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Clever Design Ideas for your Bathroom Vanity

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Bathroom vanities are as varied as the homeowners who install them. Whatever type of bathroom you have—whether it is large or small, updated or classic, stylish or retro—you can easily adapt your vanity to fit in to the look you want to cultivate. All it takes to make the most of your vanity is the right sink faucet, basin, and shaving cabinet combination, and sometimes a bit of storage to draw the functionality and appearance together. Check out this list of clever design ideas for your bathroom vanity for plenty of ideas to help you get started.

Faucet Fixtures

Hands-free tap fixtures are the way to go in any bathroom upgrade. No matter what look you are going for, consider adding a hands-free faucet to make your life that much easier! These faucets are not terribly expensive anymore, and they come in a variety of metals to fit into your bathroom’s unique design and appearance. For something especially charming, choose a hands-free faucet in the shape of an old-fashioned country style tap. These faucets can be paired with stone or brass sink basins to create a rustic look that is sure to appeal to many homeowners. Faucet fixtures can be installed with a fixed temperature or with an adjustable temperature option, depending on what you prefer.

Along with your hands-free faucet, don’t forget to add a hands-free soap dispenser as well. This will make hand washing quick and easy, even if you have a house full of kids! Soap will not be wasted with a soap dispenser installation, either, as the automatic variety only dispenses a small amount of soap at a time.

Be sure to match your shower and bath fixtures to the ones in your sink to keep your bathroom’s style flowing nicely. Bath and shower fixtures do not usually have hands-free versions, but they do come in lots of different metals so you can easily pair them to your sink.

Sink Basins

Sink basins are where a bathroom vanity can really shine! Depending on your space, you may want to select an inset basin, hanging from the wall, or a recessed basin, placed into a bathroom counter. If you do not have a lot of room, you may want to choose a pedestal basin, which stands on its own and gives you some extra storage space beneath the sink itself. Try an under-counter basin if you prefer something more traditional in design. The materials which your sink basin can be made of are just as varied as its installation style choices, so you can make the best decisions for your home with ease.

Above counter basins are becoming more and more popular, so consider installing one of these unique sinks if you want to keep up with the times. These sinks can be just about any shape and made from nearly any material, as they are created to sit on top of any counter. Bowl-shaped sinks are very beautiful and can make your vanity look like a spa, particularly if you choose granite or polished marble materials.

Shaving Cabinets

A vanity wouldn’t be functional at all without a shaving cabinet and mirror to give it a purpose. Shaving cabinets come in a ton of different shapes, sizes, and styles. For a more traditional bathroom, select a pencil edge shaving cabinet made of wood and painted a nice, clean color, such as white or gray. If you are looking for an industrial or rustic feel for your vanity, choose a cabinet that features an entire front made of mirrors cut with sharp lines and angles to complement your metal fixtures and stone sink basin.

Choose a shaving cabinet that is bordered by small shelves if you need even more storage space in your bathroom. However, current trends are moving away from this style, as more and more homeowners are preferring to keep their storage space hidden behind minimalistic doors and mirrors. For a truly sleek look, choose a cabinet with a hinged door (rather than two separate doors) so that there will not be a line of separation down the middle of the mirrors, and opt for a dark wood finish to create a beautiful and unique zen appearance.

It is not difficult to change your bathroom vanity, and it is possible to make these changes on just about any budget. Choose your favorite shaving cabinet style, faucet fixtures, sink basin, and any add-on storage space to create the perfect combination for your own unique vanity space.