If you are about to head out and buy a new vanity for your bathroom, it’s best to have an idea of what you want and what will fit best in your particular bathroom. For those who have never chosen a bathroom vanity before, there are several factors to consider. For instance, potential buyers must consider their bathroom’s size, the material befitting their style, how high they would like it, and the preferred width for their bathroom countertop. To get an even more specific idea of what you need, use the guide below dictating the various vanity styles, materials, and much more.
Types and Styles
Now, buyers should choose a style of vanity that best matches their home’s décor. Every style, whether it’s traditional, rustic, or something else, has different options for storage, and the total available space in a bathroom determines the vanity type available as a result. Popular widths include 24-inch vanities, between 30 and 32-inch vanities, and 36-inch vanities. Storage space can also vary by style: smaller bathroom vanities have fewer sink cabinets while larger vanities can have bigger vanity tops, leaving more space below and next to the sink. Some vanity styles include classic, contemporary, antique, cottage, rustic, and transitional.
Buyers can also choose between double or single-sink arrangements. Double vanities clearly hold two sinks, making them preferable for shared bathrooms, and they have wider widths. Single sink vanities are the more common size and are ideal for smaller bathrooms, offering an assortment of options in counter space depending on the width of the vanity. As well, a vanity’s placement can have variety, including corner vanities, “floating” or mounted vanities, or standard vanities.
When selecting your bathroom vanity, it’s important to noted that the finish and material are what impact the durability, price, and look of the vanity. One popular material includes solid wood, which can be dyed or stained for achieving the ideal tone and finish. Veneer, cheaper than solid wood, is easier for achieving identical patterns across every adjacent door. Another material, plywood, offers a synthetic finish and is easier to maintain.
A crucial factor in choosing a bathroom vanity is a person’s storage needs—a child or guest bathroom doesn’t exactly have the same storage requirements as the master bathroom. In addition to cabinet size, there are other factors that contribute to a vanity’s storage capabilities, including some of the following:
- Concealed Shelves: These are typically hidden by a cabinet’s doors. They increase storage space within cabinets and make them far simpler to manage.
- Open Shelves: Often, these are one or more shelves beneath the cabinet and above the floor. These shelves aren’t covered by cabinet doors, allowing for easier access to frequently-used things like towels.
- Self-Close Slides and Doors: These pull cabinet doors and drawers closed automatically after use. A few, but not all, types are soft-close.
- Soft-Close Drawers and Doors: These use hydraulics, making all closing drawers and doors silent and preventing slamming or banging sounds.
- Toe Kicks: These are boards bordering the bottommost part of the vanity, extending down onto the ground. This is meant to prevent little items from ending up beneath the sink and becoming lost, and it also erases the necessity for cleaning under the bathroom vanity.
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