Bathroom Vanities and the Art of Residential Design
Design/Build: Avoid the dangers of a poorly detailed vanity.
Synopsis: In this column about the art of residential design, Marianne Cusato describes the different sizes and shapes of bathroom vanities, and when they are best used in a bathroom. She covers the typical height and width of micro, double-sink, single-sink, corner, and mega vanities, with detailed drawings and dimensions of each type. She also includes a sidebar about maximizing storage by creating a real bottom drawer in a vanity rather than a false top drawer to allow for the depth of the sink bowl, as well as a description of toe kicks and feet used to dress up the vanity.
A well-detailed bathroom vanity is an efficient and elegant piece of furniture in your bathroom, while a poorly detailed vanity is a frustrating eyesore that contributes to marital strife. The following set of tips can be applied to all styles of cabinetry. The goal of these suggestions is to…