In many ways, bathroom vanities are centerpieces. Sleek sinks and countertops are eye-catching; they feel cozy, they remember the time spent in a spa or in a luxury hotel. Beauty is important, but beauty alone is not enough. A dressing table should also be practical.
Study the space
Whether remodeling a bathroom or choosing accessories for a new home, a careful study of the given space is important. A dresser that takes up too much space affects the flow and functionality of the room, but one that is too small can seem insignificant and impractical. Buyers should find a unit that will fit in the allotted space without taking up the room, while also serving as an attractive and useful centerpiece.
Homeowners may fall in love with some bathroom vanities only to find that they are incompatible with existing plumbing. This may or may not be a hurdle, depending on the budget and the amount of work someone wants to put into the remodel job. Plumbing can be rearranged to accommodate vanity sink and storage areas. Buyers must decide if this is something they are willing to do or hire.
Find out what’s most important
When looking at a variety of dressers, owners must decide what is most important. Is additional storage necessary? Deep drawers and under-sink storage can help utilize the space. Additionally, units with over-the-sink cabinets can be a great space-saving utility.
Each sink should be of adequate width and depth so that people can comfortably wash their hands. The material the sink is made of is another important consideration. Some materials, like tile, are easier to clean than others.
There are also mirrors and accessories to consider. How do these fit into the overall aesthetic? A mirror can be placed on top of a dresser or it can wrap around it. The location of lights, towel racks, and additional shelves or cabinets can affect selection.
Many styles to choose from
From traditional to contemporary, bathroom vanities can satisfy virtually any desired look. Regardless of the budget or the size of the space, homeowners can create a comfortable and attractive space in the combination of colors and the particular desired look. It’s about options.
Countertops can be made of stone, wood, acrylic, concrete, laminate, tile, or other materials. They come in various colors and textures to create different moods. Drawers and cabinets can be straight or curved and are made from a variety of woods or laminates. The sinks can be placed above or below the counter. They can be oval or rectangular, and they can be made of porcelain, copper, glass, stone, stainless steel, or composite materials.
With so many options available, it’s a good idea to start your search early. Many homeowners start with the vanity and then build the rest of the bathroom around it. The chosen dressing table can inspire the design and decoration of the room. It’s a great piece to start remodeling or building a bathroom that everyone will love.