How to choose the perfect bathroom vanity

By: Vikram Kuamr


A bathroom vanity can pick up the look of any bathroom. Since a bathroom vanity is a piece of furniture that will grab instant attention, it is important to ensure that you are picking the best piece possible. The vanity that you buy can be simple yet elegant and most modern vanities have sleek designs and clean lines. The idea is to have functionality that is attractive as well. A vanity is designed with a counter top, storage space and holds a sink or two as well. The sinks may be made of ceramic or glass, stone or steel. The actual cabinet could also be a wooden polished or painted one.

Modern vanities make use of glass and metal as these are more contemporary materials and blend well with modern décor that might exist in the bedroom. In some cases white marble, colored granite or tiles may be used for the counter-top. The look you opt for should ideally blend with the look in the rest of your house. The vanity may be available as an individual piece or as a set. You might have a framed mirror that can be attached to the wall right above the sink. In some cases there might be a small medical cabinet with a mirror door.

The sink is generally bought as a separate piece and it can be set in a sunk-in style or used as a counter-top model. Faucet fittings may be fitted either into the wall above the cabinet or in the counter. The finish of the faucet should mach the vanity and the cladding material that has been used on the walls of the bathroom. Modern faucets may have a chrome or nickel finish that looks good with a metal and glass cabinet. They can be very simple and basic or ornamental. The ornate ones look better with a traditional vanity while the sleeker ones match modern-looking vanities better.

It is best to choose materials that are water-resistant. There is a lot of moisture in the bathroom and steam as well as heat can play havoc with materials such as wood. It is important that you have a wooden vanity suitably coated with a water-resistant application. Varnishing a vanity will extend its life and you will not have to get it polished very often. The focus should be on durability and good looks. In order to get value for money with your vanity purchase, check online stores. These have a range of vanities and they are also listed by category. You can pick from contemporary, traditional or antique styles.

Before you buy the vanity check on the exact area you have in your bathroom. This is important because an out-sized vanity will overpower the space. You should have enough space to move around in the bathroom and the vanity should not be an obstruction. Clutter and large furniture makes any space look smaller. If you have a large bathroom you will not really have to worry so much about space. However, if you have a smaller bathroom, opt for glass, mirror and lighter colors. All these will make the area look larger.

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Home Design Outlet Center sells Modern Vanities online. You can pick a Bathroom Vanity of your choice at a price that suits your budget.

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