I'm working on a DIY bathroom remodel and wanted to get your opinion on best way to proceed. First, see the pictures below.
The 72" wall to wall is wall to that stud in front of the toilet.
The previous owners installed a 48" vanity and put the plumbing through at about 19" from the side wall. As you can see in the 2nd picture, they cut out part of the back of the vanity to get the plumbing through since 48" wasn't going to center there. Not only that, but they didn't install a light box for the vanity light power and just...pulled it on through and hooked it up. So that's awesome. It was hiding behind the vanity light and pulled over so it was also centered.
There is a stud directly to the left of the vanity light wire from what I'm able to tell, so I am sure I can cut in and install a mountable light box there for the smaller box mount vanity lights. That means that if I center the light there, I'd want to center the vanity there as well. So I'm trying to determine what to do here, because really then my only choice seems to be a 30ish" vanity, which seems small given the size of the room. if I did a 36" vanity, I wouldn't be able to have it centered enough to the left against the wall.
Another option would be to have a "remodel" light box installed further to the right, but then I can't hang a vanity light from that, right? I don't believe they're supposed to be weight bearing. So then am I limited to vanity lights that have bracket supports, meaning the back has a plate? And even then, I would have to also cut something out of the back of the next vanity to get the plumbing through since it wouldn't be centered, right?
Or should I try and toe-nail a board in and mount a pancake box?
It just seems that I'm in a pickle here, and my wife and I are trying to determine the next best step. Open to opinions and suggestions!