You don’t find anything new or specific in bathroom vanity. It is old concept that cabinets keep holding bathroom sink just to conceal general view and adjust in plumbing area. But old fashioned vanities have additional feature of space for holding few items that are cupboards below sink. They are good for storage purpose as they have sufficient space for it but they still look vague. There is uniqueness in modern bathroom vanities though which have sleeker look with minimal appearance. It has happened because of drastic transformation in the concept of interior designing.
Though people preferred heavy and ornate furniture earlier and admired them but now there is dramatic shift in test. Reason can be space problem. One likes that though available space is small but furniture sets adjusted must feel as if it’s bigger space. Similar approach is for bathroom furniture sets. Usually wood, glass, brass, stainless steel and stone are some items used to design bathroom vanities now. Interestingly glass vanities are preferable as modern and unique.
Have idea about actual difference between modern and contemporary vanities though such terms have same meaning. If bathroom vanities are taken into account preference remains contemporary instead of modern one. It is a fact that contemporary vanities are but continuation of modern. It is one reason that chunk of experts’ mix both contemporary and modern bathroom fitting in one go. In usual cases contemporary types have one or two open shelves meant to keep towels and toiletries but other one comes with completely close drawers or shelves. You may have such vanities if your decor has minimal design. You get contrasting feeling when use them prudently with traditional bathroom sets.
On the other side of the spectrum are the antique bathroom vanities. However, such antique vanities are not for every bathroom. It requires a distinct style of interior design to go with and what is more, the bathroom needs to be of correct shape and size to accommodate them. Remember no single piece of furniture can be good or bad. It is the overall effect that counts. Therefore whatever type of bathroom vanities you buy make sure it goes with the whole setting and that includes apart from size, shape, general decor, the wall coloring and other fittings.
Between the modern and the antique style of vanities lies the transitional style. Transitional vanities are less ornate than the antique, but are not that simplistic as modern vanities. Of course, these statements and differentiations will not mean much to you unless you can see the difference with your own eyes. Therefore, surf the internet to have look at the different categories of the vanities with your own eyes.
Best factor with modern bathroom vanities is that they are adjustable with all bathrooms no matter what may be their differences. It is true that actual role of vanities is to ensure they have drawers and closed shelves where toiletries are stored and also to hide the plumbing items from general eyes but now there has occurred drastic change in their roles especially of modern and contemporary vanities. Basically there are two categories of these vanities though:
- Single vanity, which can hold only one sink and so can accommodate only one person at a time
- Double vanity, which can hold two sinks so that you can have your shave while your wife brushes her teeth
While the double vanity has its own advantage, a modern single bathroom vanity is more a popular choice today because not many people can afford large enough space for required for it. Your bathroom should look spacious and least congested. In fact, a jam-packed bathroom, which looks more like a storeroom with all kinds of furniture dumped in it, is most detrimental to your health. You often feel so suffocating that you often do not spend as much time as you should to stay healthy in here.
Type of sink to be chosen is an important point that must be kept into consideration when preferring type of vanities. Often modern bathroom vanities come with vessel sinks adjusted in them unlike those that should be fitted. As name describes vessel sinks are bowl type instead of basin type. Numerous types of materials like porcelain, glass, copper, steel, marble, granite and even wood or bamboo are used for preparing them. Such items can be of any size and shape and fit better due to exact fitting above vanity instead of in it. There is no problem in installation and replacement. You must still remain careful and apply holistic approach to select such items. Always concentrate on whole decor instead of targeting specific one.