Replacing the 1/2 Bathroom Vanity

It has been a long time since we’ve made any kind of effort to update our house since the initial renovations that took place a few years ago. We have had several things on our To-Do list though, and one of the main things was to replace the 1/2 bathroom vanity.

I had been looking at sink cabinets off and on for a while now, so I already knew what we were looking for.  I wanted something that wouldn’t take up too much room in the small space, but that could also function for extra storage.

Ikea had some good options for what we wanted in their Hemnes collection seen below.  I liked the fact that the cabinet had drawers instead of doors, but this made it more pricey.   This vanity would have cost us around $260 not including the faucet. As much as I loved it, we didn’t want to spend that much money on it.


I kept my eyes peeled for a similar cabinet at Home Depot and Lowes and finally found one at Home Depot during their holiday sales.  It was one of their “super buys” so we snatched it up.


We already had a bronze light fixture so we went with a bronze faucet.


The vanity that was there before was cream in color and had a leak in it, so we had turned the water supply off to the sink.  When guests would come over, they’d usually attempt to wash their hands, only to find there was no water running through the faucet.  The faucet was also falling apart and leaky so that had to be replaced too.  For almost 3 years this stood there pretty much just collecting dust and dog hair, so you can imagine my relief when we finally replaced it.


I am loving the new cabinet set up and extra storage under the sink.

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This sink cabinet takes up just the right amount of space and made a pretty big impact for $150 total.  It feels nice to finally be able to wash our hands in the bathroom and the space looks so much more complete. Hooray!


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