Many people, when starting a bathroom remodel, will start with a new bathroom vanity. A new vanity can completely update the look of your bathroom and offset a world of other decorating sins.
Bathroom vanities come in all shapes and sizes. This article will explain some of your options when shopping for a new bath vanity.
First of all it’s important to realize that there is no one “right” vanity for you. Granted, if you’re decorating your home in a classic, antique-style, you may not want to choose a modern style vanity (then again maybe you would!).
But overall, you can’t choose a vanity that is ‘wrong’. But there are some vanities that would fit your bathroom better than others. You have a lot of options when shopping. Here are some of them:
Double vs Single Vessel Vanities – While most vanities come with 1 sink (called single-vessel), double vessel vanities (with 2 sinks) are growing more popular.
Single vessel vanities are more appropriate for your main floor bathroom or an upstairs guest bathroom. Double vessel vanities are popular with large master bathrooms. They give that larger, more luxurious feel. Many people also buy them for kids bathrooms as it gives more than one child a chance to brush and wash at once.
Wood Bathroom Vanities – These are becoming more popular. A wood vanity can come in everything from antique-style to modern. You can find cherry, oak, espresso and other colors in both single and double sink styles.
You can also find stone, porcelain and even glass vanities.
Styles – You can get several different styles including antique-looking, modern looking or even transitional.
Each one gives a different feel and it depends on which look you’re going for. You can get antique looking vanities for an rich, moneyed look or a modern vanity with a vessel sink to give that chic, clean look.
You can get pedestal style vanities, floating wall-mounted designs or free-standing units with built-in storage for towels, cloths and other accessories.
Price – While prices vary, you can find vanities for as low as $200 up to $2000+.
While you can get a good deal if you know where to shop you do generally get what you pay for. A high end vanity can give a luxurious, warm feel to your bathroom (even if you skimp elsewhere). A cheap vanity can look well, cheap – even in a million dollar home.
Names to Look For – Some popular names in bathroom vanities are Cole & Co, Danze, Ronbow, Kohler and American Standard.
Where To Shop – While you may be able to find a few vanities at a local housewares or bathroom store, your best bet for selection and lowest price is to go online. There are a number of sellers that specialize in selling wholesale vanities directly to the consumer.
This has a few advantages. First of all you can choose from a wider selection. Plus many online stores offer Free Shipping and $0 Sales Tax. So you can save money there as well.
So those are a few tips on choosing the best vanity for your bathroom. No matter what you decide, take your time and do your research and you’ll be rewarded with an attractive, stylish new bathroom look!
Kate Fox writes for Furniture Stores Online – a site showing you where to buy discount to luxury furniture for less.
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