Types of Bathroom Vanities Available

Do more with your bathroom by adding a vanity. With more features than a sink, bathroom vanities are designed with a wooden cabinet below, a stone top, and a sink basin. Some models are equipped with a matching mirror. While all vanities are designed with these features in some combination, not all fixtures are the same. Traditional and contemporary styles, both with variations, are available, and a single or double sink model may be best for your bathroom.

Traditional bathroom vanities are the most common. With the wooden cabinet below and a stone top, these one-piece fixtures create more storage space inside your bathroom and provide more counter space. Although granite and marble stones are common for the top, a wide range of finishes are used for the cabinet. Made out of hardwood, the cabinet may be finished with an espresso or honey color – or any shade in between – or may be painted white for an antique look. The cabinet and top may blend in together or may have a contrasting appearance, such as white marble paired with dark-finished wood.

Contemporary bathroom vanities, although having the same cabinet and top combination, are made out of glass and metal. These fixtures, as well, are typically more compact and may not have the sink and cabinet in one unit. For more versatility in a small space, a contemporary vanity can be arranged in a few ways.

Single and double sink models are two options for bathroom vanities. Although these units may be 24 to 72 inches long, smaller fixtures typically have a single sink, but single-sink vanities may also be larger than 60 inches. These larger single-sink vanities offer a greater amount of counter space and are ideal for those with an extensive morning beauty routine. Vanities 60 inches or larger may have a double design, with two basins on top of a larger cabinet. If you want to streamline to process of getting ready in the morning, especially if your home has only one bathroom, install a double vanity.