Gaetane. Vanity. September 26th , 2017.
Planning on remodeling your bathroom? Youll find out very quickly that one of your major decisions involves the selection of a new vanity base and vanity top. Lets see what the choices are and which one is right for you. There are two basic types of vanities, built-in and freestanding. Built-in is exactly what the name implies, a vanity base and a solid countertop that installs against the wall and is designed to look like part of the structure. For those who lean toward modern décor, or are remodeling the bathroom in a contemporary home, loft, high-rise condominium, or upscale townhouse, a free-standing vanity will definitely appeal to your creativity due to the greater range of more unique designs that are available. These vanities also enhance the visual space of smaller bathrooms and powder rooms found in todays new construction.
Take every aspect of your bathroom into consideration before you choose a vanity. The size, the shape, the existing décor (if any), lights and even the position of the window are all very important. You cannot just ignore one and concentrate on another. Also, remember that you will have to put up the vanity where the plumbing line already exists; otherwise, you will have to redo it from scratch. Therefore, where you put up your new vanity is also very important. Start your search for the perfect vanity only when you have considered all these. You will find that there are three styles of vanities - antique, transitional and contemporary. While the first two types of vanities are bulkier and more ornate, a contemporary bathroom vanity is more simplistic in design. It blends well with todays style of bathroom décor and available bathroom fixtures. It also goes well with the preference of the modern generation.
Much of the problem with access to these built-ins comes from their name. You cannot move the base or countertop to get to the water lines. Depending on the exact set-up of your bathroom lines, it may not be that much of a problem, but other times a complete re-rerouting of the water supply line will be necessary in order to avoid a structural element of the cabinet. In a worst-case scenario, you could end up adding a number of very colorful epithets to your vocabula ry as you pull the entire unit out for a mid-project supply line revision. As they say in the army, however, proper planning prevents poor performance. Free-standing vanity bases allow you to be a little more adventurous in design. Unlike built-in vanity bases, they typically come complete, with the vanity top. Because of this, you have a chance to evaluate the whole look before making a commitment to a particular style. Some free-standing bases look like fine furniture and use tops similar to the built-ins, made of granite or glass. The holes for the vessel and faucet are pre-drilled and ready for installation.
You can find everything from chrome pedestals that stand on the floor to cantilevered wall mounts that support the basin in mid-air. Prefer fine cabinetry? Common wood choices range from wenge (usually painted ultra dark brown, almost black) to oak. Exotic hardwoods, such as sapele or zelkova become available from time to time. These rich grained woods are highly prized by custom furniture makers. Its even possible to find a free-standing vanity that looks and functions exactly like an antique chest of drawers. Freestanding vanities eliminate the installation problems mentioned above because the open designs are easily accessible. The drain hardware is also designed to stay out in the open. P-trap drains, in particular, are very modern in design so you dont mind them being in plain view.
If you have a large bathroom with lots of users, a double vanity might be more ideal for you. A double his & hers bath vanity mirror would be more convenient especially during the busy mornings when everyone needs to use the bathroom. You would also find a great deal of double vanities here that come in assorted styles and finishes. The Vortex double bath vanity, item number BVE- 1145, has a modern look with a transparent glass countertop. It comes with two vessel glass sinks, a 3-drawer cabinet and stainless steel towel bars and wall brackets. Three different colors are available: maple, mahogany and black. You can find this product for sale in Bath Vanity Experts for $2,297. Not everyone could afford a pricey vanity set though, and you might be looking for just a bath vanity mirror. If you still have an old vanity that can be salvaged and re-used, it would save you a lot of money to buy a single piece mirror instead of the whole vanity set. Bath Vanity Experts also has a lovely selection of other bathroom fixtures like mirrors, medicine cabinets, bathtubs and towel warmers. The style varies from Roman/Victorian to modern & contemporary. For a classic look with an affordable price tag, they have the Im So Distressed Oval Oak Mirror (item number BVE-0600) which costs $227. Its dimensions are: 25.5" W x 34" H. The retail price of this product is around $400, but this vendor is offering it for way less the original price. It is made of quality oak wood and comes in an old distressed finish to match any old wooden vanity you might have lounging around your house.
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