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Selecting Your Ideal Bathroom Vanity

By August 17, 2020January 30th, 2024No Comments4 min read

In terms of home remodeling projects, bathroom renovations are among the most popular. After all, a bathroom addition offers an average return on investment of 86.4%, and even minor bathroom renovations can increase the value of a home while improving your overall quality of life.

If you’ve decided to renovate your bathroom, you’ll no doubt have a number of decisions to make during the design phase. One of these decisions that often gets overlooked is the selection of the bathroom vanity. Although it’s often possible to keep your bathroom’s existing vanity, many homeowners opt for a new model to ensure the final renovation result provides as much value and aesthetic appeal as possible.

Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when working with your bathroom remodeling contractor, and selecting your bathroom vanity.

Remember Size Matters

You’ll need to choose the size of your vanity according to how much space is available, as well as the needs of your household. The scale of your vanity needs to make sense with the other elements of the space — including the shower, tub, and toilet — along with the amount of square footage you have to work with. There are standard sizes and depths for vanities, but you may need to work with your contractor to customize something for your unique specifications. Don’t forget to ensure there’s enough clearance for your vanity to accommodate doorways, drawers, shower stalls, and other aspects of the design.

Think About Sinks

Although traditional vanities typically feature just one sink, you don’t have to limit yourself to that — particularly if the bathroom you’re renovating is part of the master suite or is the main bath used by several family members. Installing two sinks on a larger vanity may be the way to go; the downside there is that counter space is reduced with this kind of design. You’ll also need to think about the style of sink bowl you want, as there are several options to choose from. Drop sinks, vessel bowls, undermount sinks, and other types can give your vanity some flair while making the most of available space.

Define Your Needs

Vanities serve the practical purpose of hand-washing, but we use them for far more than that task. We also rely on our vanity lighting and mirror for face cleansing, applying makeup, styling hair, cleaning teeth, and other daily grooming tasks. As a result, you might need excellent lighting in your bathroom — and including that as part of your vanity design might be a great way to achieve that goal. Another aspect of any home remodeling project is the addition of storage. Your choice in vanity may actually provide some extra storage space underneath, which can be helpful if your bathroom is short on space. And if you specifically want a bathroom that’s easy to clean, you may want to opt for a low-maintenance vanity that you won’t have to worry about scrubbing on a frequent basis.

If you’ve determined that bathroom remodeling is next on your list of home improvement projects, choosing a vanity will be just one thing on your to-do list. Allow us to help make the entire process go smoothly and ensure the final result is something you’ll truly love. For more information, contact the Tabor Design Build team today.

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