Choosing a Small Bathroom Vanity
Just because your bathroom is small in size doesn’t mean it has to be small on style. Choosing the right vanity and design can turn guest baths, half baths, and small masters into rooms worthy of a magazine. Keep reading for tips on selecting a smaller single bathroom vanity, bath fixtures, decor and more.
Measure and Plan for Bathroom Fixtures
When remodeling an existing bathroom, it is important to first take accurate measurements of the room. Measure the walls and floorspace as well as the current sink cabinet, toilet, tub and other fixtures to get an idea of what sizes replacement items should be. Try using floor planning apps or even sketch out the layout on paper so you can visualize your new room. Determine how much space is available for a bathroom sink so you can narrow options while shopping. When determining the maximum size for your new bathroom vanity or sink, be sure to account for walking space and opening of drawers and doors.
Single Sink Vanity Options
There are many options available for bathrooms with limited space, including single bathroom vanities, pedestal sinks, columns, wall mount vanities, and more. If the room serves as powder room or lightly-used guest bathroom where storage is not a concern, pedestal sinks and small wall mounted sinks can make the room feel larger with added floor space. For rooms where storage space is essential, look for a small bathroom vanity with cabinets paired and medicine cabinet mirrors. Some vanities divide storage space between doors and open shelves, which can add more visual interest without compromising storage. When choosing a vanity for a smaller lavatory, opt for clean lines that don’t overwhelm the space and finishes that match your design goals.
Maximizing Space with Single Bathroom Vanities
The key to making a small bathroom comfortable and aesthetically pleasing is to avoid clutter and overcrowding. Choose single sink vanities and fixtures that will allow you to keep essentials neatly stored. Wall mount cabinets provide storage beside the vanity, above the toilet, or in an empty corner without capitalizing too much floor space. For open shelves, use complementary boxes or baskets to organize toiletries and towels. Petite bathrooms benefit from lighter, simpler decor. Try choosing light walls and neutral colors/patterns with one or two pops of bright color like a vase. Taller mirrors, windows, and minimal wall decor will also help open up the space.