Because I write quite a bit about redecorating bathrooms, I got in the conversation the other day with a friend about the difference between a single vanity and double vanity. This friend has a huge, luxurious bathroom, with an also-huge, gorgeous double vanity. She asked me at that time why anyone would want to get a single bathroom vanity. On the spot, I rattled off several reasons that I’ll share with you here.
1) People buy single bathroom vanities when they notice that their bathroom is just too overcrowded. It’s easy to find yourself putting only the best, most attractive things you can find in your bathroom, and making the size of the room itself a secondary consideration. But remember that, more than anything else, the bathroom is a practical room, meant to help you get certain tasks done. Space should always be a primary consideration.
2) People buy single bathroom vanities when they are putting in an extra half-bath. In this case, it’s likely you do most of your hygiene chores in the main, full-sized bathroom. Because there won’t be as much need for soaps, shampoos and towels.
3) People buy single bathroom vanities when budget is a top priority. Obviously a single-wide anything costs less than a double-size. Fortunately there are now many single bathroom vanities that look every bit as lovely as the double. Even if your bathroom is big enough for the double, you can use this extra room to add other enhancements (a table for a few collectibles, perhaps?). And you can spend the extra money on other bathroom decorations, also.
4) People buy single bathroom vanities when expanding the current half-bath or small bathroom. Yes, that’s correct: Some people actually install a single vanity as part of a bathroom expansion. That’s because sometimes the tiniest bathrooms have only a sink with medicine cabinet, with towels placed on any shelf available, or even on the sink. When people get tired of the smallness of that bathroom and decide to expand it, this gives them the opportunity of considering a single bathroom vanity.
5) And finally, people buy single bathroom vanities when they need to downsize their lives. A good example is the divorced people who finds him or herself suddenly not needing as much space. They might move into a small studio apartment. In that case, a single vanity will better serve their needs than a double will.