Ask any cabinet maker, and they will tell you that the bathroom is the most important room in the house, next to the kitchen. Shouldn’t it be one you’re proud of and one that you’re not ashamed for guests to visit? Designing the perfect bathroom vanity can undoubtedly assist, and here’s how to do it.
Take a Critical Look At Your Bathroom
If you have been thinking about renovating your bathroom, then chances are you don’t like what you see. But what is it about your bathroom that you don’t like? Is it the lack of storage? The dated or damaged vanity? Or maybe it’s the inferior quality cabinetry that doesn’t seem to withstand daily use?
Once you can identify what you don’t like about your bathroom, you can start thinking about what you want your new bathroom to have.
Come Up with Ideas
Realising why you don’t like your current bathroom is half the battle. The other half is coming up with solutions to those problems. For example, suppose a lack of cabinetry is to blame. In that case, it makes sense to include more cabinetry and a new vanity in your bathroom renovation.
If the quality of your cabinetry is why you’re revamping your bathroom, then choosing higher-quality materials this time around can be worth your consideration.
Bring in the Experts
As natural as it might be for you to consider DIY for any project around your home, the bathroom is an area that can be worth bringing in the experts for. Reputable, qualified cabinet makers know how maximise the use of your available space to ensure you solve as many problems relating to your current bathroom as possible.
Cabinet makers also understand the importance of using high-quality materials, which can make a considerable difference to the lifespan of your bathroom vanities and cabinets. But the benefits don’t end there.
Given that they custom-make cabinets and vanities to your exacting standards, you have significant input into their style, materials, and color schemes. Even the fixtures are something you can decide on.
Add Your Personal Touch
Many bathrooms in today’s modern homes have similar vanities. This is because certain styles are “on trend” and are selected from magazines and style guides. While there is nothing wrong with sticking with what’s popular, there is still room to add your personal touch.
You may like to opt for customised storage additions inside those vanities, such as drawer dividers. Talk to a cabinet maker about options for providing as much storage space as possible.
Why Custom is Better Than Off-the-Shelf
Renovating a bathroom on a budget can see you browsing online stores for a bargain. You may even be tempted to search for new vanities online with the search filter set to ‘lowest to highest’.
While this type of thinking can ensure you buy an affordable vanity, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re buying a quality one. Sometimes the materials are inferior compared to those that cabinet makers use, and you are limited in both the style and colour you can buy.
Designing the perfect bathroom vanity – or even the ideal bathroom in general – is not an easy task. It takes patience, research, and some out-of-the-box thinking. But if you’re starting to look at your options, it can be worth contacting a cabinet maker to find out what they might be able to do for you.