What size vanity for 36" wide half bath

SueVANovember 28, 2012

My half bath is 36" wide with a toilet on one end facing the sink on the other wall (pocket door in between). The original, 1984, vanity was 36" and went from side wall to side wall and the vanity top had 3 or 4" backsplash on all three sides. We're gutting it so I'm trying to decide whether the new vanity should be 36" or be somewhat smaller to look more like standalone furniture, less like a built-in cabinet. If it matters, I'm planning on having some sort of stone top. What do you guys think?

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I think if you don't go all the way across the 36" it will be wasted space. I think you could still achieve the stand alone look with it going across. It could be open below, or it could have legs, or look like a free standing chest of drawers. But I would want it to go across because the small areas to either side would be another place to clean that may be hard to get to. If the sides are open enough for easier cleaning then you might not have enough counter space. And a gal needs a place to put her purse if she's visiting:) Good luck, it sounds like a fun little project.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 6:11AM
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I would also use the full width, for the reasons enduring stated. You could change the look by leaving out the sidesplashes, or even omit the standard backsplash too. I've seen lovely powder rooms where the one wall above the sink was tiled to the ceiling with decorative tile (like glass mosaic). That could be a great option to give it some style.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 11:44AM
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