The centerpiece for most bathrooms will be the vanity. When you have the right vanity, it will elevate the style and will provide you with some storage space. Of course, choosing the right vanity can sometimes be difficult. This is especially true when you have a large bathroom. Those who have big bathrooms sometimes choose vanities that are too small, which look out of place.
Before you buy the vanity, you will want to measure your space. You want to be sure that you have enough room for all of the door openings, including the shower. Measure against the dimensions in your bathroom. Those who have a large bathroom should not have any trouble with bigger vanities. However, you also have to think about the placement of the vanity to ensure it doesn’t interfere with the flow of the bathroom.
Remember, all bathrooms are different. Even if you have a large bathroom, it doesn’t mean that you can just choose a large vanity. It has to be the right vanity.
Keep in mind all of the existing features in the bathroom including the plumbing location, mirrors, outlets, and electrical switches. The plumbing location can often determine just how wide your vanity can be. If you opt to move the plumbing, it will increase the cost of your remodel substantially, but it can be done.
After you have measured and have an idea of how large of a vanity you can add to the bathroom, it’s time to consider how you will be using it. This will make it easier to find the ideal vanity.
If there is only one person who is using the bathroom, you might want to choose a single vanity. However, if you have the room, opting for a larger vanity could be a better idea. It not only provides you with more space on the counter and for storage, but if you decided to sell your home, it may be easier to get people interested when you have a larger vanity that might be better suited to their needs.
When there will be more than one person sharing the bathroom, you will likely want to have a double sink vanity. This will allow two people to use the area at the same time, which can help to save some time in the morning and at night before bed.
You will also have to determine whether you want to have a free-standing unit or a wall mounted vanity. The overall design of your bathroom, along with your personal taste will dictate which of these you choose. You have quite a few options available. One that tends to be popular right now includes a wall-hung sink combined with a floating vanity. With all of the choices available, you have the potential to get quite creative, which is always nice. It allows the bathroom to become a place that is unique and truly yours.
Of course, you also have to think about the finish for your bathroom vanity. Naturally, you will want to choose an option that will tie together the other decor in the bathroom. On the other hand, you could also choose the vanity and finish first and then decorate around that design.
Vanity finishes are generally wood, metal, or glass, and are available in a range of colors. Often, retailers will let you choose the type of wood finish that you want to have. Darker woods are always popular, and some choose to add a glaze that helps to give the vanity a contemporary look. As for the colors, white and black vanities are both popular right now. However, there are plenty of other colors that are starting to gain popularity including rich, dark espresso, light oak, navy, and gray.
The finishes can give your vanity, and thus your bathroom, a lot of personality. Whether you are looking for a traditional vanity, an antiqued look, or something more modern, there are plenty of options available for you. When you are thinking about the colors, you will typically want to match the accents in the room. It’s generally going to be easier for you to change out those accents than it will be for you to paint the bathroom later, so keep this in mind.
Something else you can’t forget will be the fixtures that are on your vanity. The faucets and handles that you choose should complement the look of the vanity, as well as other elements in your bathroom. Fortunately, there is no shortage of options when it comes to the fixtures and fixture finishes you can find. You should not have any trouble getting what you need with just a bit of research.
Some of the most popular include chrome, polished nickel, brushed nickel, polished brass, and oil-rubbed bronze. Additionally, you can find coated and painted fixtures if you prefer. Those who are putting together a more modern bathroom might find that this will work well for their needs. Just keep in mind that if you choose a bold color, it will often dictate the color of other items that you have in the bathroom.
As you can see, you have a lot of choices when you are choosing your vanity. Remember to measure twice and then choose the style and finishes that will work best for the look you want to convey. Get creative and start looking for the perfect vanity to make your master bathroom a place you love.