A bathroom vanity is a small cabinet typically found in a master bathroom, typically used to store bathroom necessities, bathroom products, and medication. They are typically placed above or in addition to toilets, above sinks, or in cabinets that are designed for these purposes. The majority of modern-day bathroom vanities are highly customized and can be made with anything from wood to marble. It is possible to find them with built-in shelves, or you can buy ones without.
Pedestal sink bathroom vanities offer the most storage possible while still providing ample counter space. Pedestal sink units are generally chosen over other types of bathroom vanities because they allow for easy and efficient use of counter space. They also provide the most room possible for storage, as well as an overall cleaner appearance. Some pedestal sink units have a small, mirror-like sized shelf at the top of the unit to help showcase one’s facial features.
Cabinets are another alternative for counter space. When choosing cabinets, it is important to consider the number of drawers the unit has, as well as the overall size of the bathroom. Solid wood cabinets are by far the most popular choice for bathroom vanities, due to the amount of durability that they possess. When choosing solid wood cabinets, it is recommended that buyers select dark wood, such as mahogany or cedar. These types of cabinets tend to retain their color and gloss for many years, even decades, due to the natural reaction of wood to sunlight.
Pivot bathroom vanities provide the most efficient use of available space when planning for a remodel or redesign of the entire room. A pivot sink is a type of vanity that sits on a base, rather than on legs, as with most other vanities. A sliding door on the cabinet allows for easy access to the plumbing components of the unit, while also providing easy cabinet movement. A good quality pivot vanity will have adequate storage capacity for most everyday items. Most pivot units will include the necessary hardware and plumbing needed for installation, along with detailed instructions for the correct installation of the pipes and plumbing fittings.
Bathroom vanity cabinets are available in several standard and adaptable sizes. Most bathroom vanities can comfortably fit into a standard size bathroom, up to a maximum of 36 inches tall. Pivot units range in height from three and a half inches to six inches, depending on the materials used in the manufacture of the unit. Most standard height cabinets are constructed using solid wood, although there are some models available in laminated hardwood, which offers a smoother surface.
Countertop bathroom vanities can be installed into a standard bathroom space without any modifications to the existing plumbing. Most countertop units feature open design doors with locking latches or safety mechanisms. While open design doors provide more than enough storage space for typical bathroom needs, they may lack the durability of closed doors. Also, open countertop units do not provide the same amount of privacy and ventilation as closed doors.
It is important to consider the amount of room that is available when choosing the size of the bathroom itself. While small bathrooms can usually be fitted with a single countertop vanity, larger bathrooms usually require at least one additional unit. Most bathroom vanities are constructed in a way that allows them to incorporate into almost any type of bathroom space available, including corner units and peninsula units. It is important to measure the countertop area available and select a vanity that fits comfortably into the area.
Most bathroom vanities are constructed from a high-quality laminate or solid plywood and may be finished with a veneer or a variety of paint colors. Laminate bathroom vanities offer a lighter weight option than solid plywood and are often used for countertops and sink units due to their ability to easily be sanded and stained. Most laminate cabinets have doors that have a flush pull-down design, which makes them easy to open and close. Solid plywood cabinets tend to be heavier and have no doors, but may also be finished in various styles of stain and finish.