Choosing a Bathroom Vanity

Choosing a Bathroom Vanity
  • Author: Fazal Umer
  • Posted On: August 7, 2023
  • Updated On: August 7, 2023

When you are looking at making changes in a bathroom, there are some important choices to make such as whether to get a Blossom bathroom vanity or other type, what size to get, style and so on. Vanities are a great option because they meet practical needs while also looking great. Here are some things to consider as you choose.

Steps to selecting a vanity

1) Think about who will be using it

Not just who will be using it but how will they be using it. If you are considering something for you and your partner then you might want a vanity that takes double sinks. If you or someone else will be doing their hair and makeup at it, then it might need more counter space and storage space.

2) Know where the plumbing needs to go

The plumbing will impact where the vanity can go. It costs less to choose a vanity that does not move the plumbing around. But if you choose to get a 36 white bathroom vanity but you need the plumbing moved that is possible. If you choose a floor-mounted option the standard plumbing layout will work but a wall-mounted vanity will mean moving the hookups for the sink.

3) Think about size and placement

Placement means considering where the walls and doors are, you need to think about where the door swings and how far in it comes, where the shower is and whether a shower door or curtain is best, where the toilet is and the flow of traffic in the bathroom. The vanity should not be in the way as you navigate the room. Bumping into it all the time will be painful and frustrating. 

When you have worked out placement you also need to think about size. Something like a 36 white bathroom vanity might work you need to think about depth as well as width though and then height too. Most vanities are 24 to 60 inches in width.

With something child-friendly heights around 30 to 32 inches would work. For someone taller, you might want to go as much as 36 inches. For depth, the average range is 17 to 24 inches.

4) Think about storage needs

One of the reasons people would look at a blossom bathroom vanity is because you get storage with that. But not all vanities have the same storage so think about what you need and can get. Cabinet doors and drawers take up a different space and offer different storage options.

5) Decide on the sink style you want

The type of vanity you select will depend on the sink you want. A lot of people spend a lot of time thinking about the taps but not about the sink itself. There are a lot of different types and shapes and sizes. Consider the bowl in terms of how it looks, whether it fits the rest of the room, how it would look with the vanity. Do you have enough counter space with that vanity once the sink is in?

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Author: Fazal Umer

Fazal is a dedicated industry expert in the field of civil engineering. As an Editor at ConstructionHow, he leverages his experience as a civil engineer to enrich the readers looking to learn a thing or two in detail in the respective field. Over the years he has provided written verdicts to publications and exhibited a deep-seated value in providing informative pieces on infrastructure, construction, and design.