The Right Height for Your Bathroom Sinks, Mirrors and More

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By Yanic Simard

A bathroom layout is mostly a pretty easy decision. If the plumbing is already in place and you're using standard-size pieces, like a typical 60-inch bathtub, there aren't a whole lot of options for rearranging that floor plan. However, when bringing your dream design into the real world, you have to consider the third dimension and figure out what height is right for everything you bring into your room. Consider this your guide to hanging, installing and aligning the many small features of your bathroom.


The counter height is typically 32 to 34 inches, but what's actually more important is your sink height.

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An above-counter vessel sink will naturally sit much higher than an inset below-counter sink, and so a vessel should be placed on a lowered cabinet to compensate. Ultimately, you should try a few different sinks (in store or in bathrooms you like) and figure out the height that feels most comfortable for you.


Likewise, the height of mirrors should be based on your own height. Find an average eyeline for everyone using the mirrors and make sure this height is well within the upper and lower borders of the mirror (5 feet, 6 inches is average, but your household may vary).

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