How to choose the perfect vanity

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BathInterior

Did you know that the vanity you choose dramatically can change the ambiance of a bathroom? The vanity often is the focal point of any bathroom as they are decorative, and often the only place for storage in a bathroom. Just like kitchen cabinets and countertops, one has to decide on style, color, construction, countertop material, size, height, lights, sink, faucet, free standing, wall mount, storage space, etc. When deciding on which vanity is right for you, here are some factors that will help you decide on the right one:

Size. Picking out the right size is the first step. Vanities can range in size from 18 inches to 72 inches. Keep in mind that it doesn’t have to fill up the entire space. If renovating an existing bathroom, the placement of current plumbing also will determine where the lavatory will be. Size often will determine how much storage space you will have under the counter.

Material. In Hawaii, we experience higher levels of moisture in the form of humidity and wet weather. Because of this, particle board vanities do not have a long life expectancy. Vanities that use wood will cost more, but will last longer in the humidity of Hawaii.

Number of sinks. Usually the number of people will determine if a double vanity is needed. Space also is a factor as the minimum size for a double vanity usually is 60 inches.

Countertop. The type of countertop you select should be based on functional needs and budget. Granite, marble and other stones are beautiful and luxurious options, but periodic sealing is required. Man-made solid surfaces such as Techstone can have the elegant feel of a natural stone, but offer significant choice of color and pattern. Counter sink tops also are a popular choice where a sink and countertop is molded as one seamless piece.

Ronbow is a high-end manufacturer of vanities as well as countertops, sinks, medicine cabinets and accessory pieces. Ronbow concentrates on quality and craftsmanship on all their products. All Ronbow vanities are constructed from solid hardwood, and do not use any particleboard or cheap fillers. From its European, heavy-duty, concealed, all-metal hinges to soft-drawer glides that are extremely strong and durable, Ronbow is the leader of high end vanities.

To see Ronbow Vanities and everything else for your upcoming bathroom project, visit the Bathroom Store at its new showroom in Mapunapuna on 667 Puuloa Road.

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