These tips will help keep your vanity in check

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BathInterior

Did you know that the vanity you choose can dramatically change the ambiance of a bathroom? The vanity is often the focal point of any bathroom as it is 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 things that will help you choose 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 the vanity doesn’t have to fill up the entire space. If you are renovating an existing bathroom, the placement of current plumbing will also determine where the lavatory will be. Size will often 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. Particleboard vanities do not have a long-life expectancy due to the weather in Hawaii. Vanities that use wood will cost more but last longer in the humidity of Hawaii.

Number of sinks

Usually the number of people will determine if a double vanity is needed. Space is also a factor as the minimum size for a double vanity is usually 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. Manmade solid surfaces such as quartz can have the elegant feel of a natural stone, but offer significant choice of color and pattern. Counter sink tops are also a popular choice where a sink and countertop are molded as one seamless piece.

Ronbow and Madeli are high-end manufacturers of vanities as well as counter-tops, sinks, medicine cabinets and accessory pieces. These companies concentrate on quality and craftsmanship on all their products. Vanities are constructed from solid hardwood, and do not use any particle board or cheap fillers. From its European heavy-duty concealed all metal hinges, to soft drawer glides that are extremely strong and durable, Ronbow and Madeli are the leaders in high-end vanities.

To see vanities and everything else for your upcoming bathroom project visit the Bathroom Store at 667 Puuloa Road.