A bathroom vanity is one of the most underestimated pieces of furniture in the home. It provides storage for your go-to products, works as the foundation for your sink, and sets the style for the bathroom. It dramatically improves the function and look of your bathroom.
To find the perfect vanity for you, it is important to consider both the bathroom layout and the location of plumbing in your bathroom. The width and depth of the vanity should be considered. A single sink vanity usually ranges from 24" to 61" width, while a double vanity can range from 48" to 80" in width. Most vanity cabinets are available in a range between 30"-36" tall before the added height of the countertop and sink.
The most common type of vanity, freestanding vanities stand on the floor and are mounted to the wall using mounting screws.
This type of vanity mounts directly to the wall with no floor support. It is perfect for saving floor space and many even align with American Disability Act compliance.
If you are looking to save space, you may consider a corner vanity. Perfect for smaller bathrooms, the corner vanity is great at conserving space while still providing the storage expected of a normal vanity.
For those looking for a modern look, the console vanity provides a modern, airy look. This open concept design creates a simple look for any bathroom.
Cottage vanities have a classic farmhouse style. Featuring carvings, louvered panels, and bead boards, they are usually painted in soft colors that pair well with weathered or painted hardware.
Mission vanities feature clean lines and simple construction giving them a handcrafted appearance. Usually made of heavy wood, they typically have a natural stain exposing its grain. Bronze, brass, and iron hardware usually accompany this style.
Featuring clean, straight lines and a simple appearance, modern vanities are a great choice for contemporary remodels. Made in a variety of materials and colors, they feature metals such as aluminum and stainless steel.
Using reclaimed, or reclaimed looking wood, rustic vanities create an organic, all natural look. With warm steel, metal accents, and intentional blemishes, they achieve a lived-in look.
Shaker Vanities feature round hardware, gentle curves, and slim, tampered legs. They are usually made of light-weight wood such as maple or pine. It features a simple, clean design.
With features found on most classic furniture, traditional vanities come in a variety of colors. They feature ornate details such as detailed legs, scalloped edges, and hardware with intricate designs.
The most common sink type, most vanities are made with this sink design in mind. These sinks are mounted underneath the counter and are usually oval or rectangular shaped. They are typically made of copper or porcelain.
Vessel sinks sit on top of the counter. They come in a wide variety of size, shape, material, and color. These sinks do add to the height of the vanity making it difficult for small children to reach them.
A combination of the undermount and vessel sinks, the semi-recessed sink sits halfway into the countertop leaving the top half of the sink exposed.
These double as a sink and counter all in one. Typically made of porcelain, stone, and concrete, these sinks create a clean seamless look.