Do you want a relatively timeless bathroom vanity design? I did. So, in two of my bathrooms with vanities, I chose bathroom vanities like the one above. The door and drawer style is called: 3/4 overlay, slab doors, radius edge. This style has been around since at least the middle of the 20th Century. It’s not “trendy”, but it won’t go out of style either.
A particular reason that I like these 3/4 overlay doors is that they are very forgiving if they are “off” a tad. The vanity is by Cabico [I think it’s this style, but: I do not believe my paint is high gloss lacquer, it’s satin, I’d say], and it’s in an MDF painted white at the factory.
A vanity designed “full overlay” doors and drawers — like the one in Rebecca’s beautiful bathroom remodel, above — are also really really nice — and also will give you more interior drawer space. However, if your doors or drawers get off kilter just a bit… well… they will look off kilter.
All that said: My original vanities were 3/4 overlay, so when I went to replace them, I just went with the design that was there. The vanities has been in place now for nearly 15 years, and they both looks as good as the day they were installed. Countertop –laminate from Wilsonart now discontinued; sink — from Kohler now discontinued; tile — from Maple Leaf now discontinued; floor — Chloe from American Olean, widely available; faucet — Mississippi from Strom Plumbing in chrome (I *think*), available from a variety of retailers; cabinet pulls in polished nickel from Mac the Antique Plumber — grout on floor tile — an off-white, don’t do it! Use gray!
- We have a large archive of stories and research on bathroom sinks and vanities — scan them all here.
- More ideas: in all our stories about Readers and their Bathrooms.