Showers & Bathrooms


How To Choose A Bathroom Vanity

If you’re planning on giving your bathroom a makeover, one of your key considerations should be your vanity cabinet.  Due to their very nature, bathroom vanities hold a prime position in any bathroom, so one that looks tatty, outdated or out of place is going to stand out like a sore thumb.  At the same time, a well chosen vanity that fits in with the character of your home can be a handsome centerpiece of your bathroom’s design and can help bring the whole room together.

Vanities come in all kinds of styles and sizes, and the prices vary accordingly.  Whether you’re looking for a discount vanity to help you complete your bathroom’s makeover within a limited budget, or you want a luxurious antique effect wooden vanity cabinet to add the finishing touch to a period bathroom, you should find something to meet your needs.  Choices range from ornately carved furniture style vanities with decorative features such as claw feet, to minimalist contemporary designs.

Modern Bathroom Vanity

There are several important considerations to take into account when buying a vanity unit.  Of course, it goes without saying that it’s essential to take careful measurements to work out what size will fit best with your bathroom’s layout.  But function is equally important – if you’re pushed for storage space, there’s little point in buying a vanity that looks stunning but lacks space for all your toiletries and accessories.  In fact, by installing a sink vanity cabinet you can utilize that otherwise wasted space beneath your sink.  Think about what sort of items you like to have within easy reach in your bathroom and choose a vanity that offers the best combination of drawers and shelving to accommodate your needs.


Color is another crucial factor that needs careful consideration.  Wooden vanities come in a wide choice of natural wood tones, from pine and mahogany to walnut and cherry.  They can also be painted in practically any color.  Think about not only what color would blend well with your other bathroom furniture, such as your wall cabinets, but also the effect of that color on the appearance of your room.  For instance, dark colored vanities tend to look rather imposing in small bathrooms but very elegant in larger rooms.  In contrast, lighter shades can help create an illusion of space in smaller bathrooms.  Decide also what style of hardware, such as door handles, would be in keeping with your bathroom’s image and what type of countertop would be most appropriate.

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