If it’s your first time around bathroom remodeling then you’re going to have a whole new set of vocabulary words to learn. For people looking for bathroom vanities new or old, a vanity is basically a storage area with a sink attached to it. Let’s discuss a few popular styles of bathroom vanity and the pros and cons of each.
Built-In Bathroom Vanities
When your bathroom vanity is built in, that means that it’s usually cemented down to the floor or wall. This is usually what people have installed into their homes and saves you a lot of money if you don’t need a bathroom remodel or don’t want to replace it with your own. The bathroom cabinets gives you less space visually but gives you less to clean since the floor is taken up by the vanity. The biggest con of a built-in vanity is that you need to deconstruct it to remove and install the new one, meaning more work for you or whoever you’re hiring for your bathroom remodel.
Display Shelf Vanity
These are the bathroom vanities that have “tops”. You can find this type in personal bathrooms since people like to put toothpaste and other household items on their sink top. They also give you an option without tops where all the space is used for the curvature of the sink, but they’re getting less popular since people wouldn’t have enough space to put anything on the top. Some cons are that there’s less space overall and the only storage space available is the wall hung cabinet. Other than that, these types are easier to replace and give more legroom and walking space.
Custom Bathroom Vanity
A custom bathroom vanity is the majority’s personal favorite. Who doesn’t want to be their own boss and make the calls? You can choose the material you want your bathroom vanity to be made out of and add anything that comes to your imagination. The pros of custom bathroom vanities are that you can design everything from the vanity top, bathroom cabinets, to the whole shape and size. The cons are that it’s going to cost you more than an average one and could increase or decrease your home’s value depending on your design and whoever is buying the house.
While there are many different vanities and ways to set them up, those are the most popular with their pros and cons.