When redesigning a bathroom in your home, there are many aspects to consider such as positioning of the furniture, colour scheme, décor and style. One item in the bathroom that can get overlooked but could completely change the look of the room when remodelling is the vanity unit.
Combining the bathroom basin with a storage unit, the vanity unit offers a useful spot for men to shave, an ideal makeup area and, of course, the perfect place to follow any skincare routine throughout the day. Therefore, this area is, most likely, one of the more frequently used spaces in the bathroom and is front and centre with its placement, so it deserves a little more thought when planning your new bathroom.
Offering the ideal place to hide toiletries from view and offering a more minimalist approach, selecting the right vanity unit might not be as easy as you think, it has to encompass all required uses and fit in perfectly the with size and style of your new room.
With this is mind, we spoke to the experts at UK Bathrooms for their top tips on choosing the right vanity unit for your new luxury bathroom. Here is what they told us.
Think about your bathroom, imagine opening the door and being visually drawn towards the vanity unit, complete with mirror above, lighting and ample storage. The first and most important consideration is how much space you have and how much storage and counter space you will need. You may be somewhat limited by width and depth but have a little more freedom when choosing the height of your unit, and valuable extra storage can easily be gained with a little forethought. In any space it is important to remember when measuring the area to allow enough space for doors and drawers to open.
With many styles to choose from it is worth doing your research to ensure you choose the right kind of unit for you. Choose from wall mounted, floor standing, traditional or built in – all of which offer a different aesthetic and can be a focal point for the room.
A wall mounted vanity unit gives a lovely clean modern look and they are available in a multitude of styles and choice of finish. Hanging on the wall, this modern-style vanity unit will give your room a sense of space and you can add lighting for a luxury touch. Alternatively floor standing units are usually more traditional and have doors rather than drawers, while internal shelving makes the most of the storage available. Premium features such as soft close hinges and lighting can make all the difference here.
A run of units, often with a single piece countertop is your built in furniture option. This is a super way to maximise storage and you could consider a double sink if you have enough space. Check out the Burlington fitted furniture collection.
If you are looking for pure elegance and class then the stunning handcrafted Imperial Roseland 2 drawer wall hung vanity unit is the one for you. Available in a number of finishes, and a choice of hand-painted finishes, this vanity unit is supplied complete with vanity basin handmade in the Midlands, offering a truly stunning centrepiece for your new bathroom.