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Bathroom makeup vanity - how wide?

Posted by Laura12 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 1, 13 at 17:03

I'm curious what all of you think is the best width for a site down makeup vanity that is in between two sinks in a master bath?


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RE: Bathroom makeup vanity - how wide?

At least wide enough for a chair under the counter. After that, it all depends on what you plan on having out on the counter and how you will be using it.

RE: Bathroom makeup vanity - how wide?

We are doing 18 inches without a drawer, due to space limitations, but the drawers from semi-custom cabinet lines are 24 " wide. Depends what you need.

RE: Bathroom makeup vanity - how wide?

I have a 24" drawer with sink on just one side. This size has worked well for me.
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RE: Bathroom makeup vanity - how wide?

You need a minimum of 24" to fit a sitting person. 30" is better so that you can twist from one side to the other to open drawers or whatnot. 36" is luxurious, but wastes space that could be used in a drawer stack if you don't have that room to waste.

RE: Bathroom makeup vanity - how wide?

Thanks everyone!

One other related question, my master bath cabinets will be comfort height (kitchen counter height). Would it be bad if I had the vanity all one height? I like the look of the single piece of marble/granite (don't know yet), and I could use a counter height backless stool.

Do you think that would work?

I'm in the middle of a complete new construction project, and I'm completely on decision making overload!

RE: Bathroom makeup vanity - how wide?

hi Laura
our architect drew in similar, a lower vanity section for makeup, but we had him redo it to make it all one height. I usually just stand up when I put on makeup and didn't want to break up the look of the granite. I may put in a stool in the bathroom and move it to the vanity area when I do want to sit, and use a hand mirror (magnified).

We're on overload too. Picked granite today now on to faucets and cabinets!

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