Choosing a Master Bath Vanity

4.28.2017

I told y'all back in January that the master bathroom was going to get renovated soon, as in April soon. Well, that obviously has been put on hold especially since I can't even go upstairs yet on this foot in order to sleep up there while our room is a mess and no bathroom to use at night. It is going to eventually happen and it has given me time to choose how I want the space to look. After my accident with the foot it has made me realize that I need a place to sit and put on my make up instead of standing the whole time. Remember hubby says we are staying in this house as we grow old together so a place to sit will work much better. Since I'm sitting way more than normal I've been on Pinterest a lot and today I'm sharing some vanity ideas I like.




The link to this photo goes to a site that no longer exists.

All these are just to get ideas of cabinet layout and design. Of course we won't have a window in the middle.

The carpenters who did all the trim in our kitchen will be building the cabinets for us soon and we will store it until we are ready to install it.

Have an awesome weekend!

26 comments:

  1. I would love to have any of those!

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  2. Make sure you have electric plugs - for hair dryer, mirror and etc... I don't see a single one in any of those photos.

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    1. Yes, I know we need outlets. Sometimes they go in the drawers and I hope we can hide ours, too.

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    2. There are two outlets in photo #3 and it is behind the flowers in the last photo.

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    3. My husband and I hid outlets inside the medicine cabinet for electric toothbrushes & razors! They just cut a hole inside and slid it in!

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  3. They are all wonderful! I bet you are excited to get started on this after you heal.

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  4. My master bath is very similar to the ones you showed, but my makeup spot is to the left of my sink so that I basically have my space, and my husband has his. We have a tower of cabinets in the middle. We love it, and it's very stylish and efficient.

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  5. Love them all but that first one?? Sighhhhh!

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  6. I was going to suggest the outlets too. I have a dressing table and use a goose neck lamp and a magnifying mirror to put my make up on. I wish I had a spot to hide them when not in use. Joe also built me stands so that the mirror is up at my face level so I am not bending over to see. I am sure whatever you do will be beautiful! Have a good weekend, hope you are healing!!!

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    1. Pinky, we have a swing arm mirror on the wall at face level that we use now. It's a must have for us to see.

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  7. I love the first and last pics

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  8. There's definitely a theme here.
    I agree about the outlets. And also to have a mirror that you can get close to. I am very near-sighted, and sometimes when we travel the mirrors are too far away for me to see my reflection. A magnifying mirror also is great, and making sure the light is good when you're seated (you don't want shadows from overhead). Husband put in lights on either side of a mirror to get good lighting coming straight on.

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    1. I've been using a magnifying mirror for years so that is a must.

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  9. I just love to still see a vanity in a master bath. So many of these homes now have no place for you to sit and get ready.

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  10. I was also going to mention the outlets......and you need at least one drawer. A lighted magnifying mirror is a must!! A stool or seat is so great in the bath....it's hard to dry your feet while standing!!!

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    1. This post was about vanity ideas and it started being about outlets. Too funny.

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  11. Looks like a vanity area will be part of your plan! I particularly like the first and last examples. There are always so many options to think about. Have fun with it! Hope you are healing.

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  12. Love the concept!....Now, I wonder if you would have a vanity that would be one even surface with just the cutout in the middle..then have a chair/stool that would be a tad higher to "make-up" for the higher space. I had a vanity such as the above and found that I would have loved to have it one even level...

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  13. Hi Kim! I hope your foot is mending nicely. I am about to finish a master bath myself and have dedicated a spot by a window for the vanity. I plan to have shelving built into the stud wall with a mirror "door," much like a standard medicine cabinet. I am designing the diy mirror and table unit myself with assist from my handy husband. A nice chair and serious magnifying mirror are a must, as well as side light sconces for additional lighting. I think natural light, though, is so important for good makeup application. Have fun with your design process!

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  14. Some very pretty bathrooms. I also love a seperate vanity in a bathroom or a friend of mine has one in a little area leading into her bathroom. I have a spot in my bedroom, which I prefer for putting on makeup because we have better (natural) light in that room. I do love our double vanity/sinks though. I'm sure you will be able to get upstairs before you know it! (Too funny about the outlets! The hidden ones are great!)

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  15. When I created my master suite one of my must haves was a vanity in front of a window, where I could sit and do my thing. And let's face it, the older I get, the longer it takes! I love it, it's perfect!! You can see it here, if you want to:
    http://www.mountainmamaonline.net/search?q=master+suite
    Also, since I was on crutches for 6 weeks after a knee injury, I knew how important one level living can be, especially as I get older. So I had them plumb in a stackable washer/dryer at the same time, when they were plumbing the bathroom. I never regretted it for a second! My daughters live down in the lower level and have their own laundry, and I have my private space upstairs - very necessary or I probably would have thrown them out by now!! :)
    Good luck with your foot!

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  16. Oh I love the vanities with a place to sit, especially love the window above! I know you said you couldn't have window, but I like the two mirrors.. Very nice...Having just cleaned my all white bathroom with solid white tile on the floor, I said I would never have white tile again, but the white marbled tile is stunning and a thought for a remodel,it would not show the debris so much!!!!

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  17. A friend of mine has a place to sit in the middle of her vanity area and the top of the cabinet flips up to reveal a lighted mirror and a nice, deep area to hold all her makeup, etc. The electrical plugs for her dryer, curling iron, etc. are actually inside the hidden area so her dryer, etc. stays plugged up. When she is done, she lowers the vanity top and you never even know are her "mess" is under there.

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  18. My favourite one is the second one, even if I can see there's no real make-up vanity in this one, but for some reason, it really appeals to me.

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