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How to pick out the most appropriate bathroom vanity

So is it really important to sit, think and worry about decorating your bathroom? And is spending all that time and cash on bathroom vanities really a necessity? Well, just think about how much time your girlfriend is spending in there when you two go out, and you will automatically understand its importance.

Even for those with a settled family, it would be great to wake up each morning and walk into something that freshens you up and gives you a great start on a daily basis. Quite simply, it is as important as any other room in your home and hence here are some simple yet definitive tips on how to pick the right bathroom vanity. It really isn’t as hard as you think …

  • Keep a common theme running and pick an appropriate mirror to start

The simple fact is that people spend more time looking into the mirror in a bathroom than actually using any other stuff in there. We as a species just cannot get enough of ourselves. That is exactly why picking up the right mirror is so important. Apart from the size focus on image quality and what you see inside it. Pick a frame that will form the basis of your vanity. That edge defines what else you put around it! Pick a theme that you like and keep it running.

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  • Pick colors, textures and style that suit your bathroom

Your vanity must merge with your bathroom as one. For this it is essential that you keep in mind what exactly you have back home and you need to shop accordingly. There is no point picking something that looks great at the store but horribly out of place in your own bathroom. Pick colors that suit your existing bathroom walls as you cannot re-paint it just for your vanity’s sake. The texture is defined by the material you chose and here you have plenty of choice in wood, metal and host of other materials. At the end of the day make sure your vanity looks like it is an extension of your bathroom as a whole.

  • Do not overlook function by getting lost in the form

The way your vanity looks is real important, but what is more important is the purpose it serves and how much of it you really need. Also think about the quality of the material you purchased and make sure what you buy meets your needs perfectly. You do not want to sacrifice comfort for beauty; not in this case at least!

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  • Chose the cabins according to your need and experiment with the material

Chose cabins of the size and shape that you actually need and not because they are being given out on a discount. Do not pick something that is too large for the space available in your bathroom. Chalk out how much storage you exactly need and buy accordingly. Cabin is one part where you can experiment with the material, unlike in the case of the sink and the mirror, which come with limited options. This is one aspect where you can have all the fun you want to by going out looking for various options. But do make sure it matches with your center pieces.

  • Think about who really is using the bathroom and design accordingly

Picking bathroom vanity for your kid’s bathroom is totally different from picking one in case of a couple that is newly wed. While the one designed for kids can have the sink, the mirror and the cabins in a playful and cartoonish theme, the one for the newly weds could more be clad with intense scarlet red and passionate curves. So think about who is actually using the bathroom before you think of picking out the vanities.

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  • Research well, shop smart and save cash

This probably applies to any form of decorating and re-decorating, but be sure that you check out all the options you have before you make a buy. Look out for discounts and remember that cash does not always buy taste. If you like a certain designer edition of bathroom vanity but cannot afford it, ask your local craftsman to make an imitation. It might not carry the brand, but as long as it looks close to the original, who cares!

Picking up the right bathroom vanity can make or break the look and feel of your bathroom. So plan right, be creative and work with what you have. It is not that difficult to create a soothing environment if you just put your mind to it.

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One response to “How to pick out the most appropriate bathroom vanity” - Add yours!

  1. Julie C. said:
    May 13, 2009

    Great tips and some nice looking vanities. As far as the mirror,
    there are a few companies that can help you frame an existing mirror
    or offer great frame styles if you are looking for the perfect
    match to other decor items.