Vanity cabinet

Vanity Cabinet: Points to Consider

When designing or remodeling your bathroom, one of the most important things to consider is the vanity cabinet. The perfect vanity cabinet can offer storage and make a statement in your bathroom design. At Bay Area Cabinetry, we're here to help you pick the ideal vanity that suits your style and requirements for both practicality and appearance.


Size and Space


Before getting attached to a specific vanity, it's important to assess the size of your bathroom. Take into account the measurements of the space where the vanity will go, including its depth, height, and length. For example, a large master bathroom could handle a 60-inch vanity with double sinks and plenty of storage - great for couples. On the other hand, a small powder room might only accommodate a single-sink vanity or a slim console option with minimal storage space. Consider also how much open floor space you want in your bathroom.


Functionality for Different Users


Your vanity choice will be influenced by what your household needs. A couple with busy careers might find a double vanity convenient for getting ready in the morning, while a teenager's bathroom could use more shelving and storage to keep things neat. For a guest bathroom, simplicity and elegance are usually key, so going for a minimalist design would work well.




A functional detail is the towel rail designed to be mounted to the side of the base cabinets. Check out a Dolcevita side towel rail by Idea Group. It is available in any of the finishes of the collection, in all lacquered colors of the Ideagroup palette, and in  metallic colors. Practical and elegant, it blends in with the colors of the room, adding character discreetly.



Placement and Configuration


When planning where to place your vanity, pay attention to the location of doors, windows, electrical outlets, switches, plumbing connections, and mirrors. Proper planning ensures that your vanity is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. 




Types of Vanities


Vanities come in various styles to suit different spaces and tastes. Freestanding vanities are floor-mounted and come in a range of sizes, styles, and materials, offering flexibility in design. Wall-mounted vanities are ideal for smaller bathrooms, these vanities save floor space and lend a modern look. Corner vanities are perfect for maximizing space in small bathrooms, fitting snugly into corners. They can come with only a wall-mounted fixture or a shelf underneath. Double vanities are great for shared bathrooms, providing ample storage and space for two people.


Style and Aesthetic


Your bathroom vanity is a central feature, so pick a design that goes with the overall style. Classic bathrooms look great with traditional vanities featuring intricate details, while contemporary spaces are better suited for modern vanities with sleek lines and minimalist designs.




Material Choices


Vanities can come in many different materials, each offering different benefits.


Wood is a traditional choice. Our partners Casabath utilize veneers in Oak, Canaletto Walnut, and heat-treated Oak. In some collections, there is also a large use of solid wood. In this case, Casabath uses mainly panels with three crossed layers in Oak and Canaletto Walnut, which have the characteristic of preventing as much as possible the typical curving or deformations of the wood. 


Glass and Metal offer a sleek, modern look, durable and easy to maintain, features that make them the ideal choice for a bathroom space.


Granite or marble vanities provide durability and a touch of luxury. Today marble is considered to be a key in contemporary and minimalist design thanks to the possibility to recreate marble veins on porcelain stoneware, a practical and easy-to-care-for material. Washbasins, tops, and cabinet fronts: stoneware can be used to create an elegant and trendy bathroom.


Sink Types


Selecting the right sink type is another critical decision.


In recent years the countertop sink has become particularly popular and one of the most-sold for bathrooms. The faucet must be chosen to suit the height of the bowl. When purchasing a faucet it is important to make sure that there is enough space for you to wash your hands between the basin and the spout.




Integrated Sinks are part of the countertop, often made from the same material for a cohesive design. Like this Cacao Orinoco Fenix top with integrated washbasin in matt white by Idea Group.


The freestanding washbasin can be installed at a distance from the wall or even in the middle of the room because it is finished on all sides. Depending on its design it can have an integral tap or require a floor-mount, freestanding mixer.



Storage Needs


Consider your storage needs when choosing a vanity. Drawers, cabinets, and shelves are all common features. Think about what items you need to store and select a configuration that meets your requirements.




In Conclusion


At Bay Area Cabinetry, we assist our customers in finding the perfect vanity with accessories and finishes to complete their bathroom design. With our expertise, we ensure that your vanity fits your budget and complements your existing decor. Whether you're renovating a small powder room or designing a luxurious master bathroom, we’re here to help you create your dream space.

Visit our showroom in San Francisco or contact us today to start your bathroom transformation journey. Let’s create a bathroom that’s not only functional but also a beautiful retreat in your home.

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