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Two sinks or larger counter top in master bath?

We bought a fixer upper.  bathroom had two sinks.  Never had two sinks, extra counter space sounds appealing,  why would i want the two sinks.
  • April 29 2011 - Mustang
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Absoultly 2 sinks....
  • August 17 2011
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Two sinks is definitely the best if they are already there. 
  • August 17 2011
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If two sinks are functional, you have to have two sinks!!!  Every buyer wants every upgrade possiable and if it comes down to two exact same houses, would you buy the one with two sinks or one?

And the straight forward answer is for RESALE time, that is why.

Josh
  • August 17 2011
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Two sinks in a big bathroom are a plus, but in a small bathroom two are irritating. You have no counter space in a small bathroom and with two undermount sinks your hairspray is always falling in the second sink. Who needs that?
  • August 13 2011
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Two sinks in any bathroom are a plus. 
  • August 13 2011
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Two sinks are really important in a master for resale. Do you have room to put another sink in another area of the bathroom? Or can you add counterspace or shelves somewhere else.
  • April 30 2011
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We have 2 sinks but never use the second one. But we could use more counter space!
  • April 30 2011
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I do think that 2 sinks is necessary.  I have had clients want a single when they had limited counter space.  I think it is a bonus in any home....
  • April 29 2011
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I use one sink for make up and lotions and the other for brushing teeth and my water treatment system.  Most people do require one sink for his and one for hers.   Your mortgage company will also appraise your house higher if it has 2 sinks.  So it's a no brainer.  I added 5" fillers to the end of the base cabinets so I also get more counter space.  With an 1.5 inch overhang on the granite that gives me plenty of counter space.
  • April 29 2011
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If the space supports it, go with the two sinks, Only thing worse than sharing  the single sink is getting sideswiped while trying to shave.

We actually have two sink areas, each with one sink. That, is way prefereabble.

We saw one house and it bugged me. There was a shower, bath, vanity, but only one sink. I mentioned how weird this looked and was told, "Oh, didn't you check the gentleman's area?" Turns out the master bedroom had completely seperate bathrooms and walk-in closets. It was a cool, but way too expensive approach for us. Strangely, the only tub was on the lady's side, as was the the extra sitting area.
  • April 29 2011
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  We agree with Jennifer and Connie, once you've had 2 sinks, you can never go back. Our clients have never wished for 1 sink instead of 2. We flip homes and I always add a second sink in the master, if possible.
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Well. I have had both. If you have 2 bathrooms, I say go for the extra counter space, but it's really your preference. Also depends on the size of the bathroom.
  • April 29 2011
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I like two sinks so my hubby can brush teeth, shave and do other grooming activites at his sink, and I always get to come to a clean sink with no man hairs!
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Because you'll love it once you do use it. And its highly desired for resale
  • April 29 2011
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It's a personal preference.  For resale the double vanity is likely a better choice.  I don't like the idea of extra counter space because it will just provide a larger space to clutter.  Two sinks means one can stand and brush their teeth or put on makeup for an eternity while the other can wash hands and not have to wait.  it might save a relationship.  :)

  • April 29 2011
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