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Old 12-01-2010, 08:51 PM   #1
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How to Replace 1940s vanity?

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I am remodeling my bathroom in my 1940s house. The bathroom is the size of a closet, so the vanity is tiny. See attached photo. The vanity is 41.5" by 14.5", and the sink is 21" by 13".

I was thinking of saving the vanity, since it isn't in bad shape, and replacing the countertop with granite. The complication is figuring out what sink to get, because I haven't been able to find a vessel or drop-in style sink that is narrow enough to fit in this space.

Does anyone know where I might be able to purchase a sink that fits in this space? I'm also open to other suggestions on replacing the vanity as well, except that there is a radiator under the sink as well, and the plumbing comes up out of the floor

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Old 12-03-2010, 12:17 PM   #2
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This isn't really a traditional vanity, it's a face frame with a top and a shelf. If you want it replaced, it will be a custom job unless you can make it.


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Old 12-03-2010, 12:40 PM   #3
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It sure looks like to me that a pedestal sink would be more appropriate and attractive. You should be able to find one that clears that radiator. The radiator will also heat the room more effectively. It doesn't look like you'll be losing much storage space without that tiny vanity.
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Why not go with under floor radiant tube heating, so that you can ditch the old radiator under the sink.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:46 AM   #5
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Have you considered the euro vanities? Try googling either "euro sink" or "euro vanity". Perhaps you could modify something to fit your situation.
(Not plugging this site, just using it as an example.)

Other than that you might also check out RV suppliers for smaller sinks.
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