Since bathroom vanities take up so much room in such a small space, bathroom vanities and sink consoles are often the focal point of our bathroom. Whether your space is big or small, has a lot of traffic or only used occasionally, you'll want to put some thought into your bath vanity and pick one that complements your space. While shopping for your bath vanity, be aware of the following:
Which should I choose a bathroom vanity or a sink console?
What you choose depends on the space you have available and your storage needs. Sink consoles tend to be smaller, so they're great for powder rooms or guest baths. While they often don't come with storage beneath the sink, you can still find a few that come with a small enclosed cabinet. Bathroom vanities are generally larger and work well in an average to large bathroom.
What size bathroom vanities work for my space?
The size of your bathroom vanity should be in proportion to the overall size of the room. Choosing the right vanity for your bathroom can make or break the bathroom's design.
What types of materials are available for bathroom vanities?
There are many choices, but most are particle board, MDF, plywood and solid wood. Your needs and budget may play a role in which material works best for you.
What if my bath vanity doesn't come with a top?
Very often vanities are sold as a cabinet. There are a large variety of bathroom countertops to choose from. Vanity tops play a dual role of being durable and capable of standing up to water, soap and cosmetics while serving as a work surface for your homes morning rush hour.