The vanity is a staple in any functional bathroom layout. To put it simply, it acts as the hub around which the rest of the components in the bathroom revolve. Vanity has the potential to add style and personality to the space. Vanities are common fixtures in bathrooms and are used to store sinks. Read this guide to bathroom vanities with sink if you’re thinking about putting in a new vanity or swapping out your current one.


Bathroom Vanities by Width

Put simply, a vanity is a countertop placed atop a cabinet in a bathroom. You can find cutouts for your bathroom sink and faucet on the countertop itself, and there’s plenty of cabinetry near the sink for storing your toiletries. Use the space under the bathroom sink to keep toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and other important materials out of sight.

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There are a variety of standard widths for bathroom vanities, including 24, 30, 36, 48, 60, and 72 inches.

Although there is no universally agreed-upon standard for vanity height, you can expect to see furniture with a height between 32 and 36 inches. Think about the average height of the people living in your home when deciding how high to set your bathroom vanity. You might want to go with a more kid-friendly height if you plan on having any.

Bathroom vanities typically measure between 20 and 23 inches in depth, with 21 inches being the norm. Bathrooms with limited space can benefit from vanities with a depth of 16 to 18 inches.


Bathroom Vanities by Color

You should choose a color for your bathroom vanity or cabinets in tandem with choosing an overarching design style, such as modern, traditional, eclectic, country chic, or coastal. Consider the paint on the walls, the type of flooring and tile work, and any other fixtures and finishes that will be used in the renovation.

Here’s a look at some of the most trendy hues for bathroom vanities in 2022 to help you make your final decision:


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1. Sage Green

Renovating a bathroom vanities with a green theme is all the rage right now. Green can range from youthful and carefree to sophisticated and sophisticated. Sage green, also known as Calke Green, is a trending choice this year and expected to be a popular color choice in the coming year (2023) as well. Sage green is luxurious, yet understated, lending an air of classic elegance. The lush greenery makes a bold statement without becoming oppressive.



2. Matte Black

Even in the realm of bathroom makeovers, black reigns supreme. In addition to vanities, matte black is also available in bathtubs, sinks, faucets, and even toilets. The addition of striking matte black cabinetry to your bathroom, in combination with a lighter color for your walls and bathroom tile work, instantly transforms your bathroom into a chic and luxurious bathroom. A designer sink with a gold faucet and luxurious stone countertops will elevate the look of your newly renovated bathroom.



3. Grays and Greiges

In 2022, gray is predicted to be a popular color choice. Because of its neutrality, it can be paired with many different hues, textures, and designs, making it a versatile option for the bathroom. Putting it in a sleek, minimal bathroom will really make it pop. The color combination known as "greige," which consists of gray and beige, is also popular. Depending on how much gray is added, greige can function as a cool or warm neutral. Blues, greens, oranges, and yellows are great options for adding a pop of color to a bathroom that is mostly gray or greige.



4. Pine

Pine-colored hues are on the upswing, adding to the popularity of green. It's a color from nature, like navy or sage, and it's interesting without being too much, calming without being boring, and modern without being dated. Pine-green vanities can be a bit more difficult to incorporate into a bathroom design, but the stunning end result is well worth the extra effort.



5. Mint

The bathroom vanities is the perfect place for the mint green that will be so popular in interior design in 2021. When paired with a white marble countertop and brushed nickel hardware, mint's ability to enliven a space is accentuated. When going for a more rustic or vintage look, black hardware can be a great alternative.



Bathroom Vanities by Type

Vanity units and sinks for bathrooms come in what feels like an infinite variety of styles and materials. An inexpensive wall-mounted sink can be purchased for around $50, while a high-end cabinet vanity can cost over $5,000. There are freestanding sinks, sinks that must be set up on or on a countertop, and sinks that are attached to cabinets. There is no one best design because bathrooms come in so many shapes and size with so many different uses.

