A dresser style bathroom vanity sits in natural light.

How to Choose the Perfect Bathroom Vanity

From the master suite to the extra powder room, a bathroom vanity defines the space. It’s a great way to reflect your home’s overall aesthetic and make any bathroom more functional and organized. That said, choosing the right vanity can be a little tricky. To help you make the best choice for your home, let’s take a closer look at everything you need to know about how to choose a bathroom vanity.

Select the Right Size for Your Bathroom

A large vanity seems appealing, especially when you need more storage. Larger options like the sliding barn door single sink bathroom vanity shown below fit the bill for larger master bathrooms. Its spacious countertop lets you keep cosmetics, toiletries, and grooming supplies within easy reach. That means you’re never left scrambling as you get ready in the morning. However, the vanity size must be determined by the size of your bathroom. You need plenty of room to move easily and open cabinet doors without obstructions. Additionally, you’ll need to factor in working around existing plumbing when making a decision on the vanity size you want.

A modern farmhouse styled bathroom with neutral gray hues.

On the other hand, the kids’ bathroom or your guest bath likely have a much smaller floor plan. In these bathrooms, a vanity like the one below provides a compact footprint with plenty of style. Its freestanding design allows flexible placement wherever your plumbing hookups allow. Meanwhile, a convenient lower cabinet provides added storage to keep the countertop tidy.

A rustic and neutral colored vanity sitting next to greenery and a bath tub.

Assess Storage Options

No one likes bathroom clutter. The vanity plays a key role in keeping your space organized with room for personal care items, cleaning supplies, and the like. But even vanities of similar sizes can have extremely different storage configurations. It’s important to find one that provides exactly what you need for a more organized space.

With two spacious drawers, the dresser style bathroom vanity below offers discreet storage for toiletries, makeup, or other important items. The design also features the distinctive look of a beautiful piece of freestanding furniture to give your guest or master bathroom a touch of vintage charm. Use the drawers to organize your nail polish collection or makeup brushes, or store hand towels, tissues, extra soap, and more.

A dresser style bathroom vanity in blue contrasts in a white bathroom.

For more versatility, consider a vanity with a sliding door for a mix of concealed and open storage. One side features an adjustable shelf while the other side’s shelf is fixed. The bathroom vanity pictured below includes two modesty baskets for hand towels, bath tissue, or items your wish to keep organized and out of sight.

A dark brown bathroom vanity features a sliding barn door and woven storage baskets.

Determine What’s Included with Your Bathroom Vanity

How did we survive before online shopping? Today, everything needed for a stunning home is available online. That includes your bathroom vanity! Although convenient, it’s important to understand exactly what is included with a bath vanity before choosing one.

Some vanities come with a built-in countertop, a sink basin, or faucet. Others may only come with just the vanity cabinet. The latter leaves you to shop for both plumbing supplies as well as even more parts for your vanity. Options that have a preinstalled sink and countertop are a great choice for DIY installers or anyone who likes simple assembly. A bathroom vanity with an included countertop and sink cuts down on having to shop for additional pieces and there’s no complicated setup. Simply choose a faucet, connect the plumbing, and you’re ready to enjoy your bathroom’s new upgrade.

The bath vanity shown below is a beautiful choice that includes a white stone top and an undermount sink already attached. It also comes with an optional white stone backsplash for a sleek, all-in-one look. The undermount sink design makes cleaning easy so you can complete daily chores or prepare for hosting in an instant. Not to mention, the pre-drilled holes in the countertop make it simple to accommodate the faucet of your choice. This lets you customize the look of your bathroom even further with hardware that complements your bathroom’s décor.

A vanity that features a tall drawer for bathroom storage.

If you share your bathroom with someone else, the larger choice pictured below lets you get ready for the day together. The wide countertop includes two sinks with 21 inches of space between them. This offers plenty of space for sharing and no more waiting to do your makeup, shave, or style your hair. Divided cabinets behind sliding barn doors also provide plenty of space for everyone’s must-haves. This bathroom vanity also includes four storage baskets to keep everything organized in style. Not to mention, this particular vanity is also beloved by customers with lots of strong reviews!

This vanity features double sliding barn doors and four woven storage baskets.

Decide What Style Complements Your Décor

We use our bathrooms every day, so why not make these functional spaces stylish as well? If you love contemporary décor or long for a beachy, seaside cottage feel, a bathroom vanity can help bring any vision to life. With its eye-catching chevron pattern, the modern vanity below features a polished and sophisticated look. Style it with monochromatic accents and linens or brighten things up with fresh flowers and a vibrant shower curtain.

A bright white vanity offers contemporary style in a gray bathroom.

Alternatively, the beachy bath vanity shown below features linen-inspired doors and a rustic finish for a beautiful coastal look. Play up the beachy vibes with neutral tones and materials that have a raw or organic look throughout your bathroom. Then, add some greenery and you’ll be feeling like you’re in a seaside paradise in no time.

A bathroom vanity with linen inspired doors adds coastal style to a modern powder room.

Are You Ready to Choose Your Bathroom Vanity?

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