From Euphrasia on November 25th, 2008 in Bathroom Remodel
Many master bathrooms feature double bowl sinks set into vanities with counter space surrounding the two sinks. In most cases, these vanities include built-in storage underneath the sinks and surface space. This great invention in bathroom plumbing and cabinetry has no doubt improved the relations of many couples.
If you’ve been considering a bathroom remodel and are designing the re-do with a mate in mind, you’ll definitely want to consider a double sink set-up. Imagine how liberating it would be, for each of you to have your own preferred toiletries at hand, and your own space to keep as tidy or as messy as you please. Especially if you both work and need to get ready within the same timeframe on those hectic weekday mornings, having separate sink and vanity areas could save you both a world of inconvenience.
Even if you don’t see how a double bowl vanity would fit into the current bathroom space, exploring the possibilities might give you options you didn’t know you had. Or you may find, with the help of a contractor who specializes in bathroom remodels, that an expansion or rearrangement of fixtures is more doable than you realized.
Here are some tantalizing examples of double bowl bathrooms – either just the sinks and vanities, or incorporated into the whole bathroom design:
- Superior Bath has some elegant models ranging from contemporary to traditional. You’ll find models made with materials such as glass, porcelain, granite, and wood.
- Premier Vanities features a wide range of styles, including some narrow ones that might work for you if your bathroom space is at a premium.
- Green Tea Design is for you if you favor the Asian influence in your home. There are elegant models in brown and black wood tones, and a red Grand Temple model with scenes painted on the vanity’s drawers.
- The Inspired Room has a feature called Beautiful Bathrooms, and it has photos of well-done bathrooms, many of which have double sinks. It’s a great source for bathroom remodeling ideas.
- Decorating Inspiration has 2,614 photo results that come up under the key words Interior Photos, Bathrooms. That’s a lot of decorating inspiration! In case you don’t have much time, the Luxury Bath category only has 1, 086 results.
In her article Bath Sinks: Twice as Nice for This Old House, Leslie Plummer Clagett says, “A second sink in the bathroom is like an extra pair of hands: You can always find a use for it.” That’s a great tip, and her feature is full of them, and photos, too.