Most people don’t give too much thought to their bathroom vanities. It’s a place to brush your teeth and make yourself presentable for your day, and as long as it’s functional, you’re probably not dwelling on it too much. But think about how much time you spend standing in front of that counter every day as you dry and style your hair, shave, apply makeup, and so on. Shouldn’t that vanity be perfectly suited to your needs if you’re going to be standing in front of it every single day?
Whether you’re remodeling your current bathroom or working with new homebuilders in Fort Wayne, IN, to build a new home, you should take the time to choose the perfect bathroom vanity for your space. Keep reading for tips on choosing the right one.
Who Will Be Using It?
The first question you should be asking yourself is who will be using this vanity. Will it be you and your partner? Then you’ll need to consider your own need and desires as well as theirs—and you might want to consider a double-sink vanity. Is it a vanity for your kids’ bathroom? Their needs are probably going to be very different from your own, so give the vanity selection careful consideration.
How Will It Be Used?
Next, ask how the vanity will be used by those people. Do you or your partner do your makeup in front of the bathroom mirror, or is that something you do in front of a different mirror in the house? The answer to this question may impact your storage needs in the bathroom. Do your kids need a little extra help to brush their teeth on their own? You might get a vanity with a pull-out step so they can reach the sink. Knowing who will be using the vanity and how they use it are key to choosing the right one.
What’s the Plumbing Situation?
When designing a home from the ground up, you have a bit more free rein on where the plumbing in your bathroom goes. (However, you’ll definitely want to consult with your contractor on the cost of different plumbing designs.) If you’re redesigning your bathroom, you’ll likely have to work with your existing plumbing, which could limit your options. Be sure to take these things into consideration when choosing a vanity, since the plumbing design can impact your size and style options to an extent.
What Are Your Storage Needs?
This question should be partially answered when you consider who will be using the vanity and how they’ll be using it, but you need to work through this question in its entirety still. Consider the types of items you’ll be storing in the vanity as well as how much of each item. If you have a lot of stuff to store, you’ll obviously need a larger vanity with more storage space. If you have ample storage space in your bathroom already and don’t have the need for much more, you could get a smaller vanity or even a simple pedestal sink.
What Material Will Work Best?
Finally, consider what material will work best for your needs. Do you need something that can stand up to rougher wear and tear? Are you more concerned about something that’s low maintenance? You want something that’s durable and beautiful as well as resistant to mold and mildew growth in the damp environment of your bathroom.
If you ask all these questions, you should have a good idea of what bathroom vanity will work best for you. If you’re still unsure, ask one of our affordable homebuilders in Fort Wayne, IN, by calling Lancia Homes today!