Decorating & Design
August 12, 2010
I’m renovating my basement bathroom this summer. I had a bathroom vanity in mind and purchased it about eight months ago so I’d be all set for when the contractor came. It was the smallest sink I’ve ever seen, about 10” x 20”! But I’ve now discovered we have a bit more room in the space, so I’m going to get something larger.
I think a vanity area is one of the most important areas of the bathroom, especially for guests — they may not be bathing or showering in your bathroom, but we all know they will wash their hands and check themselves out in the mirror!
There are so many choices in bathroom vanities right now and the nice thing is you don’t even have to wait for something to be custom made these days. You can order a sink, stone or composite counter and base all from your local hardware store. The one above is from Restoration Hardware.
I’m actually going for a wall-mounted sink since I don’t need the storage space and want an open and airy look, similar to the sink above. Here are some others that I’ve been drawing inspiration from:
For more vanity inspiration, check out our Small Bathrooms photo gallery.
1. House & Home December 2009 issue, photography by Michael Graydon
2. House & Home July 2007 issue, photography by Michael Graydon
3. House & Home April 2010 issue, photography by Michael Graydon
4. Maison & Demeure January 2010 issue, photography by Jean Longpre
5. House & Home December 2006 issue, photography by Virginia Macdonald