When it comes to choosing vanities for bathrooms there is no shortage of shapes, styles, sizes and prices. In case you don’t know, vanities are the part of the bathroom that contains the sink and or sinks and usually sit below your bathroom mirror.
If you are used to the type that are simply built in then you might be surprised with all the choices on the market today. And keep in mind this isn’t exactly a new invention as old homes from over one hundred years ago had often a fine piece of furniture in the bathroom serving the same purpose. Let’s take a look at styles and prices.
Bathroom vanities can range in price from the very cheap to the very expensive. A quick search shows some as low as a few hundred dollars to the other end of the range with models costing thousands. In many cases quality and price go hand in hand as you might expect.
If you are looking to replace the vanity in your bathroom the first step should be your budget followed by the design that fits your style the best. When it comes to remodeling, planning is always your best friend.
As far as style you will notice the main difference is whether it is a piece that literally looks like it is built into the wall or it is designed more as furniture. From those two styles you can still branch off into even more of a niche including antique, modern and double vanities. A double vanity is simply a model that has room for 2 sinks.
Antique versions (Although they are actually all new material, just made to look antique) fit in very well in older homes. You get the latest in convenience with an old world look. These models can often be the priciest though because of all the work involved in the wood.
Modern styles are perfect for new homes or homes that have the “green” look throughout. Choosing a style that matches your current home and how it is decorated is the most important part of making your selection.
You’ll find modern vanities for bathrooms ranging in color from honey oak or pine to espresso (black) and finally white. And finally when choosing a double vanity which can be great for families and especially husband and wife, the most important part is making sure it will fit in the space you have.