How to Choose a Vanity Unit for your Bathroom
The bathroom needs to be both stylish and practical, and it’s essential to incorporate storage to ensure a clutter free space. One of the easiest ways in which you can do this is by adding a vanity unit. Bathroom vanity units are available in a superb range of styles and sizes to suit any requirement. They are really useful as they combine a basin with handy storage space underneath, so you can keep toiletries hidden away from view.
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It’s important to choose a vanity unit that meets your storage needs and enhances the design of your bathroom at the same time. So, just how do you go about choosing a bathroom vanity unit and what should you take into consideration?
What to consider when choosing a bathroom vanity unit
One of the most important elements to consider when choosing a new vanity unit is the size. Does your bathroom have plenty of space or is this something it’s lacking in? Will the existing layout accommodate a vanity unit or will you have to re-design the space in order to fit one in?But, regardless of the size of your bathroom, you’ll have no trouble in finding a vanity unit that will fit.
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A vanity unit that’s the right size for your bathroom will make the best use of space. Opting for one that’s too large will make the room feel smaller and crowded, so if you have a small bathroom choose one that’s compact.If you do have a big bathroom, you could choose a vanity unit with double basins, which can recreate a luxury hotel look, plus it will also help to ease the rush on busy weekday mornings and put an end to jostling over the basin.
For small bathrooms and en-suites it’s best to choose a cloakroom vanity unit or a corner vanity unit to make the best use of limited space. Wall mounted vanity units are great for cloakrooms and small bathrooms too. The wall mounted design helps to create the illusion of a bigger room.
Vanity units are available with a cupboard or drawers underneath the basin, so decide what you would prefer when choosing storage for your bathroom. Combination vanity units are another option you may want to consider. A combination vanity unit includes a matching WC unit and back to wall toilet, which can be positioned on either side of the vanity unit or on its own. Combination units are great for creating a coordinated look.
Material wise, vanity units are typically made from MDF (medium-density fibreboard), MFC (melamine faced chipboard) or plywood. MDF is a composite material, which is usually made in white, whilst MFC comes in a range of colours and wooden tones such as oak.
Deciding on a vanity unit style
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Think about how would you like your vanity unit to look – do you want it to blend in with your existing bathroom fittings or do you want to make a statement? Do you want something contemporary or more traditional? Vanity units with a white gloss finish are a popular option, but if you want something more eye-catching, consider a bright colour such as red or even black. For a luxurious touch, a wood effect finish is perfect.
Whichever vanity unit you choose, it will provide you with practical storage space and add a stylish feature to your bathroom too.
Bio: Liz Tabron is a blogger currently writing for BigBathroomShop.co.uk. She has a passion for home decor, interior design and renovation projects.