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Bathroom Vanity Buying Guide

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What is a Bathroom Vanity?

Bathroom Vanities come in a large variety of styles and sizes, and are often considered the centerpiece of a bathroom. A Bathroom Vanity can be as simple as a sink and stand used to disguise the piping, while others are substantial pieces of furniture with drawers, cabinetry, dual sinks and a counter top. They come in a large variety of styles and sizes ranging from contemporary bathroom vanities all the way to modern bathroom vanities.

*A Responsible Buyer Tip While shopping for the right bathroom vanity, always remember to check the description and features of the product you are considering. When showcasing vanities, merchants will often show the whole picture which includes the vanity, sink, and faucet. However, the different pieces may be sold separately, and it is always wise to review the description to see which pieces are included with that particular vanity. If it doesn't say the vanity includes a sink or faucet, chances are it will not be in the box when the vanity arrives.

Bathroom Vanities

Traditional bathroom vanities usually hold one or two sinks and have additional space for drawers or under sink storage. Bathroom vanities come in a large selection of colors, styles and sizes, providing many options for complete personalization of your individual vanity. The following are bathroom vanities cabinets that do not include the plumbing.
DECOLAV 5645-CW Haddington, Cherry DreamLine DLVBJ-003-AW Antique Bathroom Vanity, Antique White American Standard 9676.495.185 Brook Marble Top

Here is a much larger selection of Bathroom Vanity Cabinets. Upon selection of the vanity, you have many different options for completion of the full look.

Bathroom Vanities for Small Bathrooms

Now while many vanities are designed for large spaces, there are also bathroom vanitys for small bathrooms. These vanities normally come in sizes such as 18", 24" and 30". Space should never be a consideration when deciding on whether or not to have a bathroom vanity.

Bathroom Vanity Top Sinks

After selecting the vanity cabinet you like, you will then need to decide what you would like to add to the top of it, the most popular options are bathroom vanity tops or vanity top sinks. A vanity top sink is where the sink bowl is already built into the vanity counter top. There are a wide range of styles, colors, and materials available for bathroom vanity top sinks. Here are some examples of available styles:

Here is a much larger selection of bathroom vanity sinks. Just remember, in most cases you will also need to purchase the plumbing and faucet separately.

Bathroom Vanity Tops

Instead of a bathroom vanity sink you can also choose to purchase a bathroom vanity top without the sink. When doing so you will need to pay attention to the product features, as the vanity top you choose may already come with cut out holes for either a faucet or a sink. When selecting a vanity top you should also be aware that some tops do not come with the wall splash. The wall splash can be used to catch water, as a backdrop for your faucet, or to add a little extra flare to the design of the product. Here is our selection of bathroom vanity tops.

Bathroom Vanity Top Material

When selecting a bathroom vanity top, there are many different materials available. Below are several different materials for vanity tops and what they can offer to the overall décor of the room.

  • Concrete - Concrete vanity tops include granite, marble, etc. These vanity tops can be very beautiful but must be properly maintained because. They also tend to be heavy and can add additional weight to the installation. Specially made cleaner for stone can help to maintain the items.

  • Ceramic - Ceramic vanity tops are commonly used because of their durability and traditional look.

  • Wood - Wood vanity tops can include oak, mahogany, etc. As with concrete be sure to properly seal and maintain the product as it can start to develop mildew.

  • Other Materials - Other common vanity top selections are plastic laminate, stainless steel, and glass. These vanity tops are susceptible to scratches but can be repaired fairly easily.

Be Creative

Most vanity tops have many different styles and options available, this allows for complete personalization of just the look you are trying to create. To purchase a sink that fits your style use this Bathroom Sink Buying Guide to help you find just the right one.

Examples of full Bathroom Vanities

After considering the above, you may decide that you would rather have a complete unit then customize it yourself. Here are several Bathroom Vanities that you can consider for your own bathroom:

River's Edge Vanities                                                                        DreamLine Vanities
River's Edge Vanities Rivers Edge Vanities Rivers Edge Vanities                                                 DreamLine Vanities DreamLine Vanities DreamLine Vanities

Robern Vanities                                                                                Kohler Vanities
Robern Vanities Robern Vanities Robern Vanities                                              Kohler Vanities Kohler Vanities Kohler Vanities

Magickwood Vanities                                                                          Vigo Vanities
Magickwood sink Magickwood vanity Magickwood Mirror                                    Vigo vanity Vigo double vanity Vigo vanity with mirror

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