Selecting Bathroom Vanaties That Fit Your Space
When deciding to add a new bathroom vanity, the first thing to consider is the size of the room. If the space is small, a freestanding vanity might be your best option. If you have a larger bathroom, a wall-mounted vanity may seem out of place. Here are some tips for selecting a vanity that fits your space. Once you’ve made a decision on the size, it’s time to determine how you want it installed.
First, decide how much space you have. Many vanities can be placed in a corner, maximizing space. You may want to go with a wood vanity if you want a more natural look. However, wood is more expensive than other materials and you must make sure that the wood has a protective coating to prevent warping in humid spaces. Another less expensive option is MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) which is typically covered with a laminate. This makes the MDF water-resistant and easy to clean.
Before purchasing a bathroom vanity, be sure to measure the space. Take into account existing doorways and trim. The size of the vanity should not affect traffic flow. Also, consider any existing features in the room, such as faucets and sinks. It can be tricky to relocate plumbing, so it’s important to know where these are. Standard building codes require that the height of the vanity is at least 18 inches above the toilet center.