Trends are beginning to emerge with bathroom remodeling projects across the country. Instead of settling for the traditional height of the bathroom vanity, homeowners are now looking to have their sink vanity for the bathroom sit at the same height as the countertops in the kitchen. So how taxing would it likely be to have a remodeling contractor do this same thing on your bathroom at home?
Your current vanity is likely something around 30” in height. The average kitchen top counter is 6” taller than that. While the 30” vanity might be a standard, it is also uncomfortable for many people to have to use on a regular basis. Adding on just that 6” in height to the vanity in your bathroom is actually beneficial in a number of ways. Remodeling contractors, like ourselves often hear from our customers about the difference that raising the sink vanity made for everyday use of the bathroom. Now, no one has to significantly bend over in order to use the sink.
That is not all of the benefits that having this taller vanity in your bathroom can provide you. That mere six inches could provide a nice stowage space for things in the room, or it could even just be adding a little style and flair without overpowering the room’s overall décor and theme. You would be surprised at the options available to you with this seemingly minor change to your bathroom when you renovate.
But this entire process isn’t without at least one drawback that you have to consider. Small children tend to have a harder time successfully using a sink that is raised 6” higher than it normally would be. There are certainly some ways around this if you tend to have children using that sink on a regular or semi-regular basis. Stools are a great way to allow these children to still access the vanity normally without having to give up the height that can make you, the homeowner, more comfortable. There are even ways of building in cubbies inside or attached to the vanity to store this stool for easy access. This would also keep it out of the middle of the floor when it isn’t being actively used.
There are far more options with vanities now then there have ever been. With that in mind, you are not limited to raising your vanity only 6”, nor are you required to raise it that high. When you delve into custom pieces, you will find that you can accommodate your tastes to a tee without compromising on anything. Since this is such a centrally used point in half baths and full bathrooms alike, it would be beneficial for you to at least put in some thought and consideration to how it will function once installed.
Now that you can adequately appreciate all of your options, let us know what ideas you’ve come up with to make your bathroom stand out in a great way. Then, let our expert bathroom remodeling contractors work with you on designing your bathroom remodel through every step.