If you’re considering remodeling your bathroom, then you may be feeling both excited and overwhelmed. While you probably can’t wait to enjoy your stunning new space, you may also feel exhausted just thinking about all of the different design and appliance options available. At A. Tamam Construction, we make bathroom remodeling a breeze. Our experienced contractors and designers are always happy to discuss all available remodeling options with you, ready to help you find the perfect appliances, designs, and more for your budget, living needs, and aesthetic preferences. At A. Tamam Construction, we prioritize our customer’s input, so that you get exactly the results that you want.
If you live in the Bay Area and are looking to remodel your bathroom or kitchen, A. Tamam Construction can help. We take all aspects of the remodeling process seriously, from choosing energy-saving and budget-friendly appliances to finding the perfect crown molding. In this blog post, we discuss an often overlooked aspect of bathroom remodeling — the bathroom vanity. Read on to learn some tips about how to choose the perfect bathroom vanity for your home, then get in touch with our home improvement team today to schedule a free consultation.
Choose a Mounting Type
The first thing you will want to determine is whether you want your vanity to be a freestanding vanity, wall-mounted vanity (sometimes referred to as a “floating vanity”) or a corner vanity.
Freestanding vanities are the most popular style of bathroom vanity. Despite their name, they are firmly secured to the wall in order to provide more usable space for cabinets and drawers, and also so that your vanity poses no risk of toppling. Freestanding vanities are a practical and budget-friendly option.
Wall-mounted vanities earn their nickname of “floating vanities” because they hang on the wall rather than sit on the floor, giving them a hovering appearance. This results in a very chic, contemporary aesthetic, and it also helps save space, making it a good option for smaller bathrooms.
Corner vanities are best for smaller bathrooms and 90° corners since, as their name suggests, they fit neatly into a bathroom corner. This space-saving style offers storage and a flexible room layout.
Choose a Material
The next thing you will need to decide is what material you want to use for your vanity countertop and storage space. Depending on your desired aesthetic, these materials may be the same or different. Some common options include:
- Ceramic: Ceramic is durable and easy-to-clean, making it a great low maintenance option. It is available in a wide range of colors and styles that can blend well into nearly any space. It is also naturally moisture-resistant.
- Glass: A glass countertop can give a bathroom vanity a sleek, cosmopolitan feel. Glass also has excellent stain resistance; just make sure to buy non-scratch cleaners and towels so that it maintains it shiny.
- Wood: Those looking for a rustic aesthetic should consider a wood vanity. Just make sure to seal it regularly to prevent warping and water damage.
- Plastic: This popular, low-cost option is durable, low-maintenance, and available in endless colors and design styles. While plastic surfaces do have a tendency to get scratched, blemishes can easily be buffed away with fine-grade sandpaper.
- Stone: Natural stone offers an elegant, luxurious touch to any space. There are many options available, such as granite, marble, travertine and more, each offering its own unique appeal. Stone vanities tend to be pricier than other options; however, they are very durable and stain-resistant.
Choose Your Storage Space
Most vanities do more than just prop up your bathroom sink. They also provide valuable storage space for towels, cosmetics, and other bathroom essentials. When choosing a bathroom vanity, it’s important to consider how much storage space you need. Ask yourself who will actually be using the vanity. Is this fixture for the master bathroom? If so, you’ll probably want to opt for a double vanity, however, you don’t necessarily have to pay as much attention to storage space, since only two people will be using it. If you’re remodeling the family bathroom, however, then you’ll want to make sure to have extra storage space for the whole gang’s bathroom accessories. You’ll also want to think about whether you want drawers or cabinet doors; drawers extend out in front and doors swing out to the side. Which one is best will rely on where you choose to place your vanity in the room.
Create Your Perfect Bathroom With A. Tamam Construction!
At A. Tamam Construction, we take remodeling seriously. From design to cleanup, our team is here to provide you with the quality of professionalism and customer service you’d expect from one of the top construction businesses in the Bay Area. Reach out to us today to schedule a free consultation for your next bathroom or kitchen remodeling project.