Gaetane. Vanity. September 22nd , 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.
Therefore, in acquiring a glass vanity you not only import an understated elegance into your bathroom, but also can remain assured what you have acquired is something durable and strong. Only thing that is required is to set it at the right place, or it will lose all its shine. Set the background right. Vessel sink vanities are the latest in contemporary bathroom décor. These sinks are fixed on the vanity top instead of in the hollow of the cabinet. This allows for lesser wastage of storage space and easier installation of replacement sinks. They come in all kinds of material, size and shape. If chosen carefully, they can change the whole ambience of the bathroom. They too come in different materials such as wood, stone, glass, metal or even porcelain. Have them rightly contrasted with the vanity and contemporary bathroom vanity becomes the focal point of your bathroom.
These vessel bowls are contemporary, artistic, and, sometimes, exotic. They range all the way from tempered glass to antique hammered copper, cultured stone, real stone, and stainless steel. Some of them are designed to mount on top of the flat counter, while others sit inside the vanity top with only a few inches of the vessel above the counter surface. In either case, many leave exposed the supply lines and drain. If you enjoy being on the cutting edge, these types of vessels or sinks are made to order for you. Also available are tops integrated with sinks as one piece, usually in interesting ceramic shapes or out of glass. Other vanities are designed with flat surfaces, where you can use some of the avant-garde sinks (vessels) by mounting them on top of the solid stone or glass vanity top.
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.
If neither of the above options yield positive results for you there is always the Internet. You can find all kinds of sites designed for the sole purpose of offering inexpensive bathroom vanities, fixtures, hardware, and any number of other items to assist you in creating the bathroom of your dreams. You can also try auction sites such as Ebay, Ubid, and Yahoo or MSN auctions as well for serious bargains. Improvisation is another great way to discover all kinds of wonderful vanities for your bathroom. In fact, you just may be amazed at the wonderful pieces of furniture on the market that with a little creativity can become the bathroom vanity that will make all others seem inferior. You can certainly create a cheaper bathroom vanity this way. Some things you will absolutely need include a bathroom sink, mirror, and hardware. While this may seem like a great deal of work it can work to your benefit by creating a masterpiece for your bathroom vanity at a fraction of the cost.
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