Selecting the right bathroom vanity can make or break the look and feel of your bathroom. It’s important to remember that bathroom vanities are the hardest working cabinetry in your home. They have to hold up to daily wear and tear and they’re constantly exposed to moisture, which is no friend to wood or wood-like materials. They also pull double duty to conceal plumbing and store linens or toiletries. This makes choosing a vanity a pretty big decision! Here are a few tips for choosing the perfect vanity for your bathroom design:
Tip #1: Evaluate Your Storage Needs
Do you have multiple family members utilizing one bathroom? If so, vanities that resemble dressers are a great way to get plenty of drawer storage for hiding cleaning supplies and toiletries. Maybe you have a guest bathroom that isn’t utilized very often and you can opt for a vanity featuring open storage for showcasing heirlooms or linens.
Tip #2: Measure, Measure and…Measure!
Bathroom space usually comes at a premium. Make sure you have plenty of space for foot traffic around your vanity – especially when the doors are open. If you are working on a smaller bathroom or powder room a wall-mounted vanity can create the illusion of more space. Where as, if you have a spacious master bath you can explore the option of dual vanities with a bridge or storage shelving between.
Tip #3: Pick Colors, Textures & Style that suit your Bathroom
There is no point picking something that looks great at the store but horribly out of place in your own bathroom. Keep in mind the overall design esthetic and make sure it fits into either your existing space or the newly renovated space. Whether traditional, modern or somewhere in between, your vanity offers several opportunities to express your style, including:
- Bathroom vanity cabinets design and finishes
- Bathroom vanity tops and sink materials and configurations
- Faucet colors and designs
- Handles and other hardware
Tip #4 Consider the Expected Use of the Space
Everyone needs space to place their tooth brushes, creams, razors, and other toiletries. Though you may love the chic, minimalistic look of a free-standing sink, it’s probably not practical for everyday use. The guest powder room may be the place to have fun with aesthetically-pleasing elements that would be less comfortable in the bathroom you use to get ready in the morning.
Tip #5 Care & Maintenance
As you’re choosing materials, its important to keep your bathroom climate in mind. For example, if you’re furnishing a busy family bathroom, your choice of cabinet materials needs to stand up to more heat and humidity than a cabinet in a guest powder room. (Insider Tip: You should make sure your bathroom fan is in tip-top shape to prevent the room from getting too steamy and penetrating wood cabinets) Another thing to remember is that intricate cabinet detailing and grout lines in tiled countertops require extra time to clean… so these might not be the best choice for you.
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