Bathroom vanities are extremely useful and are the best addition to bathroom decor. These are perfect storage units, which also work as a decorative piece. A cabinet below the sink and a counter-top gives it the finishing touch. There are many things like the available area for the sink, etc., that need to be considered while buying vanities. If you are planning to have these, then here are some ideas for you.
Things To Consider
Firstly, consider the existing bathroom design, size of the vanity you are going to have, and the number of sinks. One of the ideas for a master bathroom, is to have two sinks. It is also a great idea to have a length of wall occupied by the vanity. Another thing that you need to consider is the amount of storage space you require. More the storage required, more the size of vanity or extra cabinets around. It is best to buy the sink and mirror along with the vanity, so as to have a perfect package installed together.
On or Off the Floor
You can either opt for tall legs for the vanity, if you need less storage, else you can have just 2-3 inches of legs to keep it above the floor. You can also have it touching the floor. Another idea is to fix it to the wall and have the ground space free.
Organizing the Vanity
One of the vanity design ideas is to have a mix of open shelves, closed shelves, and drawers. This will help you organize the things needed in the bathroom properly. The small things can be placed in drawers that can be pulled out to get easy access to the items placed in it. Shelves can be occupied by towels and bath robes.
Use Elegant Materials
Solid wood will make a truly lavish and distinctive looking vanity. There are a variety of finishes available, of which cherry, maple, and mahogany veneers are most popular choices. Having contrast shades for the doors and drawers is a good idea. You can have a column of horizontal shelves in the center and closed shelves on each of its side. Have drawers in a complete horizontal row, just below the counter-top. You can have many variations like having the open shelves on two sides, drawers at the bottom, etc., as per your requirement.
On the Vanity
Choose the counter-top that will go well with the wood finishes used. Granite tops that are available in a number of colors are the perfect choice for vanity tops. Again, using a bowl sink is a good idea to go for instead of the regular sink. You can have a matching color in this to complement the vanity. Consider the colorful and designer bowls in unique shapes.
If you don't wish to shell out a lot of money, you could have a plain mirror with a bold border matching with the vanity. If budget is not an issue, consider buying a large and decorative mirror. You can also consider adding more open smaller shelves on a side of the mirror and a closed cabinet on the other side. Match the finish with that used for the basic vanity cabinets. You could also have the other bathroom accessories in matching colors as well. Try installing the bathroom flooring and wall tiles that will go well with this. Also get some new towels in coordinating colors to spice up the look of the entire area. Wall scones and embedded lights can be used to illuminate this area. You can also have lovely hanging lights to spice up the look. Placing a plant in a lovely planter is another creative idea to beautify it.
Implementing the aforementioned ideas is sure to help you give a sophisticated look to your bathroom sink. Whatever may be the size of your bathroom, having these in the right designs, colors, and additions will definitely add a luxurious feel to this area. All the best!