Wednesday, August 1, 2018

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Bathroom Vanity

Whether you’re a born interior designer or just someone who’s just looking for a bit of a change, picking the right vanity for your bathroom can be quite the challenge. With so many options to choose from and a variety of things to take into consideration, we can understand why you might be a little wary on taking the task. However, finding the perfect vanity can be a lot easier when you have an idea of what you’re looking for. If you’re having trouble finding your dream vanity, here are some tips you should consider before swiping that credit card:

1. Cater to the people who will be using it the most

Depending on which bathroom you’re looking to add to, the people who are going to be using it can be an incredibly important factor when deciding which vanity to go for. Each bathroom of the house serves a unique main purpose and is most likely to have different visitors. Here are some ways each bathroom can lead to a different vanity:

Master bathroom

The master bathroom is obviously going to be the biggest, most spacious bathroom in the house. However, it’s also most likely going to need a vanity that is fit for two. If that is the case, you want to look into a vanity that has two sinks and ample counter space for you and your partner. No one likes fighting for sink space, right?

Kids/Teenager bathroom

If you’re looking for a vanity to fill a kid, teenager or other guest’s bathroom, you should take into consideration their needs. If they’re the type who walk in and out of the bathroom just when they need to, they’re not going to need a huge mirror and a spacious counter. However, if they’re the type to spend hours getting ready and doing all their hair and makeup, you should probably go for the fluorescent lighted mirror and the wide countertop.

Guest bathrooms

These are going to be the bathrooms that are typically closest to the living room and kitchens that guests use when they’re visiting your home. For most people, this is the bathroom that they want to have the tidiest, simplest and best aesthetic. Although you may not spend too much time in here, there’s no question that everybody wants to leave a good impression on their guests. For this, a huge vanity is not necessary since the most that people will do is wash their hands. Opting for a modern single sink bathroom vanity is best for this small space. However, if you want to keep things nice and tidy, looking into a vanity that has aesthetic ways to store things like extra toilet paper, towels and soap could help show off your design skills.

2. Make sure it fits in with the bathroom style/theme

While the vanity you choose may look absolutely gorgeous by itself, you want to make sure it fits in with the rest of the bathroom decor. Whether you’re starting from scratch or just adding a vanity to what you already have, choosing a vanity without thinking of what is going to be around it will make it stick out like a sore thumb. Think about the color scheme and overall vibe you want your bathroom to have and go with that!

Modern Style

Antique Style

3. Don’t just go for the prettiest one

We’ve all been told thousands of times not to judge a book by its cover. In this case, that’s seriously one of the last things you want to do. When it comes to choosing a vanity, it’s important to do your research. Since this piece of furniture is going to be around water all the time, the vanity you choose must be able to withstand constant moisture and humidity. Take a look at what materials are used to make the vanity and how well they can withstand the unique environment of the bathroom before clicking “buy” on the one you think looks the best.

4. Look into the amount of storage it can hold

At the end of the day, it’s important to make sure you don’t forget the main purpose of having a bathroom vanity. Not only does it tie in the entire bathroom aesthetic, it is also mainly a way to save space by creating a compact area in which you can have a mirror, sink, counter space and cabinets. If you’re really looking to keep a nice, clean bathroom, the key is utilizing space in the most efficient way possible.

Before you buy your bathroom vanity online, make sure to research the cabinet space and compare it to the one you have now. If your old vanity is overflowing and this new one only has half the space of your old one, you may want to reconsider.

As long as you keep in mind these 4 tips, we’re sure that choosing the perfect vanity will seem like an absolute breeze! Found the one you were looking for? Share your experiences with us below!