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Trending: Bathroom Vanities that Look like Furniture

Some of your most important personal care goes on in the bathroom, but that doesn't mean the room can't have personality. There are a few steps you can take to inject some pizzazz into your bathroom, but one of the biggest - and easiest - changes you can make is to choose a vanity that looks more like furniture than just a cabinet.

Instead of a non-descript box that sits under your mirror and holds the variety of stuff you need to put your best face forward every day, why not choose a vanity that speaks to your sense of style and has the right kind of storage to fit your life? No matter your taste, there is a vanity for you:

fresca modern vanity

Modern: If you prefer cleaner lines and crisp angles, a modern vanity like this one from Fresca might be the way to go. It offers versatile storage options, undermount sinks and sleek hardware.

Fresca traditional vanity

Traditional: Also by Fresca, this vanity combines elements of traditional design - Shaker-style cabinets - with the durability of quartz stone countertops and single hole faucets. There's no lack of storage, either, with double doors, large drawers and even a skinny cabinet with a small drawer underneath.

Foremost Country vanity

Country/farmhouse: For shoppers who enjoy a more nostalgic look, this vanity from Foremost is a good choice. Three drawers and a door provide plenty of space for storing extra toiletries. The nutmeg stain and slatted detail on the cabinet door could fit in perfectly with a farmhouse theme.

foremost transitional vanity

Transitional: Combining the best of Craftsman design with more modern profiles, transitional style can be had in the bathroom with a dark wood cabinet with legs and the elegant timelessness of a carrara marble top. The curve along the base lets you know this vanity from Foremost is thoroughly up-to-date while retaining the straight-forward feel of Craftsman style.



Which Bathroom Vanity Would You Choose?

Which bathroom vanity would you choose?
Clean, simple lines are what I need.
I love the "wow" of the vanity on the left.
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Legion white vanity with mirror Legion Scrolled Vanity with mirror


The bathroom vanity is much more than a fixture; it is a piece of furniture that needs to enhance the style and overall look of your bathroom. Not only should it provide exactly the amount of storage you need, it has be made of sturdy stuff to stand up to the wettest room in the house.

Legion Furniture offers a variety of vanities that stand on their own as statement pieces that can also add just the right touch to your bathroom. The vanity on the right is from the Universal collection and offers a timeless look that pairs well in smaller spaces in traditional and transitional homes. Pieces in the LF Collection - the vanity on the left - evoke a sense of time gone by and a certain luxury and elegance.


Bathroom Vanity: Single Piece with 2 Sinks or 2 Separate Pieces?

Bathroom Vanity: Single piece with 2 sinks or 2 separate pieces?
Single piece, 2 sinks
Definitely 2 separate pieces
Good question!
Depends on space
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When you're planning a bathroom remodel - either the master bath or the main family bath - it's important to consider how you'll replace the vanity; a single piece with two sinks or two separate vanities.

Much of the decision can come down to space, of course. A single piece with two sinks requires no less than five feet of space while two vanities should get a little more breathing room at six feet. The goal for either scenario is to create enough personal space at each sink with a foot of neutral ground in between.

Style and personal preference certainly come into play as well. Since both are subjective, the only real answer to the question is as individual as the homeowners.

Still ... we want to know which configuration do you prefer?

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Pedestal vs. Vanity: Which is Perfect for Powder Room?

Space in a powder room is typically at a premium so choosing between a pedestal sink or a vanity might seem like a fairly easy decision. Not so fast. While there is plenty to appreciate about a pedestal sink (smaller footprint), there are also points in favor of a vanity (hello, storage).

Choosing a pedestal over a vanity - especially in a smaller powder room - creates a feeling of airiness that a vanity just can't deliver. Because a pedestal sink reveals the wall behind it, paint or wall treatments are fully visible, making the bathroom feel bigger.

Another positive for pedestal sinks is that if it's necessary, choosing one that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act is much easier than finding an ADA-compliant vanity.

No, don't touch that mouse yet and start clicking the link above. Let's talk about the advantages of using a vanity in a powder room.

Storage is, by far, the most appealing feature of a vanity. Even pieces with narrow profiles still retain a drawer or cabinet for tissue paper and soap.

Vanities also come in a surprising array of styles and materials, can look like a piece of furniture, like it was built-in or like it's floating on the wall, giving shoppers the ability to individually customize the look of each bathroom.

So, really, just like every other choice - the faucet, the flooring, the light fixtures - whether to use a pedestal sink or a vanity comes down to how the room is used and what's really needed.

If storage is near the top of the list, then choose a vanity that's sized right for the space, but if there are other storage solutions - a medicine cabinet, open shelving above the commode - then a pedestal sink might be the better way to go.