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Lifetime Vanity

 What's the big deal about a vanity? This is another area of the home often overlooked as insignificant, but you rely upon it everyday to complete dressing and personal grooming. Therefore, assure comfortable use both standing and seated when planning the space and function of the vanity area. 

Aside from washing your hands, imagine your daily routine and position outlets, towel hooks/bars, medicine cabinet, etc. within easy reach, and don't forget about bathroom clean-up and plumbing maintenance. You should also be able to accomplish those tasks from a seated position in order to avoid stooping or getting on hands and knees to shut off the water for example.

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Smart Bathroom Planning

There's a lot going on in bathrooms, in the room, behind the walls and under the flooring. The smallest room requires the most thought because of the importance of maintaining privacy (throughout your decades) while enabling the space and fixtures to accomplish why you're in there in the first place.

(This post describes a master bathroom but most of the considerations also apply to half-baths and powder rooms.)

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