 

 

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1. Wall-Mounted Sink

Especially in older homes and apartments, the wall-mounted sink is one of the most fundamental and common options for a bathroom's point-of-use. It is typically employed when resources, including square footage, are limited.

As the name implies, these sinks don't require any sort of base, as they can be mounted on the wall instead. They are hung from framing members or a wall reinforcement mounted behind the sink using special hanger brackets. A "shroud" or cover secured to the underside of the sink can either reveal the plumbing waste and supply lines or hide them.



2. Vessel-Sink Vanity

One relatively recent bathroom upgrade is the vessel sink, which allows for a more personalized vanity. The countertop on which this sink is installed is typically attached to a vanity base that is mounted to the floor and, like most vanities, to the wall for support. Vessel sinks, which are used exclusively in new construction or extensive bathroom renovations, call for a special kind of faucet and waste-drain system. These sinks feature deck-mounted or wall-mounted faucets, respectively.



3. Drop-In Sink

A drop-in sink, also known as a self-rimming sink or a surface-mounted sink, is one that is installed into a vanity top without the need for any additional framing. This type of sink can be found in both vintage homes and modern remodels. Plastic laminate, stone, ceramic tile, and synthetic composite countertops are all suitable for installing these sinks.

These sinks "drop in" to a countertop because their lip is larger than the hole. Lighter sinks typically have a clamping system that secures the sink to the countertop from underneath, while heavier sinks like cast-iron sinks may simply be held in place by their weight. The result is a system that can maintain its own length.



4. Cabinet-Style Vanity

There is a wide variety of designs for the vanity cabinet that holds the sink in a bathroom. Pedestal sinks are the exception. Vanity cabinets can be anything from a thin, cheap unit that houses a single sink to a massive, freestanding vanity unit that houses two sinks and a substantial countertop, or even something as elaborate and pricey as a replica of a priceless antique dresser. In each unit, the cabinet is used to conceal the drain waste pipes and water supply pipes within.

Plastic laminate, ceramic tile, solid-surface or synthetic stone, natural granite, or quartz can all be used for the countertops that cover and support the sink in a vanity cabinet.



5. Freestanding Bathroom Vanities

The freestanding bathroom vanity, which can be either square or rectangular in shape, shares some of the practical features of the pedestal sink. It's strong enough to hold one or two sinks. There is a wide range of styles and materials to choose from, making this a fantastic option. Most of the freestanding vanities are made of wood, though you may find some ceramic accents on the tops.



What To Consider When Choosing Your Bathroom Vanity?

It goes without saying that you can’t settle for any old chest of drawers fitted with a sink. A daily committed partnership like bathroom and vanity calls for more deliberation and preparation than the purchase of a simple piece of furniture.

Here are some things to think about when selecting a vanity for a bathroom.

 

 

Take A Look at Your Existing Space

It’s important to consider the functional things first, before moving on to the aesthetic ones. Have a look at your bathroom from all angles. Consider where fixtures like sinks, toilets, and sinks, as well as things like mirrors and cabinets, already exist.

Think about how the people in the room would be moving. Remember to take into account the door’s swinging direction. You can narrow down your search for the perfect bathroom vanities by considering all of these factors. 

 

 

Consider the Primary Purpose of The Bathroom

The number and types of users, as well as the intended purposes of the room, will determine your specific vanity requirements. Consider practicality, storage space, and aesthetics. A pedestal sink is ideal for a powder room, while a double sink is more suitable for a large master bathroom.

Guest bathrooms don’t need a lot of drawer space unless you count toilet paper and paper towels as toiletries.However, if you or a guest are makeup or hair product addicts, you may need more space. 

There are specific requirements for vanities designed for children, such as a shorter counter height or tougher materials for the top.


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Bathroom Vanities Frequently Asked Questions:

All of the functionalities and numbers have been worked out. Any remaining options are more open to interpretation and personal preference. You can classify vanities into three primary groups based on whether they are freestanding, floating, or corner.

