Do you know that choosing the centerpiece of your bathroom design is very important? An exceptional vanity design requires careful planning and attention to detail. There are plenty of decisions to be made, from the layout and style to the types of sinks and countertops. This six-step process gives you a game plan to follow as you’re designing your new vanity space.
1. Settle on a Layout.
A galley layout includes two vanity spaces separated by a pass-through. Each of these spaces can include sinks, or you can use one space to wash up and the other for seating. Many bathrooms feature horizontal vanities with one section of cabinetry. These vanities are efficient and take full advantage of available storage and counter space. Besides ensuring clean lines and a streamlined bathroom design. The L-shaped vanities designs are particularly in master bathrooms. While vanities don’t always maximize space, they offer ample leg and arm room, as well as distinct vanity spaces, in bigger bathrooms.
2. Determine the Number of Sinks.
Vanities smaller than 60 inches wide usually have only one sink. The sink can be in the center, to the right or to the left. Your sink cabinet can have drawers or standard cabinet doors. Vanities more than 60 inches wide can comfortably accommodate two sinks. However, if one sink is enough, you can use the extra room for additional counter space.
3. Choose the Style.
If you want traditional vanity cabinets, keep these factors in your mind: – Choosing between paint or stain. – Color preferred. – Door style type. – Desiring drawers, doors or pullouts.
Vanity cabinets don’t have to be built-ins. Free-standing vanities aren’t attached to any walls and can have open shelving in lieu of closed cabinets. They also can feature furniture-style details. Another style is a floating vanity, which is mounted to the wall and has open space below. This contemporary bathroom’s tile vanity has open shelving, but you can also find pieces with closed cabinetry.
4. Find the Right Countertop.
Most other designs, including cabinets and repurposed furniture pieces without a top, will require some type of countertop. Granite, quartz, marble, laminate, concrete, wood and solid surface are available materials. Granite and quartz are popular choices for bathroom countertops besides both are durable, high-quality materials with designer patterns.
5. Pick the Type of Sink.
Under mount sinks are mounted below your countertop with supporting brackets, providing a seamless look. Vessel sinks sit above your counter. A hole for the drain is cut out from your countertop. Vessel sinks give you the option to choose a sink with patterns, designs and custom shapes. Drop-in sinks are installed inside a cutout in your countertop which have lips that rest on top of your counter. While they’re easy to install, dirt and scum can build up in the creases between the sink and counter.
6. Fixtures, Fixtures and More Fixtures.
Selecting your cabinet hardware, faucets, lighting and mirror, is something you need to pay attention to. Most important, these should be coordinated with the rest of your design and color scheme.