How To Choose The Right Bathroom Vanity and DIY On A Budget

The mere mention of a bathroom vanity can have anyone’s thoughts drifting away to the Vanity Fair magazine in search of hints at anything remotely related to it. Well, of course. It’s a fancy name for something fancy and absolutely eccentric, for where in the world can you ever imagine a bathroom sink custom built with drawers and cupboards? Bathroom vanities are fixed storage units that are accompanied by a washbasin. It is the kind of bathroom furniture that you’d ordinarily buy if you’re looking to remodel your bathroom and add refined elegance, flair and, above all, convenience. Welcome to the world of bathroom vanities and how to choose the ideal DIY bathroom vanity on a budget.

Having The Right Approach To Remodeling

Are you trying to transform your bathroom from being a big yawn to being jaw-dropping? Is your bathroom appearing smaller with each passing day and you’re eager to make it feel bigger? With both traditional and modern bathroom vanities, you can introduce luxury and sophistication whilst at the same time economising on much needed space. Besides the kitchen and the bedroom, the bathroom is an important part of your home and should complement the general feel of your home. This means incorporating functionality, relaxation, and comfort to an otherwise utilitarian space. Besides boosting the aesthetic value of your bathroom, it gives an impression of organization. Without the right ideas and advice, this can be a challenge for a person who lacks creativity and a hands on approach to life. Fortunately for you, that’s bread and butter for us.

 

If you are planning to renovate the entire bathroom but don’t want to spend a lot of money, then you can opt for installing a new bath vanity cabinet. It is an essential factor that provides a unique personality to the bathroom. It will give an easy makeover to your bathroom and provide you with a lot of storage space.

Why A Bathroom Vanity In The First Place

You can never come up with a closed list of the number of uses for a bathroom vanity. It’s not your usual bathroom furniture, but more of an awe inspiring addition that will give character and purpose to the directional design of your home. But it’s more than that! A vanity in the bathroom allows you to:

* Transform a congested and untidy bathroom into one that reminds you of an orchestra.

* Create extra storage space for things like toiletries, towels, shaving blades, aftershave and the like. The miscellaneous items you’d ordinarily take with you to the bathroom begrudgingly should be stored away in the drawers or cabinets of your vanity.

* Bring order to an otherwise cluttered space.

Do or Die: Making A Final Decision

The installation of a vanity cabinet involves a selection process whereby you decide on color, pattern, size and material. Every style is designed with something in mind, but there’s nothing stopping you from doing a few DIY alterations on your own.

However so, you’ll generally come across those that are wall mounted, as well as the the movable, free-standing ones. Besides being fixed and sturdy, wall mounted vanities give you an added sense of permanence in your possibly new home. But even though the washbasin can be above or beside it, that’s as far as it goes. Which is why the movable ones -with their kickboards and legs- are so much more convenient if you’re not stable. Then you have the ones that come with a mirror attached, which usually becomes a nice supplement to the other delightful features that come built into a vanity.

We can talk all day about benefits and accompanying features, but what would that be worth if you can’t afford it. Most Wall mounted vanities require professional installation, whilst the free standing ones require nothing of the sort. The obvious risk of doing it yourself is that the vanity becomes a hazard instead of being a delight. So play safe and know where to draw the line.

Power & Hand Tools needed:

If you’re going the do-it-yourself route, there are some essential power & hand tools needed to do the job right. Many of these power tools you can borrow from a neighbor and your basic hand tools are rather cheap to buy at any local home center.
* Hammer and pry-bars
* Level & tape measure
* Circular saw
* Jigsaw
* Miter saw