The bathroom vanity might just be the hardest-working piece of furniture in your home. It is a cabinet to store the necessities, the foundation for your sink, and the anchor for the overall style of the room. Replacing your vanity is an affordable project that can dramatically improve the look and function of your bathroom. With a few tips from our experts, you can choose the right piece for your space, budget, and style.
The Perfect Fit
Knowing the height, width, and depth of your current cabinetry is just the start. It is also important to know the room measurements before you begin. To find the perfect replacement vanity, you’ll need to consider both your bathroom layout and the location of the plumbing. Having the floor space for a large vanity might get complicated if the plumbing fixtures are out of reach.
The width and depth should fit in the space available between other room features, including allowances for the swing of cabinet doors and the slide of drawers into walkways. A single sink vanity can range from 24” to 61” widths, while a double vanity can range from 48” to 80” in width, with different configurations available for the sink plumbing and shelving. In addition to the cabinet width, a vanity top can overhang the width of the cabinet by an inch or two, so plan to lose that extra space.
Most vanity cabinets are available in a range between 30” and 36” tall, before the added height of the countertop and sink.
- When selecting a vanity set, the vanity height will show the distance from the top of the completed vanity countertop to the floor.
- When looking for a vanity cabinet, the vanity top is purchased separately, so the cabinet height indicates the distance from the unfinished edge of the cabinet to the floor.
The vanity height should accommodate everyone in the household, as well as their guests. For the average master bathroom vanity, a vanity height of 32” to 36” should be comfortable. For a child’s bathroom, however, consider a lower cabinet height of 30” so the sink is more easily accessible.
For a more in-depth look at how to plan for a vanity, our design experts have some great advice on choosing the right size vanity. Whichever size is right for you, we will help you find the right one.
Putting It All Together
We start and end each day in the bathroom. Updating your vanity is a great way to improve this important little room. Whether your decorating taste is traditional or modern, there is a vanity to match your style.
Our home improvement experts can also help you find lighting, mirrors, faucets, and the final accessories to pull the whole look together. And, if you decide to install the new vanity yourself, our DIY specialists can give you step-by-step instructions for a successful project. Give us a call 7 days a week, or chat with us live through the site. One of our knowledgeable project experts will be glad to answer any questions or assist you in your search.