When people try to think of some meaningful layout for their new bathroom, they tend to put vanity very low down the priority list. Every bathroom needs one, of course, but how will it look, how large it will be and how it will be placed, usually depends of other, seemingly more important elements such as toilet or the bathtub.
The truth is that, if you want to have good looking and functional bathroom every element needs equal amount of attention and vanity, maybe the most out of them all, can suffer if placed on the spot where it doesn’t belong or if it’s bought without much consideration. Here are few things you will have to take into equation before actually spending money.
Placing the Vanity
Obviously, vanity shouldn’t be placed somewhere where it will disrupt traffic, shower door swing, or completely block the bathroom door. Any other element shouldn’t obstruct access to vanity or disable its door from functioning either. Installing it where natural source of light won’t be directly behind you should be a good place to start and work around it later. Keep bathroom plumbing layout close enough, though, to cut the unnecessary costs of displacing the whole plumbing system.
Choosing the Right Material
Your bathroom will obviously be environment that is very wet and humid, so material of your vanity should be able to withstand such harsh conditions. If you are going for wood, be sure it is lacquered and sealed properly to enjoy it longer. Vanity top should be durable and easy to clean. It is much easier to find out the tiles that will match your countertop than vice versa, so choose the top first. If you want to spare yourself a headache, find some more mundane pattern and colors to match other thing easier.
Size does Matter
Placing a vanity that’s too big in cramped bathroom is as bad choice as failing to utilize all the space you have on disposal. Don’t go for less than 0.5×0.5 meters depth-width ratio and somewhere less than 1 meter in height. Even if you choose the smallest option, be free to cheat with the elements. In a recent chat with highly-rated online suppliers of bathroom vanity mirrors, I learned that people often extend their mirrors above the toilet or other pieces so it can be used by more than one person at the time.
Available storage space largely depends of available size, but there is a way to rationalize it even if you choose smaller vanity. Think of the things that you absolutely need every morning and make room for them only. Hanging vanity will give you more space in the otherwise unused area around the plumbing. Small cabinets that will rest on the countertop will provide you with some extra storage if you are stuck with small vanity cabinet.
If you want to be a littlecreative while designing layout and purpose of storage space be free to work out of usual conventions. Sink doesn’t have to be in the middle and storage can be used to put the cables if you want to keep your hairdryer and other items always connected and ready to use on-the-go. Customized vanities are neither expensivenor so hard to make, so if you can allow yourself to be bit creative, go for it.
And now that we covered all the necessary topics together, choosing the right vanity is only up to you. Use the available space as much as you can, place other elements around the vanity so they don’t obstruct each other, choose durable materials and everything will be just fine.