Some of the easiest types of vanities to incorporate into your space are traditional single and double sink vanities. You might first think that traditional means boring, but at UniqueVanities we offer a range of elegant and stylish vanities that model traditional shapes and designs. These vanities make it easy for you to make any bathroom look great and also allow you to easily mix and match other bathroom components. However, the only way to ensure a seamless integration of your vanity into the room is to select the right size and ensure you make the right choice with accessories, storage and plumbing elements. To help you pick the perfect piece for your bathroom, we have provided the shopping guide below.
Before you begin shopping, you need to define the size of your space. This will prevent you from ordering a vanity that will not fit, but it will also prevent you from falling in love with a vanity that is just not the right size. To measure for a vanity, start along the wall and measure the length of the free or available space. Leave enough space for other bathroom accessories if necessary. This measurement is the width of your vanity. Next, measure out from the wall to determine how deep the vanity can be without blocking doors or movement in the room. When shopping, only look at cabinets that fit within your measurement requirements.
Style and Finishing
You may want a traditional or antique style vanity, but you have plenty of other style elements to choose from. Do you want the vanity rounded, or straight edged? Many of our models allow you to choose a vanity counter top, sink and fixtures. When you are choosing the design elements, keep all your choices in mind. The fixtures may go great with the cabinet, but how will they look with the sink or counter top? You may also want to consider matching fixture and hardware, such as handles, in color. The style should reflect your personal tastes while upholding functionality and ease of use.
Storage is something every buyer should consider carefully. If you purchase a vanity without enough storage, you may suffer from a cluttered bathroom. The wrong type of storage can cause a problem as well. Think about the things you normally store in a bathroom vanity and what other storage options you have available in the room. Use this information to decide on your vanity. For example, if you have no other storage place for towels, you might want to consider a vanity with a large cabinet or shelf space. Small drawers can be a great place to stash personal items or cosmetics, and open shelves provide an area for storage or for decorating.
The final step in making a vanity purchase is to vet your choice by double-checking all plumbing specifications. Do all pieces match each other, and will they work with your existing plumbing? Gooseneck faucets are perfect for antique style vanities. You should also consider whether the cabinet will affect use of power outlets or switches.