In a guest or hall bathroom, which might be used by children or teenagers, the vanity should be large enough to contain clutter and hold daily bathing essentials. Regardless of who uses this space, opt for drawers instead of cabinets under the sink. “If possible, choose a 60-inch vanity that can hold two sinks,” says designer Jessica Allison, owner ofEssence Design Studios. Store the majority of extra essentials in a hall linen closet.
Guests needs are basic. But if the room is used by teens, you should have designated places to store hair dryers and cosmetics that would otherwise crowd the counter. “Create structure for teens with good storage so they can put things away neatly,” says Anna Aycock, owner ofDesigns by Anna Aycock.