Illustration of Vanity Showing Four Different Vanity Sink Base Configurations, Full Height Door, False Drawer Front with Doors Below, Doors Top and Drawer Below, Two Drawers

4 Different Ways to Configure Your Custom Vanity Sink Cabinet

Think beyond the standard bathroom vanity configuration

When you think of vanity sink cabinet, the standard false drawer front over two doors probably comes to mind. (See #2 below.) It works well in traditional bathrooms and is the most common off-the-shelf configuration. With custom made bathroom vanities, however, we have move options.

Bathroom Vanity with Two Doors and No Drawers

You can eliminate the false drawer front altogether and opt for two doors like #1 above. This is an elegant solution that works will in both traditional bathrooms and modern bathrooms.

Bathroom Vanity with Two Doors and a Drawer at the Bottom

If you want an operable drawer, check out #3 above. It has a drawer at the bottom and two doors above. The bottom mounted drawer is operable, unlike the false drawer front in #2. This is a great style for transitional and traditional bathrooms.

Bathroom Vanity with Drawers, No Doors

Eliminating doors altogether is another option. See the two drawer configuration, option 4 above. The center of these drawers are cut out in the center; it's called a pipe chase and allows the drawers to close around the sink plumbing. This type of vanity is most often used in modern bathrooms. It's common with this configuration to remove the toe space and create a wall-hung or floating vanity.

These four options are just the most common vanity sink cabinet customizations. How would you customize yours? Share below. I'd love to hear from you.


Jackie Lopey, Certified Interior Designer & founder of Wide Canvas
She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas, a kitchen and bath design studio in Reno, Nevada.

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