Bathroom Vanities Buying Guide

A new bathroom vanity can transform the look of your bath. Before purchasing a vanity, take time to evaluate your needs. Our buying guide outlines the factors that will play into your purchase decision.

Types of Bathroom Vanities

Types of Bathroom Vanities

Bathrooms are more complicated to design than other rooms, because not only are they small, but they’re filled with plumbing and electrical challenges. Vanities are one of a bathroom’s most prominent elements -- and typically a major portion of the room’s storage -- so choosing wisely is important to the room’s success.

Single-Sink Bathroom Vanities

If your bathroom is small, a single-sink vanity is likely your only option. Single-sink vanities are also perfect for powder rooms or guest bathrooms.

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Design Element
$989.99

The Venetial vanity set combines a warm, classic feel with modern simplicity. The vanity features solid oak construction, a pop-up... drain, eight functional drawers and two soft-closing doors. Color: Espresso Type: Single Sink Bathroom Vanity with Marble... read more

VIRTU USA
$634.99

The Bruno vanity is constructed from eco-friendly solid rubberwood and horizontally ribbed- drawers highlight the sleek essence. A...n elegant ceramic top beautifies the contemporary concept. The Bruno vanity comes with three soft closing drawers, a faucet and mirror. Minimal Assembly Required CUPC, UPC and IAPMO Certified Faucet with Limited Lifetime Warranty Eco-Friendly WaterSense certified 1.5 GPM flow rate Materials: Solid Rubber Wood Construction Finish: White Hardware finish: Brushed nickel hardware Faucet: Polished Chrome PS-103 Faucet with Pop Up and Drain Assembly Included Cutout for sink: Yes Type of top: Designer integrated basin Glass: Mirror included Number of shelves: N/A Number of drawers: Three (3) Number of doors: N/A Interior dimensions: N/A Dimensions: 24 inches wide x 33.5 inches high x 18.5 inches long Mirror dimensions: 23.6 inches wide x 33.5 inches high Assembly required. Size: Single Vanities. read more

VIRTU USA
$639.99

The Bruno vanity is constructed from eco-friendly solid rubberwood and horizontally ribbed- drawers highlight the sleek essence. A...n elegant ceramic top beautifies the contemporary concept. The Bruno vanity comes with three drawers, a faucet, an integrated counter top and mirror. Minimal Assembly Required CUPC, UPC and IAPMO Certified Faucet with Limited Lifetime Warranty Eco-Friendly WaterSense certified 1.5 GPM flow rate Materials: Solid Rubber Wood Construction Finish: Grey Hardware finish: Brushed nickel hardware Faucet: Polished Chrome PS-103 Faucet with Pop Up and Drain Assembly Included Cutout for sink: Yes Type of top: Designer integrated basin Glass: Mirror included Number of shelves: N/A Number of drawers: Three (3) Number of doors: N/A Interior dimensions: N/A Dimensions: 24 inches wide x 33.5 inches high x 18.5 inches long Mirror dimensions: 23.6 inches wide x 33.5 inches high Assembly required. Size: Single Vanities. read more

Bellaterra Home
$1106.99

Understated elegance is yours when you add this modern bath vanity to your master or guest bathroom. Brushed nickel hardware accen...ts the black finish, creating a sleek look, and the white countertop creates a stunning color contrast. Three drawers... read more

Double-Sink Bathroom Vanities

Double-sink vanities make sense in a larger bathroom, particularly a master bath or a bathroom shared by other family members. In a room used by more than one person, the extra storage that a double-sink vanity provides is ideal.

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Design Element
$1173.99

Create a bathroom centerpiece with this contemporary style bathroom vanity. This is crafted from elegant and high-quality black wo...od. Materials: Wood, veneer, porcelain, chrome, artificial stone Finish: Black Hardware finish: Nickel Counter top: Pure... read more

Design Element
$1482.99

This double sink bathroom vanity will become the center spot light of your bathroom. This vanity features nickel finish hardware a...nd soft closing hinges. Color: Dark cherry Type: Double Sink Bathroom Vanity Counter top Materials: Beige Marble Wood... read more

Design Element
$1741.99

This contemporary style double-sink bathroom vanity set features abundant storage with two cabinets and five storage drawers. The ...beautiful piece is finished in black and comes complete with matching framed mirrors. Color: Black Double sink bathroom... read more

Water Creation
$1578.49

The quiet elegance of this modern bathroom vanity by Water Creation makes your morning routine more relaxed and efficient. The whi...te finish gently complements the soothing Carrara marble top, making it adaptable to many different decors. Have more time... read more

Corner Vanities

Corner cabinets originated to take advantage of unused space, so corner vanities are ideal for bathrooms that are particularly cramped.

