Bathroom 2014-02-27 19.31.20

Published on March 7th, 2014 | by Architect Al


Bathroom Vanity and Medicine Cabinet

2014-02-27 19.31.20

This is a funny site…Just stumbled on it. I don’t know the names of the items I used, because I did this so long ago (2003 to be exact).

The “bathroom vanity” pictured is actually a kitchen or utility cabinet they used to sell. When we moved into our house, we needed more kitchen cabinets, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money because we knew we were going to gut the house. So, we bought that cabinet and top and had it as a freestanding unit. After we tore apart the house and rebuilt it, we were broke so we couldn’t afford a bathroom vanity so we re-purposed this cabinet. The plumber cut the sink in and installed it, along with the faucet. A few years later, I added some shelves internally as well as a pull-out tray for better usage.

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Regarding the medicine cabinets…those actually are Ikea medicine cabinets. The asymmetrical placement was done to distract from the fact that the electrician didn’t center the electrical box on the wall (he centered it on the rough plumbing…DUH!). So I created a playful arrangement that is off center in the space, but does not highlight the electrical error.

…did you notice the cracked countertop at the faucet? I did that about 8 months ago. The faucet was loose and I was tightening it up from underneath, Forgetting that the countertop is HOLLOW core, I overtightened and cracked it. OOPS!

…anyway, I hope you find this useful.

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3 Responses to Bathroom Vanity and Medicine Cabinet

  1. I’m surprised that these photos are from 2003. I love the sink. Didn’t think anything from a DECADE ago would catch my eye like that. Well anything from the 90s catches my eye, but not in a good way ;)

  2. Jo Jo says:

    I like the stainless steel sink. It looks very nice. May I suggest you add LED strip lights under the cabinets to light up the dark area on the counter top.

  3. steve_hoge steve_hoge says:

    Don’t worry, did not notice the crack in the countertop.

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