Bathroom Vanity – A Guide To Remodeling Your Bathroom
The right bathroom vanity can make or break the look of a bathroom. No matter how the rest of the bathroom is designed and decorated, the vanity brings it all together. A new vanity is an easy way to modernize the look of a bathroom. Thankfully, there are many varieties and styles on the market.
When selecting a bathroom vanity consider the color, style, and size of your bathroom. If you choose a cabinet style that is too large, it can overpower a small powder room. As well, a metal and glass vanity will not fit in with the style of a Victorian bathroom.
Not everyone needs more storage in his or her bathroom. If that is the case, a pedestal style vanity will work. A pedestal vanity will add style and character to your bathroom. At the same time, they fit perfectly in smaller bathrooms, such as a powder room.
When purchasing a bathroom countertop you have several options. There is ceramic tile, laminate, stone, concrete, and stainless steel. The most popular is ceramic tile because it comes in many colors, sizes, and textures. However, the grout in between the tiles can easily stain. The least durable is laminate. The most durable is stone countertops but can easily stain and are the most expensive.
Another aspect to consider when installing a bathroom vanity is lighting. Lighting can add both drama and function to your bathroom. In a bathroom, task lighting is important for things like applying makeup, fixing your hair or shaving. Sconce lights provide a more even light, while vanity lights coordinate the bathroom vanity as well as providing sufficient lighting. General lighting can be created from an overhead light.
When remodeling your bathroom, be sure to install the bathroom vanity before you install new flooring. Installing new flooring under the cabinets is both a waste of time and money. In some cases, installing the flooring under the cabinets can cause damage to your flooring. Some of the wood floorings are designed to “float”. And if it is under the bathroom vanity the flooring can be restricted and will not be able to expand and contract.
Bathroom vanities can be easily purchased online. The Internet offers unlimited resources for styles and varieties. However, when purchasing a bathroom vanity online, be sure to include the shipping price. Shipping can sometimes be quite expensive.
Another option for purchasing bathroom vanities is at a local home improvement store. Home improvement stores often carry quite a few different vanities in stock. Since the vanities are generally in stock, you can take your purchase home the same day. Often, if they do not have the bathroom vanity you want in stock, they can do a custom order for you.