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Upgrading Your Vanity: A New Look For The Bathroom

Upgrading Your Vanity: A New Look For The Bathroom

The First Step In A Bathroom Remodel

Many homeowners, when starting a bathroom remodel, will start with a new vanity and then move on to the surfaces and the shower or bath. A new vanity can completely update the look of your bathroom and offset a world of other decorating sins. Bathroom vanities come in all shapes and sizes. This article will explain some of your options when shopping for a new bath vanity.

First of all it’s important to realize that there is no one “right” vanity for you. Granted, if you’re decorating your home in a classic, antique-style, you may not want to choose a modern style vanity. But overall, you can’t choose a vanity that is ‘wrong’. But there are some vanities that would fit your bathroom better than others. You have a lot of options when shopping. Here are some of them:

Double vs Single Sink Vanities

While most vanities come with 1 sink (called single-vessel), double vessel vanities are growing more popular. Single vessel vanities are more appropriate for your main floor bathroom or an upstairs guest bathroom. Double vessel vanities are more popular in bigger master bathrooms. They give that larger, more luxurious feel. Many people also buy them for kids bathrooms as it gives more than one child a chance to brush and wash at once.

dark wood vanity

Wood Vanities

These are becoming more popular. A wood vanity can come in everything from antique-style to modern. You can find cherry, oak, espresso and other colors in both single and double sink styles. You can also find stone, porcelain and even glass vanities.


You can get several different styles including antique-looking, modern looking or even transitional. Each one gives a different feel and it depends on which look you’re going for. You can get antique looking vanities for a rich, luxurious look or a modern vanity with a vessel sink to give that chic, clean look and feel. Other options include pedestal style vanities, floating wall-mounted designs or free-standing units with built-in storage for towels, sundries and other accessories.


While prices vary, you can find vanities as low as $200, or spend well over $2000. While you can get a good deal if you know where to shop, this is one of those instances where you get what you pay for. A high-end vanity can give a luxurious, warm feel to your bathroom (even if you skimp elsewhere). A cheap vanity can look well, cheap – even in a million dollar home.

Names to Look For

Some popular names in bathroom vanities are James Martin, Danze, Bosconi, Kohler and American Standard. While you may be able to find a few vanities at a local home improvement or bathroom store, your best bet for selection and lowest price is to go online. There are a number of sellers that specialize in wholesaling vanities directly to the consumer. This has a few advantages. First of all you can choose from a wider selection. Plus many online stores offer Free Shipping and $0 Sales Tax. So you can save money there as well.

So those are a few tips on choosing the best vanity for your bathroom. No matter what you decide, take your time and do your research and you’ll be rewarded with an attractive, stylish new bathroom look! Want to learn more about saving money on your bathroom remodel? Groutsmith can help, just give us a call.


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