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4 Tips on Choosing Bath Vanities

Bath vanities are arguably the most valuable asset to any bathroom. Not only do they serve an important function, but they are a critical factor in establishing the look you desire. When selecting the proper vanity to suit your needs, there are several considerations to keep in mind, including space, storage, and style. The staff here at Norfolk Kitchen & Bath have the expertise help you select the vanity that is right for your bathroom. Here are four important points to consider when choosing bath vanities.

  1. Size and space. Vanities are often the centerpiece of the bathroom, but if they’re too wide, you might be cramped for space. On the other hand, if you underestimate how large your vanity should be, you’ll end up with wasted floor space. Also consider how much counter space you want around the sink. Do you like to spread your razors, toothbrushes, accessories, etc. around the counter or do you keep them all tidied in one corner? Measure the dimensions of your bathroom and account for the rest of your bath fixtures. Then, decide on a rough height and width.
  2. Structure. There are three main forms in which vanities appear. Free-standing vanities are the most common; they sit on the floor like your kitchen cabinets and allow for a lot of storage. Wall-mounted vanities are currently a trendy pick. They attach directly to the wall and are usually smaller than free-standing vanities. Corner-mounted vanities stand on the ground but are angled to fit neatly in the corner of your wall.
  3. Storage needs. Will your vanity be the primary storage area for your bathroom? Some people prefer an adjacent closet to store most of their supplies, like towels, washcloths, and accessories. Others like to have these necessities right under the sink. Furthermore, you should think about how many people are going to utilize the bathroom. The more people it purposes, the more storage you’ll need.
  4. Style and sustainability. You want a style that suits your preferences, but you also need your vanity to hold up against moisture and scratches. Paint finishes are ideal in this regard. You can get creative by placing the sink bowl on the side rather than the middle (this also conserves counter space) or trying a rectangular sink bowl rather than a spherical one.

If you’re uncertain about how you want to style your bath vanity, stop by one of our showrooms or call us at 877-366-9652 and our staff of experts will help you find the vanity that is best for you.