Whenever you step into a bathroom, you cannot help but notice the vanity because it is the largest piece of furniture in the room. From utilitarian to luxurious to full-wall units, the vanity can be as opulent or practical as you want it to be – however, it must serve your family’s needs. Here are a few ways to help you select a good vanity for your bathroom.
How the vanity fits into the room is one of the biggest factors determining the cabinet size you need. If you have a large area to work with, you may opt for drawers that pull out, double sinks with extra storage, and even side open areas for towels. If the room is small and closed in, you may find a small vanity with a single lower door that fits the room.
There are many types of vanity wood available in numerous styles for you to choose from. The main thing you must do before you choose a cabinet style is to choose the type of sink you will feature. A vessel sink requires a very different cabinet than a sunken bowl and sink materials can range from stone to glass to cement.
Your vanity may be the showstopper of your bathroom, or it could be a simple cabinet that holds a delicate, breathtaking sink. No matter which type of wood you choose, the countertop will offer your personality to shine through. You can select beautiful granite, utilitarian soapstone or colorful marble. With the different types of countertops come different maintenance requirements, so it is important to know how to clean and care for the material you choose for your cabinet top.
Discuss the options available to you with your contractor before you go shopping for a bathroom vanity. Using the three categories above can help you make sure you select a good cabinet that your family can enjoy for many years.