5 Questions to Decide on a Double Sink Bathroom Vanity
Picture this: you’re getting ready in the morning. You’re fresh out of the shower. Hair is looking good, and you’re debating what you’ll eat for lunch. Then, all of a sudden, someone bursts in needing to brush their teeth, put in contacts, and comb their hair. And you ask yourself the ultimate question of remodeler’s remorse — Should I have gotten a double sink bathroom vanity?
Don’t let this be you! Ask yourself these five questions before you start your bathroom renovation to ensure you end up with the vanity of your dreams.
5 Questions to Determine if a Double Sink Bathroom Vanity is Right for You
We’re big proponents of the fact that what works for one family may not work for yours. So take these considerations with a grain of salt to help you determine exactly what’s best for your bathroom!
1. Do two people use the bathroom at the same time?
First and foremost, a double sink bathroom vanity can be an amazing feature when spouses or siblings are getting ready at the same time. Consider what each person needs out of their morning (or evening) routine and if there is any overlap that would be alleviated by having two sinks. Keep in mind that a little imagination may be required to think through this — jobs or schedules may change, so what works right now may not always be the case.
2. When are you looking to sell your house?
Many couples on the market for a new home prefer a double sink bathroom vanity in the master bath. Putting one in with your upcoming remodel could increase the future resale value of your home. If selling in the next five to 10 years is completely off your radar, put more stock into the other questions on this list.
3. How much space are you working with?
Limited counter space or minimal space between the sinks will result in an uncomfortable experience (not to mention an unattractive appearance). If your bathroom space is severely limited, you’ll be trading in minor annoyances for constant elbow bumping, which will get old
4. Can you afford it?
Keep in mind that two sinks mean a larger countertop and vanity. Plus, you can expect a larger plumbing bill as part of your remodel costs. Get quotes for both options if you’re seriously considering putting in a double sink.
5. How important is the double sink to you?
When working in terms of space, there is always a trade-off to contemplate. Consider whether another feature like a shower stall, additional storage, or laundry space would benefit you and your family more than the double sink bathroom vanity.
The appeal of getting ready together in the morning can diminish quickly after taking all of these considerations into account. You may decide a single sink and slightly adjusted schedules are more appealing than you thought — and that’s OK. Whatever works for you is best in the long run!
Still feeling like a double sink bathroom vanity is right for you? Let’s design it!