One of the easiest ways to revamp your bathroom is with a new bathroom vanity. The most important feature when picking a bathroom vanity is the design; they really make the space more pleasant. A new vanity under your bathroom sink will not only give you a place to store away items, but can also add more counter space to put all your toiletries on.
Often when people plan a bathroom remodel, they neglect the storage. With several people sharing one home, though, having a vanity to store all the items they need in the bathroom is a good feature. Reducing clutter also adds to the beauty and design of your bathroom space.
When shopping for new vanities, you must first measure the amount of space you’ll be able to devote to the new vanity. Most vanities come in widths of 18 inches up to 48 inches, in increments of 6 inches. There are many different designs to consider, as well. Your vanity should coincide with other fixtures and design features in your bathroom. There are modern, classic, deco, antique, and many other styles to choose from. They don’t just come in wood, either; there are many different materials to choose from.
There are generally a few categories bathroom storage units will fall under. There are those with cabinetry, which could be vanity cabinets, wall cabinets, recessed cabinets and medicine cabinets. Some vanities or storage pieces also have open shelving. Then there are over the toilet cabinets and linen closets. As far as design goes, cabinet vanities are often the most aesthetically pleasing. There are face-frame vanity cabinets, which are more traditional and formal. Then there are frameless vanity cabinets and European style vanities, which are more modern.
It’s a good design choice to match any period-style cabinets with period-style knobs and pulls in your bathroom. As far as vanity cabinet countertops go, you have a few choices. There are laminates, ceramic tile, wood, composite materials or solid surface materials including stone, stainless steel and concrete. Laminates, composites, solid surface materials and stainless steel are easier to scratch, but composites or solid surface materials are very easy to repair or replace. Wood is beautiful, but must be maintained. Stone countertops are the most durable and aesthetically pleasing, but they are more expensive.