroom vanities are more than a piece of decor. Your vanity is an essential element of your everyday life. If you think about it, you generally start every day in front of your bathroom vanity as you get ready in the morning. But it also serves as the centerpiece of that design space, fulfilling a practical purpose while also contributing a sense of style to your bathroom.

More homeowners today are recognizing the importance of bathroom vanities, and the most practical of their options seems to be the double vanity. Double vanities are essentially two bathroom sinks, allowing for more than one person to use the vanity at one time. Understanding the appeal of a double vanity and the impact it can have on your home and lifestyle can help you determine if it is what your bathroom has been missing.

Double vanities add potential value to a home sale

Two sinks in your master bathroom may make your home more attractive to potential buyers if you expect to relocate in the near future or further down the road. Think of everything you find appealing about a double vanity — more usable space and greater convenience — and turn those into selling points. More of today’s home buyers seem to gravitate toward modern and contemporary bathrooms, and double vanities are fast becoming a design staple for that style.

Ridley Haze Matte double vanity

The beautiful Bertch vanity shown above features our Ridley door style, with a Haze Matte foil finish.

Choosing between single and double bathroom vanities

Are two sinks better than one? The answer is not as simple as you might think.

First, do not make the mistake of assuming that you need a large bathroom to accommodate a double vanity. Quite the contrary. Double vanities can actually be a practical option for smaller bathrooms with limited space. If anything, it allows for more efficient use of that space, especially if you expect to share that bathroom with another member of your household. Some of the most common sizes for double vanities range from 48 inches to 72 inches.

That brings us to your next consideration, which is the number of people with whom you’ll be sharing your bathroom. If you are living alone, a single sink is more than likely enough. But if your bathroom is going to be a shared space, such as a master bedroom or a kids’ bathroom, two sinks are often more effective and efficient than one.

Imagine if you are both using the bathroom at the same time in the morning. With two sinks, you each have your own and neither is having to reach over the other to access toiletries. Double bowl vanity cabinets are readily available in a range of sizes, creating personal storage space for each individual. Two freestanding vanity cabinets and separate sinks can also be a useful application. Not only is it convenient, but it can also be a time-saver as you get ready in the morning.

Making design choices for your double vanity

Are two single vanities better than a double vanity? That is one of several design questions worth pondering as you select a vanity for your bathroom. If you have a large bathroom, two stand-alone vanities might allow you to make better use of that space. Conversely, the continuous countertop of a double vanity would offer more counter space.

With two single vanities, you would have to account for the space in between in terms of cleaning and decor. How would you make use of that space? You could incorporate a stack of drawers, a linen cabinet, a shelf, a plant, or simply leave it open. There is no wrong answer, but it is important to first ask yourself what you would do before committing to that design.

Be sure to explore your design options as you shop for a bathroom vanity. You never know which one might make the perfect fit for your bathroom until you see it for yourself.

Osage Cobalt vanity with Walnut linen

The Bertch vanity shown above features our Osage door style, in a Cobalt painted finish, paired with a Walnut Driftwood linen cabinet.

Incorporating a double vanity into a modern bathroom remodel

If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom now or in the near future, there has never been a better time to make the switch to a double vanity. By now, you understand the benefits and you have had a chance to decide if a double vanity is the best solution for your needs. But there are more decisions to be made beyond the choice to install a double vanity.

Plumbing, first and foremost, is important to consider. Unless you are already having new plumbing installed, have a plumber perform a plumbing check-up to determine what adjustments will need to be made to fulfill the needs of a double vanity. With two sinks, you’ll be using more water, so the strength of your plumbing is critical to smooth operation.

Scale is another aspect of installation that requires your attention. How much space in your bathroom can you comfortably allocate to a vanity? What size vanity can your bathroom accommodate? Mirrors or medicine cabinets are worth consideration to service each vanity space. You will also need to consider how a double vanity will affect your ability to move around the bathroom. Will a double vanity make the room feel cramped?

Cost will also factor into your decision, but the design of your double vanity will have a direct impact on that. You could opt for a free-standing or wall-mounted double vanity, or free up more floor space with a floating double vanity. No two designs are created exactly equal, so it depends on what works best for your space and complements your design aesthetic.

Choosing a double vanity is only the first of many decisions for incorporating one into your modern bathroom remodel. Visit our nearest showroom and take a closer look at our different vanity styles to identify which double vanity belongs in your home.


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