A vanity is the focal point of your bathroom. It can blend in with the rest of the décor, or even stand out in a bright and bold color. When remodeling or updating a bathroom, choosing a new bathroom vanity is often the first and most important step. Yet before rushing out and purchasing the first vanity you find, there are some factors to keep in mind.
Before making your purchase, first consider what you will be storing in your bathroom vanity. To help with this, clean out your bathroom and then make a list with the leftover items you have. You will have a clear idea of exactly how much storage space you will need in your vanity and what items you want to store in drawers or cabinets. Next, measure the area you have for your vanity. While they come in a variety of widths and heights, it shouldn’t be difficult to find a vanity to fit your available space. Also take into account whether you’re choosing to add mirrors, dual sinks or additional shelving above the unit.
Most bathroom vanities are equipped with either drawers or cabinets, which add to the overall design. Vanities range from being traditional and elegant, to sleek and modern. Your traditional styles are made using wood finishes, decorative handles and contoured edges, while contemporary designs are sleek, black in color and have frosted glass for the cabinet doors. Whichever you choose will set the stage for your bathroom’s color and décor.
It’s not just the overall look and design that you should be concerned with, however. Bathroom vanity cabinets are used everyday and are subject to water, spills, scratches, and residue. For these reasons, it’s important to select a bathroom vanity that is durable and uses water resistant materials. Also consider any additional costs, such as whether or not the vanity includes the handles, faucet and countertop.