January 28, 2022 1 min read

  • Leave enough room for door openings (entry and shower) and trim.
  • Keep in mind existing features, such as mirrors, electrical switches and outlets.
  • Check your plumbing location. This could determine the width of your vanity. Moving plumbing will increase costs.
  • For standard building code compliance, allow at least 18 inches from the cabinet edge to the center of the toilet.

Then measure sizes for vanity cabinets and vanity cabinets with tops and bathtubs. Take into account your storage needs and who'll use it. Standard countertop height is 31 inches, but it's really a matter of personal preference. Taller adults might want a higher countertop, while shorter models work better for small children.

Width: 12 to 84 inches. Typical cabinet widths are 24, 30, 36, 48, 60, 72, 80, 84 inches

Height: 31 to 35 ½ inches

Depth: 17 to 24 inches

If you're purchasing a vanity without a top, you’ll also need to measure for the countertop. Measure the width and depth of the vanity cabinet. The vanity top should be 1 inch wider and 1 inch deeper than the vanity cabinet.

Be sure to include allowances for fillers if you plan on using them. A filler (or filler strip) is a piece of wood used next to a vanity to close any gap that's between the vanity and the wall.


Questions? Send us a message to: sales@vanitybathstore.com