Bathroom Vanity OptionsBathroom Vanity Options

Not too much time is spent in the bathroom, yet bathrooms and kitchen carry much of the room value in a home. An updated beautiful bathroom can me make the difference between a desirable home and an average looking house or between a room of necessity and a room of desire. Choosing the right vanity for your bathroom space can be a good place to start in optimizing the maximum potential of this most overlooked of rooms.

An elegant vanity will add flair and pizzazz to a dull room. A commode and shower are necessities and therefore often get more attention in the decorative world, but the vanity will be where you stand to pluck eyebrows, brush teeth, shave beards, or even apply cosmetics. Some of the more remarkable features of some vanities on the market include marble tops, ornate custom cabinetry, and even functional cabinet space. Vanities can hide unsightly plumbing, keeping the bathroom elegant and lovely. Wood stained or painted, vanities sporting elegant marble tops will blend nicely with the cabinet bottom half and add an air of royalty to the "throne room." This royal treatment can fit into a small bathroom, but a larger space may be necessary for the more ornate of vanities.

Conversely, a rustic country themed home could benefit from something simpler. Wood tops surrounding porcelain or even ceramic sinks melt into the supporting wood cabinetry for a charming old world feel that complements a small bathroom either in a wood stain or painted finish while still providing all the modern comforts. Painted finishes may lighten up a room that is windowless, whereas dark stains can compliment light tiles but should only be placed in rooms with enough light to avoid a feeling of lost space that sometimes accompanies dark colors. Be sure to take into consideration the color of the tiles, flooring, or paint in the bathroom.

Regardless of the design of your ideal "oval office," you should never compromise functionality for style. Even in a small bathroom space your vanity should have at least some cabinet space under the sink, including one or two drawers if possible. The sink top space should be wide enough to support a toothbrush holder and a couple bottles of soap and lotion. If you must sacrifice space, optimize what space you do have with added shelves or portable storage option.

Even though not a whole lot of time is spent in a bathroom, it is a place where people go to find solace, privacy, and often comfort. Warm baths are associated less with getting clean and more with relaxation. Pampering such as shaving, facials, or waxing is often done in the bathroom. A box of hair dye will be applied in the bathroom. Such traditions of self comfort should be done in a room whose style brings about feelings of ease and relaxation. Choosing the right vanity for your bathroom can make the difference between needing to use the bathroom and wanting to use the bathroom.
by Andrew Hallinan
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