This is an area of bathroom remodeling that can be quite tricky. If you have spotted the perfect style of vanity for your space there are considerations that you need to be aware of before you renovate your bathroom. You may have a style in mind and think you want a freestanding unit or even two of them. You may want a more traditional style vanity with lots of storage. Some people like to take antique dressers and have them adapted for vanities. There are so many design choices that can be made with a vanity. However, remember to take into account the following considerations before making the decision.
Before you even think of getting that vanity, you must check out the plumbing of your existing vanity. Will the new vanity fit into the same location with no plumbing or adjustments required? Check the space configuration: Where do the hot and cold taps enter the room? Is the drain fixed?
What about the tap configuration! Will you use your existing taps or purchase new ones and will they fit with your existing plumbing?
Is the existing vanity the same height as the new vanity? Will you need to adjust the plumbing for the correct height? Is the counter at the right level for your use or if it needs to be built up to fit correctly.
Check your measurements. The width, depth and height of the vanity are all critically important when looking for a replacement. Do you want a single or double sink unit and will it fit into your space without crowding out other fixtures or getting in the way. Don’t forget to measure both the vanity itself and the top counter these measurements may differ.
If you decide to go with a single vanity, unit the sizes range from 35-48 inches, if you have a smaller bathroom a single vanity will serve you much better than trying to squeeze in a double sink unit. If you must have a double unit, perhaps you could choose two hanging sinks that can look modern or traditional depending on the sink units chosen. It also gives you the appearance of space because you are not taking up valuable floor space. You could also choose to go with two small vanity units side by side to give you the double vanity look without the larger footprint.
Double vanities can range from 60-75 inches in width and they are great for storage space underneath but can look bulky and too big for the room. Make sure you bathroom can take the size of a double vanity and its counter before deciding upon that choice.
Don’t forget to check the height of a vanity. It is important for comfort to ensure that the vanity counter is the right height for your family. You may want a higher countertop if you are a tall family, as some older vanity tops are quite low.
So keep in mind these things before you go vanity shopping. Type of vanity, width, height and the space you have available.
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