Planning on giving your bathroom an upgrade but not sure where to begin? If you have the money to spare, you can hire an interior designer to help you. But if you want to go on a less expensive route, you can simply do it yourself. While it will take more effort, the outcome will definitely be a lot sweeter, because you know you worked hard on it.
And if you are inclined towards a DIY, one of the things that you need to know about is the bathroom vanity. Aside from the bath or the shower, the vanity is one of the most important elements in the bathroom.
Does Your Bathroom Need a Single Vanity?
If you are working with a small bathroom area, everything that you put into the bathroom needs to provide the illusion of bigger space or make moving around comfortable enough that you don’t think too much about how small your bathroom is.
And in connection, you will need a vanity that does just that. A single vanity is great for any small bathroom because it does not take up a lot of space and at the same time it comes up with storage space. Most bathroom vanities come as a functional unit that is comprised of a sink on top of a cabinet. Some even can be installed with a mirror.
But if you are working on a master bathroom that has more space and is being used by more than one person, a single vanity might just be too small. In this case, a double vanity may be more fitting and better for functionality at the same time.
However, bear in mind that while you would think that a double vanity may provide more countertop space, that is actually not the case. You often get less countertop space with a double vanity and more countertop space with a single vanity.
But What About a Corner Vanity?
A corner vanity is a single vanity that is installed in a corner of a room. The only difference between corner vanities and most conventional single vanities is that the former work better in very tight spaces. Think very small bathrooms where you have to find ways to maximize every corner, every inch.
Corner vanities are simply fitted into bathroom corners and can take very little space, though some corner vanities may also come with larger cabinets for storage. They are great if you want to create a feeling of having more room and for a simple, minimalistic look. They also are perfect for situations where you are looking to fill a gap in the room without making it look like it was just put there to do that.
How to choose between the two
What you choose depends on the size of your bathroom and what look you are going for. When making your decision, think function and purpose—how you want your bathroom to look and how you want to use each item in it.