Selecting the finishes and fixtures for your bathroom can be a fun, yet daunting process. There is so much to consider and you want to be sure you make wise decisions on every selection. This includes your bathroom vanity. The vanity often serves as the focal point of the bathroom, so you want to get it right the first time. Here are a few tips to help you get started on your vanity search.
1. Where Is Your Plumbing Located?
Start by deciding where your plumbing will be located. Moving your plumbing can be a costly endeavor, so an existing plumbing location can dictate your size requirements and style. If you’re thinking about updating your outdated floor mounted cabinet vanity to a sleek, modern floating vanity with a wall-mounted faucet, you may need to move your plumbing hookups. If that’s not in the budget, you may need to reconsider.
2. How Do You Use Your Vanity?
It may seem like a silly question but think about it. Do you typically stand at your vanity every morning to do your hair and makeup? Then you might opt for a taller 36” vanity height than the standard 31”. Plenty of countertop space, or even a ledge above the faucet, can give you more surface area to accommodate your morning routine. Do you share your bathroom with someone? Then go for a double vanity. Your vanity should take into account those that are using it and their lifestyle.
3. Storage Options
Consider your storage requirements before purchasing a vanity. For those of you that tend to have a lot products you use on a daily basis, keep the clutter out of sight and behind closed doors with above-the-counter cabinet storage. If your current bathroom layout lacks linen storage, then integrate towel storage into your vanity. Open storage shelves can be a great way to keep your towels tucked away, yet conveniently located all while giving your vanity a tailored look. Whatever your storage needs may be, look for a vanity design than can offer the perfect solution.
4. Space Restraints
Unless you’re dealing with new construction or you’re eliminating or moving walls and doors, the architecture of your space will often dictate what style and size of vanity you can use. Consider door swings, shower/tub access, toilet proximity, traffic flow, and air register locations – all of these things can impact the functionality of your vanity.
5. Style, Style, Style
Your vanity should reflect your own personal style and should be a piece that you love using every day. Whether totally custom or ready-made, vanities come in all shapes, sizes, and materials and when paired with thoughtfully selected faucets and bowls, your vanity can make a big impact on what often is a small space.
Still trying to figure out your style or what works best in your space? We’re here to help! We can create the perfect design that meets your specific needs!