Does your midcentury bathroom need a new vanity — but one that looks like it’s always been there? Christine’s all-new “1962” bathroom got me to thinking about all the bathroom vanity designs that readers have created and installed over the years, so I gathered a variety in one place. Above: Kate makes a design design.
Above: Kate built her vanity herself. Her design mimics what was already there, but she put it on feet for a little more pizzazz. Her doors and drawers are what’s called “full overlay” — they cover the box entirely.
- See Kate’s master bathroom vanity project here.
- And she built a similar vanity for her guest bathroom here.
Above Christine’s new vanity has a toe kick — but she’s faked the legs to be a little bit more showy.
Above: Jim also did his own design and construction. His doors and drawers are “3/4” overlay. Note also the sink vent — nice touch.
Above: Dawn’s new bathroom vanity is a close copy of the one it replaced, only not falling apart any more! Her sink vent is metal. You can find these on ebay right now. Perhaps new, too.
Above: Rebecca also went with white. Her doors are full overlay.
Do you have the space for more countertop? Think beyond the vanity — that’s what Nanette and Jim did.
Above: Chris went with full overlay doors on a box on legs, and his countertop is made from Wilsonart “Betty” laminate. A bathroom vanity design likely does not get any easier than this!
Above: Barry used Wilsonart’s “Betty” to skin his full overlay doors and drawers. Yes, they did laminate vanities like this back in the day.
Above: Ben Sander designed this “statement” bathroom for a New York City client. The vanity is a covered in a glossy laminate.
Above: Kathy and Ralph also went for a 1970s-style laminate vanity.
Above: Lynne and Bob matched the wood for the bathroom vanity to the paneling in other parts of the house.
Above: Donna and Steve had the doors angled. We’ve seen this design historically. Nice!
- See Donna and Steve’s bathroom remodel including Donna’s true-life-tale of the “cost of unobtainium” here.
Above: Mike and Lindsey angled the drawers and hung their vanity on the wall, sans legs. A very effective design, I’d think, for cozying right up the vanity.
Above: JoAnn and Mark made their double-sink vanity look like the Heywood-Wakefield furniture they collect.
And in JoAnn and Mark’s other bathroom: A deco-style vanity in a striking black and coral color combination.
Yowza, both of these bathroom vanities took incredible craftsmanship!
See all of our stories about bathroom sink and vanity ideas in our Bathroom Help/Sinks & Vanities subcategory.