Vanities in the bathroom are often an important focal point of the room. You can often find them with shelves and drawers for storage of personal items. However, vanities also give the bathroom a beautiful look that is sure to make any bathroom stylish. They add sophistication to any bathroom that they are used in. Before you buy vanities for your bathroom, however, it is a good idea to consider a few things to choose a vanity that is right for your home.
First, check carefully to see whether or not the cabinets are going to be mounted to the wall or they will be attached to them. The cabinets tend to be more expensive than the vanities and sometimes it is difficult to determine whether or not the cabinets are going to be permanent fixtures in the bathroom or they are attachable. Some vanity cabinets have drawers that can be removed entirely while others have stationary doors, but the doors can be moved in case you want to adjust their position. If the drawers are removable, however, they need to be replaced with cabinets that are the same height all the way around as well as the top.
Next, you need to think about the sink and pedestal. Both sinks and pedestals are available as vanities. A pedestal is the most traditional type of bathroom vanity and has the sink built right into it with no other mounting required. The pedestal is the most traditional choice and gives you a lot of storage space as well as a nice, clean appearance. However, if you are going to install a sink into the pedestal, make sure that you choose a sink with a good amount of depth as well as the right amount of countertop area. For example, if you are choosing a countertop depth of at least three-quarters, you don’t want your sink to cover up the actual depth of the countertop.
Other vanities that are a popular choice for small bathroom spaces include corner vanities. These vanities feature an extra-long countertop with plenty of sinks and cupboard space behind it. These types of vanities can either have a single sink area on the top of the cabinet or several smaller sinks on different shelves. You can even find modern look corner vanities that have a pull-out trash container attached to the side of the cabinet!
When it comes to choosing real wood vanities, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind. First of all, most people do not like the smell of real wood and opt instead for faux wood vanities. While both have the benefits of a large selection of colors and stains, the drawbacks to faux wood include the difficulty in cleaning, chipping, and uneven coloration. If you want an authentic-looking wooden vanity, your only option may be solid hardwood. Solid hardwoods such as maple have natural stains that match many styles of cabinetry and come in a variety of colors.
Maple is considered a strong and sturdy tree, but if you live in an area where there is a lot of humidity, you must purchase a humidity-controlled maple unit. A humidity-controlled unit will help prevent warping and cracking of the natural wood vanities. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you plan to stain or paint your vanities, you will need to choose a high-gloss, durable stain/paint or paint with a high degree of UV protection. UV protection will not only protect your painted surfaces from discoloration caused by moisture, it will also prevent cracking and warping of the solid hardwood veneer.
When selecting sinks for your new bathroom vanities, don’t forget the important role they will play in increasing the overall appeal of the room. Although most people think of sinks when shopping for new countertops, that is far from the truth. Sinks come in all different sizes and shapes, and there are many types, such as undermount, drop-in, inset, corner, inset, faucet-less, center-most, single-piece, vessel, and more. The type of sink you choose will depend on the overall design and theme of the room. Vessel sinks can range from small, simple vessels used for spas and showers, to large, antique-looking bowls that are perfect for a master bath.
The sink you select should blend perfectly with the decor and style of the rest of the bathroom vanity cabinetry. Remember when shopping for new vanities that you get what you pay for, so don’t skimp on quality. You can find vanities with all kinds of sink designs, including vessel sinks and double-basin sinks, so you’ll have many options for your needs and styles.