Furniture Style Bathroom Vanities

By Todd Fratzel on Bathrooms, Interior Decorating

picture of bathroom vanityOne of the popular trends in bathrooms is using furniture style vanities. Using a piece of furniture as the vanity base can give your bathroom a unique and warm feel. You can use an existing piece of furniture or you can buy vanity pieces that look like they were furniture at one time.

In the photo is the vanity we installed in our first floor half bathroom. The vanity is one of the stand alone vanities that you can purchase that appears to have been a piece of furniture at one point in time. The granite vanity top was paired with the lower furniture piece and sold as a pair. The store actually had several different granite tops to choose from and the whole set (excluding the faucets) cost around $700.

This vanity has working doors to a lower storage area and two working drawers to store things in. The upper center drawer doesn’t function so there is room for the drain pipe. When I installed the vanity I screwed it to the wall just like you would with a regular cabinet. This will keep it from getting bumped and potentially damaging the plumbing line.

Using an existing piece of heirloom furniture is another popular idea. A simple chest of drawers can be converted into a very elegant vanity. You can either cut the top and drop in a sink or place a vessel style sink on top. This is a great way to preserve an antique piece of furniture that’s been in the family for years.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I’m full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I’m also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I’m also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today’s Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you’d like to inquire about advertising on this site.

All posts by Todd »

Not what you're looking for?

Search for more articles here. Enter keywords like, 'insulation' or 'kitchens' etc to find your topic.

6 Comments

  1. Ethan says:

    I’m in the process of renovating our half bath and have been thinking of this sort of vanity. I like the style and they provide useful storage.

  2. Furniture says:

    Beautiful and very stylish Bathroom…

  3. Modern Bathroom Furniture says:

    Its an amazing to see furniture style bathroom. It has given classic look.

    Thanks for posting.
    Lucy

  4. Jen Gardener says:

    That’s so cute! I love how the color of the furniture is very similar to the flooring. And the counter top is beautiful!!! My friend showed me your page and said that she wanted something similar.
    Well I love the look!

    – Jen G

Leave a comment

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

Copyright © 2009-2017 Front Steps Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Home Construction & Improvement™ is a Trademark of Front Steps Media, LLC.