Home Improvement

All About Vanities

Oh what to do about the vanity? Do you go with just a sink and then have to worry where to store all the essentials or do you go with a full blown vanity with drawers and cupboards abounding? Do you go to the floor or have a floating vanity that is attached to the wall (this comes in handy in areas prone to flooding)?

Luckily choosing a vanity is a fun job. There are so many different styles, sizes and colours available that finding the right one for your bathroom should be a breeze.

Take for example the pedestal sink. It is small and compact, doesn’t take up a lot of space and allows for access even in small bathrooms. The only thing is, there is no storage around it or its base so storing things near the sink isn’t possible. If you need storage the other option is a free standing vanity which combines places to put things with the pedestal sink. Best of both worlds.

With so many different styles of sinks on the markets, most are now called vessels. They come in glass or porcelain, all manner of colours, styles and sizes and can sit on a counter or be incorporated into the vanity top itself. Usually these are sinks that are pretty enough to be fully seen, not tucked away in a vanity so of course they are more expensive than a regular sink but will give your bathroom more visual appeal while being a functional piece.

An undermount sink looks contemporary and modern but of course needs a vanity top or counter of some sort to sit in. This look allows storage under the sink in cupboards and a place to hid the plumbing as well.

Cabinet style vanities are cabinets with a sink. They are great for storage and come in all sort of colours, sizes and colours to match any decor. All the plumbing is covered and the look is neat and clean. It’s likely what you have in your bathroom right now, as it is a popular look that is functional as well as good looking.

So as you can see, there are tons of options when it comes to refinishing your bathroom. If you have a tiny room, go with the pedestal sink to make the room look bigger and if you already have tons of space, have fun with it and think big!