Vanities are the central visual element of a bathroom. Your decision will largely be based on your style and budget. Here are 6 simple things to consider when designing your bathroom vanities.
1. What Type Of Bathroom Are You Creating?
Will your bathroom be a zen retreat, a family hub or a minimalist designer ensuite? The purpose of your bathroom, space and budget will determine the overall design and product selections. For example will you choose to have one sink or a double sink?
2. Bathroom Floor Plan
Once you have a clear idea of all the things you want, you need to consult your draftsman. This needs to be done at the start (concept stage) to ensure your home is designed to reflect your lifestyle and budget. For example positioning the vanity so there are no tight gaps, ensuring the space is functional.
3. Ensure The Vanity Is Stylish Yet Functional
A vanity can tie together the whole look and feel of your bathroom. Refer to your bathroom your wish list! Know your design style and what look you’re trying to achieve. A sleek industrial look or a Hamptons style with some shaker cabinets, real beautiful timber vanities or concrete or stone benchtop? Do you want the dream double sinks for the morning peak? The list goes on…
4. Vanity Storage
A key consideration should be storage! “Think about how many different uses the vanity has for the variety of its users and what each person may need from it,” says judge Darren Palmer. “Day-to-day items of varying sizes need to be concealed and stored.” Nothing ruins the look of a dream bathroom faster than a hairdryer sitting out on the countertop. Whilst your vanity should provide your maximum storage you can also take advantage of recessed mirror cabinets and some rattan baskets under your vanity if its wall mounted.
5. Freestanding Or Wall-Mounted Vanity?
Wall hung are the most popular in new bathrooms these days and are definitely the number one choice by Interior Designers for the minimalist look. The space created underneath the vanity can create an illusion of space making your bathroom look bigger than it actually is.
You definitely want your counter top to complement the rest of your vanity. You might choose to make the counter top a stone feature, or have a gorgeous timber base as the show stopper. Your counter top will definitely relative to your budget but it should as be relative to your lifestyle. How much use is this bathroom getting? Is it a guest bathroom, will there be a lot of heating products used on the vanity such as hair straighteners or dryers?
Here at Hurst Homes we offer complete customised homes that can be as individual as the owner. We guide your through the entire process including your selections to ensure you create your dream home. Just another reason why we are considered Waggas best builder. With over 30 years in the industry as a Wagga Builder you can trust Hurst Homes with your dream home. For a free no-obligation preliminary estimate contact us today on 0438 692 962 or fill out the contact us page on our website.
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