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Old 06-19-2019, 07:38 PM
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I love watching the TV shows where they make over homes. Everybody seems to want the dual sinks in the bathrooms, but I donít understand and neither does my husband. We go into the bathroom one person at a time and we use the same sink and itís no big deal. Can you explain it to me?


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Old 06-19-2019, 07:51 PM
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I could see it being a draw if you both had to get ready for work at the same time in the morning. I also have friends who really like having all of "their" stuff right around the sink- make up, lotions, etc. and then their husband doesn't have to deal with it. He can have his razor and such around his own sink.

I am currently condo/townhouse shopping and tons of places have these. As a single person, I find them annoying because I have absolutely no need for two sinks. As my mother would say- more to clean! But I can't afford to be picky about little stuff like that.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:51 PM
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Our master bath is set up like a hotel...the sinks are in one room and the shower and toilet in another. I don't like sharing a sink. Even with two sinks, the number of times I've been washing my face and my husband goes to spit toothpaste and it lands on my head. Hey pal, use the sink that I'm not using!
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:51 PM
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I agree. I have my own bathroom. DH gets to use the creepy one in the basement. I have no desire to take care of personal stuff in front of anyone. Nor do I want to see anyone else doing personal care. I may be off base but flossing, brushing and trimming nose hair doesnít do it for me.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:54 PM
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I know lots of couples who both work get ready at the same time, so they want two sinks. Our baths only have one sink, but since the kids left home we now use separate bathrooms. It sure has made getting ready a lot easier.


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Old 06-19-2019, 07:56 PM
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I agree that I donít want to watch my DH or anyone else ďself caring ď. We are never in the bathroom at the same time. We are also clean with everything put in the medicine cabinet.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:09 PM
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Hmm, I must be in the minority. Two sinks is a must for meóone might be a deal breaker! we both generally get ready at the same time, though we are both in and out of the bathroom to our bedroom and then back again. We brush teeth sometimes at the same time, or heíll be shaving while Iím washing my face. We both have our own little area of toiletries around our sinksóbut only one medicine cabinet, which is all mine! Common use items go in the middle drawers. I canít imagine having to share a sink, but to each his own!
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:23 PM
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We shared one small bathroom with a single sink, and it was fine. However, when we put in our master, we got a huge vanity with two sinks. I like being in my own space. We are often in the bathroom together. Our shower even has two shower heads, so we can shower at the same time if we want.
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Old 06-19-2019, 08:47 PM
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I love having two sinks. Years ago before we moved into this house our previous house had only one tiny bathroom with one tiny sink. This house had a master bathroom with two sinks, sheer luxury in my eyes. It took no time at all to get used to.

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We both have our own little area of toiletries around our sinksóbut only one medicine cabinet, which is all mine! Common use items go in the middle drawers. I canít imagine having to share a sink, but to each his own!
That's pretty much the same at our house. DH and I have very different concepts on how to use a tube of toothpaste, and I know marriages have failed on account of this difference. FWIW, I squeeze the tube from the end and roll it up as it gets used.
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Old 06-19-2019, 09:04 PM
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We love having two sinks! DH often trims his beard, so I'm very happy not to have that mess in MY sink! I think it's something you just get used to......in our old house, we had one sink and it was fine, but we were definitely happy to have two sinks in our current home!


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Old 06-19-2019, 09:56 PM
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I loved having two sinks! It's a strong preference, but not a deal breaker.

I love having my own space. I'm much neater in the sink than dh. Since we currently have to share a sink (again), he's gotten a little better after I complain to him Otherwise, it's toothpaste and beard hair all over the place!
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:33 PM
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DH and I couldn't care less about two sinks currently. But I strongly suspect that if we ever ended up in a house with two sinks that he would never go back to sharing with me.
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:15 AM
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While it's not a must, it is very nice to have 2 sinks. We have our own separate vanities and area for getting ready. I have drawers and a cabinet, with a sit down area to put on make up all to myself. My husband's side is set up slightly different with more cabinet space instead of a sit down area. I have to admit, it is very nice!!!
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Old 06-20-2019, 03:13 AM
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We only have one sink in our bathroom and I would absolutely love to have two! My husband and I get ready for work at the same time and he drives me crazy shutting the drain to put in his contacts when Iím trying to brush my teeth. When we built the house i didnít know any better, but 22 years later I know two sinks would be so much better.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:18 AM
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I live by myself... I have a master with two sinks. I use them both, not at the same time but each has its own purpose.
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Old 06-20-2019, 04:55 AM
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I'm a two sinks fan and even have the kids' bathroom upstairs set up with two sinks. It's a selling point around here .
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:09 AM
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I love 2 sinks! I love a reasonably big bathroom with plenty of room to move. Often smaller bathrooms, like my guest bath, have 1 sink while more spacious bathrooms have 2 sinks. I hate being crowded. 2 sinks (and lots of counter space) for me, please.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:04 AM
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I think it totally depends on the preference of the home owner. We have a bathroom with two sinks and then 2 other bathrooms with one sink in each.

For our family, we don't spend a lot of time in the bathroom. We are all "in and out" pretty fast, and we all keep the counter spaces wiped clean after each use.

We are also not fans of extra clutter, so the counter spaces in all our bathrooms, and kitchen are clutter(some call it decorative items!) free-extra counter space not really needed. We probably could function adequately with one sink in each bathroom with no problems at all.

I'm guessing it depends upon how each family prefers to organize and function in their respective homes.... to each their own!
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:38 AM
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We had two sinks in our bathroom when we first got married. Loved it! Iíve missed them every day in the house we live in now. I brush a little, and stand back for him to spit or snip at his hair, then he has to stand back while I do what I need. Two sinks were so much more convenient.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:22 AM
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We are getting a new vanity top with our remodel. I said to DH that we could donate one set of faucets but not the other. I really only use the one sink. He uses the hall bathroom. Maybe when we get the new ones I should alternate sinks.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:16 PM
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Our house was built in 1989 and there are two sinks in the master bath. There is one in our hall bath. Growing up, our bathrooms always had only one sink (60s and 70s). I really don't see much of a point either now that you mention it.

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Old 06-21-2019, 04:00 AM
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Each bathroom has just one sink, but we donít share bathrooms. We each have our own. I canít stand all the clutter he has on his bathroom counter!
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