Friday, 15 June 2012
When renovating a home, time and attention is often paid to the most used rooms in the home - the kitchen and bathroom. The bathroom especially - because it is such a personal room and one that should inspire comfort and relaxation - is often renovated to reflect the individual style of the homeowner.
Bathroom vanities have become the hot new accessory in bathroom renovation; and the availability of styles and prices make bathroom transformation possible no matter what your taste or budget.
Bathroom vanities are considered a piece of bathroom furniture and include a sink, faucet, and countertop. Typically they also include drawers, cabinets, or a combination of both underneath the sink - offering a place in which to hold personal supplies.
Because they are available in such an extensive selection of styles, they have a versatility that makes them a popular tool in remodeling. The replacement literally means the changing of the overall tone and feel of a bathroom.
The styles of bathroom vanities range from the simple to the extravagant; choosing one depends solely on your personal style and budget.
If you have a certain look you're going for - such as Victorian or Country - you need only to choose the vanity that is designed within that style in order to complete your look.
Many newly built or newly renovated homes feature natural stone bathroom vanities of all colors and textures with sleek and contemporary drawers and cabinets below. Topping off the polished look are a myriad of knob and handle styles; everything from pewter and ceramic to brushed nickel and wrought iron.
For those striving for a more antique feel there are a variety of wood constructed bathroom vanities - carved ornately for a Victorian decor or left with simple lines for a more old-world European style.
There are, of course, many styles of vanities that do not include any cabinets or drawers beneath but just offer a sink and small countertop. These types of vanities can either attach straight to the wall for a sleek, modern feel or include beautifully carved legs for a country or antique feel.
There are a multitude of bathroom vanities for sale on today's market. You need only visit your local home improvement store to find the style that best suites your taste.
Depending on your level of skill when it comes to do-it-yourself projects, you may want to tackle the job yourself instead of hiring a professional to do it for you.
In either case, the larger chain home improvement stores will allow you to purchase straight from their shelves or place an order and then decide how you wish to handle installation.
It's no surprise that people who are looking to purchase a home often look to the kitchen and bathrooms first. They are the rooms in which much time is spent and in which a few chosen upgrades can make the most difference in terms of overall decor and feel of a home.
With this in mind, it's not surprising that homeowners spend so much time and money upgrading their bathroom; savvy renovators know that beautiful additions to a bathroom, such as bathroom vanities, can significantly pay off in the overall value of the home and enjoyment of the space.