These seven tips will provide you with everything you need to know for selecting a new vanity that fits your space, style, and individual needs.

In the private living area on the upper floor, the master bedroom and bath face a secluded atrium, surrounded by Sky-Frame sliding doors.

Selecting a new vanity for your bathroom has a myriad of benefits. Not only can it can completely revamp a space without requiring a full remodel, it can also be the gateway to extra storage and even allow for smoother morning routines. Here, we’ve culled some of our best tips for how to pick out a new bathroom vanity for just about any bathroom size. 

1. Think About Proportion and Size 

The spa-like bathroom features marble tile and a freestanding vanity.

The spa-like bathroom features marble tile and a freestanding vanity.

Nikolas Koenig

One of the first things to think about when selecting a new vanity for your bathroom is to consider what would be appropriate and adequate in terms of size. For instance, are you swapping out your old one because it’s too small? Are you planning to install a new vanity in a tiny powder room and need to find something small enough that would fit? While the standard widths for vanity cabinets are 24″, 30″, 36″, 48″, and 60″, you may find some in-between sizes out there, from as small as 14″ wide to over 72″ inches. The standard depth of a vanity, from front to back, is typically between 20″ and 21″, but there are certainly narrow depth options around 18″ deep. 

2. Measuring Is Key

The master bathroom has an aluminum-shell tub with an ipe-slat basin, and a pair of solid-walnut vanities, all designed by Hufft Projects.

The master bathroom has an aluminum-shell tub with an ipe-slat basin, and a pair of solid-walnut vanities, all designed by Hufft Projects.

Photo: Mike Sinclair

Once you’ve decided on your ideal vanity size, you should confirm that you have enough clearance around any opening doors, shower stalls, and drawers, as there is nothing worse than installing a big new vanity and not being able to open the bathroom door all the way. In fact, y may even want to take some painter’s tape and mark out the dimensions to make sure you make the right choice. 

3. Evaluate Your Sink Needs

Different types of sinks can include vessel bowls, drop-in sinks, undermount sinks, and integrated sinks that form a continuous surface between the sink bowl and the rest of the vanity countertop.

Different types of sinks can include vessel bowls, drop-in sinks, undermount sinks, and integrated sinks that form a continuous surface between the sink bowl and the rest of the vanity countertop.

Photo: Stéphane Groleau

See the full story on Dwell.com: How to Choose the Right Vanity For Your Bathroom

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