While the dream of many a homeowner is to gut their bathrooms and remodel them in a new and more updated style, the fact is that many people simply don’t have the budget for a complete overhaul.
The good news is that there are some very cost-effective things you can do to update both functionality and style without breaking the bank. At the top of this list is updating your bathroom with a new sink/vanity.
While you can certainly install a state of the art toilet or ultra-cool waterfall shower, the best thing you can do to freshen up your bathroom’s look is to install a new vanity. Not only are they easy to install, but they are also the focal point of the room and can quickly and easily give it a new look.
There are a few things to consider when looking for your new vanity. For instance, not everyone has the luxury of an oversized bathroom, so finding a vanity that fits your space and budget is key.
We’re here to help! The designers at Columbus Bath Design have helped homeowners like you not only update their bathroom but to do so on a budget and with style. Give us a call and we’ll help you get started on your project today.
Why is updating your vanity an easy way to freshen up the bathroom’s look?
While updating or installing a new toilet or shower usually requires advanced plumbing skills that add cost to the budget, bathroom vanities can be updated with relative ease. Chances are good that if you are comfortable using basic tools already in your home, you would feel comfortable replacing your vanity by yourself, without the need for expensive plumbers or contractors.
Not only that, with the wide variety of shapes and styles out there, you can quickly change the overall look of your bathroom just by changing out your sink and vanity. Since most tubs and toilets tend to be white, adding color and style to your room is best achieved with a new vanity.
And as mentioned above, updating your vanity is one of the most cost-effective and budget-friendly options for giving your bathroom a fresh, clean, and new look.
What kinds of design factors do I need to consider when updating my sink/vanity?
There are a few basic design elements that will drive your choice of the new vanity. First is size, then theme, and then finally countertops. Once you’ve made these choices, all you need to do is get your new vanity in place to have a fresh look!
When it comes to size, the overriding question is how much space you have for your vanity. If you have a large or oversized bathroom, you don’t need to worry about space requirements. You could easily add an extra-wide vanity with oversized mirrors.
Most of us, however, don’t have that luxury. Small spaces do not mean that there are no good options, though. For instance, if you have a small space and like a more traditional style, a pedestal sink with a simple hanging mirror is not only a good style choice, it can also help to make your bathroom look larger. Consulting with a design expert will help you discover the full range of options available to fit your size requirements.
Choose Your Theme
The theme is the next big choice to make after you’ve settled on size. Since one of the main reasons to update your vanity is to give your bathroom a new look, deciding on the theme is critical. You’ll want to explore all of the design options available before making your final selection.
Some people prefer art deco or black, some a more modern flair. Rustic, country bathrooms are gaining in popularity. More traditional vanities are now available in all sizes and shapes, with styles anywhere from shabby chic to farmhouse. Deciding on what style you want is one of the most fun parts of the project – you’ll get to preview all that is available and refine the look to fit your taste.
Consider Countertop Options
Finally, make sure you pay attention to the countertops. Choosing the right surface is important since it not only completes the look but needs to be right for the job. Non-porous countertops are the best choice since continued exposure to moisture can shorten the lifespan of countertops made from laminate, natural wood, and other materials.
What should I do if I want to update my sink/vanity?
When you approach a project like updating your sink/vanity we know the choices can be overwhelming! We’re here to help. Our design experts know exactly how to walk you through the process, taking the guesswork out of where to start and making it a fun experience. We can’t wait to help you start the updating process!