We are in the process of remodeling one of our bathrooms. The new
vanity we purchased (48") is 34" high without the top. We measured
our other one(s) in the house and they are about 31-32". Back to the
home center and most of 34"+. Is this a new trend? Is there a
"standard" height? Just wondering....
I guess it is sign of the growing of Americans. Really old
installs used 30". Late 60/70s used 32. As you have found,
current installs are higher. Kitchen counters still maintain at
36", though I know a family of height challenged people who . . .
. . . . another story.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
Better IMO to build for adult height, and provide stools for the children
while they need them. They don't stay short for long... the kid who used to be
a cute little toddler is now 5" taller than I am...
Chuckle. When I hit Lotto and build my dream house, master bath will
have vanity close to kitchen counter height, with deep-dish non-splash
design sink. I'm 6-3 most days, and washing my face without splashing
counter and the front of my pants, is often more than I can manage. The
bathroom by garage/back door will have a laundry sink, even if the
appliances are elsewhere.
32 - 34.
We installed two vanities in our new house.
The one in the dressing-vanity area adjacent to the walk-in closet is
set up so my wife can sit at it on a stool; it's 32 inches. Standard
desktop is 30 inches, but, if you make a vanity 30 inches high, you
have to bend over a lot to reach the sink, so, 32 inches is a good
compromise so she can sit comfortably while someone standing up at the
sink is not uncomfortable.
Vanity in the guest bathroom is 34. No one will be sitting at it so
it's a bit higher, which makes standing at the sink a bit more
A higher vanity is much less stress on the back, and most people have
at least one backache in their lifetime. Who wants to feel backpain
the morning just to wash his face? I have no idea why vanities are so
low in master bathrooms, I guess they serve short people better.
At one time most vanities were ~30" finished height. There is a current
trend towards 34-36" high, the same height as kitchen counters. I'd guess
that comfort is the reason. In our new house the vanity in the master bath
is 36", the guest bath is 32".
Yeah, that one caught me by surprise. I had a new bathroom vanity
installed last yr in preparation for selling, and let the contractor
pick it out. (Row house, just needed a pretty generic vanity. Anything
was an improvement over the old swirly gray Formica). It looked good...
and then I went to use it. I'm 5' tall, so brushing my teeth was
suddenly a bit more of a challenge, LOL. Not a huge deal - if that's
what prospective buyers expect, I'm glad we got it.
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