Change Old Desktop as Reclaimed Vanity

Nov 13th

Reclaimed vanity is a hot item for many designers and homeowners. Ability to create a one-of-a-kind piece is appealing and simply requires resources and careful eye to spot the right piece to recycle. When you make a vanity, any piece, such as a table or desk, change as long as there is enough space to house a sink on top and plumbing below.

Place reclaimed vanity and desk legs should be cut at the lowest height. The average height of the recessed conventional bathroom sinks are 32 to 36 inches, which is a good height for adults to wash their hands and brush their teeth. To install a vessel sink instead of a sunken sink, the counter height be lower. Dimensions of the vessel determine how much lower.

If reclaimed vanity is in the same or very close distance from the old vanity, the existing plumbing fittings fit enough. Consult a plumber, if the piece is to be placed in a new location. If the desktop has been changed in height, most supply lines are flexible and long enough to accommodate the changes, but buying new fittings may be necessary. Aesthetically, be prepared for plumbing exposed, as most desks are open at the bottom, whereas a conventional vanity encloses the hardware behind the doors.

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