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Tips Choosing the Right Bathroom Vanity
Selecting the right vanity may not seem hard for you. Here we help you to get more familiar with the tips and select the proper vanity. After all, the bathroom is one of the top three most frequently used rooms in the average home. Seriously, you spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Being familiar with its merits, help you ease your everyday activities. Follow our tips step by step.
Pay Attention to the Size of Vanity
There are variety of sizes for you to choose considering your space. A normal size of vanity from back to front is about 20 inches. If you suffer from lack of space, you may find some types, which their length is 18. The width of vanities may be different from 14 to 60 inches. The regular size is 24 or so.
Not only the cabinet vanities, but also the sink need to be sized carefully. They also include many different types of sizes and shapes. Before purchasing, pay your most attention to the sizes so that it will match your vanity cabinets.
There are different types of sinks:
Vessel sinks are still a trendy choice for remodels. If you are the type to play it safe in design, a more traditional under-mount sink would seem a better option.
Drop-in sinks (or self-rimming or top-mount)
A drop-in sink has a visible lip around its perimeter that rests flat on the countertop.
Under mount sinks
Under mount sinks are currently preferred for their looks, over mount can be a better investment in longevity.
The integrated sink is getting more popular lately because of its seamless design.
Measure Your Space
The next step after choosing the right size of vanity is to make sure everything fit in. Sometimes a careless choosing make a disaster. An exact example of that is some of the doors, which do not get open correctly and they hit your vanity or cabinet. Therefore, just get in there, open the door, and try to measure everything. There is nothing worse than a new bathroom that its door does not open well.
As making changes through plumbing costs time and money, have in your mind that, plumbing will most likely be the part of your bathroom that dictates where your vanity is going to go.
Now, are you wondering what to measure? Let us help you!
- Door swing as we mentioned above.
- The shower: Are you selecting for a shower with a door in lieu of a curtain? So you should measure two swing.
- The toilet: Do you want the vanity in front of, beside, or far from the toilet?
- The flow of traffic: Your vanity should not make the rest of your bathroom a bother.
Number of Sinks
Not always two sinks is a good choice. There are many factors you should consider while choosing the number of sinks. Vanities smaller than 60 inches wide regularly contain only one sink. The sink can be in the center, to the right or to the left. Your sink cabinet can have drawers or standard cabinet doors. For large families, there is absolutely a need for two sinks in order to lessen the morning traffic. Ask yourself “do you really need two sinks”? Or more space on your countertops would be a better option for you Considering your needs. By having two sinks you will have less space on your countertop.
More Space or Easy Cleaning
For choosing the best place for your vanity you should pay attention to it types and their merits.
This type give you a lot more space and storage.
They need only negligible alterations, if any, to the existing water supply or drain.
This type may not comfort you with a lot of space, but cleaning it is way easier as it does not contain a lot of corners.
As a tip, remember that, corner-mounted vanity has a smaller amount of flexibility, so you may require moving some of the plumbing hookups. In doing so, a longer time and higher cost may be needed.
Faucets Are Important Too
Remember that faucets are not always included in a new vanity. There are many types of faucets. There are so many different sizes, styles, colors, and shapes, and choosing the right faucet is as much a decision regarding functionality as it is aesthetic design.
- Compression Washer Faucets
- Disc Faucets
- Cartridge Faucets
- Ball Faucets
You need to find a vanity style considering your everyday needs and requirements. Prioritize your needs and focus on them in order to find your ideal vanity.