Transform your get-gorgeous space with ideas for counters, vanities, and sinks
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Back-to-back floating vanities give each person his or her own space. Deep, wide, wall-mounted sinks make a design statement, and setting them on a solid-surface countertop that connects on the far side means that some toiletries can be more easily shared.
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Reclaimed wood vanity
The freestanding cabinet reflected in the mirror and the floating vanity were both constructed from reclaimed Douglas fir. On the wall, random-patterned ceramic tiles in five shades of green add another earthy element to the design.
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A vanity for the whole family
Instead of lowering the vanity so kids can reach, keep it at the standard height and incorporate a stool in the toe kick that can be pulled out when needed so you aren’t constantly tripping over it. “If the family really wants a lower vanity, I suggest doing a split-height vanity at 33 or 34 inches high—a little lower than average so that adults have to stoop a bit and kids have to reach a bit for a happy medium,” advises interior designer Terrell Goeke.
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Vanity with built-in storage
Resembling a fine piece of furniture, the vanity takes up very little floor space but has a strong presence in the room. Moreover, all the built-in drawers and cabinet allow for ample storage space.
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Old-fashioned wainscot is the perfect backdrop for this console vanity, as it can be seen both above and below the marble countertop.
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Mosaic tile counter
Ice blue glass mosaic tiles cover the countertop and extend into a tiled wall that also includes white and ocean blue.
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The white solid-surface counter in this kids’ bath doesn’t compete with the strong pattern on the floor.
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Integral porcelain sink
This integral porcelain sink is set on a floating white cabinet and has ample counter space on either end.
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Integral concrete sink
Concrete fabricators can get creative with integral sinks, as they aren’t limited by standard molds and sizes. In this example, water spills into a reservoir that leads to a pipe under the sink.
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Enameled cast iron sink
Enameled cast iron is a long-lasting, maintenance-free choice for a sink.
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Sleek wall-mounted faucets pour into both sides of a center-sloped double sink.
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Rosy concrete sink
This smaller-than-average rosy pink concrete integral sink works well in a half bath.