Kitchen Sink in a Bathroom Vanity?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by ufokillerz, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. ufokillerz

    ufokillerz New Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    New York
    So i have a situation, i would love to install a large kitchen sink in the bathroom

    it definitely looks possible to do, but would i encounter any problems?

    i am looking at a granite mixture sink, something large so i can bathe my infant in if possible. wife cannot bend down to shower her for medical reasons, and i do not get home until much later in the night.

    do they sell a product so that you can keep using a bathroom sized drain in a kitchen sink?

    i am looking at something like this

    if anyone has any good suggestions, please throw it out there for me, i just need something big enough to use as a infant tub.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Instead of a vanity cabinet, some people are using kitchen cabinets. A kitchen sink is often deeper than those designed for a vanity, and especially with a granite top, the edges would be too narrow to properly support things. I'd go with a kitchen cabinet to get the additional height and depth with lots of choices for drawers, if you wanted them as well. If you shop for vanities, you'll find they also come in various heights, but most are not counter depth like in a kitchen.
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  4. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    The piping under the sink should not be an issue. It was pretty common for older houses to have 1-1/2" drain piping for the kitchen, bath, and laundry. Current practice is to plumb 2" to kitchen and laundry, but the traps are still 1-1/2".
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    A bathroom cabinet could be too shallow, front to back, for a kitchen sink. You need one at least 25" deep.
  6. DavidSeon

    DavidSeon New Member

    Jul 19, 2012
    MS Gulf Coast
    What's wrong with the kitchen sink?

    Bath Time.jpg

    Or a baby bathtub on a table?

    Baby Tub.jpg

    They outgrow sinks awfully fast!
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