Bathroom Remodeling Tips – How to Choose the Right Bathroom Vanity…

The biggest factor to consider when buying a bathroom vanity is the size. Your floor plan and overall space will help you determine the best size vanity for your room. Width, depth, and height dimensions need to be factored into your choice and are based first and foremost on your bathroom’s size. The vanity is the main attraction of your bathroom, which means you want to get it right. If it is time for you to do some bathroom remodeling, we would like to give you a few suggestions about choosing a bathroom vanity. You need to take into consideration everything from utility to looks. We can help you find the vanity that will make your bathroom special. We will give you some planning steps for vanities in the main bathroom. For a guest bath or powder room, you do not have to do quite as much planning.

Who Will Be Using The Main Bathroom?

If you are considering a vanity for your master bath that two of you will be using at the same time each morning, you want to consider two sinks. If you are someone who likes to do your makeup in the bathroom, you will want more counter space. You will want to consider the vanity, the mirror, and the lighting if your makeup and hair are going to be done each morning in the bathroom.

Consider Your Plumbing Location

If you are replacing a vanity, just remember it costs time and money to make changes to your plumbing. So, you will probably want to install the new vanity in the same location. The plumbing should also be considered when choosing a style of vanity. A floor-mounted vanity can make use of the typical plumbing layout, but a wall-mounted vanity would require moving the plumbing hookups. Moving the plumbing is not impossible but it will depend upon your budget if you want to change the plumbing layout.

Placement And Size

A very popular vanity door and drawer style today is a full overlay setup. With a full overlay vanity, your doors and drawer fronts extend to the edge of the cabinet front. If your vanity is going to be installed in a corner next to a wall, it will require space at the side in order to clear the wall. Otherwise, your drawers will rub the wall when opened. Full overlay vanities make a nice statement, so don’t rule them out…just plan for some extra space at the wall adjacent to them. Consider the shower. If your shower has a door, this is another swing you should account for when deciding where to place your vanity. Also, your vanity should not make navigating the rest of your bathroom a bother. Now it is time for the tape measure. You will have to take measurements to determine how long and how wide the vanity can be.

Consider The Height

You may also want to consider the height of your new vanity. Back in the old days of new home building, it was common practice to install shorter vanities. People are either getting taller or smarter as many of the new vanities are 34-36 inches tall. You will want to consider the items around your vanity to see how they will be affected by a change in height. If you have a mirror glued to the wall, this may need to be moved to install a taller vanity.

More Storage

It is a good idea to keep a hairdryer hidden until needed thereby giving you more bathroom counter space. Store your hairdryer in a drawer and to make it even more useful, add an electrical connection so you can plug it in inside the drawer. One of the perks of a vanity is having more storage. You will finally have a place to put everything. Drawers and cabinet doors take up different kinds of space. Depending on the placement and layout, one may work better than the other. You will just have to decide what works best for your bathroom.

Bathroom Sink Faucets

Bathroom sink faucets are one of the most used fixtures in your home. Not only do you and your family use the bathroom faucet, but so do all of your guests. Bathroom faucets need to be functional and a quality piece that will stand the test of time. They are also a great way to show off your own personal style. Remember to be sure to double-check what your sink or vanity will require before deciding on your faucet. There are many designs to choose from when searching for a bathroom faucet.

Choosing The Sink Style

Master baths or shared bathrooms require a little extra storage. For good reason, it’s often called “the necessary room”, and there are many options available to meet those daily family tasks, no matter the demand. The style you choose depends on the look you want, as well as the vanity or cabinet that you’re working with. Compare standard sinks with the vessel, undermount, and all in one style to get a better idea of how you want your own vanity set up.

Materials That Hold Up Well In The Bathroom Environment

Pick out materials that will handle wear and tear and, in the style, you like best. The vanity in the bathroom will come in contact with lots of substances, spilled makeup, cleaning products, and water just to name a few. Plus because of running the shower, more humidity will be in this room. You want a vanity that can hold up against whatever life throws at it. So, choose a vanity top that is durable and avoid doing any grouting that will be hard to clean. A variety of materials and countertops are available.

By the end of this process, 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.

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