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Double sinks or larger shower?

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linilin Sun 22-Oct-17 01:38:59

Just renovating the ensuite, we can either have a 1200mm double sink unit and a 1200mm x 800 shower..... or a larger 1600 x 900mm shower with a 800mm single sink. I think I'd prefer the larger shower but we might want to move in 2 or 3 years so which do you think would be best? Thank you smile

seven201 Sun 22-Oct-17 01:43:02

Larger shower. I think double sinks is quite an American thing.

Worriedobsessive Sun 22-Oct-17 01:43:32

Larger shower. No question.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sun 22-Oct-17 02:05:05

Larger shower.

Double sinks will date. they're also naff as

Ridingthegravytrain Sun 22-Oct-17 08:46:36

Large shower

MoodyOne Sun 22-Oct-17 08:47:14

Large shower, why do people need two sinks 🤔

Humptynumpty02 Sun 22-Oct-17 08:50:08

Can't see double sinks dating, as they are so practical. However I'd go larger shower every time.

JoJoSM2 Sun 22-Oct-17 08:50:54

The ‘small’ shower is actually a very comfortable size. I’d go with 2 washbasins especially if it’s the ensuite which will get used by 2 adults at the same time.

SuburbanRhonda Sun 22-Oct-17 08:52:13

Why would you need two sinks (genuine question from someone who grew up in a house with no washbasin at all in a downstairs bathroom)?

Chasingsquirrels Sun 22-Oct-17 08:54:17

I've never used double sinks - I just don't get them, who wants to clean 2 sinks?
What do you use them for that you need 2 at once?
When 2 of us used my ensuite we clean out teeth together at one sink.

ArbitraryName Sun 22-Oct-17 08:55:20

I would never want double sinks. I do not want to stand next to anyone brushing my teeth, etc.

dudsville Sun 22-Oct-17 08:56:15

Large shower. Never understood the double sink.

Humptynumpty02 Sun 22-Oct-17 08:57:55

Why would anyone brush your teeth, ArbitaryName?

The whole 2 sinks thing is a classic first world problem, why not have 2 sinks if you can? I can't think of anything more annoying than sharing a sink to brush teeth with someone else, I like my own space in that respect. There are many reasons why 2 is better than 1, but then it's not exactly a life necessity.

RoganJosh Sun 22-Oct-17 09:00:39

I'd probably go for neither and leave more space around everything.

HerOtherHalf Sun 22-Oct-17 09:00:51

Larger shower. You only have one face so the only point I can see to double sinks is your partner can do his shaving and spitting whilst you're getting washed. Is that really what you want?

Mycarsmellsoflavender Sun 22-Oct-17 09:03:05

Your en suite sounds bigger than our family bathroom! I'd go for the bigger shower too. I think his and hers basins are a bit twee too.

Ifailed Sun 22-Oct-17 09:08:22

why not go for two toilets as well? Apart from small children, I wouldn't want to share time in a bathroom with anyone.

Humptynumpty02 Sun 22-Oct-17 09:09:42


Finally a decent suggestion in this thread!

Mycarsmellsoflavender Sun 22-Oct-17 09:15:44

Or a bidet?

Tabymoomoo Sun 22-Oct-17 09:39:56

Larger shower I never see the point of two sinks - I would never use the bathroom at same time as dh.

SuperBeagle Sun 22-Oct-17 09:41:15

Larger shower.

I agree that double sinks are faddy and will date.

JoJoSM2 Sun 22-Oct-17 10:24:08

To answer those that are surprised at the use of 2 washbasins: we would find them very useful. To the point that within a few months of refurbishing the ensuite I wanted to rip it out and start all over again.

DH and I get ready at the same time and it’d be useful not to get in each other’s which we invariably do with just one washbasin. Brushing teeth, putting creams on, products going into hair etc also I love drawers in the vanity, so when I need to take sth out, DH needs to move out of the way.

However, I don’t think we’d quite fancy taking showers side by side every morning so a good size single shower would be just fine.

FlyFlyAway Sun 22-Oct-17 10:27:23

Shower all the way, maybe not double sinks but a slightly larger one so you can both lean over if needed?

ArbitraryName Sun 22-Oct-17 10:28:18

Why would anyone brush your teeth, ArbitaryName?

I’d be brushing my own teeth. I don’t want company while I do it. If people really must brush their teeth concurrently (rather than consecutively), then the answer is clearly to have two bathrooms rather than two sinks in the one bathroom.

Jeanvaljean27 Sun 22-Oct-17 10:29:37

Larger shower for sure, if the alternative is double sinks. I'd probably use the excess space to install built in storage instead if given the choice though. Need loads of it for toiletries/medicines etc in bathrooms.

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