Bathroom Vanities Can Create Stunning Bathroom Design
When remodeling a bathroom, storage is an important factor to consider. Bathroom storage can make the difference between having everything you need in the shower and having to dig around in a pile of supplies, dirty clothes and hair dryers. Bathroom storage can also allow you to save money by eliminating the need to purchase a large supply of products for everyday use. If you’re in the market for a new bath vanity or one of its replacement components, knowing the basic differences between both bathroom vanities and bathroom cabinets can help you make a more informed decision. Knowing the difference will help you choose the best bathroom furniture investment for your needs.
The basic difference between a bathroom vanity and a storage cabinet includes the number of drawers available within each unit. In reality, all vanity cabinets with a plumbing sink are classified as vanities, while only some bathroom cabinets containing a sink and faucet are classed as cabinets. In other instances, a vanity may only include a small wall-mounted cabinet or a single large cabinet; the size of the drawers will depend on the vanity and is usually described in the style guide of the brand you’re looking at.
Bathroom vanities come in a variety of shapes, colours, sizes, and materials. Some are made from tempered glass, giving them a modern, minimalist appearance. These vanities may have one to two sinks, with some featuring mirror panels to add additional storage space. Other vanities may have two sinks and a range of cabinetry and accessories. Most contemporary bathroom designs feature one large vanity with matching upholstered cabinets and matching flooring. This is often complemented with a powder room – another large open space designed to accommodate your aftershave, lotions and soaps.
The most important part of any bathroom organization system is how you store your items
It’s very easy to stuff things into your bathroom that you don’t actually need there. If you have a vanity with no storage, then the only logical place to put your towels, shower gel, bath beads, etc. is underneath your sink. Cabinets can hide storage issues in a number of ways
Tip-out bathroom cabinets – hiding storage is easy when you’ve got a big showpiece to hide
Bathroom cabinets can be placed above your sink for that classy look, or they can be placed behind your cabinets to offer more storage space. Bathroom cabinets in neutral colours can also be cleverly hidden under your bathroom vanity, offering that all-important bit of space behind the door without taking up any extra space. For smaller bathrooms, consider using kitchen cabinets for storage, or use a clever technique such as hanging bottle racks or hooks from your bathroom vanity.
Tip-outs cabinets – you can make almost anything look special by hiding it behind a cabinet
Bathroom cabinets are great for hiding unwanted or unused items in a discreet way. You can hide small electronic devices under the sink, for example, and not have to worry about them getting in the way. If you want to hide storage units underneath the sink, you can easily fit a few wall shelves or a row of hooks below the sink, then tuck in the storage unit neatly behind it. In this way, your bathroom vanities become not only useful places to store storage units but are beautifully finished in the space. Bathroom cabinets can also look fantastic above a basin, offering you the chance to show off your designer toiletries in an appealing way.
Bathroom vanities – vanity units can also hide storage space in a clever way
Vanities can be fitted with shelving units to hide away unwanted bathroom accessories, or to offer you a bit of extra storage space. A corner vanity, for example, can be fitted with drawers and shelves behind it, while giving you that all important vanity cabinet space. With some bathroom vanities, you even have the option of having the lights turned off in the bedroom, allowing you to get a much more private feel in your bathroom. Vanities can also offer you a place to display your designer toiletries or to show off your beautiful crystal or glass objects.
Bathroom vanities and mirrors are an important part of creating a bathroom that reflects you, rather than the other way round. If you are thinking about renovating your bathroom or just have a general idea of what you’d like it to look like, you should take the time to find out more about the different kinds of vanities available, as well as finding out more about creating a stunning bathroom design with your vanities and mirrors. The more thought you put into your bathroom design, the more impressive it will be.