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  • Writer's pictureAnna O'Grady

5 Things to consider when choosing a bathroom vanity

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

1. Floor Standing or Wall Hung

A floor standing vanity gives you more storage, because by its nature it is bigger. Keep in mind, this can increase costs as it uses more materials.

Wall hung vanities are a popular option for their clean lines and they appear to take up less space, which is a good option for small rooms. They also have the benefit of being able to clean underneath easily.

2. Drawers, Doors or Open Shelves

Open shelves are a good option when you want to put items on display, such as towels and toiletries.

If on the other hand, you want to keep your storage items hidden, drawers or cupboard doors are the simplest solution. Drawers can make accessing items easier, as they pull out to reveal all the contents and you don't have to bend down to access them. Cupboard doors and internal shelves are a cheaper option though, as drawers are more complex to make, use more materials and drawer running hardware.

3. What do you need to store?

Think about the items you need to store. Slim drawers are nice, but can they fit your shampoo bottles, toilet rolls, towels etc. Your bathroom storage should not only look good, but be functional at the same time.

4. Bench Top Options

Bench tops can be made from timber, as per the rest of the vanity when they are sealed and maintained appropriately.

Stone is a more durable and low maintenance option as a bench top. Initially it can cost more, but once installed requires little maintenance. There are many different types of stone on the market depending on your personal taste.

5. Plumbing

Plumbing pipes need to be considered in the design of a bathroom vanity. Pipes will need to be accommodated and may even dictate the style of vanity you can use in your bathroom. Often drawers or shelves need to be cut out or openings need to be allowed for. This is something we can help with or you can discuss this with your plumber.

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