Practical Advice on Selecing a Vanity for Your Bathroom

Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 by Govi Reddy

Of all the decisions you have to make about your house, deciding what kind of bathroom vanity tops to install probably doesn’t rank among the most important.


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It’s not something most people consider, since more attention is commonly paid to kitchen countertops, appliances and flooring. After all, people spend a lot more time in their kitchens than they do in the bathroom, so they naturally spend more time thinking about those spaces than they do the bathrooms.

Which is exactly why choosing the right bathroom vanity tops is so challenging—and fun.

That’s right: Choosing your bathroom vanity tops can be fun. Since not every guest to your home will see your bathroom, there’s less pressure on your selection, and you can be more creative. You can use materials and designs you might not otherwise consider, make your master bathroom vanity tops both functional and personal, and have fun with the entire process.

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Source: Holly Mathis Interiors

Here’s how to pick the right vanity top for your bathroom:

Decide what you want. Are you looking for something functional? Do you want to create a spa-like experience? Or do you want your bathroom to have an identity all of its own? Different bathroom vanity materials and designs work well for different purposes. Once you know what you hope to accomplish, design-wise, with your bathroom, you can start considering bathroom vanity materials.

Find the right material. Laminate is relatively inexpensive and durable. Tile is equally functional and a little more sophisticated. Granite is every bit as functional and durable, but it’s more sophisticated than tile and elevates your bathroom’s overall design and feel to grander levels. Marble is a softer natural stone that requires a bit more maintenance, but it also looks magnificent and can create a spa-like vibe in your bathroom.

Customize it. At the end of the day, it’s your bathroom. So why not make sure it works for you by customizing it? Think carefully about your vanity’s base—glass, metal and wood are all good options. Then think about the number of sinks you want and need—one or two? Make sure the sink faucets and handles work well with your bathroom vanity countertops.

Create it. If you’re using tile or laminate, you might be able to install your bathroom vanity tops yourself. If you’re using granite or marble, you will likely want to partner with a highly skilled fabricator—like someone from Arch City Granite & Marble, who can do amazing things to make sure your vanity meets your design needs.

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