How to Choose the Perfect Vanity For Your Bathroom in Santa Ana

If you are considering remodeling your bathroom, the vanity is always a focal point that should take special attention. Finding the right bathroom cabinets in Santa Ana CA to complement your space starts with asking yourself a few questions and exploring what you really want. The one you settle on should fit your space, style, and individual needs.
How to Choose the Perfect Vanity For Your Bathroom in Santa Ana
Here are some tips for choosing wholesale bathroom vanities.

1.      Determine Proportion and Size

First, consider what is appropriate and adequate when it comes to size. Maybe you’re swapping out your old vanity because it’s too small. Or maybe you want to install a new vanity in your tiny powder room and need something small enough to fit. Take measurements of your space so you can use those when ordering your new cabinets and sink.

Make sure you have enough clearance around doors, shower stalls, and drawers. There’s nothing worse than putting in a big new vanity and finding out you can’t fully open your door. Hint: use painter’s tape to mark out the dimensions so you get a clear visual.

2.      Evaluate Your Sink Needs

Just like the vanity cabinet itself, sinks are available in a wide range of sizes, depths, types and shapes. The vanity cabinet you have your eye on may require a specific kind of sink, or it may even come with a sink. Make sure you read all the product details carefully before making a selection.

While you’re at it, consider the number of sinks you want. More isn’t always better. Yes, a double sink may ease morning traffic, especially if you have a large family, but they also reduce the amount of available countertop space. You have to ask yourself what you want more: a double sink with little countertop space or one sink with more counter space.

3.      Think About Storage or Easy Cleaning

There are three ways to mount a bathroom vanity: freestanding, wall-mounted, or corner-mounted. Freestanding vanities are the most common selection, providing more storage than their wall-mounted counterparts. This is because the cabinets are longer and are either raised on legs or rest directly on the floor.

Yes, extra storage may be nice, but keep in mind freestanding vanities are harder to clean, since they tend to gather dust and dirt in corners and nooks.

4.      Examine Your Plumbing

If you plan to install a brand new vanity, you may have to get some plumbing work done to accommodate it. This is why you need to know the location of the existing plumbing. Freestanding vanities will allow for more irregular or off-center existing plumbing connections more than the other types, and they require only minimal alterations to the drain or water supply.

That being said, a wall-mounted vanity has less flexibility, which can be tricky if you need to move some of the plumbing hookups.

5.      Consider the Faucet

Don’t forget: faucets aren’t always included in a new vanity. This will take a bit of research and coordination on your part. If you must buy the vanity or sink separately, note the number of faucet holes, how they have to be installed, and how far apart the holes are. Perhaps the sink requires a center-set or widespread faucet, or maybe the sink comes with a drain. Carefully read all product details.

6.      Consider Who Will Use It

Before undertaking bathroom remodeling in Santa Ana, consider who will be the primary users of the vanity area, as well as what they will be using it for. If you plan to renovate an en suite for you and your spouse, and both of you need a sink at the same time in the mornings, you may want to think about a double sink. If it’s just you, a double sink with more counter space will be just fine.

Also, how you will be using your vanity? If you need a lot of space and time to do your makeup and hair, you need more counter space and storage to accommodate all your supplies.

7.      Decide on What Kind of Storage You Want

One of the perks that comes with having a vanity is more storage. Now, you can finally have enough space to put all your trinkets, beauty supplies, towels, cleaning supplies, lotions and more. But first, you have to consider the space and sizing before making a commitment. Depending on how much space you have and what you want to store, you may have to make some compromises. For instance, you may be unable to accommodate three columns of drawers and room for sufficient plumbing in the space that’s available. Mixing and matching may have to be the next step.

Keep in mind, drawers and cabinet doors take up different kinds of space. Drawers extend out in front, while doors swing out and to the side. Depending on the layout and placement of your bathroom fixtures, one option may work our better than the other.

Choose Materials

Vanities are available in many different materials, such as wood, but your countertops come in many different choices as well:

  • Ceramic: This is a durable and easy-to-clean option, available in a wide range of styles and colors.
  • Stone: Natural stone, offering a luxurious and elegant touch, is available in anything from granite to marble. They are very durable and stain-resistant but need to be polished regularly.
  • Glass: This offers a sleek and modern feel, plus it’s easy to install and has high stain-resistance.
  • Plastic: Also known as laminate or acrylic, plastic is the most affordable option, plus it’s durable, low maintenance, and easy to install.
  • Wood: Wood adds a welcoming and rustic aesthetic to your bathroom, but it needs to be sealed regularly to prevent warping that comes with water damage.

Contact Summit Cabinets

Ready to tackle your next bathroom remodeling in Santa Ana CA? We have a variety of cabinets and vanities to choose from, all available at low wholesale prices. To learn more about how we can help you achieve the bathroom of your dreams, contact us at 909-980-0700.

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