Take a storage stand
bathrooms are undoubtedly super-luxurious. The good news is you can easily get yourself a swanky vanity unit at home with the right amount of space and a reasonable budget. Here are some easy-to-follow tips for remodelling:
Ensure there is easy access to the vanity unit – you should be able to stand at the basin comfortably at all times, even if the shower cubicle door is open. If you open the cabinet doors or drawers there should still be plenty of space.
It makes sense to keep the sink in its current location to avoid the expensive process of rerouting pipes and relocating drains, which means you can spend more on the actual vanity unit and fittings.
Create perfect harmony
If your bathroom is traditional, go for a deep round sink with brassfinished taps. Look for cabinets and countertops with lacquered wood veneers. If your bathroom is modern or futuristic, opt for glass sinks, sleek countertops and space-age faucets. Decide how much storage you need. Consider roll-out drawers, sliding shelves and cabinet organisers. If you like to keep a lot of items out, you can use the countertop to store your cosmetic bottles and brushes.
The vanity area will often be humid and wet, so use suitable materials and finishes. For the basin, vitreous china is a great option. Think sealed wood veneers, laminates, thermofoil and glass for countertops and cabinets. No matter the style of vanity unit, you shouldn’t ignore lighting. Sconces placed either side of the mirror will ensure a clean, clear reflection, while fixing lights inside your cabinet will make looking for things easier.
There are several types of vanities on the market including a
Pedestal Basin, which stands on a narrow column and is good for small spaces, but has few storage options;
Wall-mounted (or console) Basin, which is fixed to the wall, wheelchairfriendly and good for small areas; and
Full Vanity Set, which comprises of a sink/ basin, faucet, countertop, cabinet, mirror and lighting.