When faced with a small bathroom, a vanity can seem like a necessary evil, especially when you want to add a steam shower and whirlpool tub. A vanity is necessary because all of those items, like razors, soap, hair clips …, need to be stored in the bathroom. The problem is that the vanity can often take up a lot of valuable space in an already small bathroom.
But, there is a way to have a vanity that’s useful and beautiful, and that doesn’t take up an unnecessary amount of space.
Floating vanities can be installed at any height that’s convenient to you. They lend a visually uncluttered look to the bathroom because they sit up and off the floor. They also allow for better air circulation. If you have children, you can store the step stool underneath the vanity.
Compact, well-designed vanities often come equipped with drawer and shelf organizers. These vanities are available in any style that suits your decor. Opt for a modern or traditional look or go for a stone countertop and natural wood construction.
Clutter is really the enemy of design. The vanity ensures that everything that must live in the bathroom has a place. Say good-bye to loose items perched precariously on the sink. With the right vanity, you won’t have to walk back and forth from the bathroom to the bedroom to get what you need. There is a vanity out there that will solve those problems and make your bathroom functional, airy, and beautiful.
Most of us have a love-hate relationship with the bathroom vanity. It’s a necessary part of every bathroom because it serves such an important purpose. It functions as storage for all the many sundry items we need to have in the bathroom. Really, where else would you put all that stuff?
The problem is that most of us don’t have bathrooms that are the size of large rooms. So, the vanity takes up valuable real estate. But, if you’re planning a bathroom renovation, take heart. There are many different ways to customize your bathroom vanity so that it maximizes bathroom space and still functions as the ultimate storage and organizational tool.
Cabinet-style vanities offer the best of both types of storage. They offer a few drawers in which you can store little objects. They also provide a larger space for items such as tall packages of toilet paper or bottles that won’t fit into the drawers. You can further customize this kind of vanity by fitting the drawers and large cabinet area with organizers and shelves.
Modern-style vanities are often floaters. In other words, they’re missing legs. They can be installed on the wall at any height that’s convenient for you. If you have children, the space underneath the vanity can be used to store a step stool. Floating vanities also come in a variety of styles. Some feature multiple drawers. Others are simply a single countertop wide enough to accommodate one or two sinks.
Speaking of two sinks, the double vanity has become the go-to in modern bathroom design. Even in small bathrooms, a double sink offers a level of flexibility that most families now require. Double sink vanities allow multiple family members to use the bathroom at the same time.
What does your dream vanity look like?
Steam showers really do come in a variety of shapes and sizes. This particular model, the Ariel WS-902A, is perfect for smaller bathrooms because it can be installed as a corner unit. Whether you love DIY projects, or you just want to make sure that the professionals you’ve hired are installing it properly, you should check out our installation video below. If you have any questions, contact us. We love hearing from you!