Gallia. Vanity. September 23rd , 2017.
Many people feel that bathroom vanities are a status symbol of sorts because of the elegance they can bring to a home. For many years, vanities were exclusively found in large homes with huge bathrooms. Times have certainly changed in the last 20 years and we are witnessing a growing trend in bathroom vanities in homes of all shapes and sizes. If you wish to have a vanity in your bathroom, there is no reason that in todays market you cannot do exactly that, even on a limited budget. You may think that making your own bathroom vanity is a daunting task to say the least. The good news is that if you plan properly you will find that this is one of the less expensive home improvement projects you can tackle.
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.
One factor to take into account is that polymarble is easier to repair than china so if you scratch your polymarble top this can be buffed over but a chipped china basin is more difficult to repair. Another factor to consider before purchasing your vanity is the location of the pipes. If your pipework is running through the floor this may prevent you from having a wall hung vanity if you dont want the pipes to be visible. Likewise if you have pipes running through the wall be aware that the pipes bent into an s shape to fit from the plug hole to the wall and this takes up a lot of space which can affect your storage. Vanities are one of the most exciting purchases in a bathroom renovation as they can have a huge impact on the design of the room. Seriously consider these few helpful tips and you can purchase your new bathroom vanity with confidence.
A frosted glass one piece vanity gives an exotic look to your bathroom. Accented with the right hardware this type of vanity looks more like art than the functional bathroom fixture it is. A one piece porcelain vanity is often seen in small bathrooms. The corner sink attached to the wall is a popular choice for really small bathrooms. Stone adds natural beauty to the bathroom. A vanity made of natural stone is not only beautiful, it is durable too. A stone pedestal base and stone sink accents the bathroom while adding a little personality, as well as functionality. Stone counter tops are also available in many different sizes and shapes. The countertop can be built with sink and counter in one piece. These are heavy and can be used on strong bases.
A vanity is a starting point for your bathroom design. Deciding how you are going to use the vanity will help you decide what you want for a vanity. Some choose to go with traditional wooden cabinet style vanity. A vanity with spacious cabinets that allow you to store clean towels and other personal care items underneath your sink is a good choice for someone who needs storage space. For people who do not want to store anything under the sink a pedestal type base to hold up the sink may be a good choice. Traditional style as well as European style vanity bases are usually made of wood. A vanity with a wooden base is versatile. This type of vanity can be as simple as a painted box style cabinet with a sink dropped into the top. A wooden vanity can also be a hand crafted, hand carved, piece of furniture that adds beauty and warmth to your home. These cabinets bring their own personality to the room. Countertops for these vanities can be made to fit one or more sinks. There are many materials available for bathroom vanity countertops including Formica, ceramic tile, marble, glass and even stone.
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