Everyone knows that interior design and décor trends change with the times, and that there are certain rooms in your home that have a high ROI when even simple improvements are done. Your kitchen is one, but also is the bathroom. An easy and cost-effective way to instantly improve the appearance and function of your bathroom of any size is to change out your vanity.
What Exactly is a Bath Vanity?
Interior design professionals describe a vanity as “cabinetry built around your bathroom’s sink. One role of a vanity is to hide the plumbing underneath the sink. Additionally, because, next to your tub or shower, the vanity is one of the more significant fixtures in your bathroom, it can set the elegance for your bathroom decor.”
And while it serves a defined purpose, it always a reflection of the home’s style. For instance, your vanity can be made of various countertop materials and woods. They come in round, square, rectangular, and corner mounts. There is immense variety in them, and that is the reason there are 6 generally chosen designs, and they include:
1. Free-Standing Bathroom Vanities
As the name insinuates, free-standing vanities stands apart from the wall and the room, much like a cupboard or dresser. It has many of the same benefits and appearance of something such as pedestal sink but comes with that storage and the ability to conceal the plumbing. It comes with the sink built into its surface and is typically a very durable piece of cabinetry made of materials that are able to endure years of wear and tear. It can be a budget friendly priced option or an extravagant designer installation, it could even be an antique repurposed into a vanity.
2. Pedestal Sink Vanities
This is the “anti-vanity” choice that features just the sink on a pedestal and is usually the choice of those with a limited bathroom floor area or those with a particular design and/ or style in mind. They are a very efficient and yet also very stylish option, however, if you need a lot of counter space or storage, it provides none. It is able to be a good option, nevertheless, when the style is antiquated, very contemporary and clean, or utilitarian.
3. Vessel Sink Vanities
These vanities are one of the latest creations that pairs a free-standing vessel sink, like an elegantly glazed basin or large metal worked bowl that sits on top the vanities surface. Bear in mind, it has a distinct visual appeal and tons of storage alternatives, but it can be very expensive and could take up a lot of room. These vanities are common these days for commercial use such as in hotels or restaurants. Designs are unlimited with the plethora of vessel bowls that come in all kinds of materials like tempered glass or possibly natural stone in which no two sinks are the same.
4. Wall Mount (Floating) Vanities
Pedestal sinks sits atop a pedestal or base, whereas a wall mounted sink is attached to the wall and is one of the most symbolic and classic alternatives. Some may not even notice that their bathroom has a wall mounted sink just since a vanity has been installed to the space around it! It is a common option for limited budgets or limited areas, and it does necessitate that reinforcements are built into your walls and that exposed plumbing is fitted inside specialized covers mounted underneath the sink.
5. Corner Vanities
The last two style of vanities are both vanities meant to meet special needs in bathroom spaces. A corner vanity is a very favorable style for half-baths or washroom spaces. For instance, a bathroom with only enough space for the toilet and sink might feature the corner vanity to make the most of available the area. Usually, this is going to require the use of a round sink and can possibly integrate a wall mount option for saving further floor space. These are specialized vanities and sinks but can really help to transform even the smallest area into a practical and esthetically pleasing bathroom.
6. Narrow Depth Vanities
Common vanity depths range from 21″ to 24″, but there are instances when the walking area in a bathroom simply can’t accommodate the usual spatial requirements of a vanity. When a walkway must be wider, or when a narrower doorway restrict how deep bathroom cabinetry can be, the narrow depth vanity comes to the rescue. It is going to require a specialty sink or basin, also. Usually, it is going to be less than 21” in total distance from your wall and might require a unique
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