Types of Vanities
The bathroom vanity is the centre point of a bathroom and available in various shapes, sizes, and designs. As far as bathroom furniture goes, the vanity is very essential, but there is no right or wrong choice, just a matter of preference. Below are some guidelines to help you choose the best option suited to your preference.
Shelf Vanities: Consisting of one or several shelves, they are known to make small bathrooms look bigger. They are available in a range of materials such as glass, chrome, stainless steel, or solid brass. If you don’t want your towels and products to be seen by guests, the shelf vanity option might not be for you, but if you’re the type that knows their feng shui or has meaningful items for display, shelves are a great idea for bringing your bathroom to life.
Wall Mounted: vanities are basically fixed to the wall, and not touching the floor. Getting them reinforced to the wall will cost depending on how much work they need to stay on the wall, but once they have been installed, they look amazing and give your bathroom a spacious look and feel.
Cabinet style: now known as the traditional style. It is mounted along the floor along a wall and would generally have a mirror installed above the cabinet. It remains popular due to its elegant look and design. A cabinet style vanity is ideal for home owners that do not wish for items such as towels, toothbrushes, or medicine to be seen. So if you want products and accessories hidden away
French provincial: A vanity design stretching back to France in the 1700s. These are beautiful and expensive antiques to have in your home and bring in a wave of compliments from any guests. Unfortunately one must take great care of them as they are not durable. A drawer handle may pull off the drawer if pulled too hard, and scratches will certainly stay visible. This is most ideal for elderly home owners, or homes without pets or children.
Rustic: Also known as country-style, the wood to make these vanities are generally pine, spruce, and oak. The wood itself may be acquired by taking wood from old existing structures such as stables, cottages, or pre-existing flooring – some as old as 30 or 50 years. The more expensive wood can be as old as 100 to 150 years.
Minimalist: In the strictest sense, the minimalist design serves one purpose – to take up as less space as possible. Otherwise, they can come in the form of a shelf, wall, or cabinet vanity available in various materials, colours, and pseudo styles.
Modern: As new types of materials are produced, and more unique requirements arise, the designers of this day and age come up with new designs to suit all kinds of requirements. To give an example, a contemporary wall hung vanity could contain fresh new features such as a solid stain resistant diamond stone top. The cabinet can be available in durable, non-fading high-gloss titanium paint, while featuring three soft closing drawers with a finger-pull grip and an under mount ceramic basin with overflow protection.
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