When you walk into a bathroom, often the first things your eyes rest on are the bathroom vanity, the toilet and the tub or shower enclosure. Of all those things, you can make the most unique and stylish impact by choosing from the thousands of different bathroom vanity tops available today. Tubs and toilets can be purchased in virtually hundreds of different styles and bathroom color design options, but the bathroom sink and vanity is an easy to way to make a big visual impact and set the style tone of the room. Add a custom high end vessel sink and with the right contemporary lighting, the vessel sink becomes the jewelry of the bathroom.
Bath Vanity Choices
Your bath vanity can show your style in both your choice of materials like granite or other surfaces, and in how you decorate the area. A bare vanity, for instance, gives a very different feel to a room than one that has a pretty mirrored tray with bottles of cologne, or a matching soap dish, cotton-ball bowl and toothbrush holder. Whether you choose something like granite or a less expensive material will also make a difference in the atmosphere of the room.
More than the vanity top itself, the type of sink you choose will make an impact, too. The standard porcelain sink with a plain-looking faucet is something that’s pretty much invisible when we look around a room. But striking vessel sinks demand attention. These are bowls that sit on top of the vanity, often with the faucet protruding from the wall above instead of from the cabinet itself. You can find copper vessel sinks that are luxurious and stylish, or bowls that have a granite or marble look. You can even find vessel sinks that look like they’re made from wood.
Other Bathroom Vanity Considerations
Of course, a very noticeable part of your vanity is the cabinet below it. The material, style and color of the cabinetry in your bathroom is really the most traditional “furniture” to be found in this room, and can blend in with furniture in other rooms or be something special just for that space. If you’re on a budget and you want a new look for your bathroom, you don’t to have to spend a chunk on a granite vanity top or vessel sink. Changing the look of the cabinetry through cabinet refacing can make a huge difference.
If you have painted, inexpensive cabinetry, you can have them refaced to make them look like rich wood or just about any surface you choose. Repainting or restaining are projects you may be able to do yourself if you’re really in a tight budget crunch but want a beautiful new look for your room. There are many options for your small bathroom ideas on a budget.