When it comes to life’s simplest pleasures, there’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day at work to a warm, lovely scented bubbly bath.
It’s like every bubble whispers “Schhh, everything’s going to be ok”. Even if you don’t own a bathtub, a hot shower and your favorite tune do wonders to wash the stress and anxiety away. That’s unless you feel as if your bathroom will crumble on top of you like that tower of shampoo bottles that goes tumbling down whenever you touch the tiniest of things in your bathtub or shower.
Thing is, most of us struggle with awkwardly small or cluttered bathrooms that make it impossible to relax. With bathroom renovation being a lengthy, costly and tiresome process, it’s easier to just be in-and-out of your bathroom in a jiffy and skip on the relaxation part altogether. But why deprive yourself of such delights? Let’s see what can be done when a bathroom renovation is simply out of the question, but yours is in desperate need of a makeover.
Put Order to Chaos with Bathroom Vanities
Contemporary, classic or traditional, beautiful bathrooms have one thing in common. They’re spacious and clutter-free or simply put they breathe. It doesn’t matter if your bathroom is super small or you’re blessed to have a huge master bathroom, clutter doesn’t discriminate. It finds its way to every corner, making bathrooms congested rather than open. If clutter has taken over your bathroom too, it’s time to meet the space-saving, compact and stylish bathroom vanities of today.
Nothing can give a bathroom an instant makeover like elegant bathroom furniture can. Not only that a bath vanity can keep your bathroom away from the brink of clutter, but it can also elevate the overall design. If you’re thinking, my bathroom is already small and cluttered, how can adding extra furniture be a good idea? We aren’t thinking of the same bathroom cabinets.
Bathroom vanity units nowadays are nothing like those huge unwieldy units that selfishly deprived us of moving freely in our washrooms. They come in neat, minimalist, compact designs, saving you as much floor space as possible while offering plenty of storage space to solve your clutter problems once and for all.
Modern bathroom cabinets are a fusion of functionality and style, but not all of them are created equal. In order for the cabinet to its magic, you need to hunt down the right one for your space and needs. Moreover, if you decide to buy a bathroom vanity, it’ll certainly cost less than a complete bathroom redo, but it’ll still cost a small fortune; especially if you opt for a high-end unit. To ensure you’ll be happy with your purchase for years down the road, here’s a list of things to consider before buying your cabinet.
Assess Your Needs
First and foremost, ask yourself who is going to use the cabinet? Do you need space for the bathroom essentials only or do you plan to store a full arsenal of cosmetics, toiletries and linen in there? Or maybe you already have plenty of bathroom storage space and you just want to put your sink on a stylish pedestal. Once you have these things sorted out, you’ll know whether you need a single, dual or pedestal vanity cabinet, which will significantly narrow down your search.
Measure Your Heart Out
Then, just because a bathroom vanity looks beautiful in-store and it fulfills your storage needs, it doesn’t mean that it’ll look right in your space. That’s why you need to carefully measure your bathroom to ensure the cabinet fits like a glove in its designated space. What’s more, you need to ensure that your cabinet will be easily accessible. What good is the most beautiful cabinet if you can’t open its doors because they’re blocked by the toilet suite? Save yourself the trouble and frustration and whip out the measuring tape before you hit the store.
Figure Out the Plumbing Part
Next, you need to ensure that your existing plumbing goes along with the plan. It’s best to hire a professional to assess this part to avoid doing additional pipework. Not saying that you can’t or shouldn’t redo the piping to fit a cabinet of your liking, but you should be aware that this will cost you extra time and money.
Learn a Thing or Two About the Materials
Since you don’t buy bathroom vanity every day, it’s important to choose a durable unit that’ll provide trouble-free service for years down the road. Although cheap cabinets might seem like a great decision at first, the bulgy countertops, non-closing and crooked drawers and squeaky doors will be quick to remind you that you get what you pay for. Instead of buying a new cabinet time after time or being stuck with an unsightly unit, choose the right materials for the high-moisture bathroom environment.
Pick Out the Style
Here comes the fun part – browsing through the beautiful bath vanity styles and designs. Although in this respect you’re only limited by your personal taste and preference, it’s good to know which cabinet features can help you achieve your dream bathroom aesthetic.
For instance, if you want to keep up with modern times, a wall hung bathroom vanity unit is an excellent choice. The floating appearance of these units and contemporary bathrooms is a match made in bath heaven. Then, if you want to keep it classy, look for flat style cabinets with minimal hardware and detailing to add a touch of understated elegance.
While it’s clear why cabinets are a necessity in the bathroom, it’s worth mentioning that they’re also a luxury, especially those stunning custom cabinetry solutions we see on our Pinterest feed. Although it’s almost impossible not to find a cabinet that suits your style preferences, it can certainly happen sometimes. And when it does you can always opt for a bespoke designer cabinet unit. With that being said, you can now start your hunt for the perfect cabinet that’ll take your bathroom from messy to dressy.