Bathroom Vanities

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 21, 2015)

Bathrooms can often set the tone for the rest of the home. If you find this hard to believe, then please conduct a little memory exercise for me. Think back to the last few restaurants that you have been to. Everything seem to be just fine until you go into the restroom, and despite how nicely the rest of the establishment was decorated, if that restroom was not "nice" then neither was the rest of the establishment. Or how about this one, you are over at a friends house for the first time, don't you actually go and check out the restroom just to see if it is better than yours or not?

One of the most overlooked items of bathroom decoration is the vanity. Bathroom vanities can actually make or break the tone of a bathroom, and therefore the rest of the home. There are a few things that the potential home remodeler or home decorator should know though when picking out bathroom vanities. These guidelines should be able to help you when you are choosing your next bathroom accessories.

  • Size. In this instance you are going to be looking at two different types of sizes. First you need to know how much space you have to work with in your bathroom, since this is going to effect the second, which is going to be the size of the unit itself. Make sure that you get accurate measurements, or you are going to be finding yourself paying more money to either fix your mistake, or having to return your purchase. Either way, would find yourself with a larger problem than you want.
  • Design. What type of design do you want? Do you want something that has only one basin or two? Do you want an attached mirror, mirror that is separate form the unit? Or would you rather have one large mirror that covers an entire wall? How much cabinet/storage space do you want or need? These are all questions that need to be answered as it can affect the final price.
  • Material. The types of materials that you choose for your vanity is going to affect the final price as well. Solid wood costs more than pressed particle board, as well as cheap porcelain being less expensive than some of the solid marble, or glass basins as well. You also need to take into consideration what the hardware (i.e. pulls and knobs) are made out of, as these can significantly increase the overall cost.
  • Budget. Probably the single most important factor for anyone to consider is the budget that is available for the project. Take a look at your overall finances, and decide how much you can afford to spend. If this is part of a larger remodel, then you are going to need to decide what fraction of the overall budget you can spend on this particular item.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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