Need help chosing vanity size in half bath w/ sloped ceiling

stayghostFebruary 20, 2013
I am in the process of having a cedar closet upstairs turned into a half bath.

My conundrum is trying to figure out whether to do a 48" or 36" vanity.

If I do a 48" vanity, there's more countertop and storage and I maximize using the 56" width of the end wall. However, the centerline for the sink / mirror will be about 24" off of the right hand wall. Because the center line extends further left - it is closer to the roof slope. This means the vanity lights would have to come down lower, be narrow (2 bulb ?) and hang right around my head level. (I'm 5'11" .. my wife is only 5'2" though!)

If I do a 36" vanity and hug the right wall; there is a bit less counter space and storage. I also leave 20 inches of empty space to the left of the vanity. The center line for the sink / mirror will be about 18" off of the wall, 6" giving me more height for the vanity light before I hit the roof slope. This would allow it hang about 6" higher on the wall.

-Go with 36" and make the light / mirror function best?
-But with 36" I leave 20" not used on the left - is that dumb?
-Go with 48" and maximize the space there … Maybe the light being lower doesn't matter?
-Go with 48" and do the lights slightly off centered. Off centered would look OK because of the sloping roof side wall?
-Or maybe 48" looks like I'm stuffing over-sized fixtures in a small room?

As you can see I'm paralyzing myself with over analysis.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!

FYI - I am putting a light in the center of the flat ceiling as well; the issue is with a second dedicated light fixture above the vanity mirror. (for my wife doing her make-up, etc.)
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leaning towards the 36" vanity so I can get more mirror and lighting fixture height. Thoughts?
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