A bathroom vanity is anything that adds furniture or decor items to the bathroom, usually for storage space and sometimes for use as a place to perform certain personal tasks such as makeup application. Typically, a bathroom vanity includes a sink for washing your hands and brushing teeth, any type of cabinet space for storing various toiletries and cosmetics, and/or counter space where you can place common grooming tools such as razors. Here are different types of bathroom vanities:
Pedestal Sink Vanity
A pedestal sink vanity is the most common type of bathroom vanity. A pedestal sink contains a sink on a top, supporting the cabinet underneath. This allows for any items you want to store with your personal items in the cabinet to be within easy reach. However, with this type of vanity, you’ll need a separate plumbing fixture for attaching pipes from the sink to the drain in order for them to drain properly and avoid clogs.
A free-standing vanity is a room-sized vanity that is typically positioned against one wall of your bathroom. These types of vanities are the most difficult to use because they are not easily moved if you want to access other areas of your bathroom, and cannot be placed next to a bathtub.
A wall-mounted vanity is a type of pedestal sink vanity that clings to your wall and provides easy accessibility for both the sink and the storage space below. This type of vanity is also known as a bridge or bridge-top vanity.
Vessel Sink Vanity
A vessel sink vanity is similar to a pedestal sink vanity, except that it uses a vessel sink instead of a regular sink. Vessel sinks are sinks that are made of porcelain or glass, and are usually taller than they are wide. They usually come in the form of bowls or vases because of their shape, and can be extremely useful when space is limited and you want to use what little space you have effectively.
An undermounted sink is a type of pedestal sink vanity that uses an undermounted sink, which is a type of vessel sink that sits directly on top of the countertop and not overhanging the floor. Undermount sinks are nice because they allow you to line up counters or cabinets underneath them or install them directly on the countertop.
Bathroom Vanity Cabinet
A bathroom vanity cabinet is a type of storage space that adheres to your wall, just like a wall-mounted vanity. However, the cabinet component can be made of a variety of materials such as wood or glass. The countertop usually sits on top of the cabinet section, forming a single unit. These types of cabinets are great for storage space and also make it easy to bring all your grooming products together in one place for more efficient access and use.