How-To: Selecting a Single Sink Vanity

If you are looking for a vanity for a smaller bathroom that also provides some storage, then a single sink vanity could be the right choice.

A single sink vanity takes up less space within the room, yet with a cabinet or shelf below the sink and countertop area, they offer an option for additional storage that a more classic pedestal sink does not. This makes more efficient use of the space within a smaller bathroom.

Once you decide a single sink vanity is the right direction for your project, then the question of size comes into play. Too large of a cabinet, and it will not fit properly into the room or confine the space you have to make proper use of a correctly sized cabinet. Ideally, the cabinet base will provide clear access for all door swings, the toilet, and any other fixtures within the room.

Note: You should consult your local codes (varies by state) for all clearances. Recommended clearances are 15” from a wall to the centerline of the toilet bowl; 15” from the centerline of the toilet bowl to the edge of a cabinet; 21”-24” in front of a toilet.

A simple exercise with a tape measure and the bathroom can help define the maximum size that would be appropriate for the space.

Tip: If you are not able to easily visualize what the finished product might take up as far as space, don’t worry - here is an easy shortcut to help with that process. Take your measurements, and then put a piece of tape on the floor where the edges of the cabinet will be. You will end up tracing out the outline of the cabinets on the floor. Then try moving around in the space as if you are “using” the new layout. See if clearances work for you, and make sure you have enough space to move comfortably.

Then the fun of selecting the actual unit is the next step. There are a wide varieties of styles within each size range, so pick something that suites not only your personal tastes, but it should also fit the style of the room you are remodeling.

Once you have things sized and selected, it’s time to make that all important purchase. Then the team here at Bath Cabinets Depot can get your newly selected vanity on its way to you as quickly as possible.