Antique Bathroom Vanities

Explore your options for antique bathroom vanities, and get ready to install a chic, historical and attractive vanity in your bath space.
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By: Sean McEvoy

Antique bathroom vanities offer a versatility that allows them to function well in both traditional and contemporary bathrooms. Their classic appearance adds elegance and style to any bath space, and they can also provide an efficient means of storage.

Bathroom Vanities for Any Style

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Built-In Unit

Large vanity drawers and a built-in storage unit along the back wall keep this master bathroom inviting and organized. Design by Lori Dennis

Display Shelf

Open shelving puts towels and other supplies at the ready. RMS user katenj uses dark wicker baskets and stylish jars to add to the fresh elegance of this master bathroom.

Airy Storage

This contemporary bathroom vanity features maple grating cabinets to keep toiletries organized and stylishly concealed. Design by Peter Sollogub

So Much Space

Ample countertops, display shelves and cabinets offer plenty of functional storage options in this contemporary bath. Design by Dave Stimmel

From: Dave Stimmel

Small-Space Storage

Designer Susan Fredman surrounds the sink and vanity with tall built-in storage cabinets to give this small bathroom functional solutions that take up little space.

Unique Display

Built to conform to an unusual transitional space, this modern wraparound vanity uses drawers and cabinets for storage that's accessible on two sides. Designer Steve Appolloni added a fabric corkboard to keep jewelry organized.

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Pint-Sized But Elegant

This wood vanity provides distinctive storage for a small powder room, designed by Judi Ackerman.

Extra Storage

A tall, custom tower between the double sinks provides easily accessible storage for often-used items. Design by RMS user PandamaKim

Modern Drawers

A lower vanity shelf and sectioned drawers keep fresh towels on display and everything else neatly put away. Design by Judith Balis

Stylish Solutions

From vanity shelves to tall, built-in cabinets, this large master bath provides abundant storage. Rectangular baskets and decorative boxes offer countertop organization for soaps and lotions. Design by Gail Drury

From: Drury Design

Separate Spaces

Traditional his and her vignettes offer plenty of space to separately stash toiletries and accessories. Design by Gail Drury.

From: Drury Design

Basket Trio

A set of wicker baskets below the bathroom vanity keeps things neatly organized and stored away but within reach for easy access. Design by Robin Callan.

Choosing a style for your antique bathroom vanity will likely be defined by how closely you want the vanity to reflect the overall style of your bathroom. In general, "antique" suggests that a piece of furniture is—or appears to be, if it's a replica—over 100 years old. So if your bathroom is designed in a Colonial or Victorian style, you'll likely find a wide range of antique bathroom vanities that fit your design like a glove.

If your bathroom is designed in a more contemporary style, there's no rule against including an antique bathroom vanity—in fact, doing so can provide an interesting bit of visual contrast between the hard angles of contemporary design and the more flowing style of an antique vanity.

Once you've chosen the right style for your bath space, you should be able to find the exact antique vanity that fits your needs at any number of online retailers or local antique dealers; if you're going the replica route, you're likely to find something at your local home improvement or furniture store.

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