master bathroom vanity
th98
September 4, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Is a 60-inch wide vanity too small for double sinks? Right now there is only one sink.
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Fred S
It depends on whether you actually intend to use them or not. Most of the time on that size, the second sink becomes a place to set the hair dryer in.
September 4, 2013 at 5:44PM   
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th98
Thank you for your comment. It was suggested to me to update the master bathroom with double sinks because it would be a selling point. In my opinion, it seems like it would be tight squeeze if two people actually tried to get ready at the same time.
September 4, 2013 at 5:48PM   
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Judy M
I have a 60 inch vanity with 2 sinks. Husband and I are often using it at same time with no problems.
Of course I would like it be to longer, but we can both use it at same time.
Drawers separate the two sections.
September 4, 2013 at 5:54PM     
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th98
Hi Judy. My concern is losing countertop space for when I'm putting on my makeup, fixing my hair, etc. Is that an issue for you?
September 4, 2013 at 6:02PM   
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Judy M
I use the area in the center for makeup.
Husband doesn't need that space and he is usually at the sink much less time than I am.
He will brush teeth, shower and hop in shower, while I am drying hair or applying makeup.

We have drawers down the center for storing hair brushes etc.
And we went with a new higher (comfort height) size, so we also each have a bottom drawer under the sink doors, so good storage.

We also added plugs in the wall behind the sink doors, so we each leave a hair dryer under our own sink.
September 4, 2013 at 6:20PM   
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Judy M
This is the vanity I copied for my bathroom, I really like the extra drawer on bottom.
September 4, 2013 at 6:28PM   
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September 4, 2013 at 6:28PM   
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Fred S
@ Judy, do you have walls on each side of your vanity? I think that may be the difference to whether it works or not. The center of a sink 12" from a wall would be too cramped for me, and without the drawer/counter space in the middle, not practical
September 4, 2013 at 6:28PM   
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Fred S
The vanity pictured is clearly bigger than 60"
September 4, 2013 at 6:30PM   
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Judy M
I don't have the 2 extensions on each side.
September 4, 2013 at 6:30PM   
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Judy M
No Fred, we don't have walls on each side, that does make a difference.
September 4, 2013 at 6:31PM   
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Fred S
So I guess it works as long as it isn't shoved into a corner.
September 4, 2013 at 6:34PM   
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Judy M
Agree, this concept would be tight.

September 4, 2013 at 6:38PM   
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th98
Thanks so much for your information Judy! I will definitely look into the "comfort height" size.

I've done some searching on Houzz tonight for 60"-width vanities and I am surprised that there are so many choices.
September 4, 2013 at 6:40PM   
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th98
Fred and Judy - you have been SO helpful! In my case, the double vanity would be sandwiched between two walls. And with a double vanity, one of us would have the toilet right behind us. That would make for an especially tight squeeze.
September 4, 2013 at 6:43PM   
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Judy M
Finding a photo of a bathroom that has a similar layout to your own always helps for a visual.
September 4, 2013 at 6:46PM   
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Judy M
That might not work. My toilet is on same wall as vanity to the right side.
Layout is important for it to function properly.
September 4, 2013 at 6:48PM   
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th98
I just measured the master bath and it measures 5 ft. x 9 ft.
September 4, 2013 at 7:00PM   
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Fred S
How about posting a picture of a quick sketch as to what it looks like?
September 4, 2013 at 7:13PM   
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th98
Hopefully, I was successful in attaching this picture.

I found this picture online. It gives you a good idea of our bathroom set up. When standing at the bathroom door, the toilet is in front of you, the tub/shower is to the left and the vanity is to the right.
September 4, 2013 at 7:16PM   
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Fred S
Yep, that is an efficient bathroom. Two sinks would just point out its smaller size and not add anything. Concentrate on great storage solutions and good looks.
September 4, 2013 at 7:24PM     
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clyon
We have one sink with two faucets. Trough sink is 31" I think. Not sure if that is the right look for you, but it is another option to accommodate two teeth brushers at the same time without taking up as much counter space. Good luck!
September 4, 2013 at 7:34PM   
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