How to Choose a Vanity

So you’ve decided to remodel your bathroom and now you’re standing at a crossroads with a million and one questions buzzing in your head. What is the overall theme of the space going to be? Are you looking for a minimalist design or maybe you want to stay more traditional? What color scheme do you want your bathroom to have? Do you want your space to feel light and airy or are you looking to make a bold statement? What materials are you going to use, tile or marble or maybe even a mix of both? And of course, the most important questions of all, what type of vanity are you going to choose?

There is a laundry list of things to consider when remodeling your bathroom that it may seem a little overwhelming at times. Because of this, we want to make things a little bit easier for you. So we have comprised a short little list of things to look for when choosing a vanity and help you make the right decision.

Know the Size of Your Space

When it comes to finding the right vanity, knowing the size of your space is paramount. You want to be sure that the vanity you choose is going to work in your room. Pick one that is too big and you interrupt the natural flow of traffic, choose one that is too small and you are left with unsightly negative space.

You also need to be aware of where you plumbing is located and all other existing features like mirrors, wall trim, and electrical components. Relocating your plumbing and wiring can be a costly endeavor so it’s important to know where all of these features are beforehand and stick to a vanity that is similar in size to your current one to avoid unnecessary costs.

Double or Single

Another thing to consider when looking for your new vanity is whether or not you want a single or double vanity. Both styles have their own advantages but knowing which one you want will help make the whole process easier. If you are remodeling a smaller space, like a powder room, a single vanity would make sense. But if it’s your master bath you are redoing, opting for a double vanity would be ideal.

Freestanding or Floating

Depending on the overall style and theme of your bathroom, you might need to consider if you want a freestanding of floating vanity. If you are going for a modern look, a floating vanity might be your best option. Not only are floating vanities very on trend but they can help the whole space feel larger and open up floor space.

But if you are aiming for a traditional bath, freestanding is a great way to go. The designs of freestanding vanities have certainly evolved over the years, appearing less traditional and more transitional, adopting the clean lines of modern furniture without losing that classic charm.

Materials Matter

Bathrooms are known to get hot and humid, after all, who doesn’t like to take a nice hot shower at the end of a long day. So with that in mind, you need to be sure that you are choosing materials that will be able to withstand the heat. If you are an avid reader of our blog then you know that all of our vanities are constructed with only the highest quality of products. We only use AWI rated level 5 marine grade wood to ensure that our vanities won’t swell or split from the moisture in the air.

You also want to choose a countertop material that will not only hold up in your space but will look good too. Marble and stone are always a great fit in a classic bathroom but we also offer innovating countersink materials like FENIX and Guildstone. Both work seamlessly in any style of bathroom and are guaranteed to hold up in the humid conditions.

In the end, choosing the right bathroom vanity for your new space is going to boil down to your own personal taste. Knowing the size of your room, the placement of your plumbing and electrical features, the general style you want, and the right materials to use are all key factors that will help you find the perfect vanity.

With all of this information in mind, head over to our website and start browsing for your dream vanity today!


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