A bathroom is a smaller space, and you want to make the most of every change you’re making. This includes your bathroom vanity. It can easily become the main attraction of your bathroom, meaning you want to get it right the first time.
It can easily become the main attraction of your bathroom, meaning you want to get it right the first time.But how do you choose a bathroom vanity that not only looks good but functions well too? Do you follow trends or design according to your own style? Here are a few tips to help you find the vanity that will make your bathroom your favorite room in the house.
As much as we’d like the process to be as easy as “A, B, C”, it does take more thought and careful consideration. You need to take into account everything from practicality to aesthetics. These steps will help you take into account all the information you need to choose the right bathroom vanity.
Consider Who Is Going to Be Using It, and How
The vanity you choose should take into account the people who are going to be using it, and the type of things they will be using it for.If you and your partner need the sink at the same time every morning, a vanity with a double sink might be the best option for you. If you’re by yourself, you could make do with something smaller.You also need to take into account how you will be using your vanity. If you are someone who likes to do their makeup and hair, you’ll want more counter space and storage to accommodate supplies.
Find out Where Your Plumbing Is Located
Plumbing will most likely be the part of your bathroom that will determine the position and style of your vanity. For example, a floor-mounted vanity can make use of the typical plumbing layout. A wall-mounted vanity would require moving the plumbing hookups for your sink.Moving plumbing is not impossible; it depends on what you want, and your budget. If you decide to work with the existing plumbing set up, this will help you narrow down your vanity styles.
A floating vanity looks great, but you have to make sure your plumbing is designed to work with it.
Potential Obstacles to Determine Placement and Size
Bathroom designs can always be changed in comparison to doors and walls. This limits the places you can put your vanity. Things you want to consider when determining placement include:
• Door swing: If you bathroom door swings inwards and hits the vanity, this is both ineffective and annoying.
• The shower: do you have a shower door instead of a curtain? This is another swing you should keep in mind when deciding where to place your vanity.
•The toilet: Do you want the vanity in front of, beside, or far from the toilet? Will you be bumping into the vanity when trying to ‘go’?
• Traffic flow: Your vanity shouldn’t make it difficult to move around the rest of your bathroom. If you’re constantly bumping into it trying to avoid something else, you’re going to get frustrated, not to mention bruised.Experiment by walking around the space. If you can’t completely visualize, try using a vanity substitute like a box. This will give you an indicator of where the vanity would go, and how it would affect the trafic flow in the rest of the room.
Determine Your Sink Style
A sink is going to take up some counter no matter the style, but depending on which one you go with, you can minimize the amount of counter space it will take up. Compare standard sinks with vessel, undermount, and all-in-one styles to get a better idea of how you want your own vanity set up.The size of your sink will also depend on your priorities for the vanity. For example, if you’re working with a limited surface area, a smaller sink will help you make the most of it.
An undermounted sink will give you more counter space to work with.
Remember that there are no wrong choices when it comes to personal style. Your vanity should look like a vanity you can’t wait to use and keep forever. There are no wrong choices when it comes to final designs – only your choice!