Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity for Style & Practicality

A new vanity is a great way to update the look and feel of your whole bathroom. It can help you cut down on clutter with easy storage for your personal belongings.

There’s also no shortage options to choose from. You can find a variety of ready-to-install vanities at many home improvement centers, and some even come with a sink. You may also choose a custom-built vanity designed to match the rest of your bathroom.

Here are a few important considerations you’ll want to think about when choosing a new vanity.


Assess the Needs of Your Space

Your vanity should accommodate the intended use of your bathroom, match the size of the space and have ample storage. 

A powder room is often the smallest room in your home and may not require as much storage as larger bathrooms. A small corner vanity or pedestal sink may work well. Lighter colors can make the room appear bigger. 

Master bathrooms can get a little crowded, so choose a vanity with lots of shelves, drawers or cabinets. Double sinks are a must if you’re sharing space while getting ready for the day. 

A guest or second bathroom requires versatility. It should be able to accommodate children, teens and visiting grandparents. Make sure there’s plenty of room on the counter to keep personal items within easy reach, along with shelving or cabinets for extra supplies. 

Your vanity needs to look great and tolerate a moist, humid environment. Choose quality, durable materials that are easy to care for over the long term.


Select Your Style

A new vanity helps to bring a outdated space into the present and sets the tone for the rest of your bathroom decor. Here are a few of today’s popular vanity styles.

Choose a contemporary vanity for an upscale, minimalist design. Natural wood, stainless steel or natural stone look great with simple fixtures and clever drawers. It’s perfect for creating a spa-like atmosphere. 

Give your bathroom a comforting, outdoorsy feel with a rustic vanity. Solid woods like oak and cherry add richness and durability. Another option is to repurpose an antique desk or other furniture to create a one-of-a-kind piece that adds unique personality. 

A sleek, stylish alternative to double sinks, an elongated trough sink looks right at home in contemporary or traditional bathrooms. For the master or guest suite, it will accommodate two or more faucets for extra convenience. It’s also a great choice for kids’ bathrooms, as more water goes into the sink instead of splashing all over everything else! 


If you’re looking to free up extra floor space in a smaller bathroom, look for a wall-mounted or floating vanity. It has a light, weightless feel that complements a modern or minimalist decor. 


Finally, if you plan to sell your home any time soon, avoid choosing a vanity that looks too unusual. Regardless of your overall decor theme, it’s best to go with something that will appeal to most prospective buyers. 


Do you have questions about remodeling your bathroom? Contact Elite Renovations & Design today! Call us at 417-708-8393 or reach out online for a free quote.

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