east 2nd rockstarMidcentury Bathroom, Vancouver
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4. Repurposed FurnitureConverting a midcentury modern cabinet isn’t the simplest bathroom vanity idea for a small bathroom, but it definitely will add drama to a space that has limited room to make a statement. “It looks fantastic and definitely has the character we were after,” says Tanya Mclean, who designed this bathroom in Vancouver, British Columbia, with Nichole Skladan. The pair runs Mango Design Co. Tips for converting a vanity: Mclean advises finding the piece of furniture you want to use and then designing the space around it. “It is very difficult to specify the appropriate sink and faucet when you don’t know the dimensions of the vanity,” she says. Sink dimensions in relation to the vanity and the faucet, along with spout reach and faucet height, are all factors you’ll need to know. See more of this bathroom remodel
1. Wall-mounted faucet. This 42-square-foot bathroom offers a lot of great ideas for a small bathroom. The wall-mounted faucet frees up space on the compact vanity for a large rectangular vessel sink. Plus, wall-mounted fixtures are easier to clean around than those mounted on countertops. See more of this bathroom
Vanity: “It was on everyone’s wish list to find a vintage piece of midcentury furniture to convert into a vanity,” Mclean says. Not only would it add history and authenticity, but it also would mean one less item would have to be produced for the room, which suited their values. After a thorough search, they found a teak cabinet on Craigslist that felt just right. Repurposing a piece of furniture into a vanity can add wonderful character to a bathroom, but it’s not the simplest option. “Upon inspection, the carpenter realized the sides and top were a thin veneer that couldn’t be refinished and the gables were edge-taped with plastic laminate. He ended up removing the top and gables and replacing them with solid teak. Then the whole piece was sanded, stained and sealed for water resistance,” Mclean says. He also added a bit of height to the legs to make it a comfortable vanity height.
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This 42-square-foot bathroom offers a lot of great ideas for a small bathroom. The wall-mounted faucet frees up space on the compact vanity for a large rectangular vessel sink. Plus, wall-mounted fixtures are easier to clean around than those mounted on countertops.