A stylish bathroom is incomplete without a beautiful vanity. More than just a sink to wash yourself and (usually) cabinetry to store your toiletries, a great vanity elevates the appearance of your bathroom, irrespective of its size, and acts as its focal point, depending on which type you choose.
To help you select the bathroom vanity that best suits your personal space, let’s go over the different types so you can make an informed decision.
What Are the Different Types of Bathroom Vanities?
There’s a wide range of vanities available. Keep reading to figure out the best one for your bathroom.
Pedestal Sink Vanity
Pedestal sink vanities feature only a simple sink. Their lack of storage and surface space makes this type inconvenient for many homes, but it’s compact and comes in many varieties that blend in with different types of decor. A pedestal sink vanity is a style statement that creates a focal point, while its concrete styling makes it suitable for small bathrooms where space is at a premium. Not convenient for busy bathrooms or as a makeup station.
Wall Mounted/Floating Vanity
A wall-mounted (or ‘floating’ vanity) is just that: mounted to a wall, leaving floor space beneath. It’s a chic, classy choice that certainly enhances the appearance of your bathroom. But, as it’s affixed to a wall, it can be susceptible to accidents. That means not putting a lot of pressure on it.
Undermounted Sink Vanity
This vanity features an undermount sink which allows a greater surface area. It’s perfect if you want to install a large-scale mirror as it won’t obstruct the view. It’s a stylish addition that uplifts the appearance of any bathroom irrespective of its decor and size. This style allows you to store your essentials, along with other home decor accessories like a flower vase or candle.
Have lots of space in your bathroom? A vanity cabinet is the best choice. It consists of many storage areas, including drawers and cabinets, and can accommodate more than one sink. You can also opt for a huge wall-to-wall mirror above and lighting fixtures to complete its appearance. (Sconces or spotlights are common lighting options.) If you want more customization, you can experiment with different surface areas like natural stone, quartz or granite.
Essentially the opposite of an undermounted sink vanity, a vessel vanity features a sink (or two) fitted on top of the vanity. The raised bowl gives the vanity a rustic appearance that enhances the overall bathroom decor. This type of vanity is often seen in boutique hotels and resorts and gives your home a chic look. A mirror of your choice is a great way to complement it.
Freestanding vanities are affordable, stylish and practical as they save both money and space without compromising on style. They’re usually available in squares and rectangles that make wonderful additions to any bathroom. All come with a sink but some don’t have cabinet space. A good choice if you want a vanity that won’t break the bank.
Round vanities are great options if your bathroom lacks space. Because of its shape, this type of freestanding vanity saves on room and can be fit into a corner. They’re a popular choice among homeowners with small bathrooms. Hint: a round mirror will complete its overall appearance.
These are the seven most widely used bathroom vanities by homeowners and hoteliers. Each adds a unique style statement to the space. If you have a huge bathroom, stick to a vanity cabinet, whereas round or freestanding vanities are most appropriate for smaller spaces. Know the size of your bathroom and requirements before choosing the one that will best suit your taste and needs