Bathroom design—and bathroom vanities—have come a long way in recent years, particularly, as a result of the increased furnishing options available to the public, as well as the many available avenues for customizing a look to suit individual homeowners’ styles.
The previous norm was that spec homes, or newly built homes, were fitted with a standard look, size and style of bathroom furnishings. Traditional, white vanities with raised doors and chrome hardware were all too common. Now, thanks online stores such as Wayfair and Overstock, consumers have the ability to choose from a much wider range of bathroom furnishings and styles.
There are several factors to consider when choosing a bathroom vanity, with style and price being two of the most important.
A rustic look conveys an adventurous, outdoorsy spirit. Bathroom vanities of this style can be found at one of the most accessible big box stores. Featuring barn-door hardware, Lowe’s 60-inch Morriston Distressed Java Undermount Double Sink Bathroom Vanity with Engineered Stone Top (shown above) presents a modern look, with just the right amount of rustic, for those who want to bring a more organic, earthy look to their bathroom, at an affordable price point of under $700.
To continue the look, an oil-rubbed bronze faucet is a good match. It sends a message that nothing in the room is particularly fussy or fancy, while still coming off as polished and tasteful. Many retailers are happy to offer suggestions as to what to pair with larger purchases. The bronze faucet was an automatic suggestion for this particular vanity.
Many larger retailers, including those without brick and mortar stores, offer a large selection of styles, covering all ends of the design spectrum. Wayfair.com offers many bathroom vanities for those who crave contemporary pieces, or those who prefer more classic styling. Some of the vanities include matching mirrors, such as the Birch Lane 42-inch single bathroom room vanity with marble top, under mount sink and 42-inch mirror. For close to $1000, this set instantly updates a bathroom with a clean, cohesive look. In addition to excellent value, Wayfair.com also sweetens the deal with free in-home delivery.
On the opposite end of the design spectrum, Wayfair.com also offers a sleek, dark gray bathroom vanity that’s modern in every aspect. The Tenafly 60-inch Double Wall Mount Modern Bathroom Vanity Set by Wade Logan appears to float on the wall, without traditional feet or legs. Hardware is minimal and discreet, enhancing the modern aesthetic. Instead of a rustic-looking stone top, acrylic sinks provide a seamless look. Also priced under $1000, it definitely speaks to those who appreciate clean, contemporary style. This particular collection also has singular vanity pieces to accommodate smaller spaces.
Another website that has an abundance of bathroom vanities to choose from is Overstock.com. Organized by color, price point, style, sizes, types, materials, product features and brands, this website has something for most budgets and tastes. Prices for bathroom vanities here are listed in the $800 to the $2500 price range.
The Belvedere Bath 48-inch Freestanding Modern Veneer Bathroom Vanity with Stone Top is an attractive, free-standing piece that appeals to those who don’t need to hide all of their toiletries. With two drawers, this vanity also has a deep open shelf that would be ideal for displaying expensive or attractive bottles of soaps, shampoos and lotions. It would also be a good place to stack hand towels and small and interesting accessories, such as vases. This vanity comes in at under $1000, with free delivery. Its contemporary feel can also be attributed to its dark gray color and sleek seamless sink and top. Packaged with single handle chrome faucets, this vanity is perfect for those who want to stay on point with design trends and want to show others they have the room and ability to display personal accessories.
The name All Modern conjures up designs that are not for consumers who prefer classical designs. The website has a large inventory of unique and interesting bathroom vanities that will allow those with a specific style to choose a piece of furniture that will represent their own personal statement. The Pinova 40-inch single bathroom vanity with mirror for example, represents mid century-inspired style, with this wall-mount vanity set, paired with a multi-colored wood design and glossy glass top. Just under $800, this vanity is an affordable way to make a strong fashion statement in a room that isn’t often used for that purpose. The Pinova received several positive reviews, many of which describe how positively others respond to it. In other words, this vanity tends to be a big hit with consumers.
Known for its similarity to a quality hotel look, Pottery Barn has several options for bathroom vanities including an apothecary sink, single or double, that look like it is right out of an upscale boutique hotel in New York City. Combining the vintage charm of a classic open-framework console with the benefit of modern fittings, the Apothecary Single Sink console from Pottery Barn is more about style than anything else and is not necessarily a strong example of utilizing space to its best advantage. This particular aesthetic does not come cheap, however, with the unit coming in just under $2000. One of the more helpful aspects of shopping with Pottery Barn is that it offers accessories, hardware and lighting to match this unit and continue the look.
Whether you are doing an entire bathroom renovation or just want to replace a vanity, both online and retail stores have a plethora of options and styles to choose from. Prices can vary greatly, but good deals can certainly be found with some research and comparative shopping. Modernist or traditionalist, there is a bathroom vanity to suite your style and design aesthetic.