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A bathroom vanity is a perfect way to add function and storage to bathrooms of any size. Not only that, bathroom vanities makes a big statement and a great place to express your style. Bathroom vanities are no longer the yellow and blue built-in sinks and laminate countertops that most of us had growing up. They have come a long way in both design and functionality and the options are nearly endless. However, to have an exceptional vanity design, careful planning and attention to detail are needed. There are plenty of decisions to make from the layout and style to the types of sinks and countertops to create a bathroom vanity that expresses your personal style. Here I am helping you get what you are looking.

Here are some considerations when choosing bathroom vanities.

Choose a Layout

This is the most crucial element before you decide on colours, finishes and fixtures when looking for a bathroom vanity. You need to know where your vanity is going to be and how big you need. A gallery layout includes two bathroom vanity spaces separated by a pass-through. Each of these spaces includes sinks, or you can use one area for wash up and other for seating. L-shaped vanities, particularly in master bathrooms are a great way to go. This type not only maximises the space but offer ample leg and arm room as well as distinct vanity spaces in big bathrooms. Horizontal bathroom vanities are another great option with one section of cabinetry. These vanities are efficient and take full advantage of the available storage and counter space. Horizontal vanities ensure streamlined bathroom design.

Determine Number of Sinks

You need to find a vanity that can accommodate the number of sinks you want. It depends on the availability of the space. If you have ample space, double sinks would be nice. Vanities that are smaller than 60 inches wide usually only have one sink which can either be in the centre, to the right or the left. The sink cabinet can have drawers or standard cabinet doors. Vanities that are 60 inches wider or more can comfortably accommodate two sinks. However, if you want one sink, you can use the extra room for additional counter space.

Choose your Style

Now that you have narrowed down the layout and the number of sinks you need, the next step is to choose the style of vanity you want. There are various styles to choose from like traditional, vintage, contemporary and sleek. If you want a modern and sleek look go for white and black cabinets with stainless steel knobs and handles. For a luxurious feel, hand-carved, solid hardwood cabinets are an excellent choice. Wood cabinets in real and faux finishes are available in various shades to add a personal style. Certain brands like the Middletons Builders Warehouse in Victoria, Australia offer vanity doors with glass inserts to add a dash of style. As with countertops you can find just about any style, white marble adds elegance while black granite makes the bathroom look modern.

Mounting Type

The vanity mounting type depends on what you want in terms of storage space and overall style. The two available vanity mounting types include freestanding and wall mounted. Freestanding vanities are one of the most common types as they have more drawers and cabinets providing more storage. A freestanding vanity is ideal for the master bathroom. Wall mounted vanities are increasingly becoming popular as they leave more floor space making the bathroom look more prominent. This is great for small bathrooms with the only disadvantage less storage space. If the bathroom dimensions are tricky to work with, you go for traditional or wall mounted corner units.     

With a bit of research and considerations, you are sure to find a bathroom vanity that adds style and functionality to your bathroom and that took on a budget. Remember that it’s all about creating a space that suits your need also, so add combination bathroom accessories preferably Middletons bathroom accessories which are great on style and low on price.