It wasn’t until we were knee-deep in a whole house refresh that it became abundantly clear: It was way past time our kids’ baths, grew up.
With a family of twenty-somethings, more like occasional visitors than full-time live-ins, we knew someday an upgrade was inevitable. But with the sale of our house just a heartbeat away, that someday pretty much needed to be now! Yep, ……it was guest bath time.
The problem? Clearly a quickie upstyle would be great for resale. But in this not-so-great Chicago real estate market, investing more money into our 30 year old Georgian had its risks. The solution? Keeping this project totally budget-friendly and focusing only on updates that offer the greatest return .
So right to the top of our ever growing to-do list went a two bath mini-makeover. And priority one: The vanities.
Forget that I’m 100% a custom cabinet kind of gal. This time around a more affordable choice—like some of the fabulous stock vanities most home design retailers offer today—was a perfect first step. Turns out there’s an unbelievable range of options, styles and features to suit just about every taste and design aesthetic. Not to mention, a wide variety of price points, even for a budget-conscientious project like ours. Who knew?
With so many to choose from, it wasn’t easy narrowing down my favorites. But these lucky seven offer a little something for everyone. And are bound to inspire anyone considering transitioning a kiddy bath into adulthood. As for our plans to move forward, we’ll keep these in mind as we weigh all our options. But I have to admit, I am more than pleasantly surprised…….
Above, Louella Marble Top Vanity, Houzz. Love the clean lines and flexible palette of this 2 sink with tons of storage.
Aspen French Oak Washstand, RH. Almost too cool to share with guests! Upscale marble and oak combo –with an unique edge–make an elegant statement.
Tenafly Double Sink Wall Mount Vanity, Wayfair. This refreshing alternative offers a sleek, modern vibe for an on-trend guest bath.
Mason Apothecary Single Sink Vanity, Pottery Barn. Crisp and classic with a warm, industrial edge. Lower shelf offers easy access to towels and products.
Martha Stewart Living Parker Quartz Top Vanity, Home Depot. Unique cabinet feature adds a pop of interest to this budget-friendly quartz option.
Empire Rosette Single Wide Vanity, RH. Timeless traditional marble top with a modern finish.
Robertson Mahogany Vanity With Marble Top in Midnight Blue, Signature Hardware. Love how this contemporary hardware complements this versatile styling. And that gorgeous color……..my personal favorite.