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.
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.
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.
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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