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.
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.