Choosing the right-sized vanity pretty much depends on the size of your bathroom.You should ensure that you have sufficient clearance around any drawers, shower stalls, and opening doors. There is nothing worse than installing a brand-new vanity and then finding out that you can't open the bathroom door all the way!
So, get some painter's tape or masking tape and mark out the dimensions to confirm you make the right choice, size-wise.
Here are some great tips to keep in mind when measuring the space for a new vanity:
- Allow 42 inchesfor a single vanity width and at least 3 ft of wall space per user for a double vanity.
- Leave plenty of room for door trim and door openings (shower and entry). The vanity shouldn't disrupt easy flow of traffic.
- To make sure you are in adherence of the standard building code, allow at least 15-inches from the *edge of the cabinet *to the center of the toilet.
- Check out your plumbing location to correctly determine the width of your vanity base. Remember, if you want to move the plumbing, it will cost you more.
- Keep an eye on the existing features, like electrical outlets, switches, and mirrors.
- If you want to install a vanity with a countertop, consider the height of individuals. For example, small children will prefer shorter countertops while a taller adult might prefer a higher countertop.