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Stufurhome
$1,098.50 $845.00

Dimensions: 26.5W x 17.5D x 34.5H in.. Solid wood construction. Comes with Matching Medicine Cabinet. Ceramic Corner Basin. Soft c...losing door hinges. Backsplash, Faucet, and Accessories not included. Your space-starved bath craves the clean lines and smart functionality of this Stufurhome Hampton 27 in. Corner Bathroom Vanity with Medicine Cabinet. This bathroom essentials set includes a corner vanity, countertop, undermount sink, and medicine cabinet. Pieces are hand-crafted of solid wood and hand-finished in select color options. The white ceramic countertop includes a hexagonal sink. Storage lives behind the vanity's cupboard and on the two adjustable glass shelves behind the mirrored medicine cabinet door. read more

Stufurhome
$1,098.50 $845.00

Dimensions: 26.5W x 17.5D x 34.5H in.. Solid wood construction. Comes with Matching Medicine Cabinet. Ceramic Corner Basin. Soft c...losing door hinges. Backsplash, Faucet, and Accessories not included. Your space-starved bath craves the clean lines and smart functionality of this Stufurhome Hampton 27 in. Corner Bathroom Vanity with Medicine Cabinet. This bathroom essentials set includes a corner vanity, countertop, undermount sink, and medicine cabinet. Pieces are hand-crafted of solid wood and hand-finished in select color options. The white ceramic countertop includes a hexagonal sink. Storage lives behind the vanity's cupboard and on the two adjustable glass shelves behind the mirrored medicine cabinet door. Color: Espresso/Gray/White. read more

Corner Stone
$179.49 $90.00

The Jackson Collection has exquisite detail that highlights the rich finish. The clean lines and timeless design gives any home an... inviting appeal. Features Backplate/CanopySize - L8*W4 3/4*3/4H Material Used- Iron,Glass Glass Finish- Light amber Made... read more

Corner Stone
$139.49 $58.00

The Chatham Series is a transitional collection with great lines. This One Light Sconce in Oil Rubbed Bronze with Light Amber Glas...s is a great look to enhance any home Features Backplate/CanopySize - D4.75"*H1" Material Used- Steel,Glass Glass Finish-... read more

Wall-Hung Vanities

Vanities that hang from the wall typically are space-savers but offer less storage. Because of their minimal design, they are often used in more contemporary spaces.

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MTD Vanities
$895.00

MTVT1281 Features Sleek modern design Touch Sensor LED Illumination Built-In Bluetooth Audio Speakers Frosted Glass Border Wires d...irectly to wall Suitable for wet environments Shape: Rectangle Lighted: Yes Eco-Friendly: Yes Wall Mounting Hardware: Yes... read more

MTD Vanities
$555.00

MTVT1281 Features Sleek modern design Touch Sensor LED Illumination Built-In Bluetooth Audio Speakers Frosted Glass Border Wires d...irectly to wall Suitable for wet environments Shape: Rectangle Lighted: Yes Eco-Friendly: Yes Wall Mounting Hardware: Yes... read more

MTD Vanities
$634.99

MTVT1281 Features Sleek modern design Touch Sensor LED Illumination Built-In Bluetooth Audio Speakers Frosted Glass Border Wires d...irectly to wall Suitable for wet environments Shape: Rectangle Lighted: Yes Eco-Friendly: Yes Wall Mounting Hardware: Yes... read more

Freestanding or Furniture-Style Vanities

Freestanding vanities take on the look of furniture and are often used in more traditional-style bathrooms. Depending on their configuration, they may offer ample storage, or if they take a more unusual form -- such as an antique dresser retrofitted with a sink and faucet -- they may have less storage, because room for plumbing must be carved out of the interior.

