While I adore the look of pedestal sinks, certain bathroom designs require a pop of wood to balance out the tile and porcelain, adding a layer of warmth to the space. I’m currently working with an E-decor client on gutting their family’s second floor bathroom, and must say, I’ve been completely blown away by the severe lack of wood bathroom vanities available both to-the-trade and through mass retailers. Either they’re very generic/builders grade – essentially what you’d see in most track homes – or the options that have a little bit more character and detail are outrageously expensive (spending $3,000+ on a vanity just doesn’t add up!).
With that said, well-made wood furniture in general is expensive due to the high level of craftsmanship and time that goes into each piece (which is why I almost always buy vintage). I just love the look of consoles, dressers, buffets, etc. converted into bathroom vanities, making space feel so much homier and less sterile! So I pulled together the above images of for a little inspiration, and my clients absolutely loved the idea!
They’re going to use an antique dresser passed down from the husband’s mother that has been collecting dust in their garage for years, and we’re going to have the top replaced with a slab of granite (to make it more maintenance-free and kid-friendly). The granite yard is going to install the sink along with the granite, and the plumber is going to hook up all the pipes – so much better than a sub-par cookie cutter option!