Remodeling Your Bathroom Part 3 of 6: Choosing Your Vanity
With this series nearly halfway through your bathroom remodel, it's time to talk vanities! You'll spend a significant portion of your time at your vanity every day, which means it not only needs to work for you stylistically but functionally as well. From determining whether you want a single or double sink to the size and mounting options, here are the options you need to keep in mind when you're purchasing these bathroom necessities.
Selecting the correct vanity size is critical for your bathroom. You don't want something that will overwhelm your space, but you do need enough room to perform your daily activities — and have plenty of storage to reduce the look of clutter. Determining the size of vanity for your bathroom should include the following considerations:
Depth. Measure the space available, being sure to leave enough room for a steady flow of traffic. Be sure there's enough space under the vanity for storage, too.
Width. Don't fall into the trap of buying something that "looks like it will fit" from the showroom! Once you have a vanity into your space, you need to have plenty of clearance for doors.
Height. Do you currently have medicine cabinets or mirrors? Keep these factors in mind when selecting the height of your vanity.
Single Sink, or Make it a Double?
If you need two sinks, there's always the option of two separate vanities each with a single sink if you don't want the added size of a double vanity. Double vanities provide some additional storage options between them and can be configured in a variety of different ways. That said, double vanities won't work in every space. This decision is truly a balancing act of whether you need more storage space or if you can get by with using a single sink. One of the factors you'll need to consider is the total width of the space that you have available in your bathroom. That may dictate which direction you'll need to go.
Freestanding, wall or corner mounts — which will work best for you? A "standard" look is a freestanding cabinet for your vanity while a wall mount is more of a floating look that often leaves space underneath the cabinet. Mounting your vanity in a corner is ideal for smaller rooms where you need to conserve space.
Selecting Your Sink
There are a variety of different sink styles and colors, but selecting the type of sink that works for your space will help you narrow down the field of options. Sinks come in drop-in, integrated, vessel and undermount styles, and each has a specific look that can complement your bathroom and your home.
Ready to get your bathroom remodel rolling? Contact the professionals at Owens Construction today at 614-846-1149 or view some of our previous bathroom and kitchen upgrades online. You can always get great ideas about your next remodeling project on our blog.