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How to Choose the Right Bathroom Vanities


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Bath vanities are the most valuable assets to any bathroom, so homeowners must choose the vanities carefully. The right bathroom vanities not only make the bathroom look great but they also improve the overall functionality. You need to be even more careful if you have a small bathroom, since space is a constraint. No doubt vanities are available in a large range of styles, sizes and budgets; so you need to choose the one that suits your personal requirements.

When choosing a vanity for your bathroom, here are some factors that you need to consider:

The Right Place

Vanities are highly functional piece of furniture so they need to be placed correctly. Choose a place where the vanity won’t interfere with the traffic even if the drawers or doors are open. There should be enough space above the vanity, so that you can install mirrors and place the necessary items conveniently.

Another major thing that you need to consider is plumbing. If you change the entire design of the bathroom, the plumbing will need to be moved as well. Changing the vanity style might also require the plumbing to be upgraded. So evaluate whether you have enough budget to accommodate the extra work or not.

The Ideal Size

The size, width and height, of the bathroom should be determined carefully. A vanity that is too large will block too much space and one that is too small will not provide enough storage space. So measure the space available to determine what size of the vanity would be a perfect fit for your bathroom. Made-to-order vanities are best for compact spaces, since readymade vanities are available in specific sizes.

Evaluate Your Storage Needs

Make a list of the items that you need to store inside the vanity. Consider the extra items that you might require storing as well. Assess how you would like to access the items stored inside; do you want drawers or doors. Once you have an idea about how much storage space you require, you can decide what style of vanity would be suitable for you. Both wall-mounted and free standing vanities look good; but the choice should be based on your needs and requirements.

Vanity Material and Countertop

Choosing the right material and countertop is very important to ensure longevity of the vanity. Both the vanity material and countertop should be water resistant and easy to maintain. Natural wood looks good but it must be sealed properly to avoid water damage. With plenty of choices available, it’s important to make sure the material you choose is easy-to-maintain for you and complements the overall look of the bathroom.        

When choosing bathroom vanities, you can either buy a readymade vanity or get one custom made. Custom made vanities are most suitable for bathrooms that have weird angles and space restrictions. So evaluate your needs and requirements and choose a bathroom vanity wisely.