Facing sinks - how to update?

rlbibbyJanuary 14, 2014
We've just moved into a 1983 home and the master bath has two sinks that face each other, with a mirror in between; I've never seen this before and would appreciate help/ideas on how to update the look. Or any pictures of bathrooms with similar sink situation?
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sharpdesigns
Have a look in Pin interest by looking up "back to back vanities". There are a number of lovely designs for different tastes to help you work on your own design.
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mpoulsom
here are a few examples of different styles..........but I kind of like the idea of having one fem side and one masculine side! pretty cool!
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ASVInteriors
Not outdated at all.... http://www.houzz.com/Facing-vanitiesLots of ideas but mp got a head start.....
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rlbibby
Ah! Thanks! I had searched "facing sinks" in pinterest and not found much; "back to back" produced a lot more results. :)
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anitanazar
Oh wow, what an awkward space!

Can you remove the two vanites, close one door and put a double vanity along one wall? Perhaps on the wall where you would close off the door that is closest to the shower?
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sunnydrew
I would love that!
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anitanazar
Work involved for my suggestion above would be drywalling, painting, plumbing, electrical, flooring, and purchase of double vanity with countertop, sinks and faucets.

You would gain a lot more room in the bathroom AND create a wall for your bedroom for perhaps a TV, dresser, or a couple of chairs.
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mpoulsom
I love it! I wish I had a bathroom set-up like that!
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sunnydrew
Look into the mirror frames that you glue on and see if they would work for back to back sinks. maybe you just trim out where they meet.
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sunnydrew
http://www.houzz.com/pro/jennifermcvey/frame-it-mirror-designs here is one place to start getting ideas. not sure if this is the glue on kind.
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rlbibby
>anitanazar, thanks for the suggestion, i hadn't really thought about remodeling it that way, but i think it's an interesting idea, but definitely farther down the road.

>sunnydrew - this was along the lines of what i was thinking and looking for. Thanks for the link!
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victorianbungalowranch
I like it as is and I don't think it is worth the trouble and expense of changing much, except maybe the faucets and the light fixture.
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