We’re going the custom route for the vanity in our master bathroom. It’s something we’ve never done, but we really want to maximize the space we have (between 75″-80″) so we met with a contractor who really gets our vision and he quoted us a $2500 allowance for a vanity. That doesn’t mean we’ll use that all, but that included really nice drawers and all the bells and whistles. When searching for ready-made vanities around the size we needed, it came so close to that amount without not even including what we were envisioning.
Our contractor basically said, “Show me a picture of what you want and we’ll get it done.” Cue my eyes getting really big and then spending the next week trying to figure out what exactly we did want and learning, no picture or previous example has it all. But, I found 8 vanities that I pulled ideas from that ultimately landed us where we wanted. I put them below, in sequential order of my thought process…so hopefully you can follow along!
This was the first vanity I had pinned. I loved the drawers and the black, but it felt really heavy for our smaller bathroom.
Then, I came across this one and thought–yes! Floating! But we need two sinks still, so the cabinet/drawer configuration wasn’t quite right.
This one was floating and in a wood tone, which I kind of loved. Also the extra shelf underneath for towels got my wheels turning.
And then I saw the inset drawers on this one and added those to the list.
But maybe in a more medium toned wood like below? This is also the photo where we decided–a thinner marble countertop would be lovely. (Side note: inspiration photos for spaces don’t always have to come from that kind of space!)
I went to bed, but couldn’t sleep. A wood vanity just didn’t feel right. Although I did want to add some warmth to the space, black felt right for our home. To tie in with the kitchen–and it just feels so sophisticated. The photo below sold me on black again. With two wood mirrors!
But we then decided a lower shelf wouldn’t really be functional for our bathroom, especially with a linen closet 4 steps away. So nix the lower shelf. Keep it floating. But, ooo!!! Wider inset drawers, like the below image, would be perfect for storage. I can organize smaller things like makeup, deodorant, face lotions and perfume in the top drawer and leave the bottom drawer for larger storage like blow dryers and toiletry bags.
But in black. With a marble top.
And still floating. And nix the shelf. And at a comfortable 36″ high. We are working with a carpenter to make sure we’ll still be able to store things with an undermount sink.
On that note: What are your thoughts on a vessel sink? Not the 90s bowl vessels, but the more modern rectangles that just kind of sit on top? I imagine they save so much on storage!