Beyond McMansions: Rethinking the Double Sink — Beyond McMansions: Rethinking the Double Sink


You might associate a double-sink with huge McMansion-style houses. (After all, you need the spoils of excess square footage to have one.) But, if you’re lucky to have the space, you don’t have to be limited to the cherry-and-granite vanity units that are usually spotted in such dwellings.

The double sink above by Design4Corners is technically for a kids’ room, and is technically a single double-sized basin. But, we think the concept still works. The vintage-inspired design is charming, from the faucets to the gleaming mirrors.

If you love the vintage look but want something a little more space-conscious, look no further than this example by Alison from Deuce City Henhouse. The black-and-white basin perfectly suits the rest of the impressive bathroom’s decor scheme.

The salvaged table in this bathroom by Indigo & Ochre Design is another smaller-scale piece than the typical vanity that still allows for double sinks. The burnished gold accents beautifully pick up the warm undertones of the wood.

Dressers are also a great choice for repurposing into the base for a dual sink, like in the bathroom of editor Zim Loy featured in House Beautiful. In case you were wondering: Yes, the drawers are actually usable. The shallow drop-in sinks even allow for the small top drawers to be used.

This dual sink base (from a California bathroom featured by Veranda) may be small, but the louvered doors add enough detail to give the piece a bit more impact. The sink basins and faucets have a smaller scale to fit the basin, though the sleek styling keeps it from looking too precious.

Though this Nate Berkus-designed bathroom dates back to 2008, the sleek lines prove classic. The dark frame of the base draws the eye horizontally, helping make the space feel wider.

In the Malibu home of interior designer Vanessa Alexander (featured on MyDomaine), a floating cabinet and bowl-style basins offer a thoroughly modern look. We especially love the different textures, materials and shapes within the space.

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