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Double or Single Sink Vanity, which is Better for You?

Double or Single Sink Vanity, which is Better for You?

If you have ever gotten frustrated waiting in line to use your own sink, then installing a double-sink vanity probably sounds like a godsend. Lines aren’t fun, especially if they are in your own home.  A double sink vanity can be an amazing addition to a bathroom. Nevertheless, as with most home remodels, it’s helpful to consider the trade-offs before making a big change. So, let’s set aside ideas about what’s trending in bathroom remodeling right now as this is all about practicality.

There are definitely some advantages to both options, so here are the key points to consider.

Pros and Cons

Before jumping in and making a decision, weigh your options. Even if a double sink vanity sounds great in theory, that does not mean it will fit your home or family… and then again a double sink vanity might be exactly what your bathroom remodel needs.

Double or single sink vanity

Double Sink Vanities

Pros: Adds to personal space as there is no need for sharing. This can lead to a more relaxing bathroom experience.

Cons: A double sink vanity will take up a large amount of floor space in your bathroom.  Storage and ease of use can become issues as well if your floor plan will not allow for a larger vanity.  If the double-wide vanity is too small, the amount of under counter space might be taken up by twice as many drain pipes. Due to the cost of countertops and higher-end cabinetry, this is the more expensive option.  Not to mention, you will be paying additional costs for plumbing and drywall work that will be required for installation.

Single Sink Vanities

Pros: A single sink vanity leaves room for installing other amenities like a separate shower/tub combo or stand-alone cabinetry. There can also be almost as much storage and counter space with this option.

Cons: Shared space is the biggest con of a single sink vanity and the more people using the sink, the bigger this issue will be.

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Things to Consider

Not sure how to begin making your decision on a new sink vanity? There are a few key questions to ask yourself that can help point you in the right direction. Choosing the option that is best for your family and existing home will ensure you get the most enjoyment from your bathroom remodel as possible.

Is your space big enough? If you do not have enough space putting in double sinks can actually make a bathroom feel smaller and more cramped.  This can make using the vanity very awkward.

How many users? A single sink can quickly become crowded with more than one person using the space.  Juggling a small family of three with this option isn’t always fun, but it is doable.  If you are part of a growing family, keep in mind that a single sink really was designed to not be used by more than one person at a time.

Is your bathroom too small for a double sink vanity?  If you are interested in getting a larger vanity, but simply do not have the room, HTPB can help you rework your current floor space to create a more spacious bathroom.  Learn more about our bathroom remodeling services by clicking the link.

Once you have made your decision, or before that if you just want further guidance, remember to not be shy about reaching out for some help.

At HTP Builders, we would be happy to help you make your bathroom into what it can be, what you’ve always wanted it to be.  Just get in touch and we will help you every step of the way.

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