A simple primer on bath vanities

When shopping for a bath vanity here are some things to keep in mind. Most stock and semi custom manufactures start the cabinet width at 24” with 6” increments up to 60”. Longer vanities can be configured with modules of door and drawer banks. Cherry, maple, birch and oak are the most popular species of wood, but laminates are also available. There is a large selection of cabinet door and drawer styles but most fall into a shaker, raised panel or bead board category. A cabinet with doors only will be less expensive than with a drawer bank, but drawers will keep you more organized especially with small items. Some quality features to look for is a veneered plywood “box”, ¾ thick dovetailed wood box for the drawers, under mount full extension soft close drawers, and hidden soft close adjustable hinges for the doors. More manufacturers are offering two heights, typically 30 – 32” and a taller version between 33-35”. If you are vertical challenged, still considered the taller cabinet. You may find this height to be more comfortable for you by having less pressure on your back when brushing your teeth or washing your face. What is most important is choosing a cabinet that will have the style, quality and functionality that will last a long, long time.

Posted by Steven Vendetta on January 15, 2012