An exceptional vanity design requires careful planning and attention to detail. There are plenty of decisions to be made, home improvement design ideas to consider, from the layout and style to the types of sinks and countertops you’ll include in your new bathroom.
Your Bathroom vanities play an integral role in the function and comfort of your bathroom remodel. Choosing a vanity is a delicate balance of design meeting functionality. So how do you know what to consider when remodeling a bathroom or shopping for a new vanity?
Tips When Choosing A Vanity:
- If your bathroom has plenty of storage already or is limited in square footage, then a pedestal sink or furniture vanity is fine. If you need drawers and storage and have more room, then you will be drawn to a vanity with several cabinet doors and drawers.
- Think about your storage needs. If it is for a bathroom that is going to have a closet or wardrobe, medicine cabinets or primarily a place for storage, you might need less than you would in more bare bones.
- Large sinks placed into vanities can take up valuable drawer or cabinet space, sometimes causing you to lose a drawer or top shelf. Make sure to consider the sink, plumbing placement, and vanity design when ordering or selecting your vanity.
- Choose a vanity size, location, and placement that will not impede traffic flow, but will also allow you to place a mirror and lighting in the best places.
- Have a detailed sketch of the new bathroom, so you can see how the vanity measurements will fit. Be sure to include room for the bathroom and shower door to swing open! This is where a professional designer or contracting firm like Ozarks Remodeling will come into play.
- Think about how the vanity style will fit with the rest of your bathroom.
- Check your plumbing location. This could determine the width of your vanity or the configuration you’ll need. Moving plumbing will always increase costs, so you’ll want to know that up front.
Conceptualizing your bathroom layout, plumbing, and electrical considerations really must be made together and in conjunction with the overall design concept to balance it with functionality.
Choosing the right vanity can make or break your bathroom’s design. If it’s placed awkwardly in a traffic route, uses poor or mismatched materials, or doesn’t have enough storage, the rest of your bathroom will suffer.