Vanities for Bathrooms - Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to designing or renovating a bathroom, the vanity is one of the most significant elements to consider. A well-chosen vanity not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your bathroom but also maximises functionality and storage. It's a focal point that sets the tone for the room's style and a functional piece that provides storage and counter space. The right vanity can help you keep your bathroom organised, offer a place for daily grooming, and even add value to your home. So, what kind of vanities for bathrooms are out there? We have stacks of options at Bathware Direct, but let’s unpack a few specifics:

Types of Bathroom Vanities

  1. Freestanding Vanities: These are the most common type of bathroom vanity, available in various styles and sizes. They are versatile and can fit into both traditional and contemporary bathrooms. The Trenton 900mm Floor Standing Unit is a great choice for families as it features a large storage space that perfectly hides messes and clutter.

  2. Wall-Mounted Vanities: Also known as floating vanities, these are mounted directly to the wall, offering a sleek and modern look. They create the illusion of more space by exposing the floor beneath, making them ideal for smaller bathrooms. The Trojan Compact Wall Hung is the ultimate choice for ensuites, as the floating effect creates the illusion of more space - which is a total win!

  3. Double Sink Vanities: Perfect for shared bathrooms, double sink vanities offer ample counter space and storage, allowing two people to use the bathroom simultaneously without crowding. The double bowl of this marble vanity oozes hotel style luxury.

Choosing the Right Vanity for Your Bathroom

Size and Space: Before your first ‘vanities for bathrooms’ google search, measure your space and take note. Consider the available bathroom space and how the vanity will fit within it. Ensure there is enough room to open doors and drawers without obstruction. If you have a small bathroom, a compact or wall-mounted vanity might be the best choice. For larger bathrooms, a double sink vanity or a spacious freestanding vanity can provide both functionality and luxury.

Style and Design: Your bathroom vanity should complement the overall design of your bathroom. Whether you prefer a rustic, modern, traditional, or eclectic style, there is a vanity to match. Consider the material and finish – wood, metal, glass, and stone are popular choices, each offering a different aesthetic. You’ll find most of the vanities stocked at Bathware Direct offer multiple materials which allow for ultimate customisation. Pay attention to existing details such as hardware, faucet style, and countertop material to ensure a cohesive look. Our team of stylists can help with the decision making process - just make sure to bring along some photos of your space for us to consult with.

Storage Needs: Don’t forget to think about what you need to store in your bathroom vanity. Do you need ample space for toiletries, towels, and cleaning supplies? Or are you looking for a minimalist design with just enough space for the essentials? Choose a vanity with the right combination of drawers, cabinets, and open shelves to meet your storage needs. Vanity storage solutions have a ‘built in’ effect, which makes the space feel more luxurious and considered. 

Countertop Options: The countertop is a crucial part of your vanity. Options include granite, marble, quartz, laminate, and solid surface materials. Each has its pros and cons in terms of durability, maintenance, and cost. Granite and quartz are popular for their durability and low maintenance, while marble offers a luxurious look but requires more care. Just like the finish, our vanities give you the choice of countertop material, so you can really go ahead and make it your own!

Whether you're updating a small guest bathroom or completely renovating your master suite, the right vanity is a game-changer. Explore your options, and let your bathroom vanity be a reflection of your personal style and a cornerstone of your daily routine.

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