Bathroom vanities come in various styles, shapes, and sizes. The most important factor you need to consider is the most suitable size and height for your bathroom vanity.
Is there a best height, the answer is yes there is, bathroom vanities come in standard heights that primarily focus on comfort.
A standard vanity size falls between a height bracket of 32 to 36 inches. However, for some people, standard vanity heights fall short, and they are too high for others.
Which height will suit you the best? Let’s read ahead!
Standard Height Vs. Ideal Height
Typically, standard bathroom vanities used to be 32 inches in height, which is considerably low for adults.
This standard was set so the sink could be easily reached by children, but this height created back, and neck strains for adults.
In today’s time, the standard vanity height is usually 36 inches, which is similar to typical kitchen cabinets’ height.
Will 32 inches suit you better or 36 inches or neither? I will give you the right answer to this question.
The ideal vanity height should be equivalent to the level of your hips. If you are having issues with your current vanity height, I would recommend you to replace it.
Choosing The Right Vanity Height
Buying anything that takes up area has three dimensions; length, width, and height.
So, before you decide the height you want for your vanity, it is always preferable to measure the space you have for your vanity.
Now that you know dimensions of your bathroom measure your length from toes till hips. This is the best way to decide the height for comfortable bathroom vanity.
Accommodating Different People
Now you must be thinking that I only talked about measuring your own height for the bathroom vanity. What about a family that lives together in a house and will most likely share a bathroom?
If you have more than one bathroom, it is always preferable to have bathrooms designed according to the needs of its user.
If you have children living with you, they will grow in height one day, so it is always better to have a bathroom stepladder for their ease.
You can also make a child’s bathroom with low vanity if you have space and the budget.
Whatever the ideal situation may be, always plan ahead and avoid short term planning.
If you have little kids, they will grow up to be young gentlemen before you know it. So, it is always better to prepare for the long run.
If you have any questions, always feel free to reach out to me!