Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Bathroom Vanity

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Between the shower, flooring, and lighting, there are plenty decisions you need to make when remodeling your bathroom. To create a beautiful and functional space, you’ll need to add bathroom vanity to the list. Fortunately, selecting a vanity that complements the rest of your bathroom design can be easy if you seek advice from professionals. Here are a few factors to consider:

Bathroom Size
During the remodeling process, you’ll need to remember that your bathroom has a limited amount of space. If you choose a vanity that is too big, it could detract from the other design elements of your bathroom or make it awkward to move around. If you have a lot of space, you may be able to pull off a double vanity—if not, a traditional single vanity will have to do.   

As with any other element of your bathroom, there are plenty of vanity materials to choose from. Many homeowners opt for a natural stone counter with wood cabinets. When choosing colors, you’ll need to take cues from the rest of your bathroom. Are there certain accents in your bathroom that could be embellished with your vanity? White is a very common vanity color, though many homeowners enjoy the classic look of dark wood.

For practical reasons, you might choose a vanity that works with your existing plumbing configuration. Swapping a floor-mounted vanity for a wall-mounted one can cost a lot of time and money as plumbers readjust your pipes. Keeping your vanity close to the toilet and shower is also more convenient for configuring your plumbing. Still, if one particular vanity really speaks to you, then making the necessary plumbing changes might be worth it.

You can get all sorts of great ideas for your new bathroom vanity at Southern Lumber. We’re proud to work with some of the top names in bathroom vanities, including Jenson, Woodpro, and Cambria. Call our San Jose location at (408) 297-9663 to learn all about our vanity cabinets, specialty lumber, and other wonderful products.  

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