Creating a stunning bathroom comes down to the details. Stylistically the most important of these is the vanity.

Whether you’ve got your heart set on French scrolled legs and carved floral inlays or a granite top with York White cabinets, consider the following when shopping for a vanity.

Working within the limitations.

The existing plumbing and floor plan of your bathroom should be the first consideration when choosing the right size vanity. When envisioning the perfect vanity, you want to calculate enough space for foot traffic, and check that doorways and other built-ins will be able to open properly. Remember to factor in faucet height when working around existing medicine cabinets, mirrors or light fixtures. The number of sinks in your vanity can often come down to the amount of space you are working within.

Settling on a mounting

There are three primary mounting styles for vanities. Freestanding options are the most common, and offer increased storage. Wall mounted or floating vanities have a modern feel but sacrifice storage with their cropped height. Corner vanities fill a specific need and are generally more compact. Picking the mounting option that matches your current vanity is always the easiest install, as the plumbing is already set where it is needed.

Selecting the perfect sink

Sinks are almost always included in a vanity and come in four main styles: Drop in, Undermounted, Vessel and Integrated. In a Drop in sink, the edges rest on the counter while the basin is inset. The Undermount is the opposite, with the sink installed underneath for a seamless top. Vessels sit on top of the counter and are generally more modern in style. They come in a variety of shapes including square and bowl. Integrated sinks are a continuous piece within the countertop.

Once you have your vision, you’ll want to be sure to invest in a durable design that holds up to wear and tear. Check out the quality selection at C and J Wood Design.