Our Bathroom Vanity Buying Guide??️?
Is it time for a bathroom makeover or do you just envision a spruce-up? A vanity can dictate the overall look of a room. Whether you’re going traditional, modern or somewhere in-between, we can help you select the best vanity for your space.
1️⃣ It’s important to measure your space. Here are several key factors to keep in mind:
☑️ Make sure to leave enough room for door openings (entry and shower) and trim. Every space is different, so open vanity doors and drawers and measure against the dimensions of your bathroom. You’ll want to ensure the vanity won’t be too big or disrupt the flow of traffic.
☑️ Keep in mind existing features such as mirrors, electrical switches and outlets.
☑️ Check your plumbing location. This could determine the width of your vanity. Moving plumbing will increase costs.
2️⃣ Decide on a configuration of your future vanity:
☑️ You’ll also need to decide if you’d like to purchase a vanity with or without a top. Installing a vanity with a top is easier, but the downside is that you’re limited to the top that’s sold with the vanity. Purchasing a vanity without a top gives you the opportunity to choose your material. Countertops are available in a wide range of materials including solid surface, glass, cultured and natural stone.
3️⃣ Consider design and material options:
☑️ Color and Finish
Vanities can be made of glass, metal or wood and typically come in white, black, mid-tone brown or espresso finishes. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can paint a wood cabinet the color of your choice.
Check the description on the vanity that you’re interested in purchasing. Some will already include the door and drawer hardware.
In a small bathroom, a single vanity is probably your only option. But with a bigger bathroom you can decide if you’d like to do one larger vanity or break it up with two smaller vanities side by side.
Is this vanity going in a master bathroom or a powder room? A guest room or a kids’ bathroom? Think about your particular needs. If you use this bathroom every day, then ample storage space (including drawers and countertop space) is going to be more important to you.
☑️ Wood Type
Types can range from basic engineered wood, birch or pine to more expensive materials such as Asian hardwood, oak, maple and more.
4️⃣ Other considerations:
☑️ Coordinating Collections
To create a cohesive look in your bathroom, look for vanities that are sold with matching mirrors.
Most vanity tops are pre-drilled for faucets. The most popular openings are for center-set or widespread faucets.
Widespread Faucets: They have a spout with separate hot and cold water handles. All pieces appear to be separate. Widespread faucets are available with 6- to 16-inch drillings for 3-hole predrilled installation basins.
Centerset Faucets: They’re made for 4-inch predrilled with 3-hole installation basins. They combine a spout and valves on a single base unit. Centerset faucets may have a single-handle mixing lever or two handles mounted on a 6-inch plate.
And this is it, you are now fully armed to go out on a search for a perfect vanity. With the above tips in mind, swing by our location and our knowledgeable team can help guide you through the options. Either way, we wish you to find just the right vanity to take the center stage of your new bathroom ???
We just love our vanity and vanity top from Willow Bath and Vanity. It was packaged very good for shipping to Iowa. I was expecting the top to be a more solid color white but it had some veining like Marble should be. Went with my floor tile perfectly ! Also arrived when they said it would. Great service Willow!