Placement for Vanity Unit

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  1. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    I'm having some trouble trying to figure out what to do with my bathroom renovation.

    Given how the bathroom is designed, the current placement of the vanity unit is the most optimal location. The alternative option is to start knocking down walls which is something i don't want to do.

    Ideally, I'd like to have a double vanity unit (and it fits), except that the placement of the mirror is impossible due to the window location. I could do what is shown in the picture, but the mirror level is too low... the top of the mirror is about 1700mm.

    So I am after some suggestions as to what i can do.

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  2. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    I have similar issue but I loathe double basin. I have a round mirror and love it!
     
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    What if you put a tall mirror one side behind one basin and a concertina style pull out one above the other basin?

    To be honest, two basins in that length of sink might look cramped?

    What about one long basin and a mirror on one side as per @Pumpkin has suggested.

    Here are a few ideas for mirrors with window issues (and the long sink that might allow two sets of taps - but it will still be squishy with a bath on one side and shower on the other). fullsizeoutput_3fec.jpeg fullsizeoutput_3fed.jpeg fullsizeoutput_3fee.jpeg fullsizeoutput_3fef.jpeg
     
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    Just have one taller mirror. No need to have a mirror across the whole basin. If you need two, I second the suggestion of a pull out mirror.

    I wouldn’t give up bench space for an extra basin. Also, get a vanity with drawers!
     
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    You could board up/frame out half the window so that the area where a mirror would go is symmetrical.

    Of course at 1.58m I see no probably with a 1.7 high mirror :p
     
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    Fill the right side window with a false wall and tile over? That would allow 1 larger mirror to fit
     
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    Great idea! I just wasnt quite quick enough!
     
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    I'd use the window in the middle and put full length mirrors on both sides. The window in the middle could be a feature/nice touch for light. Something like this below or similar.

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    I may be in the minority, but I would prefer extra bench space over an extra sink.

    We've previously done a bench top sink offset on the vanity so the mirror was centred to the sink, but only on one side of the vanity.
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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    We've never had dual sinks, and with one bathroom for five of us, we never really had to fight for the bathroom, or the sink.

    I also prefer some bench space over dual sinks.

    I'm putting in two bathrooms very soon and struggling with this decision too. I think I'll go for one sink and more bench.
     
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    Once you’ve had two , you think twice about going back to one .

    You can fit two on 1200 , but it’s compact . We’re about to do a new bathroom and aiming for 1400-1500 . 1800 is big .

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    If I have room for two plus bench space, I'll do that. But these houses are not huge and I think it will be two sinks and no bench space, or one sink and bench space. Decisions... decisions...
     
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    I'm a single sink kinda guy
    The chances my wife and i are there at the same time are minimal. And im happy to go elsewhere or use the kitchen sink :p i spend max 5 min per day at a sink. Happy to use the outside tap if needed
     
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    I really can’t see the point of having the double vanity unless the bathroom is big enough for two people to use it comfortably at the same time.

    To me, the length you have available is simply not enough, unless you want two basins with no bench space, worse than a single basin with decent bench space.
    Marg
     
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    I agree with this comment. From the photo, two people could stand beside each other, but once they start cleaning teeth or applying makeup or blowdrying hair, their elbows will be tangled.
     
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    How often do you use the bathtub?

    I'd move the vanity to the left wall where there should be ample space for double sink and large mirror, and put a shorter soaking tub where the vanity currently is. Would also make for a great focal point.

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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    @chylld can you give me a link to that tub. I'm looking at 1500mm ones. We can go bigger, but a 1500mm tub allows a spot between the tub and wall for a laundry basket.

    I've found a couple but this seems high sided, and gives a bit of "wow".
     
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    I nabbed that image from Google images... it's the "True Ofuro Freestanding Stone Japanese Soaking Bathtub" from Aquatica Baths USA.

    Searching for some similar options locally, and Stonebaths has a few similar ones:
    All Baths
     
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    Lol my pants off :D that's cute how there's 2 glasses of wine! :D id like to see one person in that vanity ;)
     
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    Drinking is required before attempting to squeeze as many people in there as possible :)
     
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