If your bathroom's looking drab and its dull appearance simply doesn't inspire you with enthusiasm, it's time to take action. One of the changes you can make that can dramatically improve the ambiance of your bathroom is to install a smart new vanity unit. As they are used by every bathroom visitor, bathroom sink vanities tend to be focal points in any bathroom design, and as such an unfashionable or tatty vanity can have a negative impact on the look and feel of the whole room.
As it will take prime position in your bathroom, it's important to take the time to shop around and to select a vanity that fits in with the character of your home and does justice to your bathroom's new image. For instance, a contemporary vanity with minimalist straight lines and featuring a glass vessel sink, could be a suitable addition to a modern bathroom. In contrast, a wooden furniture style vanity cabinet with decorative features such as bun feet could be the icing on the cake in a period home.
Installing a new vanity cabinet is a great opportunity for you to think about how functional your bathroom's design and layout is and make appropriate improvements. For example, if you share your bathroom with your partner or children, a double sink vanity could help make life easier. Or, if your countertop is always cluttered up with numerous bottles of toiletries and beauty accessories, remember this when choosing a new vanity and look for one that has ample storage space for all your items.
Think also about the color and finish of your sink vanity and go for something that will blend in with your other bathroom furniture - the last thing you want is for your posh new vanity to clash with your favorite medicine cabinet. Be aware that in general lighter colors, such as light woods like pine and white laminates, are good in smaller bathrooms as they help create a feeling of openness. Darker colors can add a touch of grandeur to larger bathrooms.
With some research and comparison shopping, you should be able to find that perfect vanity unit that looks stunning, fulfills your practical needs and is within your budget. It should give your bathroom a much needed lift and keep it looking its best for many years to come.
Caroline Smith is a contributor to Showers-, which has loads of bathroom decorating ideas, including advice on bathroom sink vanities , bathroom medicine cabinets , glass shower doors and more.