The Amazing Corner Bathroom Vanity
Corner bathroom vanities are the combination of the sink or basin and the storage that surrounds it. They are generally considered as a piece of bathroom cabinetry placed at a corner and designed to hold the sink and conceal the associated plumbing as well as providing much-needed storage. Corner vanities are made from different materials but it is very important that they are moisture resistant or waterproof.
The corner bathroom vanity is one of the most important items in the bathroom and pretty much one of the centre of attractions. This centrepiece not only hides unsightly plumbing and drains, but it also provides you drawer space, cupboard and counter.
Corner vanities are designed to complement the flow of the bathroom itself, they come in a various range of sizes, shapes, and styles for different bathrooms. New materials and design mean that vanities can now spot gentle or sharp curves, have open shelving, feature integrated sinks, and so on. The double vanities style is massively gaining attention from modern bathroom designers because it allows two sinks to set into a single vanity unit so that two people can use the bathroom at the same time. Most times, instead of blending the corner bathroom vanity into the bathroom, bathrooms styles can be built around the corner vanity, too.
How to choose the right corner bathroom vanity: Things you must consider!
After you have decided on the perfect style of your bathroom, choosing the perfect bathroom vanity to blend with your bathroom corner and serve your purpose can be overwhelming! You're not just choosing corner cabinet furniture. You want a style that suits. A good place to start is to look at the latest trends in bathroom vanities, which you can find in those amazing corner bathroom vanities displayed above.
- Selecting the perfect height
The Comfort height vanities are probably the most common bathroom vanities around. These type of corner vanities have a 36” height that matches that of kitchen countertops. Ergonomically, your sink and countertop must also be heightened if you increase the height of your vanity. The Comfort height corner bathroom vanities reduce stooping and bending, and since they are taller, you don’t have to bend as far to reach the sink. This reduces strain on your back and enhances the total ergonomic experience. If you are installing a new corner vanity, check out the ever comfortable Beckingham Corner Bath Vanity In Oak Saddle Finish.
However, the standard height of a bathroom corner bathroom vanity is 32”, and they can range between 32” to 36”. Actually, you might be interested in knowing that the, then, new housing developments after the Post-war boom that offered multiple bedrooms with a single bathroom for the whole house. This new development meant children would be sharing the bathroom with the adults, so the vanity height was lowered for the kids. The lowered height then became the standard in what is now know today as the Standard Bath Vanity Height. So, corner bathroom vanities with standard 32” height work well in homes that have young children. You should consider your kids when selecting the perfect size.
- Variety is the Spice of life: Pick your favorite design!
Corner bathroom vanities come in various designs that give you various style options. The cottage Style of vanity features beautiful artistry carvings, louvred panels, and beadboard. This perfect combination creates the amazing classic farmhouse-style. Cottage-style corner vanities could be painted in soft, neutral tones which pair well with weathered or painted hardware.
Simple construction and clean lines that radiates a handcrafted appearance are what gives the Mission style its popularity. The artisan appearance is further enhanced with the use of solid bronze, brass, or iron hardware. Shaker designs are similar, in principle, to the mission style in that they value, clean, simple lines with no ornate details or features. The shaker also features round hardware, gentle curves, slim and tapered legs, and are mostly made of lighter-weight wood such as pine or maple. The rustic style creates an organic, all-natural look by using reclaimed-looking wood. Rustic corner bathroom vanities achieve a live-in appearance by utilizing warm stains, metal accents, and intentional blemishes.
For most interior designers, the modern and traditional styles are quite exceptional. The modern vanities are beautiful and match with most colour palettes, as they feature clean, straight lines and a simple appearance. The traditional design has features you would find on classic furniture. They feature more ornate detail, such as turned or cabriole legs, scalloped edges, and hardware with intricate designs.
The Ultimate Corner Bathroom Vanities Sink Factor
Another important force you need to reckon with when choosing the perfect bathroom vanity for your is the Sink factor. Yes. You need to add some thought to buying corner sinks for small bathrooms and large. Have you ever experienced some moments when you really need to make use of a facility, maybe a toilet, then you rushed there only to find someone occupying the space? Yeah! It happens with corner vanities too! If you have a partner or you don’t plan to stay alone, fitting a corner vanity with only a single sink may not be the ideal thing to do. Instead, you can install the bathroom vanities with double sink to create a space for another hand. This one more space can save you a lot of time!
Whether you would like a single or double sink vanity, you will definitely need to select your preferred sink type, whether undermount, semi-recessed, vessel or integral sink styles. The undermount corner vanities are the most common type, they are mounted underneath the counter and are typically made of porcelain or copper in either an oval or rectangular shape. Check out this beautiful undermount 24″ Thomasville Corner Sink Bathroom Vanity Model GD-47533GT.
Semi-recessed sinks sit halfway into the counter top, leaving the top half of the sink above the counter. They offer the perfect blend between undermount and vessel sinks for those who want to make a unique design signature without the height of a vessel. This Fine Fixtures Milan 15 In. Single Bathroom Vanity
is an example of a semi-recessed sink type.
Vessel sink types sit on top of the counter like a bowl and add to the overall height of your corner vanity. This may not be ideal for children, so the height of the vessel sink should be considered when installing a corner bathroom vanity. Lorixon Corner Wall Mount Bathroom Vanity Clear Glass Vessel Sink Top Faucet Pop Up Towel Rack
is a Vessel sink type bathroom vanity that would definitely match your style. Integral Sint tops, otherwise known as Trough sink tops, double as counter top and sink all in one. These sinks, like this Small Vanity Sink for Bathroom White with Dark Oak Cabinet Faucet and Drain,
create a clean, seamless look and are typically made of white porcelain, different types of stone, and even concrete.
Corner bathroom vanities for small spaces are available for turning a small-spaced bathroom into a seemingly large playground. Also, corner vanities with makeup table are now in vogue and can be spotted in modern bathroom settings, and they mostly accompanied with a mirror. However, it is not only makeup corner vanities that can have a mirror but any bathroom can also have a mirror, as long as it doesn’t ruin the perfect appearance you clamour. Corner bathroom vanities can also be made to hang on the wall and ‘float’, especially to create more space. Corner Wall Mount Bathroom Vanity Sink White with Dark Oak Vanity Renovator’s Supply
is a wall mounted vanity that fits well in any corner.
It is only your imagination that can limit the extent of the creativity level you can reach with a corner bathroom vanity, especially with the perfect lightening solution.
What Plumbing issues need to be considered before buying a corner vanity?
Firstly, before your bathroom renovation works begins, your builder and plumber will need to know the type of vanity you want to use. So, it is advisable that you consult your plumber before buying a corner bathroom vanity. Then you will need to tell the builder the measurements of the vanity. If you decide to go for a wall hung vanity, it is very important that you inform your builder beforehand because the builder has to ensure the studs in the wall are able to hold and float the vanity off the floor.
Remember, the waste will need to come through the wall and not the floor. This is why your plumber needs to know the dimensions of your vanity so that the water and waste pipes can be installed accordingly in the wall. If the vanity is a wall mounted one, the plumbing work must come from the wall so as not the destroy the illusion of the vanity floating off the floor. For exposed shelving, you should consider using a bottle trap to conceal the waste.
Your Corner Bathroom Vanity Purchase
Hopefully this information helps you to become better prepared to buy your corner vanity. Continue to take into consideration your plumbing needs, style needs and practical purposes for your purchase. Small bathroom sinks, like any shopping for bathroom sinks takes time. Don't be swayed by initial beauty (and they can be so attractive). Vanities for small bathrooms are made to be attractive. But you want your purchase to not only do the job, but do the job in style. Happy shopping.