Standard tub size and other important aspects of the bathroom

Posted by Tasha Turner on August 22, 2017

Standard tub size and other important aspects of the bathroom

Be it traditional, modern or a blend of the 2, a suitable vanity is an important element that can dictate the overall look of a bathroom. For having a double vanity, one can squeeze 2 sinks into a width of 60 inches (152 centimeters), but a width of 72 inches (183 centimeters) or more is preferred. 

The key is to measure your space. There are a number of factors to be mindful of, when incorporating a vanity: 
- ensure enough room for entrance & shower door openings and the trim. Every space is different, so it is better to open the vanity doors & drawers and measure against the dimensions specific to your bathroom. It is a good idea to ensure that the vanity is not too big to hinder movement around the bathroom; 

-keep in mind the existing features like electrical switches, mirrors and outlets. Double-check the plumbing location. This is crucial in determining the width of your vanity. If you decide on moving the plumbing, it will also add to the costs; and  

- an important step is to measure sizes for vanity cabinets & vanity cabinets with tops. For that, take into account your storage needs & who will use the cabinets. The standard countertop height is 31 inches, but it largely depends upon personal preference. Taller adults might prefer to go for a higher countertop, while lesser height models are better choices for small children. 

For standard double vanity cabinets, the usual width ranges from 12-84 inches. The typical cabinet widths are 24, 30, 36, 48 & 60 inches; the height runs between 31 & 35.5 inches and the depth varies from 17-24 inches.  

If you opt for a vanity without a top, you should also measure for the countertop. Remember to carefully measure the width and depth of the vanity cabinet. The vanity top should be an inch wider as well as an inch deeper than the vanity cabinet.

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