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Find Your Perfect Bathroom Vanity: A Comprehensive Guide to Styles and Materials


Modern double sink vanity. Marble flooring, Onyx top with black cabinets.

Are you considering a bathroom remodel? One of the most impactful changes you can make is updating your vanity. At Bath Pro KC, we understand that a vanity isn't just a cabinet and a sink; it's a centerpiece that sets the tone for your entire bathroom. Today, we're diving into everything you need to know about selecting the right vanities, tops, bowls, and faucets to transform your bathroom into a space of beauty and functionality.


Why Update Your Bathroom Vanity?


Updating your vanity can significantly enhance the look and feel of your bathroom. Modern vanities offer increased height, diverse styles, and a variety of color schemes to complement any décor. Options are available with and without tops pre-installed, and materials range from luxurious marble to modern quartz and classic granite.


Choosing the Right Vanity for Your Space


Understanding the size of the vanity you need is critical. Standard widths include 18", 24", 36", 48", 60", 72", and 84", accommodating spaces large and small. If you have a sizable bathroom, consider a double-sink vanity typically found in widths of 60" or larger.


Vanity Styles to Consider:


Alcove Vanity: Perfect for snug spaces between two walls, these can be custom-fitted to your exact requirements, ensuring a seamless fit. If this is the type of vanity you have, you have several options to find a vanity to fit your space. The large chain home improvement stores typically have a cabinet design department that will have various manufacturers, colors, and design choices that can be made to fit your alcove space. You can also visit a cabinet shop and customize your vanity to your specifications.  


Floating Vanity: Ideal for creating a sense of more space, these attach directly to the wall and provide a clean, modern look. For this vanity, bracing must be placed on the wall behind it to make it stable and secure. While a floating vanity can make a small bathroom feel larger, it does not provide much storage space. 


Vanity with Legs: Offering a classic appearance and versatility in style and color, these vanities suit any bathroom size. These are the most common types of vanity on the market today. They have a wide range of styles and color options. They look beautiful in any size of bathroom. However, this type of vanity can add to the expense of your bathroom remodel. Many older vanities went all the way to the floor. Most often, there is no flooring under the existing vanity. You will need to run flooring under this vanity. If you were not planning on changing your existing floors, this would not be the type of vanity you want to purchase. Despite these considerations, a vanity with legs can be a timeless addition to your bathroom.


Live Edge Vanities: For those looking for a unique, natural aesthetic, these vanities incorporate beautiful hardwood slabs, bringing an organic feel to your space. These are growing in popularity for their natural beauty. A large slab of wood cut from a beautiful hardwood tree, stained and mounted as a countertop—a little piece of nature in your home. The primary benefit is that it can be made into any size and placed at any height needed for your bathroom space. The downside is that your plumbing is exposed, and there is very little storage space.


Tops, Bowls, and Faucets: Customizing Your Vanity


When it comes to vanity tops, the power is in your hands. If your chosen vanity doesn't come with a top or you prefer a custom design, Bath Pro KC offers a wealth of top materials. The Onyx Collection alone boasts over 50 colors and more than ten bowl styles that mimic under-mount sinks but without the cleaning hassle. Quartz, known for its durability and low maintenance, along with timeless marble and granite, are also at your disposal.


Bowls: Choices range from integrated and under-mount solutions to top-mounted or vessel bowls. The shape of the bowl can significantly influence the overall look, with options like rectangular or oval shapes available.


Faucets: Finally, the type of faucet can add to your bathroom's functionality and style. There are three main types of faucet styles: widespread faucets or 8" spread faucets, single faucets, and a narrow or 4" faucet, sometimes called a center-set faucet. From widespread faucets offering a grand presence to space-saving single or center-set faucets, you can select the perfect fixture to complement your new vanity.


Rest assured, whether you're upgrading your vanity top or replacing the entire vanity, Bath Pro KC is here for you. We're committed to guiding you through each step, ensuring your journey is as smooth as possible. With endless options for vanity styles, top materials, bowls, and faucets, our goal is to transform your vision into reality. Let us help you create a space that's not only functional but also a haven of beauty and relaxation.

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