Choosing The Right Vanity And Sink For Your Bathroom

23 July 2015
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If you are going to be remodeling your bathroom, you want to make sure you choose the right bathtub, toilet, paint, flooring and vanity and sink. Everything should bring the entire look of your bathroom together while offering you the functionality you want. You can take the advice in this article into consideration when you are choosing the best vanity and sink for your bathroom. 

Consider the material

You should choose a vanity that is made out of solid wood. Stay away from anything that has parts made out of particle board. A vanity with particle board will be a bad combination in your bathroom. Your bathroom vanity will be at a fairly high risk of getting wet. Your plumbing may leak, your toilet can overflow or your sink can overflow. All these things can cause a vanity made of particle board to swell and become permanently damaged.  

For the countertop, you want to go with a strong material that's easy to clean. If you are going for an elegant, sleek look in the bathroom, granite may be the right choice. However, tile is the most common choice for bathroom counters that offers durability and easy maintenance. Quartzite is another good option. It's also durable and easy to maintain. Although it is a bit easier to scratch, the scratches can be easily buffed out.

Choose the right sink

If you are going to have a long vanity, it may be a good idea for you to go with one that features both a "his" and "hers" sink. Going with two sinks can be very convenient in the morning when you and your spouse are trying to get ready for your day. Not only will it make your morning easier, but having dual sinks will also be an added selling point if you ever put your house on the market.

Choose a sink (or sinks) that are a good size. Small sinks can become an irritation when you decide to use them to wash your hair in. The faucets should complement the faucet you have in your shower. They should be made of porcelain or metal, rather than plastic which will break easily.

Having your vanity and sink installed

You should consider having a professional plumber (such as one from Bob's Plumbing & Heating) install your vanity and sink. While it may be a job you can do yourself in a few days, a plumber will be able to install everything quickly so you can get your bathroom up and running right away.