Your Bathroom VanityA bathroom vanity is one of the most used bathroom fixtures due to the vast amount of activities you will perform there. You brush your teeth, use the mirror, wash your hands and do a number of other activities that make your vanity extremely useful. Because you do so much at your vanity, you will most likely notice some wear and tear, or if the vanity was used before you in some way, you might want to consider buying a new bathroom vanity for your design.
Signs You Need a New OneThere are a number of different reasons you may have to replace your bathroom vanity just buy a new one. The most obvious signs are those of functionality. If you start to notice that your vanity has cracks or other aspects that are affecting your comfort, you should most definitely consider buying a new vanity. If your vanity has a built-in sink that is damaged or stained, that is another reason why you should consider a replacement. Another big reason why you should consider a new vanity is that your current one is simply outdated. For example a vanity that was installed in the 80’s will definitely be outdated, and will probably even have some wear and tear on it anyway. You should always try to keep up with design trends as well as your bathroom functionality when it comes to one of the most important rooms in your house.
Your Vanity Is OutdatedAn outdated vanity will both hurt your bathroom in terms of both design and functionality. It will impact the overall design of your bathroom because the vanity is a centerpiece. If your vanity is outdated, the rest of your design will suffer as a result. As far as function goes, if you don't have an updated and smoothly operating vanity, you are going to run into a number of unwanted problems. First of all, you should always be taking note of trends and how they might change in the future. Some vanities will be able to stand the test of time, but some other vanities will have trouble with keeping up with the times. A bathroom vanity with a simple and sleek design will likely last much longer than a vanity that was made 30 years ago. This is mainly because a simple design can be modified and adjusted to fit in a variety of different designs, while a vanity with extravagant design might only work in a few different designs. This is definitely something you should consider if you are planning on getting a new vanity for new bathroom design.
Another reason why your vanity might be outdated is because it doesn't hold up with the rest of your bathroom fixtures. For example, accessories will generally have a shorter lifespan than your vanity, so you might have very up to date accessories but your vanity is lagging behind. This is something that will happen in every bathroom. If you pair your vanity and accessories to last for the long run, you will rarely run into this problem. As far as your other fixtures go, you should always start your bathroom design plan by choosing your fixtures so they will match and work well together. This is something that you shouldn't overlook because it definitely will serve to benefit your design for years to come.
Breaks, Chips or RustIf your vanity has any issues as far as how it is built or it is broken in any area, you are probably going to want to explore your options for a new vanity. For example, rust in any area of your vanity can cause issues with opening the drawers/doors. This is an incredibly frustrating problem if you can not find a reliable solution for it. If WD-40 can fix this for you, then that's great If you can find any other reliable solution then you should try that as well. If you can't find a fix for the rust, you should probably consider getting a new vanity. This will eliminate your frustration and give you an easy to use vanity for your bathroom for the foreseeable future. If there are chips or breaks in any area of your vanity, it can be uncomfortable to the touch. These issues can be fixed, but if the damage is too great, a new vanity may be necessary. If you can fix them in a reliable and efficient manner, you should fix it.
If you are having second thoughts or think you can't fix the problem yourself, don't hesitate to contact a professional for some advice, or for them to fix it. Chips in your countertop can not only make the surface of your vanity uncomfortable, but they can also cause you actual harm. If there is a sharp corner at some place in your countertop, this is something that needs to be remedied immediately. This is especially important if you have children that use the bathroom or could wander in. Also, if your bathroom vanity is broken in any area, you should probably consider a new one. The last thing you want is for a part of your vanity to break while you are using it. Where it is the frame of the vanity a drawer or anything else, it is important that you do not overlook any of these potential damages. If you see any of these issues, they are red flags and you should definitely consider a new vanity.
AccommodationOne of the most immediate reasons as to why you might need a new bathroom vanity is because somebody else will be using the bathroom along with you. Whether they will be using at the same time as you are or not, you will probably want a new vanity to accommodate that person. There are two ways that you can go about this. The first way you can go is to incorporate two separate vanities, one for each person. This is great if your bathroom is larger and you have more space to place two individual vanities. If you would prefer to have your own separate area, this will be one of the best ways for you to accomplish this.
In addition to that, you will be able to organize your own items with more efficiency because you will have your own vanity and you won't have to share it with anyone else. If your bathroom happens to be smaller or you still just want one singular vanity instead of two separate vanities, a double vanity is an extremely useful and effective way to incorporate two vanities in one. This is great for a two person bathroom because a double vanity will essentially be two single vanities combined into one fixture. It will still have two sinks, two faucets and all of the other aspects of a single vanity, but everything is essentially doubled. This may have a few downsides. For example, it won't give you your own personal area with each of your individually organized areas. However, this will give you a similar feature, just combined into one fixture and closer together. This will most likely be cheaper than buying two separate vanities, so that is something that you should definitely consider as well. A double bathroom vanity is also the fixture you will want in a kids bathroom because it is a compact yet effective way to improve the design.
Your New VanityNow that you’ve decided you need a new vanity, what should you be looking for? For starters, you should decide if you want a floating vanity or a floor standing vanity. A floating vanity can be adjusted at any height and it has the added benefit of being able to store a variety of items underneath it. These vanities are great in a minimalist or modern bathroom design, but they can easily be used in any bathroom design. They can be mounted at a preferred height within a reasonable standard. They are also just beautiful bathroom vanities to begin with. A floor standing vanity can be placed essentially anywhere in your bathroom with sufficient plumbing.
Floor standing vanities are also very effective when it comes to styling a bathroom design. It really will come down to your personal preferences as to what kind of vanity you will want to incorporate in your bathroom design. Space, room shape and several other factors could determine what decision you will want to make. With bathroom quality and comfort being two of the most important aspects in this room, you should put these on the top of the list of priorities when purchasing your bathroom vanity.
Vanity PricesThe price of a vanity will vary depending on various different factors, such as size, material, installation type, sink/faucet accommodations and several others. It is recommended that you first look at the higher quality vanities in order ensure that you are getting a fixture that will last a long time in your bathroom design. There isn't a big difference between wall mounted and freestanding vanities, but freestanding vanities on average will cost a little bit more.
This isn't always the case because it really depends on the size and material used in the vanity. If you are looking for an average price of a vanity, you should expect to pay at the very least $200, but if you want a good quality and long lasting vanity, you are looking at closer to $1,500. It is recommended that you choose a high quality vanity in every case because a cheap one will just prove to be unreliable and ineffective.