Modern and traditional vanities from HomeDepot.com
Transform Your Bathroom
Whether your taste is contemporary, traditional or somewhere in-between, bathroom vanity can provide a central focal point for your entire bathroom, offering both style and function. With a wealth of styles and a wide range of materials to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding a vanity that reflects your unique taste, style and personality.
In a larger bath, an ornate, intricately detailed vanity can make the room feel like an entirely different space, while smaller bathrooms will benefit from more practical vanities that feature plenty of storage for various necessities.
Selecting Your Vanity
Vanities come in a variety of styles including, single sink, double sink, corner, curved front, bow front and wall-hung. When selecting a vanity, you will want to choose one that is durable, stylish and maximizes available space.
With a wealth of designs and a wide range of materials to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect vanity for your bathroom project. Keep the following questions in mind as you shop:
- What material is the best fit for your bathroom?
- How high would you like the vanity top to be?
- How large is your bathroom?
- How much space is available for the bathroom vanity?
- Who primarily uses the bathroom?
- Do you prefer a framed or frameless design?
A bathroom vanity is basically a freestanding “dressing table” that contains a sink and several storage compartments. It hides the plumbing, and offers counter space for toiletries and other essentials. Ceramic tile, marble and solid-surface materials let you create unique designs that enhance your specific décor style, from eclectic to traditional.
The style of your bathroom should reflect your unique personality and taste. However, before you begin selecting styles and colors, you need to determine how the vanity will be used and the frequency. You should also consider the look of other bathroom fixtures when purchasing a vanity.
The four major style trends in home décor are listed below, but the real key is to use a combination of materials, furnishings and accessories to create a style that is truly your own.
Classic lines and decorative trimwork are the cornerstones of traditional style. With furniture-style cabinets, ornate moulding and subdued color schemes there is no question why traditional décor never goes out of style.
Textures and finishes are generally smooth and metals are classically sculpted and polished, creating a harmonious balance of tranquility and sophistication.
More than modern, contemporary style is highlighted by smooth cabinetry, sleek faucets and symmetrical arrangements. The absence of clutter, clean unbroken lines and minimalist décor lend a Zen-like Asian influence to many contemporary designs.
Colors are generally monochromatic with a mix of smooth textures and sleek materials, characterized by unique curves and angles.
Natural, relaxed and uncomplicated, casual décor is laid-back simplicity defined. Warm, cozy and inviting casual style tends to be intentionally more functional than decorative by design.
Colors are usually similar in hue and can range from soft pastels to warm, natural shades. Textures and finishes have more detail while metals and cabinetry tend to be charmingly worn or aged.
An assorted blend of styles, textures and colors, eclectic style mixes a variety of looks to create a unique and interesting design statement. This freestyle design isn’t a random hodgepodge of ideas, but a planned look that is integrated with one or more common elements that tie everything together.
Colors are complimentary and provide bold contrasts. Textures and finishes are varied but when merged form a balanced blend.