The kids have just left home, and we are redecorating their rooms. I'm finally going to get the home office that I've always wanted, and my husband is going to get a sewing room. It's an amazing feeling to be entering into this new stage of our life. We need to redecorate the rooms a fair bit - as I don't think that anyone is going to take me seriously on work video conferencing calls in a black walled room with rock posters behind me! This blog is all about redecorating your empty nest so that you can make the most of your extra space.
If you are contemplating bathroom renovations, one feature you may be looking to incorporate into your new remodel is a bathroom vanity. Vanities typically function as centrepieces in the bathroom, so careful consideration should go into your style of vanity, as this will affect a host of other remodelling aspects, such as floor space, the positioning of your plumbing and the overall aesthetic of the bathroom. Therefore, picking a vanity for your bathroom should not be exclusively based on budget. You need to know your individual needs to make sure you install a vanity that will serve you for decades to come. So what are some of the factors that will affect your choice of a bathroom vanity?
Your available space
When it comes to space for a bathroom vanity, homeowners typically tend only to consider the floor space that they will dedicate to this feature. An important aspect that is commonly overlooked is the scale of the vanity as compared to the bathroom. Thus, it is not just about selecting a vanity that will physically fit into the space that you demarcate for it. Instead, you need to make sure that the vanity is not so big that it ends up overwhelming the pace, or so diminutive that it does not have an effect on the appearance of your bathroom. Additionally, when it comes to space, you should also factor in the accessibility to the vanity. Having a large vanity may seem convenient, but if it impedes opening and closing of doors, cabinets and more, you will end up being extremely frustrated when using your bathroom.
The materials to use
Unlike decades past, bathroom vanities are not exclusively made from ceramic tile. Nowadays, homeowners want their vanities to stand out as a focal feature in their bathroom, rather than having it fade into the bathrooms background. An excellent way of making your vanity command its space is by opting to use unique materials for its construction. Building supplies such as bamboo are great for adding wooden accents in your bathroom without the risk of damage caused by high humidity and exposure to wet conditions.
Your storage requirements
No matter how big or small your bathroom is, you can never have enough storage space. Thus, it is critical to make sure that your vanity provides you with additional storage space to accommodate the various items in your bathroom. Other than compartments for your beauty and hygiene products, you could also incorporate lockable storage solutions to store cleaning products, towels, toilet rolls and more.