“Freestanding vanity” is the standard and most frequent form. It can be found in many different designs, making it a great option for those who want to make their home’s furnishings flow together. On the other hand, a “floating” vanity is a very contemporary design choice. This design frees up floor area under the sink, giving the impression of a larger bathroom. What it sounds like, a corner vanity is a vanity that can be tucked neatly into a corner, making it ideal for compact washrooms.

You can make your vanity unique and interesting in an infinite number of ways. Bathroom vanity cabinets, counters, backsplashes, and even hardware can all be customized to show off your individual taste. You could go for a minimalistic look by emphasizing simple forms and understated hues.

Display your favorite cosmetics and neatly folded towels on open shelving to give your bathroom a spa-like feel. Metallic faucets and hardware on reclaimed wood cabinets are another popular trend this year. This creates a surprising fusion of traditional and modern design.

Bathroom vanities typically include a sink, a top counter, and a cabinet to hide the plumbing and other interior fittings. Some vanities come with a mirror and a pair of wooden cabinets above the sink; others may have drawers and other accessory holders built in. However, these items can be paired with many more components.

The cost of a vanity unit is difficult to pin down and will likely vary depending on its specifics. Nonetheless, vanities typically cost between $1,000 and $3,000.

You have the option of purchasing a vanity that has already been built or designing one from scratch for an additional fee. Depending on the size and quality of the materials used, the price of a prefabricated vanity can range from around $100 to $2,600.

However, the cost of a custom-made vanity ranges from $600 to $2,800, depending on its dimensions and construction.

Additionally, installation fees can add an additional $200-$1,000 per vanity. It’s possible that there will be additional shipping costs if you order a Ready-To-Assemble vanity unit online.

Once again, there is no limit to the variety of vanities available. Choosing the right material and components requires some design acumen and forethought.

You can either purchase a vanity unit that has already been assembled or one that requires minimal assembly, or you can hire a professional to construct and install the vanity unit for you. To add insult to injury, you shouldn’t attempt to fix the plumbing by yourself. It is always preferable to have an expert on hand.

The cost of a vanity depends most on its size and the type of material used for its countertop. The vanity cost may increase or decrease depending on factors such as the vanity’s dimensions and the complexity of its countertops.

There is no single ideal timeline for the bathroom vanity to last longer. Wood, MDF fiberboard, glass, and stone are some of the more popular options for vanities.

The materials in question can last up to 60 years in high-quality vanities, provided they are used consistently. Wood used for vanities in bathrooms must be treated to survive in a moist environment. The inherent water resistance of glass and stone also makes them better options. Depending on the type of paint used and whether or not it is water resistant, painted vanities may need to be repainted every few years.

Bathroom vanities are very important. They are an essential piece of furniture for any bathroom. They provide a convenient place to store all of your toiletries. Towels, toilet paper rolls, and other janitorial supplies can be stowed away in its confined space. 

Yes. In order to give your bathroom a new look without breaking the bank, you can consider replacing the countertop of your vanity. Replacement countertops can be found in a variety of materials and finding the one that’s right for you requires thinking about your budget, your level of DIY experience, and how you plan to use the area.

Bathroom vanities can cost anywhere from $500 to $3800, not including installation fees of $800 to $1,200.

More so, a stock bathroom vanities may cost less than $2600. The price of the same vanity, a sink, depending on the extent of the customization, could range from $500 to $2800.

Vanities are expensive because of the quality of materials. Bathroom vanities go through a lot of moisture. They usually consist of a countertop, a sink, and a base cabinet and the cabinet is the costliest part of the vanity set.

Korede E. Adeboye is the owner and CEO of A.I.R Kitchen and Bath. He holds a CRPM (Certified Residential Property Manager) certification and has over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. Korede is an expert in residential property management and has a strong background in customer service, and business development. He is passionate about providing quality kitchen and bath remodeling services to clients and is dedicated to achieving their satisfaction.

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