In searching for the right vanities for our bathroom sinks, I began thinking that I just want something similar to a kitchen cabinet…so why not just use a kitchen cabinet? They are generally built with more options (drawers, pull-out organizers, etc.) and are probably able to withstand more wear and tear than a bathroom cabinet that is used less frequently.
It turns out that a lot of people are already doing this with Ikea cabinets, and that’s what we’d probably use anyway. The only drawback that I’ve read about is that kitchen cabinets are generally taller and wider than bathroom vanities. The height doesn’t concern me, as we are tall people anyway (and many have suggested solving this by suspending the over-the-fridge cabinets from the wall at the regular height). The width might be an issue, but that would be based on our house plans and how much room we have allotted for the vanity size.
The bathrooms below look pretty great, and I don’t think you’d even realize that they are kitchen cabinets:
image from Pinterest
image from Ikea Hackers
I’ve used this image before, but I love the use of two different types Ikea cabinets, especially to add a little color.