Tips for Finding the Perfect Vanity for Your Space

Luxury Bathroom

Adding a new, custom vanity is a great way to enhance the look and feel of the bathroom. But there are so many choices when it comes to vanities and cabinetry that it can be hard to narrow down your options. Read below for some tips on how to find the perfect vanity for your space.

Placement
Before you can shop for the perfect bathroom vanity, you have to decide where you want to put it. Consider whether or not there will be enough room for the bathroom door, shower door, and vanity doors to open. If you decide to place the vanity far away from other bath fixtures, you may have to change your bathroom’s plumbing before installing the vanity. California building code requires at least 15 inches from the center of the toilet to the edge of the vanity.

Materials
A vanity made from laminates, thermofoil, or wood veneers works well in the bathroom. Real wood will look the best, but it needs to be carefully sealed and lacquered to withstand the humidity of the bathroom. As you look for vanity tops, pick something that’s durable that doesn’t have difficult-to-clean grout, such as granite, onyx, and cultured marble.

Storage
Take stock of the bathroom items you reach for each day, and what you need to have nearby. This will help you determine how much storage you need. To take advantage of space that often goes unused, consider a hanging vanity with drawers. If you have small vanity cabinets, you can purchase extra cabinets to rest on the counters.

Design
For optimal space efficiency, buy a custom-made vanity. This will allow you to customize the entire design, including the bowl size and placement. A high-quality custom vanity will revolutionize the look of your bathroom and add to the value of your home.

For more tips on how to select a vanity, come to Southern Lumber of San Jose, California. We have been in business since 1904 and have a wide range of specialty woods to offer you. For more information, call us at (408) 297-9663 or visit our website.

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