Why choose a wooden bathroom vanity?
When looking for a new bathroom vanity, there are several things you need to consider before making your purchase.
First of all, is comfort in using the vanity in terms of its weight and height. You also have to keep in mind that the bathroom space only allows for a certain width, affecting your choice of wood based on its thickness. The last thing to consider is how you intend to use the seat top since it has no storage inside.
Wood vanities are usually crafted from solid or sustainable hardwood such as oak, maple, or cherry. They are generally made with dovetail joints and finished with varnish or lacquer for durability, longevity, and water resistance. A wide array of designs are available that can suit any taste and style.
Wood bathroom vanities are also made from engineered wood and can be designed to look like solid wood. As a result, they do not require the same maintenance as the real thing, and some may even come with prepackaged sinks right on the countertop. These vanities have a single, freestanding basin with storage underneath. In most cases, they are made from engineered wood and come with the sink pre-assembled.
They have a double vanity top with two basins, one on each countertop. They do not have any cabinets but usually have enough shelf space underneath for storing toiletries, towels, or cleaning supplies. Two separate faucets are also used for added convenience.
They are freestanding units that provide plenty of drawer space to store personal items such as soaps, shampoos, razors, or hand towels within easy reach. In addition, a wall mirror is usually mounted above them to give the room an expansive look while adding more functional space due to its raised height.
To save more space, you can choose a wall mounted vanity that is smaller in size. They are usually put up near the room’s door or on either side of the mirror to give the bathroom an uncluttered look and feel. However, Wall hung vanities only have enough storage for hand towels, so carefully consider what you need before purchasing one.
Today, most prefabricated vanity cabinets come with soft-close mechanisms that keep the doors snugly closed, so they don’t slam noisily when opened. However, if you intend to place it against the wall, go for drawers that slide out smoothly with ball bearings or guide rails to ensure easy access. Some drawer faces also feature flip-up panels at their front section, which provide concealed storage underneath.
Pre-cut vanity tops are usually done in the factory to ensure that they fit perfectly on top of your cabinet. You can also purchase one separately, depending on your preference and needs. A countertop with an integrated sink is more expensive than a freestanding one, but it provides additional storage space underneath for keeping items like soap, shampoo bottles, or cleaning supplies.
A wall hung vanity has enough space for storing towels within easy reach while still freeing up valuable floor space. In addition, its smaller size makes it ideal for small bathrooms or where room is at a premium.
If you have a limited budget, this type of unit will save you money and allow you to spend more on accessories without worrying about cluttering up the bathroom with too many cabinets.
We have picked some fantastic wooden bathroom vanities we feel would suit any home or budget to get you started.