5 Practical Tips for Choosing Modern Bathroom VanitiesVolkan Agbas
For many homeowners, their bathroom is one of the most frequently used spaces. It’s natural that it should be as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible. Modern bathroom vanities typically act as the central piece of the bathroom. However, it is often overlooked by new designers who underestimate its importance and its design potential
This essential bathroom feature offers countless exciting style options. Are you planning a remodeling project with a modern aesthetic in mind? Take a look at several practical strategies that you can use:
Give Thought to Access and Space
Modern bathroom vanities are functional and stylish surfaces that hold toiletries, accessories, and even decorative items. They serve as both a display and storage space. Since a lot depends on the vanity surface, owners need to consider how easy it is to access their vanity.
Your chosen vanity should be beyond the reach of your bathroom door to prevent collisions. Measure the clearance of the door before anything else! Depending on where you stand when in front of your sink, a foot or more of clearance may be necessary.
Bathrooms are often the busiest places when it’s time to get ready for work or school. Modern bathroom vanities usually sport roomy cabinets, drawers, or even open shelves for additional storage. Take note that these may open far, which could create issues for people who need to walk through the bathroom.
Measure the width and depth of the main passage in your bathroom and compare the numbers with the clearance of vanity drawers and doors.
Will you be using rugs on your bathroom floor? Consider its placement and use. Bathrooms with hardwood, tile, or stone floors will benefit from an attractive bathroom rug that doesn’t sacrifice comfort. Don’t forget to measure the space where you will place the rugs!
Ease Of Cleaning Modern Bathroom Vanities
Accessible placement of modern bathroom vanities also requires considering how easy it will be to clean. When choosing the right vanity for your bathroom, try to avoid creating spaces that are difficult to see or reach.
The material of the bath vanity can also affect how easy it is to clean. Natural materials like solid wood usually need to be treated with a surface layer to withstand damage caused by heat and moisture.
Ceramic is a classic choice for the bathroom. Its timelessness in visual appeal and practicality makes it a popular pick for homeowners. This is also a sought-after style due to its ease of maintenance and cleaning. ANVE offers several modern bathroom vanities with ceramic tops, such as this Oakville wall mount vanity in matte white.
Consider Mirror Placement
The mirror is a fundamental part of modern bathrooms. It is both decorative and functional, so considerable thought should be required before selecting one. While some mirrors only function as a reflective surface, others are cabinet-style and feature compartments or shelves for storage. This requires specific hardware before they can be attached to bathroom walls.
Note how the mirror cabinet door swings open. Does it swing too far out and disturb foot traffic? On the other hand, some might not open far enough and effectively prevents easy access to mirror cabinet storage.
ANVE’s catalog features several mirrors and medicine cabinets that have built-in lights that help save bathroom space compared to bulky traditional light fixtures. For smaller bathrooms, this maximizes the available space that is usually covered by light fixtures. A lighted mirror also creates a favorable angle of light that highlights your face instead of a harsh overhead angle. Mirrors and vanities make for a perfect pair, so consider both at the same time when making your purchase.
Observe Plumbing Placement
The placement of your home’s plumbing is the main factor that determines where you can place modern vanities and other fixtures. This also determines whether you can install a wall mounted bathroom vanity or a free standing vanity. Speak to a trusted contractor before purchasing your vanity. They can let you know more about the plumbing configuration of your bathroom. Learning a little more about the technical aspects of your home can save you a lot of headaches in the long run!
Consider your desired shower design. An experienced contractor can tell you about the size available for your bathtub and shower placement. There are also many designs that will complement the sink faucet you choose for your bathroom. Most homeowners find it easier to decide on a vanity, sink and faucet set first before deciding on the shower.
Accessories For Modern Bathroom Vanities
There are several modern bathroom accessories that you can select from for your remodeling project. Popular choices include rustic items such as wooden planters and driftwood displays, as well as bold-colored towels and framed prints.
Spacious drawers found in many ANVE vanities can hold containers of all sizes. Using containers keep spaces organized and easy to access. Our drawers also open and close easily, with unobtrusive hardware that adds a seamless modern appearance without taking away from your personal decorating aesthetic.
ANVE Kitchen and Bath offers a large selection of modern bathroom vanities, accessories, and fixtures that suit your home and personal style. Contact the experts at ANVE today about refreshing your bathroom with long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing products.