Which Vanity Style Best Suits Your Bathroom

by Kerrie KellyOctober 10, 2016

Did you know that your vanity could be a stunning focal point of your bathroom? From traditional designs to sleek, floating ones, there’s certainly no shortage of vanity styles to pique a homeowner’s fancy and create interest. Let’s sink into some favorite vanity options that will help you declutter and decorate your bathroom with confidence.

Single Vanity

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Just because a space is small doesn’t mean it needs to be lackluster. A single vanity is a beautiful option for tight quarters. Practical lower cabinetry provides just enough space for bathroom essentials, while a good-sized sink still allows for some usable counter space. When every inch counts, consider maximizing space even more with wall-mounted sink faucets.

Double Vanity

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Ideal for spaces ranging anywhere from medium to downright massive, double vanities provide Jack-and-Jill sinks with plenty of storage for multiple people. Here, the double vanity offers a good amount of storage and some shareable counter space in a medium-sized bathroom.

Freestanding

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This vanity looks like a beautiful piece of furniture. Without compromising quality or functionality, this freestanding vanity offers elegantly designed accents, a solid countertop and plenty of storage space for linens and bathroom odds-and-ends. You can also approach this look with the DIY route by using your favorite vintage find paired with the countertop of your choice—just make sure it’s at least 21 inches deep and 30 to 36 inches tall (depending on sink) to accommodate most users.

Open-Shelf Vanity

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If most of your bathroom necessities are tucked away on shelving or in closets, you don’t need to focus so much on a vanity with cabinets and drawers. An open-shelf vanity provides an airy alternative while still offering some storage below for towels and bathroom necessities. Here, the marble, glass and steel are unique contrasts to each other, making the vanity an attractive focal point of the bathroom.

“Floating” or Wall-Mounted Vanity

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Wall-mounted “floating” vanities are perfect for those wanting a chic, modern feel with relatively low maintenance. By bringing storage from off the ground, it provides a clear space underneath the vanity for easy cleaning access. Plumbing is hidden out of sight while still providing plenty of sleek below-sink storage. We love this choice for compact bathrooms and for those who want a streamlined, minimal aesthetic.

Custom Vanity

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A custom vanity might be a good alternative for you if a pre-fabricated piece doesn’t quite match your space. Think they come with a serious price tag? Depending on materials and installation costs, they often don’t cost much more than stock pieces, so keep your options open as you’re searching.

What vanity best suits your unique style?

Bathroom remodels are a mainstay for award-winning interior designer Kerrie Kelly. Passionate about blending style and function, Kerrie writes her advice for the Home Decorators Collection of Home Depot.


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About The Author
Kerrie Kelly
Bio: Kerrie Kelly is an award-winning interior designer and founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in Sacramento, CA. She has authored two books: Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide, published by Oxmoor House, and My Interior Design Kit, with Pearson Professional and Career Education. Kerrie is a certified member of ASID and IIDA.

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