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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Don’t Shortchange Your Bathroom Vanity!

The face of bathroom design is constantly changing, with new innovations and the introduction of new styles occurring at a rapid pace. These styles have especially extended to bathroom vanities: with so many options, you are certain to find a bathroom vanity that suits your preferences, needs, and established budget.

Imagine your bathroom as your own artistic “studio,” in which you are given the opportunity to create and decorate as you wish, defining your taste and style. Choosing a specific vessel sink or basin, showerhead, lighting fixture, or faucet alone reflects the kind of individual you are: what does your bathroom say about you?


39" Lune Single Glass Vessel Vanity - White/Glass Top


As you begin drafting plans to transform your bathroom into an impressive and unique space, it is important that you consider what kind of vanity you want to install; this will determine the direction of your remodeling and will set a certain mood for your bathroom. If you put the bathroom décor in first, you might find your options (especially regarding vanities) become increasingly limited. While this suggestion does not apply to every situation, it certainly is a fair rule of thumb that may make the remodeling process easier for you.

If you favor a minimalist approach, for example, it simply would not fit to have a large, multi-cabinet bathroom vanity. This might seem like common sense, but with so many options, a lot of people simply don’t know what to look for. You might prefer a minimalist aesthetic, but not know where to begin looking for simple vanities. If you allow yourself plenty of time to really think about how you want your vanity to define your bathroom, you are sure to find the perfect one for your needs.

Antique Bathroom Vanities

Sometimes functionality and aesthetics don’t go well together. Some antique bathroom vanities look fantastic but fail to deliver adequate storage space, and sometimes a very capacious vanity may prove to be a dull looking feature in your bathroom. Remember: the vanity you choose to install will be a permanent part of your bathroom. In many ways, it will define your bathroom. Determine your goals before you start furnishing your space, and carefully peruse your options before you make your decision. If you’re diligent enough, you will likely find a vanity that is both aesthetically pleasing to you and sufficiently catering to your personal needs.


Again, this may seem like common sense, but people sometimes rush these projects and yield undesirable results: when you want to remodel your bathroom or renovate your home, consider what kind of vanity you wish to see in your bathroom before you actually buy one. It is better to ask yourself what you are going to do with a specific bathroom vanity before actually purchasing one than to simply go ahead and buy a bathroom vanity on a whim (only to find yourself asking why you made such a purchase in the first place).

Double Bathroom Vanity

Consider the following examples: you’re a homeowner, and your house comes with only one bathroom. Let’s assume you’re the head of a family of four; so, naturally, more storage space is required to hold all of your towels and toiletries etcetera. Your solution? Bigger, wider double bathroom vanity with plenty of space is the ideal choice. You can mount them on the walls, or you might set one on the floor and install another one under the sink. However, if you were living alone or solely with a partner, you would not have as many storable items as you would in the above example.


Tiburon 59 inches Double Vanity


Therefore a small bathroom vanity that is of medium build and height would be more appropriate, giving you plenty of room to store your bathroom items without encroaching on your free space. Again, the cabinets may be wall-mounted to leave the space under the sink free from clutter, or you might install your vanity under the sink to free up some wall space.

Modern Bathroom Vanity

Ceramic tiles, stones, glass, Formica and marble are among the top material choices for vanity countertops, appreciated for their durability as well as their visual impact. Some modern bathroom vanities are made of wood. Wood is appealing since it is easy to decorate; the carvings on some models alone are enough to draw lots of attention.


72" Columbia Double Vanity - Latte Oak

One current trend in bathroom remodeling consists of combining the sink and the cabinet into one functional unit. This fusion saves you a lot of money and effort in the long run: you won’t need to buy a separate sink, nor will you need to worry if that sink complements the countertop or the look of the bathroom on the whole. These fusion vanities are ideal for the efficiency-minded remodeler, and there are a multitude of available options in this category.

So be creative, consider your options, and know what you want your bathroom vanity to say about you. With these in mind, you are well on your way to constructing your ideal bathroom!
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