New Bathrooms and Bathroom Renovations: 4 Types of Vanities to Consider for Your Bathroom

22 February 2023

The vanity is frequently chosen as the bathroom’s focal point since it visually unifies the space as soon as you walk in. The size, appearance, and style of your bathroom will determine the ideal vanity. Which vanity, however, is ideal for your bathroom?

There are four major types of vanities, though they can come in various styles and materials. Each vanity serves a specific function for the bathroom design you’ve chosen. The two primary aspects determining the best option for your bathroom are the amount of storage required and the available space. Let’s examine the four types of vanities and the instances in which one would suit your bathroom more than the others.

Wall Hung Vanities

In modern bathrooms, wall-hung vanities, often known as “floating vanities,” are a common alternative. These vanities provide the appearance of space, making a bathroom appear larger than it is. A wall-hung vanity is a terrific option for ensuites, family, and smaller bathrooms with limited space. However, storage is limited because the vanity doesn’t touch the floor. Our bathroom renovation experts can work around this by adding shelving or storage behind mirrors. Additionally, if there is enough room, the vanity’s length can be extended, providing a similar amount of storage as a floor-standing vanity.

If you want to instal a wall-hung vanity, you’ll need to run the plumbing through the wall rather than the floor. The pipes can be boxed out or hidden by stud walls if they cannot pass through the wall. The wall-hung vanity will surprise you if you want a vanity with visual impact. The piping and installation, however, will require accurate measurements.

Slim Vanities

A slim vanity is perfect for small bathrooms, ensuites, and toilet rooms. Again, this type of vanity has limited storage, but if a new room has been converted into an ensuite and there is little room, a slim vanity is the ideal choice. Slim vanities can be floor-standing or wall mounted. The decision is frequently based on how the plumbing for the basin will be hidden.

Floor Standing Vanities

A floor-standing vanity that hides any pipe penetrations through the wall or floor is exactly what is meant when it is termed such. The largest storage capacity is provided by a floor-standing vanity, which makes it a perfect option for master bathrooms and guest bathrooms. Because of the vanity’s height from the floor, there is enough room for cabinets and double shelves for organising toiletries. If a floor-standing vanity doesn’t have a kicker, the free area underneath must be kept in mind. Over time, this space may accumulate dust and hair. If you choose a floor-standing vanity, get one that includes a kickboard that connects to the bathroom floor’s tiled surface.

Wall Basins With a Bottle Trap

Even though a wall basin with a bottle trap isn’t a vanity in the traditional sense, it is a top contender for how a basin will be positioned in the bathroom. Without a vanity cupboard, wall basins will be attached to a bottle trap or a pedestal. The best places for this kind of installation are small bathrooms and powder rooms. In a small bathroom, a wall basin can be visually striking. However, because there is no bench space or storage, it is not practical in a family bathroom or ensuite. You should only consider this style if space is limited and you want to make the ensuite appear larger than it actually is.

Your personal preference will determine which bathroom vanity is best for you. If you’re a minimalist, a wall-mounted vanity or wall basin might be what you’re looking for in your bathroom. Call New Life Bathrooms at 0410 490 743 for a consultation on new bathroom and bathroom renovation services if you need help selecting the appropriate vanity for your space.