Modern Antique Vanities - If It's Modern, How Can It Be Antique?

In the realm of bathroom vanities, there exists what are commonly referred to as antique bathroom vanities. In most cases (and removing ourselves completely from the vintage swap meets and antique shops) these “antique” vanities are not necessarily antique in age, but rather antique in design. Modern antique bathroom vanities, when crafted well, possess the common lines, shapes, and accents of old-world craftsmanship. Victorian-age designs are commonly seen in antique bathroom vanities made today. Their solid wood construction and heavily carved facades bring you back to a time when woodcarving was a master craft and elegantly etched leaves, vines, and accents were what the public loved.

The Benefits of Modern Antique Bathroom Vanities
Although modern antique-fashioned vanities may not have the true age to go along with their classification, antique bathroom vanities of today bring with them heightened function and durability. Bathroom vanity design (as well as internal plumbing) has come along way since the old days of kings and queens. Today, antique vanities come complete with flawless sink and faucet integration and in many cases excel in function when compared to modern run-of-the-mill bathroom vanities. Modern antique bathroom vanities also offer the opportunity to reinvent your bathroom from top to bottom. Just imagine draping your bathroom in old-world beauty, incorporating rich, vivid colors, tapestries, and pictures that would be fit for a Victorian emperor (including Queen Victoria herself).

However, there are some purists who when they say they want “antique” they mean they want an “original”. It is possible to get a hold of a true antique bathroom vanity, but what you may get in originality, you’re lacking in functionality. True antique vanities are more of a novelty and often require complete restoration and updating to be functional within the home. That’s not to say that truly original vanities from our past don’t look great in bathrooms today. In fact, they can be exceptional conversation pieces and add 100% originality to your bathroom. The one difficulty with these vanities is in most cases, you’ll end up paying much more to purchase and then restore a true antique bathroom vanity then it would cost you to purchase a modern bathroom vanity fashioned after antique styles and designs.

So is it Better to be “Old” or “Old-School”?
The bottom line is whether you go true antique (old) or antique-styled (old-school), the choice is completely up to you. Bathroom vanity manufacturers are producing ornate and exquisite antique-styled vanities that look much like the styles of old. Of course their true age is more modern than antique, but when you compare the option of buying old and spending to make it new, you discover that it’s more practical to buy new and designed to look “antique”.

If you’re thinking about renovating or updating your bathroom and want antique bathroom vanity designs and styles, check out Modern Bathroom’s wide selection of antique bathroom vanities. Modern Bathroom also offers the latest bathroom furnishings and fixtures at discount prices. From sinks to bathroom vanities, you’ll find the bathroom furnishings you need for less at Modern Bathroom.