Three Key Considerations For Picking A Bathroom Vanity

Three Key Considerations For Picking A Bathroom Vanity

Whether you are doing a full bathroom remodel or just upgrading your bathroom vanity, there are some important things to consider when choosing a vanity. At Cardigan Kitchens and Baths our design experts can help make sure you get the right vanity for your space. There are three considerations to keep in mind when making this important choice.


1. Size: When choosing a vanity you need to consider the height, width, and depth. First take a measurement of your available space. You don’t necessarily have to measure the existing vanity. If your bathroom feels cramped, you may want to go with a smaller size. If you have more space than vanity, you might want to upgrade to a larger option. So measure the area rather than the space. Make sure you leave enough room for door openings and factor in your plumbing and electrical fixtures. Typically cabinet widths are 24, 30, 36, 48, and 60 inches wide. The height tends to range from 31 to 35 ½ inches and the depth ranges from 17 to 24 inches. The width and the depth will depend mostly on your space. The height however depends on your ideal use. Taller will offer more storage, while lower will make it easier for children.

2. Mount: There are three basic styles of mounting. Freestanding, wall mounted, and corner. Freestanding are the standard type of vanity and don’t generally require any special installation. Wall mounted are directly mounted on the wall, they will require an expert to make sure they are sturdy and extra flooring to go under. Corner sinks are great for optimizing small spaces. Nestled in the corner out of the way, they can open up the space in a bathroom.

3. Style: There are two style considerations. The first, is the look of the vanity itself. Modern vanities tend to be very sleek and minimal, while traditional vanities tend to have lots of detailed design like moldings and carved woodwork. This choice comes down to personal taste. The second consideration is the type of sink you’d like to have in your bathroom. There are generally four types of sinks: Undermount, vessel, drop in and integrated. Undermount sinks are installed under the countertop for a seamless look. Vessel sinks sit directly on the countertop. Drop in are top mounted so the edges rest on the edges of the vanity cabinetry. Integrated is when the sink and the countertop are one continuous piece. Different vanities are used for each different sink design. So the type of vanity you get depends on the type of sink you want.


Our experts at Cardigan Kitchens and Baths can help walk you through these considerations and show you a variety of options ideal for your bathroom. If you’re ready to upgrade your vanity, talk to us today and we’ll help you find the one that is perfect for you!