Things to Consider When Choosing a New Bathroom Vanity

Are you planning to redesign your bathroom or simply thinking about making a few changes? If your bathroom looks dull and outdated, you can either revamp the entire space or just make some upgrades to give your bathroom a new look. However, creating a dream bathroom is all about making the right choices. From tiles to the bathtub, everything should be picked carefully to design an attractive yet functional bathroom.  It can be easy to pick tiles, a shower, and other elements but choosing the right vanity can be tricky. Many homeowners end up choosing the wrong bathroom vanity because a lot of factors go into selecting the right product.  Single or double sink, floating or free-standing, modern or traditional- several factors need to be considered before buying a new bathroom vanity.

Of all the elements in a bathroom, the vanity creates the focal point of your bathroom. Moreover, it is one of the most used items in any bathroom. Choosing a too big vanity for a small space or placing it awkwardly in a traffic route can undermine the functional and visual appeal of your bathroom. It means that the vanity you choose can make or break your bathroom’s design and functionality. However, the availability of numerous designs and style options makes it challenging to pick the right vanity for your bathroom. So, to make this choice easier for you, we’ve listed some factors you need to consider when buying a new bathroom vanity.

Consider Size

Bathroom vanities are available in several different sizes, shapes, and configurations. To choose the right one, you need to first consider the space available in your bathroom. The size and layout of your bathroom will determine the vanity size you should choose. Buying a too large vanity for a small bathroom will cram the space. On the other hand, picking a tool small vanity means not having enough storage space. So, the vanity you choose should be in proportion to the size of your bathroom.

Counter Tops and Mounting Options

When choosing a vanity, you should also consider the configuration and sink options. Most vanities have a countertop with a single or double sink. Double sink vanities are best suited in kids’ bathrooms and even master bathrooms where multiple people might use the vanity in the morning. The configuration is also an important factor because that depends on the existing plumbing. Typically, vanities are classified as freestanding and wall-hung. Wall hung vanities are mounted on a wall- only at the location that has existing plumbing. If you’re replacing an existing vanity, make sure you know the plumbing requirements before you purchase a new vanity unit. It is easier to get a vanity that fits the same plumbing. Wall-hung bathroom vanities are most suited for small bathrooms because they give an illusion of more floor space. The other type is freestanding vanity that can be installed in any location in a bathroom and works best for medium and large-sized bathrooms.


Vanities may have drawers or doors that determine how it looks and what you can store. If you don’t have enough space for a bigger vanity then you may consider adding extra cabinets over the countertop. Besides storage, you also need to choose a durable material that fits your budget.

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