Vanity Bases come in a number of basic styles, some with shelves and doors, some with drawers and open shelves. The options also include single sink vanities or double sink vanities. Homeowners who prefer traditional style bathroom vanity cabinets may select an antique looking vanity with ornate details, while more modern homeowners can choose a contemporary vanity with clean, sleek lines.
You can find bathroom vanities in various materials like solid wood, engineered wood, laminate, and glass. Laminated surfaces can be made to imitate any material including stone and marble. Your choice of material should be complementary to the total look you’re attempting to create. Always consider other elements needed to complete your bathroom vanity, especially consider the countertop, sink, and faucet.
Most vanities stand 34.5 to 35 inches tall. For a taller bathroom vanity, you will need to have it custom made. A single vanity will measure about 21.5 to 22 inches deep and be approximately 24 inches at the narrowest to 49 inches at the widest. A double vanity will be the same depth as the single vanity, but the width could range from 60 to 73 inches or more, depending on the space and whether the unit is custom made or not. These dimensions will determine how much the countertops will cost if you’re using an expensive stone countertop.
Granite, soapstone, slate, glass, quartz composite, acrylic, concrete, ceramic tile, and wood make up the majority of bathroom vanity countertop materials. Of the natural stones, granite must be treated with an impregnating sealer to resist staining, especially in a bathroom setting. This seal will last from 10 to 15 years. Porous soapstone must be sealed with mineral oil. Slate is the least difficult requiring no seal because of its nonporous nature. Of the countertop materials, natural stone is the most expensive with granite being the costliest buy at $75-$250 a square foot. The least expensive is soapstone ranging from $100-$150 per square foot. Finish off the vanity with the perfect style of sink and faucet.