Need idea for bathroom pedestal sink base


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Old 03-18-14, 10:04 PM
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Need some advice..

I have a ceramic pedestal sink and base set up in my bathroom and would like to have a little more quick accessible storage. I want to have the base replace with a slim cabinet and door. The issue is the drain release plug is close by which limits most store bought cabinets. What other options do I have besides a custom job?

 
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130+ views and no ideas? Theres got to me some creative people out there, I am not one of them.
 
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Old 03-19-14, 05:14 PM
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You will need to go with "other options".

I think the other option would be to get a different sink. A pedestal sink goes on a pedestal.
 
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Old 03-19-14, 07:24 PM
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What I have done with wall hung sinks is build a cabinet with a ceramic tile top and a hole in the top only a couple of inches smaller then the sink. Then set the sink on top of the cabinets top.
 
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Old 03-20-14, 04:44 AM
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That close to your shower, I doubt you will get a cabinet base to fit, let alone afford any storage space. I just built a "medicine" cabinet for a client, but she wanted a deep profile (9 1/2"), which seemed odd to me, but likewise, she lacked floor space for storage. This gave her needed storage for both daily items as well as storage.
 
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Old 03-20-14, 05:44 AM
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Install a regular vanity... Get rid of the pedestal sink altogether..


Off set it some so the drain and water valves stay inside the cabinet...
 
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Old 03-20-14, 07:34 PM
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interesting idea lawrosa but then how would you easily access the drain valve? you would have to get out of the bath to open the cabinet to pull the valve up or down.. doesnt seem practical.

then again no one is actively taking baths on the regular..

I was hoping to leave the sink portion and get some sort of cabinet for the sink to sit on that would provide storage underneath for everyday items but i cant think in my mind what would look good.
 
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Old 03-20-14, 07:49 PM
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The drain valve will still be there. You can fit the stops and drain in a vanity and still leave the drain valve outside.... Plenty of room from what my eyes see....
 
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Old 03-23-14, 01:45 PM
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lawrosa the problem is most vanitys are too big for that area and would hit the drain valve

i look at getting some replacements but i really dont have much room to work with
 
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Old 03-23-14, 01:50 PM
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Huh! How much room you have?
 
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Old 03-23-14, 02:26 PM
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The max is right around 16 inches... anything more than that and it will rub the drain valve by the tub.

I cant find any vanity / sink combo that are that small in width without looking funny
 
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Old 03-23-14, 03:02 PM
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Give us a picture further back so we can see the
 
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Old 03-23-14, 03:03 PM
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Yes whats left of the sink?

If its mirror centering just move the mirror...

We need more to work with pic wise... Or possibly you already have your mind made up on what you want to do...
 
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Ok hope this helps... I dont have my mind set on anything at the moment. All I know is that I would like a bit of storage below the sink and if I do end up changing the whole thing some space around the actual sink would be useful.

The mirror open up and there is storage inside, it is recessed into the wall.










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Old 03-23-14, 03:28 PM
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From floor to top of sink its 33.5 inches.

The current pedestal base is 6 inches wide and there is roughly 5 inches between the right hand side of the pedestal base to the drain valve sticking out of the floor..
 
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Old 03-23-14, 03:33 PM
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how far from the drain valve to the toilet tank?
 
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Old 03-23-14, 03:49 PM
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Drain valve to toilet tank 29 inches
 
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How will 24 inches fit without having to move all the plumbing over to the left a bit?
 
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Old 03-23-14, 06:33 PM
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As I said the plumbing does not need to be in the center of the vanity... Put the plumbing to the right inside the vanity... Make it so the vanity is centered between toilet and waste lever...
 
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Old 03-23-14, 06:39 PM
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Ahh I get it now. yes that can work. I would probably prefer something 20 inches if they make it just to have enough space on each side..

Hey question.. how would I repair the holes in the tile from the current sink? One set would be the cup holder tooth brush holder... and then the other set would be the 2 bolts on the bottom of the sink dish going into the tile ...
 
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Old 03-23-14, 09:09 PM
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how would I repair the holes in the tile from the current sink?

I would maybe get small decorative tile and glue them over the holes. Thats two. Then get two more to fit in between them to make a evenly spaced pattern. Chose a color of say your towels... Like the vanity I showed you matches the towels...

For illustration. See these green tiles? Glue something like this to cover the holes... Make a nice strip over the vanity. Like a sand color...Take it all the way down to the top of the vanity to make as a backsplash...




Or if you can visualize ...




Or last get large enough tile and put a border around the mirror to cover the hols... It may help break up the patter of those giant tiles you have everywhere...

 
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Yeah.. I bought the place like this so now I am finally getting around to making some changes. The bathroom works, just more storage would be helpful.

A new vanity might cover the pre existing holes for the current sink but I would have to repair the ones the previous owners drilled into the tile for the soap tray, toothbrush holder..

Appreciate all your help and advice.. trying to find a matching vanity less than 22" wide around 32-34 inches high and a depth 18 or less
 
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Old 03-24-14, 05:29 AM
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There are so many out there..... It comes down to what you like and color.............

Shop Project Source 19-in x 17-in White Integral Single Sink Bathroom Vanity with Cultured Marble Top at Lowes.com
 
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thx law, I like the size of that one, it wont crowd the space and it will still give some useful storage
 
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I bought the one you posted will install it soon
 
 

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