Buying a Bathroom Vanity
The normal house bathroom is meant to be more inexpensive than pleasant, and a homeowner’s personal touches are sometimes limited due to a miscalculation of the size of their area. The Bathroom furniture UK takes up a lot of space in the design of a bathroom floor plan; after all, the sink represents at least one-third of the function of a bathroom. However, there are alternatives. Just because it takes up a third of the room’s usefulness does not imply it has to take up a third of the floor area. To get the most value out of the entire area, there are a few criteria to follow while selecting or updating the bathroom vanity.
What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Vanity
Begin with the size before looking for a new vanity. Everything must fit in such a way that it is comfortable to use. Consider your bathroom layout and the answers to these basic questions. (Yes, you should get out your tape measure.)
- Is the restroom small, large, or open?
The solution is more than simply looking at the actual measurements of the room – though those statistics should be available as well – but instead focuses on the aesthetic aspect of the space.
- How large do you think it is?
- Is there a clear form to the room?
- Is there a tendency for the current vanity, shower, bath, or toilet alcove to draw greater attention to one place over another?
The visual weight of each feature in the room is determined by what initially attracts the eye and if it appears to take up the amount of space indicated by the tape measured dimensions. If anything, such as the vanity, is mismatched to the area, it will appear to take up a bigger amount of the bathroom floor space than it does. This affects the sense of the form and scale of the entire space, so choose a vanity that will complement the lines that are already in play.
Larger vanities, for example, function well in an open floor plan bathroom when they are proportional to other components of the space, such as the bath or shower alcoves. A wall-mounted vanity will offer the idea of greater overall space in a narrow, galley-shaped bathroom, but it will compromise storage space. The challenge is to maintain the vanity’s apparent weight proportionate to the area, thus a tiny room will require a thin cabinet, but a broader, more open space will allow for a bigger vanity.
Where can I find the plumbing?
The vanity links the sink and faucet to the home water lines, therefore any new vanity should have enough space to accommodate the supply pipes and hoses without pinching or interrupting normal functioning. It should also provide clear access to the supply valve.
Unless you want to reroute the plumbing, the vanity must fit in the space near and around the pipes. That is a significant consideration for both the final room’s appearance and the price when designing it; working with the existing arrangement is far less expensive and saves on the expense of having a contractor divert the water lines. Finding a vanity that suits the existing plumbing arrangement reduces the overall time necessary to finish your bathroom renovation job.