Bathroom vanaties…vanities are pieces of bathroom furniture that combine a sink, countertop and mirror. Modern vanities can also feature lighting, built-in shelves and architectural styling details. Vanity tables have a long history, dating back to before indoor plumbing. The vanity table allowed people to wash their hands and faces at night without disturbing the sleep of others. And while many of us take our vanities for granted, they’re an essential part of the bathroom installation process.
Vanities are typically made of wood. While wood bathroom vanaties look beautiful and are naturally beautiful, they are pricey. Make sure you choose one with a protective layer to protect the wood from warping and water damage in humid areas. You can also choose bathroom vanaties made of Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), which is a cheaper alternative. MDF is usually covered with a laminate, which makes it water resistant and easy to clean.
Depending on the size of the room, you may want to consider pedestal sinks in bathrooms that don’t see much traffic. However, if you have more space in your bathroom, you can choose a vanity that includes a sit-down area for applying makeup. Some master vanities come with additional features such as rollout drawers and towers. Some even have a built-in hamper, charging stations for phones, cubbies for rolled towels and a step stool.