Bathroom vanities are the next big thing in bathroom remodeling and design. They are already experiencing a massive surge in popularity, and pretty much everyone who owns one agrees: vanities make any bathroom look and feel great.
When it comes to selecting a bathroom vanity, you have quite a lot of options. Vanities are often contemporary or traditional in design, respectively yielding a sleek, clean, and polished look or a more rustic, wamr, and cozy personality. While most vanity cabinets are manufactured in wood, ranging from oak and mahogany to cherry and teak, some are built from quality metals like stainless steel or bronzed copper plate. As far as countertops go, you have a nearly limitless selection: tempered glass, steel, copper, sealed zebra wood, granite, onyx, marble, and porcelain, to name a few. Even the designs, styles, and colors come in a variety of unique options. But perhaps you aren’t interested in previously constructed bathroom vanities? Perhaps you’re looking for a design that’s a little more personal.
If that is the case, there is no need for concern. Many online manufacturers and retailers in the vanity business offer full or partial customization services, so you can essentially design your very own bathroom vanity from the ground up. These services are invaluable to the stalwart DIY-er, the person who wants everything just perfect.
Before you start looking around, however, you should consider these suggestions: first, take into account the dimensions of your bathroom. Larger bathrooms, obviously, can effectively accommodate larger vanities, and maybe even conveniently luxurious double bathroom vanities. But if you plan on installing your bathroom vanity in a smaller bathroom, consider investing in a wall-mounted vanity, a small vanity, or, for maximum space efficiency, a corner vanity. Corner bath vanities are vanities constructed in a sort of pie-slice shape, a quarter circle, so they fit perfectly in any corner but still maintain a charming aesthetic. Corner vanities may be out of the way, but they don’t sacrifice any good looks or usefulness to get there!
Which leads to another tip: manner and extent of use. How many people share your bathroom? How many people argue over sink space? If several people plan on using the vanity, consider investing in a double bathroom vanity. These vanities have two sinks, two mirrors, and two storage cabinets, so people can perform their hygienic tasks simultaneously, without the fuss.
Finally, consider the price. Bathroom vanities cover a significant price range, from particularly expensive to tremendously affordable. In vanities, however, the most expensive price tag does not necessarily mean the best quality. It may be in your best interests to avoid the cheapest models, however. So do some research, shop around a little, and read user reviews to see whether or not a certain manufacturer delivers a quality product. Once the quality is established, you should feel free to peruse each item without particular concern for price; simply choose the vanity product that is best suited to your tastes and needs! But if you are looking for a product that’s a bit more affordable, consder looking into discount and thrift stores, warehouse outlet stores, internet auction sites such as ebay.com, or even regional online “classifieds” sites such as Craigslist.com.