While bathrooms are among the smallest rooms in any house, they still require significant storage. From towels to toiletries, cabinets are necessary to keep your bathroom essentials out-of-sight. If you’re considering a new vanity for this space, here are a few ways to ensure you select the best model for your storage needs, in addition to your space restraints and style.
How to Select the Perfect Bathroom Vanity
1. Identify Who Will Use It
The type of vanity that's appropriate for your bathroom will depend on its use. For example, one with multiple tiers may be suitable for a children's bathroom to ensure little ones have access to the sink. Alternatively, if you're installing a vanity in your master bath, consider a double-sink, so you and your partner don't have to compete for space.
2. Consider Your Room
While the location of your plumbing will largely dictate the place for your vanity, factors such as nearby fixtures will determine how large the feature can be. Keep the location of your toilet, tub, and shower in mind, as well as doors and how they open.
3. Think About Storage
You might only need to stow a few hand towels and rolls of bath tissue in your powder room, so a small corner or floating vanity will suffice. However, in your master bathroom, you might need a larger vanity. Look for additional pull-out drawers and cabinets for styling tools, cosmetics, extra toiletries, towels, and any other items you plan to store.
4. Choose Materials
Vanity countertops are available in several materials, including moisture-resistant ceramic, elegant and durable natural stone, and stain-resistant glass. Cabinets are generally made from laminate and wood veneers, which recreate the look of wood but have increased moisture resistance.
5. Assess Your Aesthetic Goals
Finally, consider the visual impact you'd like to achieve in your space. Marble countertops paired with white cabinets will create a bright, airy look, whereas a darker vanity may lend a more formal vibe. You can also use nature as your inspiration to create a spa-like ambiance, selecting materials in earthy tones.
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