We are at odds with the vanity design for the master bathroom. After we feel like we knew what we wanted (check out this post!), we read all of your comments and went to the actual drawing board to sketch out a few possibilities–6 to be exact.
Before I get into the vanities, let’s talk mirrors! Because choosing our mirror was actually a large part of the design of our vanity. Do we do one large one? Two? Would it fit above the sink without hugging the walls too much? If our vanity is black, what color mirror should we get? All of these questions lead us to number 6 in the round-up below (although we also own 1 and 2 in other parts of our home). It’s a beautiful, wood rounded rectangular mirror.
1. Target 27″ round
2. Urban Outfitters 36″ round | comes in black & pink
3. Crate & Barrel comes in 30″ or 40″ round
4. Wayfair comes in 12″ or 18.5″ round
5. Pottery Barn 19×23 or 30×36 | in chrome, satin nickel, polished nickel & a bronze finish
6. Rejuvenation 24×36 | comes in white oak & walnut
7. Target 20×24
8. Target 20×30
9. West Elm 24×36 | comes in brass, brushed nickel & a rose gold finish
10. Word Market 24×38
11. AllModern 24×40
12. Wayfair 21×32
Now, onto the vanity designs. There are some things that are the same in all of the renderings, these are the things we know for sure:
• The vanity will be black.
• The vanity will have aged brass hardware, hubba hubba.
• The vanity will be 72″ wide total, spanning from wall to wall. The edges of the art board represent the walls here.
• The vanity will be 26″ tall, hung floating 10″ from the ground (at about 36″)–for comfort height.
• The vanity will have two undermount sinks and wall-mounted faucets with two separate mirrors.
• Any drawers you see, will work around the plumbing and will be functional.
Onto the rendering options! Chris designed 2 of them and I designed 4 and I’m not going to tell you who designed which, because we aren’t against each other in this. We just want to come to the right conclusion. In each rendering, you’ll see the a rectangle hovering above the vanity–that is where the 19″ sink will be (except, you know, undermounted). It helped us visualize how things would line up with the storage, wall and mirror (we made these, to scale, in Illustrator.)
1. Three, long drawers for each of us.
This is where we initially ended up at after our last post.
Pros: Long, uninterrupted storage and unfussy design.
Con: Unable to stay close to sink/mirror while simultaneously having drawer open.
2. Four, Squared drawers for each of us
Pro: We’d be able to stand to one side, while opening the other drawer.
Con: Potentially clunky storage. Would need storage organizers for more shallow things.
3. Three Sets of Big and Small Drawers
Pro: Lot’s of functional storage drawers of all different sizes and you can still put easy access things in the center column.
Con: Because the vanity is divided into 3 sections, instead of two, the mirrors hug the wall a little more and we’d probably have to go with just a center sconce.
4. Cabinet Option.
Pro: This looks good. It’s classic. It requires a lot less maneuvering with plumbing.
Con: It would require some additional pull-outs inside the cabinets so they don’t turn into storage black holes.
5. Three Columns of Equal Drawers
Pros: This feels like an organization dream.
Cons: The sinks would be so far off to the side, we’d have to ditch our mirrors for something custom.
6. Five drawers, for each of us.
Pros: Plenty of varying storage sizes for each of us.
Cons: Could be a plumbing nightmare.
This isn’t a vote, per se, but we’d love to hear which one you like best! I think I have a favorite. But we have really loved sharing our whole thought process and planning sessions with you (as this is our first time doing a LOT of this kind of stuff.) Everyone has so many different things that have worked, or not, worked for them and that kind of feedback is priceless. It’s like reading hundreds of reviews for something that isn’t even created yet. THANK you, in advance. Mean it.
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