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Design Element
$1979.99

Organize your home in style with this vanity and linen tower set. This furniture features room to store all of your bathroom acces...sories easily. Color: Dark espresso Type: Single Sink bathroom vanity with linen tower Materials: Solid oak wood Wood... read more

Design Element
$2284.99

Organize your home in style with this vanity and linen tower set. This furniture features room to store all of your bathroom acces...sories easily. The dark espresso finish and brushed nickel hardware impart a modern look to this set. The simple style of... read more

Design Element
$2284.99

Organize your home in style with this vanity and linen tower set. This furniture features room to store all of your bathroom acces...sories easily. The dark espresso finish and brushed nickel hardware impart a modern look to this set. The simple style of... read more

Rohl
$523.00 $392.25

Rohl U.6453APC Perrin & Rowe Holborn Polished Chrome 20" Glass Vanity Glass Vanity Shelf. Bathroom Accessories > Vanity & Glass Sh...elving. Wall Mounted, Brass Construction, Tempered Glass, Mounting Hardware Included. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Bathroom vanities are made up of several elements: cabinetry, sink, faucet, and countertop. Shopping for a vanity can be easy if you’re purchasing a ready-made unit, but it's a bit more daunting if you’re choosing and combining elements for a custom vanity. We’ve compiled a list of things to think about as you search for the vanity that fulfills your needs.

Cabinet Materials

Because a bathroom can be humid, choose a vanity material relatively impervious to water and moisture. Solid-wood cabinets are at the highest end of the price scale and a good choice for water resistance, even more so when they are painted. Wood gives a bathroom an upscale look. Laminate cabinets are attractive as well as tough and easy to clean, making them a good choice for children’s bathrooms or beach-house bathrooms. Wood-veneer cabinets are less expensive than solid wood; make sure the countertop blocks water that might cause the cabinetry to peel. Glass cabinets are a contemporary option. Particleboard or plywood cabinets are less expensive but not as long-lived as other surfaces. You can choose from two cabinet types: framed or frameless. On framed cabinets, the doors hang on the front of the box. On frameless cabinets, the doors line up with the cabinet sides, so you must allow room for doors and drawers to open against a wall. Because of their construction, frameless cabinets are ideal where space is tight.

Countertops

Countertops, too, should be water-, stain-, and scratch-resistant, as they undergo heavy daily use. They come in a wide variety of materials. On many readymade units, countertops are made of a cast polymer that is easy to clean but can scratch or chip. Ceramic tile is another option, but it can chip or stain, and the grout needs to be sealed regularly. Laminate is hardy, water-resistant, easy to clean, and inexpensive, but chips cannot be repaired. Solid-surfacing is very durable and can be installed with an integrated, rimless sink. It’s slightly more expensive but repels water, and scratches and stains can be sanded out. Stone -- particularly granite -- is very durable, easy to clean, impervious to water, and difficult to stain or scratch, but it should be sealed and polished periodically. Quartz-surfacing, sometimes called engineered stone, is even more durable than natural stone at a similar price point. Most of these surfaces are available in many colors, patterns, and finishes; your choice will depend on the style of your bathroom, how it is used, and, of course, your budget. Countertop height is also key to comfort in using vanities; consider vanities of different heights for different users.

Sinks

Sinks must be highly functional, but some models can also give your bathroom a distinctive look. The most common type of sink is self-rimming or surface-mount; the sink fits into a cutout in the countertop and is supported with a rim that sits on the countertop. While typically the least expensive, they can cause cleaning difficulty around the sink’s lip. Undermount sinks, which work best with stone or solid-surfacing countertops, are installed on the underside of the countertop, so they eliminate the lip-cleaning issue. That’s true, too, of integrated sinks, which are made of the same material as the countertop for a seamless look. They are easy to clean; if damaged, though, the entire sink and countertop might need to be replaced. Vessel sinks are bowls or shallow basins that sit on top of the countertop or slightly recessed into it. They can take many forms -- glass, stone, ceramic -- each providing a striking visual element in your bathroom. This type of sink requires either a wall-mount or a deck-mount faucet -- one that stretches far enough to direct the water flow into the deepest part of the basin to avoid splashes and spills. And finally, a console sink sits in a cabinet supported by legs; it can look a bit like a desk with a sink on top, and it’s generally designed for use in smaller bathrooms.

