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Unread 08-29-2007, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Default Double sink vanity minimum length

Does anyone know the minimum length for the typical double sink vanity countertop? I have a fairly long countertop in my hallway bathroom. I was thinking about converting it to a two sink vanity. I've seen some double sink countertops where the sinks are either so close together, or so close to the wall, that a woman couldn't fit her makeup bag, a blow dryer or hairbrush on the side of the sink.
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Unread 08-29-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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There isn't a rule of thumb for this. Having just completed another bathroom remodeling project - I can attest to this. Available space is a key factor.

How long is the counter top?

What you can do to gain some space is get a smaller sized sinks. In our case, we wanted to mazimize the counter space and got the smallest rectangular sinks I could find - 18" undermount.

Just ask away - I will be glad to help as I have done this type of remodeling many times.
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Unread 08-29-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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I think 5 feet is standard... anything less than that, and you'll have to work a little harder to find what you want.
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Unread 08-29-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Thanks. When I get home tonight, I'll measure the countertop. I also thought of the idea of buying smaller sinks.
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Unread 08-30-2007, 08:40 PM
 
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I need to "see" things. I would cut out pieces of poster board or cardboard to sink size and lay them on the counter. You will be able to see right away if things will be too tight.
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Unread 08-31-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I finally remembered to measure. My current counter length is 58". If I were to install two sinks, I'd have to get a new coutertop anyway. I'll have to look into the various sizes of sinks.

Thanks for the idea of using cardboard cut outs to kind of get an eye for the overall look and functionality of two sinks.
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Unread 08-31-2007, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Is depth an issue as well?

Take a look at some of the manufacturers as well such as Kohler family of sites and American Standard Companies

Have fun!
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Unread 09-04-2007, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Utah
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The current depth seems fine. I didn't measure the depth because I figured there would be plenty of sinks available that are size of my current sink or smaller. I just need to allow for the door to swing open.

Thanks for the links.
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Unread 09-04-2007, 07:22 PM
 
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Hows the search progressing?

Just wanted to add. Check out undermounts. Theyre smaller and they take up less counter space. More room for your klediments.
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Unread 09-05-2007, 07:34 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Do you have drawers at the top half of your cabinet? Keep in mind they might conflict with the proposed new locations of the sinks.
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