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Basic Types of Bathroom Vanities

Your bathroom has probably had the same look for years. Even if you’ve updated the sink and maybe even changed the color of the walls, the basic look hasn’t changed much. For some, the reason is they just don’t know what other options and styles are available to them. They bought their home with a single sink wood vanity and have always stuck with that style. The fact of the matter is bathroom vanities come in many different shapes, sizes, and styles. From the most basic single basin vanities to double sink contemporary works of art, you have a wide selection of bathroom vanities to choose from. Here are a few basic bathroom vanity styles.

Wood Bathroom Vanities

Wood vanities come in different wood variations. Some are made of oak and mahogany while others are crafted using lesser woods. Others are painted and don’t resemble the organic look of wood at all. Each wood type offers varying luxury, craftsmanship, and affordability. Oak and mahogany wood bathroom vanities, for example, tend to be a bit pricier than most, but they do offer solid construction and added style. So when you’re shopping for a wood vanity, be sure to choose one that meets your desired style AND is within your remodeling budget.

Glass Bathroom Vanities

Glass vanities are typically more contemporary in design and construction than most bathroom vanities. Made of high-end durable glass, glass bathroom vanities combine glass with other finished materials such as steel and wood to offer a highly stylized look and feel. A popular glass vanity style is the wall-mounted vanity, which gives your bathroom a more open feel while providing you with basic storage and function. Other glass vanities take after your typical bathroom vanity design and contain drawers, cabinets, and even shelving. You’ll find glass bathroom vanities in some of today’s higher-end restaurants and hotels as they provide a more modern look and feel which is quickly becoming the style of choice.

Contemporary Bathroom Vanities

Contemporary vanities come in single and double sink variations, and crafted using various materials. They are more modern in design than other bathroom vanities and often contain unique details and styles. Contemporary bathroom vanities are perfect for the forward-thinking individual as they provide one-of-a-kind style and appeal. The key to integrating a contemporary bathroom vanity into your bathroom is to make sure all furnishings and fixtures in your bathroom work with your vanity rather than work against it.

Antique Bathroom Vanities

Although not antique in age, modern antique bathroom vanities are inspired by antique designs and styles. Turn-of-the-century craftsmanship is popular among these types of vanities as they contain finely carved facades and highlights. Definitely a look that commands attention, antique bathroom vanities are among the more ornate vanities currently available on the market today. They combine fine woods and traditional designs with modern function to offer function and beauty that’s unlike anything else.

Double Bathroom Vanities

Found in most of your master bathrooms, double bathroom vanities contain two sinks in one long vanity. The double sink vanity is popular among couples as it allows each to have his/her own sink. These types of vanities come in many different designs (including wood, glass, antique, and contemporary) which allow for varied over-all bathroom styles. The one thing to keep in mind for double bathroom vanities is that they are larger than most. So make sure you have the room for a double vanity in your bathroom.

When it comes to selecting a bathroom vanity, you definitely have your choice of styles. From elaborate antique bathroom vanities to glass and wood vanities, there’s a style out there to match your bathroom’s décor and give it the improvement it needs.



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