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Double Sinks in the Bathroom

Double sinks in the
bathroom? Wasn’t that primarily a luxury item for the rich? Well, that’s not
the case anymore. As mainstream households become increasingly busier, double
sinks have found a niche.

The routine in the
morning just got a little easier; no more waiting to wash and wake up. The shaving
and or make-up application
can be done in dual harmony. If time is critical
in the mornings, then perhaps it’s time to look into a double sink for the
bathroom. Double sinks come in all
styles and varieties
, but you must determine some logistics before looking
any further.

Make sure you have
enough room in the floor plan to accommodate
double sinks
. Here are some quick
ways to figure that out; grab the tape measure and do some calculating!

  • The dual sinks can have no more than 30 inches of separation between the centers of both basins.
  • Also make certain the tub, toilet and bathroom door can still function independently, even with less space.
  • The tub requires at least 2 and ½ feet of separation from the double sinks, if it faces directly opposite of the sink.
  • The bathroom door must be able swing freely. If this is problem, you might have to reconfigure some fixtures.

The next step is
finding the right sinks for your bathroom. From sleek vitreous china to above-the-counter
wash basins, double sinks come in all forms. Of course you can always think
outside the box. I stumbled across a double sink that
was specially modified to fit a farmhouse table
. Read over this article
from “This Old House,” and you’ll certainly learn all of the details to
converting your single to a double.

Sources:

http://thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,194214,00.html

http://homeimprovement.lovetoknow.com/Double_Sink_for_Bathroom

What began as a luxury feature for the rich is now accessible to all kinds of homeowners. As mainstream households become increasingly busier, double bathroom sinks have found a niche—and their super functionality never disappoints. Here is some more information.

Costs

For a double bathroom sink (including vanity and faucets), you can expect to pay between $600 and $1,200, depending on the manufacturer and materials used. Get in touch with a licensed professional for help with purchase and installation.

Pros

A double sink gives ample counter and storage space.

A double sink allows two or more people to get ready at the same time.

Double sinks come in a variety of styles.

Cons

Double sinks take up more floor space than either sink and vanity types (e.g. pedestal sinks).

Double sinks can take up a great deal of room and aren’t suggested for small bathrooms.

A double sink costs more than a single sink and vanity.

Maintenance

Double bathroom sinks require the same maintenance as any other sink or vanity style. Clean regularly as per your manufacturer’s advice.

Common Questions and Answers

How much space does a bathroom need in order to make double sinks a viable option?

Here are some quick ways to figure that out. Grab the tape measure and do some calculating:

  • In general, dual sinks should have no more than 30 inches of separation between the centers of both basins.
  • Also make certain the tu



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