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Welcome to week 7 of the Spring 2021 One Room Challenge! In fact, it’s the final week before the big reveal! The bathroom vanities are now installed and I can almost taste the victory of completing this room! In particular, today we will share how you can confidently choose bathroom vanities, save vs. splurge.

If you’re new here, WELCOME! You can learn more about us here. As a reminder you can easily navigate through each week of this coastal inspired bathroom project.

-1st week: The Design Plan

-2nd week: How To Install Shiplap the Easy Way

-3rd week: How To Tile a Shower

-4th week: How To Grout Tile stress free!

-5th week: How To Install a Hexagon Bathroom Floor Tile

-6th week: How To Make an Affordable Barn Door for the Bathroom

-7th week: you are here

-8th week: Modern Coastal Bathroom REVEAL!

What’s the most important element in a bathroom design?

Clearly this bathroom is loaded with different elements. And incorporating them all together completes this space.

But I’d have to say one of the most important pieces in this space is the choice of vanities.

Certainly, they are the one pieces that ties everything together. My vision for this space was to find a bleached and worn wood to incorporate that hint of drift wood to this coastal design.

Inspiration for Bathroom Vanities

As it happens, I hunted for MONTHS! No joke.

Certainly there were some beautiful vanities that would’ve been amazing in this space…they just didn’t fit the bill.

Take this Sausalito 36″ Single Sink Vanity from Pottery Barn for instance. Of course I was automatically drawn to the bleached wood look, and hint of coastal flair with the inset cane on the doors.

However, it wasn’t available in both dimensions that I needed and I couldn’t swallow the cost of $2599 for the 36″ alone!

Another issue I found myself running into was finding a larger vanity with a single sink.

Don’t get me wrong, double sinks are amazing! We are lucky enough to have them in our master bath.

But in this Jack & Jill bathroom, each side has its own vanity so I didn’t see the need to have 3 sinks in this space.

Finding a larger vanity with a single sink also meant more counter space.

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Features I love about these Bathroom Vanities

Vanities are the central piece in bathrooms that add decor and functionality. It’s safe to assume you want a bathroom vanity that is stylish, fits your space and is designed to meet your needs.

After months of searching we finally found these Stanhope vanities at The Home Deopt in the Home Decorators Collection.


(This is not a sponsored post, I just need to tell you how much I love them!)

Rustic Bathroom Vanity

Textured and worn reclaimed oak

Of course a rustic and bleached wood tone was a must. Adding in this wood tone not only helps to warm this space up, but it breaks up all the cold hard tile surfaces. Don’t you agree?

Soft close doors and drawers

Need I say more? Soft close doors and drawers are amazing! This wasn’t a must in my search criteria, but it’s certainly a bonus!

Bathroom Vanity Drawer Storage

Dovetail drawer construction

Not all bathroom vanities are created equally. I was thrilled to see this solid and sturdy dovetail drawer construction! This design will surely hold up well through the years.

Undermount drawer slides

Undermount drawer slides are also much more sturdy than the standard side mount slides that are more frequently used on prefab vanities. Hence another indicator of the quality going into this construction.

Drawer Storage

Another selling feature about these bathroom vanities is the drawer storage.

Most other vanities have a false drawer in front of the sink. Whereas this drawer is functional with sectioned areas fitting around the plumbing fixtures.

Not only is this drawer functional, but these sections offer ample space to organize smaller bathroom necessities.

Countertop with undermounted sink

Countertop & Sink included

Furthermore, many vanities are sold without a countertop and sink. Whereas this vanity top and sink were included!

Can you see why I chose these vanities?

(Vanity faucets were purchased separately.)

49" Bathroom Vanity

Multiple dimensions available

As previously mentioned, it was difficult to find matching vanities available in multiple dimensions that fit our space.

Unlike other brands, the Stanhope bathroom vanities come in:

31″ x 22″

37″ x 22″

49″ x 22″

61″ x 22″

37" single sink bathroom vanity

Post Style Legs

One last element I was drawn to about these bathroom vanities are the post style legs. Having the vanities raised from the floor help make them feel like a piece of furniture.

Is that a feature you like in a bathroom vanity?

Affordable Cost

Lastly, and perhaps more importantly than any other aspect of these bathroom vanities was the fact that they fit in our budget.

We purchased these vanities online from The Home Depot using their Presidents Day Sale. Both were purchased with FREE shipping for $1671…HALF of the cost of the 36″ vanity from Pottery Barn.

Be sure to check back in next week for the FINAL ROOM REVEAL and tour of the One Room Challenge.

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