7 Vanities, Perfect for a Kid’s-Turned-Guest Bath Restyle

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.

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Tenafly Double Sink Wall Mount Vanity, Wayfair. This refreshing alternative offers a sleek, modern vibe for an on-trend guest bath.

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Mason Apothecary Single Sink Vanity, Pottery Barn. Crisp and classic with a warm, industrial edge. Lower shelf offers easy access to towels and products. 

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Martha Stewart Living Parker Quartz Top Vanity, Home Depot.  Unique cabinet feature adds a pop of interest to this budget-friendly   quartz option.

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Empire Rosette Single Wide Vanity, RH. Timeless traditional marble top with a modern finish. 

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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.

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