Kitchen Design/Remodeling/Bath cabinetry


Hi. I am looking to use 24 in depth sink bases and drawer base in my bathroom.  The vanity is 6 ft in length and the right end of it is on a 33 in wall, while the left wall is 33 1/2". I would have 3 feet 3 inches of space to walk past to get to toilet and tub. Is it acceptable to use this depth of cabinets?

Hi Shawn - I am very sorry for the delay in getting your question addressed - I just received notification from ALL EXPERTS that your question was pending.

As to your question - the 3'-3" space is plenty of walk space.  The normal hallway in a house is just 36" - so don't worry about that space at all.  As far as the vanity depth of 24", I also think that is great.  The only drawback you may experience is getting the vanity top made.  Standard vanity top depth is about 22", and they are made for a 21" deep cabinet.  At 24" deep - you will not be able to buy an "off the shelf" vanity top.  Then again, maybe you had no intentions of doing that anyway.

In both cases - depth of vanity, and width of walkway - your situation would be envied by many.
Good luck with your project, and again, my apoligies for just now getting this question.


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I can answer questions regarding the kitchen & bath design process. My specialty is problem solving and advising clients about realistic expectations and proper procedures. Please feel free to use this forum for fact gathering and overall questions about the remodeling process and how to get started. I take special pride in solving unique design issues (issues unrelated to interior design).


I am the general manager of a kitchen & bath design showroom that offers complete sales, design, and installation services. Our products include cabinets, countertops, flooring, and appliances.

I have been working in the field of kitchen & bath design since receiving my B.S. degree in Architecture in 1992. I also own my own residential home design company, and have been designing custom homes for local builders since 1993.

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