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 Choosing the Right Vanity Size For You

Choosing the Right Vanity Size For You

Whether it is a modern-styled vanity or a traditionally-styled vanity, the location of where your vanity is placed in your bathroom is going to be the ultimate focal point of your space. Its style, size and overall shape should fit seamlessly to its surroundings for it to compliment the other elements such as the flooring and cabinets.

What styles of vanities are there?

There are various types of bathroom vanity designs available for you to choose from. Vanity bathroom sinks vary in style, finishes and materials, giving you ample room to experiment which one goes best with your bathroom space. Here are some to name a few that have been quite the popular choices for both big and small bathrooms.

1) Floating vanity

2) Pedestal Sink

3) Vessel Sink

4) Round Bathroom Vanity

5) Under-Mounted Sink

6) Double Sink Vanity

What do you need to consider when choosing a vanity?

No matter how experienced you are, it is good to remember the considerations when purchasing or renovating your bathroom vanity. For our newly made homeowners, you might have several questions beginning with “How do I choose a vanity size?” to “How long should a vanity be?”. It may seem like a troublesome task, but here are some considerations being broken down for you for easier understanding.

1) Space

This very much depends on your existing bathroom space. You would want to make a selection of a vanity that has a balance of storage space and comfortability to avoid a disruption of traffic flow. Additionally, you may want to consider spacing for your bathroom sink cabinets at the bottom. 

2) Plumbing

Take into account your plumbing location as that will determine the width of your vanity. It can get costly if you were to divert or alter your plumbing in any way.

3) Style

As styles can range from minimalistic to modern to grandeur, a bathroom vanity can very much define the overall look and feel of your bathroom. However, in smaller bathrooms, a single standing sink might be the best option in terms of space whereas bigger bathrooms have more liberty in exploring other styles and buildings. Not to fret as there are other creative and stylish ways to define your bathroom no matter how small it can be.

4) Vanity height

Most vanities are built with a default height of about 30 to 32 inches, but it can get shorter or taller if need be. Take note of your storage needs and who will frequent the vanity. Taller adults may wish to elevate their vanities higher while shorter vanities are more comfortable for children.

What size should your bathroom vanity be?

This very much depends on your initial bathroom space and how much free space you desire after. The floorplan of your bathroom will help determine the best vanity size for your space. For example, a larger vanity such as having double sinks is useful but it incurs a larger cost in price and free space. 

If space is a factor, an option is to consider a floating vanity or pedestal sink which then can be paired with added storage such as an over-the-toilet shelf or a medicine storage cabinet.

How do you know what size vanity to get?

Standard vanity dimensions can range from 18 to 72 inches wide. With single vanities, popular widths are 24”, 30”, 36”, and 48”. Double vanity sizes can start at 48” but most would prefer 60” and 72” widths. In terms of vanity depth, 20” is the standard measurement but it can get narrower if need be. 

For small bathroom vanity units, an ideal size can range from 26 to 30 inches wide. This range can accommodate a single sink with limited storage spaces. In general, you can find vanity sizes that fit any sized bathroom and personalised them based on their available styles.

How do you measure your bathroom size?

  • As vanities come with either drawers or doors, some with both, it is important to measure the door openings against the dimensions of your bathroom. Do allow a minimum of 18 inches from the cabinet edge to the centre of the toilet.
  • Have allowances for external features such as electrical outlets, switches and filler strips. You may not want or need them, but it is good to have the option to lessen minor future renovation costs. 
  • You may need to measure the countertop if you plan to purchase a vanity without one. Countertops are usually an inch wider and deeper than your vanity.

What is the vanity for your bathroom?

This depends on your preference. For smaller bathrooms, any area of space should be used wisely to maximise the space you have. A floating vanity would be a great choice for smaller bathrooms as it is wall-mounted and elevated from the floor. It not only adds a modern touch but helps create the illusion of a larger floor. For bigger bathrooms, a floating vanity would be great as well but having a double vanity is another great option to consider.

What kind of vanity should I use in a small bathroom?

The best option would be to go for a free standing bathroom vanity that helps save space and allows more room for traffic. Not to worry for organisation or storage ideas as there are also plenty of creative and hassle-free ideas to choose from.

Where can you find your vanity?

Here at VBathrooms, we understand the importance of choosing one’s vanity as that is the ultimate feature of one’s bathroom. From having a variety of bathroom sink cabinets to  small bathroom vanity units, we offer an extensive range for you to choose from. Do reach out to us, or better yet, drop by our showroom! Together with the friendly team at VBathroom, we will be able to help consult you on your vanity needs.