5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Vanity Countertop

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Granite bathroom countertop.

Are you in the process of designing your bathroom and trying to decide on what kind of vanity countertop to install?

There’s a lot that goes into this decision in terms of space, size, storage, and the kind of style you’re looking for.

Read on to learn about five tips for choosing the perfect vanity countertop.

1. Select the Bathroom

Before selecting a vanity, make sure you assess the bathroom you’re looking to install it in and consider the layout of the room.

Are you looking to put a vanity in the master bathroom? A hall or guest bathroom? A smaller bathroom downstairs?

Deciding on the space you want to install the countertop in will affect your decisions moving forward when it comes to both size and style of the vanity.

2. Figure Out Your Space Situation

After you have decided where the vanity will go, it’s time to focus on how much space it will take up.

This is important to consider because it determines how much free space you will have around the vanity in your bathroom.

If you’re looking to install a vanity countertop in a large master bathroom, this might not be as big of an issue. The extra space will give you more options to choose from in terms of layouts, such as an L-shaped vanity.

However, it’s important to look at space especially for smaller bathrooms to help prevent crowding around toilets, showers, and bathtubs.

3. Size

After you have a better understanding of the bathroom, layout, and available space for your vanity, it’s time to consider the size of the vanity itself.

Remember: you don’t want to make your bathroom feel cramped by selecting a vanity that is too big for the space.

Use a measuring tape to get a better sense of the length and width you’re looking for, and have the measurements with you as you browse countertops.

4. Storage

Once you have a set size you’re looking for in a vanity, you’ll want to give some extra thought to storage.

A smaller vanity in a powder room likely won’t require a lot of storage space for hygiene or cosmetic products.

However, a vanity in a hallway or master bathroom will require space for these items. For these bathrooms, consider choosing drawers for your vanity to help keep things organized.

This is especially helpful if multiple people use the bathroom, and will help prevent clutter from accumulating under or around the sinks.

5. Style

After you sort out the logistics of your layout, your space, and the size of your vanity comes the fun part: choosing a design and style!

There are many elements that contribute to a countertop’s style including the type of material it’s made of, its cabinets, lighting, choice of sink and faucet you want, and the overall shape of the vanity.

There are a lot of choices you need to make when it comes to the style and design of the countertop you’re looking for, but don’t rush it.

Take pictures of the countertops you’re interested in, look at websites for inspiration, and spend time looking at your space and envisioning your new vanity.

Take Your Time Choosing the Right Vanity Countertop

There are a lot of decisions that go into choosing a vanity countertop for your bathroom, so it’s important to take the right steps to choose the one that’s right for you and your bathroom.

Follow these tips during the process and you’re sure to find a vanity you love.

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What to Consider When Buying Countertops

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At Rogan Granite, we understand that when you decide to remodel your kitchen, you do so with a considerable amount of thought behind each decision. Not only do we put the same amount of attentiveness to our work, but we also make it a priority to assist you in the decision making process.When you are thinking about installing new countertops below are a list of things to consider.

The size of the sample

Small samples make it difficult to accurately visualize what the material will look like in your home. Before purchasing material do extensive in person research on the product and also take home large sample. Even if you have to pay for the sample it will be worth it to avoid overpaying for an undesired product.

Consider mixing materials

Mixing materials can be a potential money saving opportunity. You can use more expensive materials such as marble or granite on more noticeable areas such as the island and bathroom counter and use remnants for the bigger areas.

Style

Marble is elegant and granite is durable which is why granite is often found in kitchens and marble in bathrooms.

Why Choose Granite for Your Countertops

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If you are in the process of a kitchen remodel than one of the decisions you are likely considering granite countertops. Countertops play a pivotal role in kitchen design in terms of color, light, and reflecting the homeowner’s personality. With all of this in mind, listed below are all the reasons you should choose granite countertops on your remodel.

Stain resistant

Granite is one of the least absorbent countertop options. For the most part any liquids that are spilled on granite can be wiped away in minutes without leaving a stain. The only exception are liquids that do not evaporate like oils. However even oil stains can be easily removed with the proper poultice or paste.

Adds value to a kitchen

Granite countertops add style to a kitchen and they are often high on a potential buyer’s priority list. Granite gives your kitchen a more modern and clean look, which is highly appealing to buyers. When it comes to kitchen upgrades countertops are often one of the large topics of discussion. Granite will not only enhance your living conditions, but also your future ventures.

Durability

Granite counter tops are literally rock solid, which means you are free to cook and entertain with virtually no risk for scratches, and chipping. Other countertops such as soapstone and eco tops are made with softer materials and are much more vulnerable than granite countertops. Granite is also heat resistant so you will not have to worry about unwanted burn marks.

Additionally Granite provides style and a natural look to kitchen countertops. The long term benefits make it more than worth the initial buying price. The experts at Rogan Granite can ensure quality treatment and attentiveness to all questions and kitchen needs.  Don’t miss the opportunity to enhance your living experience and the value of your home. Call today: 708-758-0050.