Okay back to the master bathroom! We had only about a week to remodel, and no money to speak of, but I had ONE main issue… the sink height. You probably haven’t met me in person but I am tall (you can get to know me a little by reading my 31 days posts – shameless plug). Or somewhat tall for a girl, I am 5’10”. So, the dinky 30 inch high standard bathroom counters have no place in my master bathroom.
In our last (last) house we fixed this issue by building a tall open table vanity for our master bath… And I really wanted to do that, I had the plans all drawn out but with the time crunch of our eminent move, I just had to make do with what we had… but I couldn’t make do with a 30″ inch counter… It just did not a master bathroom make.
How To Raise Up A Short Vanity!
I got grout on the cabinets while tiling, and wiped it off with the grout cleaning sponge… oops,
don’t do that!
When installing the sink, be sure to add plumbers putty for a water tight seal. Other than that that the counter is taller the only extra piece of plumbing you will need is a tailpiece extender to reach the p-trap after the counter was raised. (But if your water lines from the faucet to the valves aren’t long enough you may have to replace those, Just FYI, our were fine…)
Since this is a master bathroom, I think it is awesome that the kids have to use a stool to get to the faucet, as it should be… No more stooping down for Mom and Dad. Cute little helpers could not stay away. They just love water.
All ready for paint. EXCITED! EXCITED! (said like Steve the monkey!)
And apparently, we forgot to take any other intermediate pictures. We just nailed the feet in place. I painted the kick space black, I regret it now, I don’t love how it turned out, but oh well, live and learn! I also really wanted to use more exciting legs, but since money was short, we just went with a left over 2 x 1, but next time…!
Well what do you think about our raised sink? Did it give you the guts to try it at your own house! It is so worth not stooping ten feet to brush your teeth, it is so luxurious! It is just those little things that make such a big difference!