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One bathroom sink or two?

micki's picture
micki

Should I have one bathroom sink or two if one of the sinks will be directly underneath a window?I am removing an old small vanity that currently has one sink and replacing it with a longer one that would accommodate two sinks. Unfortunately, there is an existing window on the wall and the placement of another sink would have to be underneath it.  I've heard that for resale everyone wants two sinks. I would be happy with one nice sink about 25" wide that would have the window off to the side of it above the counter area.The house is on the ocean so the window looks out onto a cove. Thanks

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ZillyJoe's picture
ZillyJoe

Two sinks are necessary in every home I personally think. 

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gmcauley

Hello micki,

I'm not sure about resale value, but if you don't think you'll make full use of two sinks, I would agree that one is best. And you'll have more counterspace for your things. Maybe these inspiration photos and articles about bathrooms will help:

http://houseandhome.com/design/photo-gallery-small-bathrooms

http://houseandhome.com/design/bathroom-design-ideas

http://houseandhome.com/design/bathroom-sinks-all-shapes-and-sizes

http://houseandhome.com/design/bathroom-planning

http://houseandhome.com/design/pink-bathroom-makeover

Good luck with the bathroom!

Gwen McAuley (gmcauley at hhmedia.com)

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micki

That was my original design.  I thought it would be a simple matter of finding trough sink about 31" long, which is a length that would comfortably accommodate 2 people with either 2 faucets or one that swiveled. Turns out only one manufacturer makes a swivel faucet for a bathroom and 31" vessel trough sinks are not manufactured at all. It's either 27", which is a tad tight or 49.5" which takes up about $500 in granite counter real estate.So that's why I was brought back to the question of one 25"-27" sink which would be tight for two people or two sinks that everyone seems to want for resale but might be odd because of the window.Cheers

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micki

bathroombathroomThis is the current vanity. The new one will extend to the left about 20" with a stack of drawers where the little night stand is now (so no sink there) and to the right past the window to the corner. Another stack of drawers will be from the window's right side to the wall. Therefore, if I go with 2 sinks, one would go where the current sink is, which is directly under the little mirror (yup, it's going) and the other would have to go under the window pretty much where the towel is now hanging. If I were to use one sink I would centre it on the vanity.I hope this picture helps.Cheers,Micki

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