Understanding the dimensions of a makeup vanity can greatly improve your comfort and organization.
This guide explains the dimensions for a standard, built-in, and double makeup vanity.
|Item||Height (in / cm)||Depth (in /cm)||Width (in / cm)||Additional info|
|Built-in makeup vanity||29-30 / 73.66-76.2||18-24 / 45.72-60.96||18-72 / 45.72-182.88||If the vanity has a sink, height is typically 31-36 in / 78.74-91.44 cm|
|Standard makeup vanity||30-34 / 76.2-86.36||18-24 / 45.72-60.96||24-60 / 60.96-152.4||–|
|Double vanity with makeup area||31-36 / 78.74-91.44||18-24 / 45.72-60.96||Min. 72 / 182.88||24 in (60.96 cm) for each sink and 24 in (60.96 cm) for the makeup area|
|Mirror||30-40 / 76.2-101.6||–||Should be as wide as vanity|
|Makeup chair||18-22 / 45.72-55.88||–||–||Legroom space of at least 24 / 60.96|
|Makeup drawer||–||5-8 / 12.7-20.32||15-20 / 38.1-50.8||Cabinet storage depth is typically 18-24 in (45.72-60.96 cm)|
Built-in makeup vanity dimensions
A built-in makeup vanity typically measures 29-30 in (73.66-76.2 cm) from the floor to the tabletop. It’s pretty close to a desk’s height, ensuring comfortable seating. On the other hand, if the vanity has a sink, the measurements must be adapted to the bathroom, which is usually 31-36 in (78.74-91.44 cm) high.
Additionally, a built-in makeup vanity is 18-24 in (45.72-60.96 cm) deep and 18-72 in 24-60 in (60.96-152.4 cm) wide.
Standard makeup vanity size
A standard makeup vanity is 30-34 in (76.2-86.36 cm) high and 18-24 in (45.72-60.96 cm) deep. It’s important to comfortably rest your arms on the countertop when sitting on a chair.
Additionally, the vanity should be deep enough to accommodate all personal items without feeling cramped but without overloading the space either.
The makeup vanity width varies, depending on the bathroom space and your preferences. For example, you can have a small vanity that’s only 24 in (60.96 cm) wide or a larger one that goes beyond 60 inches (152.4 cm). If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of the makeup vanity and need a lot of elbow room, you might be more comfortable on a wider surface. But if your bathroom or bedroom already feels cramped, it’s wiser to choose a smaller version.
What is the optimal height of a vanity for comfort?
When buying or building a bathroom vanity, it’s essential to keep in mind the height of men and women. Typically, the optimal vanity height for men is 34-36 in (86.36-91.44 cm) and 32-34 inches (81.28-86.36 cm) for ladies.
Double vanity with makeup area dimensions
Ideal for master bathrooms or bedrooms, a double vanity with a makeup area typically measures 31-36 in (78.74-91.44 cm) high from the floor to the countertop, 18-24 in (45.72-60.96 cm) deep, and at least 72 in (182.88 cm) wide (24 in (60.96 cm) for each sink and 24 (60.96 cm) for the makeup area).
Should a mirror be the same size as the vanity?
Yes, the mirror should be at least as wide as your vanity. To establish the best height, sit on the vanity chair and check that you can comfortably see yourself in the mirror from the waist up – around 30 to 40 in (76.2-101.6 cm) high.
Makeup chair dimensions
When choosing a seat or stool for your makeup vanity table, check there’s enough legroom. You should have at least 24 in (60.96 cm) of space from the floor to the bottom of the table.
The makeup chair height is typically 18-22 in (45.72-55.88 cm). But if you’re unsure, you can always get a chair with an adjustable height.
Makeup drawer dimensions
There’s a lot of flexibility when it comes to vanity storage space since it’s fully customizable. Most makeup drawers have a standard width of 15-20 in (38.1-50.8 cm) and are 5-8 in (12.7-20.32 cm) deep, with cabinet storage being 18-24 in (45.72-60.96 cm) deep.