Lamontagne. Vanity. September 23rd , 2017.
Whatever type of vanity top you choose from one of the big box suppliers, the tops that you can take with you are fairly limited and conventional in appearance and configuration. However, those retailers always have a wide selection of vanity tops from various manufacturers that can be custom ordered. Prices are reasonable and you can choose from a wide variety of sink shapes and placements in the top. If youre re-doing an older house or simply prefer a traditional built-in vanity, this is an excellent way to add a little pop to your bathroom while maintaining a traditional appearance. Another thing to consider, if youre planning on doing it yourself, is the relative difficulty of connecting the supply lines and the drain. When it comes to modern sink and faucet installation, it has gotten simpler for do-it-yourselfers to make the necessary connections. The problem lies in access to the connecting points. With built-in vanity bases, as well as some of the fine furniture versions and the occasional free-standing ones, youre going to wind up with your head stuck in a cabinet, trying to thread a nut in a hard to reach area.
Deciding on a built-in vanity is a two-stage process. First, you choose the vanity base. Walk into any home remodeling center and you will find rows of stock vanity bases bolted to the wall, ready to take home. There are variations in style, including length, height, number and placement of doors and drawers, but thats about it. If you have an older, traditional home, this style is most likely your best choice. Now that you have your vanity base selected, theres still something missing...the vanity top. Most of the time, the vanity top will be made from cultured marble, ceramic, or granite, and usually the sink (or basin or vessel, depending on the manufacturers description) will be an integral part of the top, forming a one-piece unit that will not leak. In some cases, a vanity top will have a cut-out (or cut-outs in the case of a double vanity) to allow the basin (or basins) to drop in.
If you are looking for bargains one of the best places to go is your local home improvement super store. You can often find incredible discounts that equal huge savings for you when it comes to buying a vanity. These are mass-produced and marketed vanities so they will not by any means be unique but they are inexpensive when compared to custom made vanities, which can cost a small fortune. Bargain shops are also another great place to find the occasional bargain for bathroom vanities. Sometimes you can really hit the jackpot of another persons remodeling project where very nice bathroom vanities are being sold at a fraction of their worth.
Todays generation may admire Victorian or Gothic designs in cinemas or on the pages of fashion magazines, but for their own home, they always choose the contemporary style. The shape of the bathroom too is important in choosing a vanity. The bathroom may be comparatively small, but if there is an odd corner, which can accommodate fairly big vanity, you should make use of it. However, you can do that only if the plumbing line can be extended to that corner. However, few modern bathrooms are oddly shaped or have odd corners. Most of them are a clean square or a rectangle. In such scenario, such consideration does not apply. Choose the material used in manufacturing the vanities with care. Wood is a traditional material, but today glass bathroom vanities are becoming very popular. Although glass looks delicate, thanks to the technological up gradations, they are no longer that fragile.
A bathroom vanity is a piece of furniture with a number of purposes. Usually you would expect your vanity to house your sink, and all the plumbing that goes with it. Hopefully with all the plumbing nicely housed out of view and out of the way. Your vanity is also a cabinet, so its the place where all those little things like the soap and the toothpaste are housed, as well as all those other things that really ought to be out of view as well. Make sure you choose a vanity of the right height. Most bathroom vanities are built at a standard height of 30 inches. Fine if youre the standard height, but if youre particularly short then you may find that the height of the vanity is too high for you, and if youre tall you may well have to stoop to clean your teeth. I suggest you spend some time in your local store looking at vanity units to decide what height is right for you.
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