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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Bathroom
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A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Bathroom Vanity for Your Home

Bathroom vanities are an essential part of a modern home.  They are both practical and attractive, and   often act as the central feature of the bathroom.  So it is very important to choose a style   and design that will go perfectly with your bathroom and the rest of your   home.

Below are some expert tips to help you choose the best options to   make the vanity unique, from the size and style to the specific features to   consider.

How   do I choose the size of my bathroom?

Choosing a size is usually the first step in purchasing a vanity   for your bathroom.  Knowing exactly how   wide and high you want it to be will allow you to determine the placement of   your vanity, the features it contains, and most importantly, the   budget.

  • Think if you want to a single sink   or Double sink – Single-sink vanity tops can be   24 to 48 inches wide, while double-sink vanities are typically 60 to 72   inches wide.
  • Let the top of your vanity hit somewhere between   the hip and the lower chest for easy access – most vanities   are between 32 and 36 inches.
  • Adjust the depth of the vanity to match the overall space in your   bathroom – the average vanity Front to back depths are   typically between 20 inches and 21 inches for bathrooms an   average of 40 square feet, but can range from 14 inches for much smaller   bathrooms to 72 inches for shared or master bathrooms.

How   do I determine the placement of my washbasin?

Believe it or not, the placement of your vanity can really make a   world of difference.  When hidden   behind a door, the bathroom looks strangely empty from the outside.  Placing it somewhere in the middle of the   room can make it difficult to navigate the bathroom.  So plan carefully!

  • A vanity shouldn’t make navigating the bathroom difficult.  Go around the room Work out   your “typical route” and avoid placing the vanity in   areas you walk through.  You don’t want   to come across it all the time!
  • Doors and walls can limit the space available.  You should therefore set up your washbasin   in the central area of ??the bathroom. away from the   door and against the widest wall.
  • Make sure your vanity isn’t blocking access to essentials like   the shower or toilet.  to plan   Leave about 20 inches of space between the edges   of your vanity and everything that at least surrounds it.
  • The easiest way to tell if your vanity fits is to   Mark the rough measurements with painter’s tape   along your placement area.  It also   helps you visualize what that space will look like when it is occupied by a   vanity.

What   characteristics should my bathroom title have?

A vanity is much more than just a sink with a mirror above it –   this is where you prepare in the morning or before parties and store all of   your toiletries and towels.  So make   sure that the following features not only look great but also meet all of   your needs.


Think about how many sinks you really need.  Multiple sinks are a great way to ease   traffic that morning, especially in large families.  However, note that they are substantial   Reduce work area.  It is recommended that double sinks have a   gap of 5 to 7 inches between each sink.    So take this into account in your overall   measurements!

Work surface

If you plan on keeping toiletries or makeup in your vanity, you   will likely need a little more counter space than just a sink.  Aim to have 5 inch work   surface on either side of the sink at least.


Under the sink, you can store spare towels, robes, and even   toiletries in an organized environment without taking up space elsewhere.  Consider buying Cabinets with   lockable doors to ensure that small children or pets cannot   easily access something inside them.


Whether for practical or aesthetic reasons, mirrors are one of the   main components of a vanity.  You can   choose from simple designs (traditional bathrooms), abstract shapes   (contemporary and whimsical decor), and even mirrors built-in   lights to meet your needs.

How should I   assemble my washbasin?

This mainly depends on how much space is available in your   bathroom and how big your vanity will be.


This is the most common type of vanity.  It resembles a dresser, stands on its own   two feet, and is the best option when you want maximum storage   space.

Mounted on the wall

This type of vanity opens up some space in smaller bathrooms by   hanging or “floating” on the wall.

Corner mounting

This is the best option if you want to save space.  With a 90 degree angle on the   backThis type of vanity fits perfectly in a corner but is much   smaller than average.

What are the sink   options?

Although many pre-made vanities come with a sink already, some of   you may want to complete your vanity with separate cabinets, sinks, and   mirrors.  This means that when you buy   cabinets you need to already know what type of sink you are going to install   – figuring out that the cabinet of your dreams can’t hold the sink you just   bought is never fun!


These sinks are designed so that they can be installed under the   counter No visible exposed edges.  This makes the countertop very easy to   clean and responsive a minimalist   aesthetic.  Built-in   sinks are most commonly found in prefabricated vanities because installing   them separately requires a lot of work and modification.

Half absorbed

These sinks are mounted directly in an opening on the counter   Edges that rest over the top the opening.  They are also known as top-mount or drop-in   sinks and can be purchased both in prefabricated vanities and   separately.


These sinks simply rest on the countertop, and usually are   The first choice for stylish bathrooms about all   the decoration schemes.  These can also   be purchased both in prefabricated washbasins and separately.

Which   style should I choose for my washbasin?

The style of your vanity should complement the rest of the   bathroom decor.  If you are unsure,   consider a contemporary style as this is the most universal / neutral style   and therefore can go with almost any decor.    Here are some of the most popular bathroom vanities to choose   from:


This style is simple, involves relatively minimalist designs, and   a neutral color palette that can go with most   other styles.


This style includes bolder design options such as bright or   unusual colors as well sharper angles and more   abstract forms.


This style mostly includes classic yet detailed designs   Carvings and patternsand usually adheres to a   neutral color palette, like the contemporary style.


This style places great emphasis on the beauty of nature and uses   materials like raw wood, metal or   stone.

What   materials should I choose for my vanity?

There are a wide range of materials that you can use for your   vanity unit and sink.  Again, you need   to consider whether the vanity should play a more practical or aesthetic role   in your home in order to make the best possible choice.


This is a high density type of wood that is normally found in   trees such as Mahogany, maple or oak.  Hardwood is a common material for base   cabinets something more stable, with a rustic or   traditional style.

Manufactured wood

This is a type of artificial wood that is usually a lot   lighter in density than hardwood.  Although some don’t like it because it is   less sturdy, this is the perfect material for those who have a   modern or contemporary style for your   bathroom.


Metal can be used for both the base cabinets and the sinks.  This is perfect for those who want to   a bold, modern style for her bathroom and is   very popular for how easy it is to clean.    However, if not properly cared for, the metal can   discolour or scratched;    Buy special non-abrasive cleaning wipes and cleaning solutions that do   not contain bleach to avoid this.


This is another great sink material that fits perfectly into more   modern bathroom styles and is very good again easy to keep   clean.  However, it is   the most fragile material and therefore it is Not recommended   for people with young childrenor those who are just   clumsy!


Ceramic is the most common sink versatile   material and can be made for absolutely every bathroom style   and base cabinet material.  It is   one of the most durable materials You can use   for your sink.


Perfect for reaching one rustic   aestheticStone sinks (or even ceramic sinks that are designed   to look like stone) are growing in popularity.  They are like ceramics pretty   sturdy and can last much longer than other sink   materials.