Storage

The type of vanity you choose depends on your personal style but also your storage needs. Other cabinets may fit in your bathroom, but the vanity is often considered the largest storage area. So if your bathroom footprint allows, it’s best to choose a larger vanity -- not so big that it overwhelms the space or makes movement difficult, but roomy enough to store all the bathroom necessities that are better off behind closed doors. Space under the vanity is usually a bit awkward because of plumbing, but some vanity units have tilt-out drawers to ease access, and many storage and shelving accessories are designed to fit around pipes and pull out easily. You can also have a vanity custom-built in a depth that allows you to store more items.

Styles

Your vanity should reflect the same style as other elements you choose for the bath, right down to the hardware material and finish. Whether you prefer traditional style with its classic lines and detailed moldings; contemporary style with its sleek lines and minimalist design; cottage style with its old-fashioned, collected-over-time look and cozy ambiance; old-world style with its ornate lines and scrolled details; or a blend of any or all of these, there’s a vanity that fits perfectly into the picture.

Remodeling Considerations

Remember that if you’re simply replacing an existing vanity, you’ll likely need to fit the new vanity to existing plumbing -- and you might need to consider new flooring as well if the new vanity has a different footprint than the old one.

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Fresca Bath
$1,079.12 $899.00

FBH1048 Features Single hole faucet mount Materials: Mdf/Wood veneer with acrylic countertop/sink Soft closing doors Senza collect...ion Include pop-up drain Style: Modern Top Finish: White Base Material: Manufactured wood Top Material: Plastic Mounting:... read more

Design House
$337.99 $263.72

The Design House 539585 Ventura Espresso Vanity Cabinet updates your home with style and sensibility. The solid wood door frames a...re coated with a water resistant seal and an espresso finish. Satin nickel hardware, particle board side panels and... read more

Sunnywood
$619.99 $541.97

HSJ1393 Features Aiden Bath collection Material: Hardwood solids and veneers Finish: Water-based designer taupe Comes with 2 doors... and bottom shelf Simple, clean design lines and inset doors suitable for any decor Modular components for multiple... read more

Sunnywood
$690.00 $589.01

SNYW1010 Features Includes 1 door and 2 drawers Mission Oak collection Finish: Heirloom Comes with decorative brackets and crown m...olding Expertly crafted using select oak solids and veneers Period-style hardware Base Finish: Heirloom Base Material:... read more

Ronbow
$783.30 $600.99

RNB1270 Features Bathroom vanity base Solid wood door and drawer fronts Soft closing cabinet doors Single dovetail construction bo...ttom storage drawer Modular collection Hardware Finish: Brushed Nickel Base Material: Wood Hardware Material: Stainless... read more

$2,100.00 $1207.16

WDX1121 Features Modern design Metal exterior hardware with brushed chrome finish Amare collection Style: Contemporary Base Finish...: Light Wood Top Finish: White Hardware Finish: Brushed Chrome Base Material: Wood Mounting: Wall mount Doors Included:... read more

$2,144.40 $1839.48

PRODUCT FEATURES: Constructed of environmentally friendly, zero emissions solid Birch hardwood, engineered to prevent warping and ...last a lifetime. 12-stage wood preparation, sanding, painting and hand-finishing process. Highly water-resistant low... read more

DECOLAV
$498.00 $345.71

Makeover your bathroom with the Decolav 31W x 22D in. Briana Marble Vanity Top and see it transform what was once a strictly funct...ional space into an inspiring retreat. Its sleek, expansive surface and deep, rectangular bowl offer the level of... read more

Sagehill Designs
$555.00 $444.00

HSJ1404 Features Vanity base with bottom drawer and open shelf Beautiful and durable gray inspirations finish Casual lifestyle-ins...pired vanity with clean design lines Open design for storage and display Solid wood drawer boxes with dovetail joints... read more

DECOLAV
$1,918.00 $878.14

DLV1413 Features Solid wood legs, trim and frame Two curved doors with soft-closing hinges Alexandra collection Hardware Finish: N...ickel Base Material: Wood Hardware Material: Stainless steel Style: Traditional Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom:... read more

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