Bathroom Vanities

Get all the info you'll need on bathroom vanities, and get ready to install an attractive and efficient vanity in your bath space.


Bathroom vanities come in an almost limitless variety of sizes, materials and price ranges. Finding the one that's right for your bathroom design is an essential step in creating a relaxing and elegant bath space in your home, so you'll want to consider a number of factors before making a decision.

In general, a bathroom vanity is defined as the combination of a mirror or mirrors, one or more sinks, a countertop, and usually some form of storage for accessories, linens or other bathroom necessities.

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Cool Blue Vanity

Two deep, sleek front drawers laminated in a soft blue add a cool pop of fresh color to an otherwise neutral-hued bathroom. An attached towel bar gives this floating vanity a modern look and lends a feeling of spaciousness to the room. Photo courtesy of Duravit

Vanity Drawers vs. Cabinets

Drawers are more efficient than cabinets because they hold more in an organized way. Since new plumbing regulations require that pipes go into the wall instead of coming up out of the floor, the drawers operate freely and hold lots of bathroom essentials. Photo courtesy of Duravit

Tranquil Vanity Style

This floating vanity is perfect for a modern bathroom setting. Deep drawers on each side are ample enough to store plenty of grooming essentials. The deep-blue color lends a serene, spa-like feel to the room. The hanging sconces have a sculptural quality while effectively illuminating the mirrors. Photo courtesy of Kohler

Bright Vanity Space

A long vanity with plenty of countertop space will easily accommodate two people getting ready for their day at the same time. Properly spaced sconces will illuminate the space better than overhead lights that cast shadows on faces. Photo courtesy of Moen

Timeless Vanity Flair

The mix of classic dark wood, oversized modern brushed-nickel drawer and cabinet pulls, and granite countertops lends a timeless feel to this master bathroom. It offers plenty of storage for two people to stash clutter, keeping the room neat and tidy. Photography and design by Nip Tuck Remodeling

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Custom Vanity Accents

Classic raised-panel cabinet doors accented with glass and oil-rubbed bronze knobs show how to mix light painted wood with dark-colored accessories, echoed in the brown tiles, granite countertop and aged-wood-framed mirrors. Photography and design by Nip Tuck Remodeling

Repurposed Vanity Charm

Resembling a dining room breakfront retrofitted as an elegant vanity, this antique-style model would easily suit a traditional home. The wood-framed mirror flanked by simple, shaded classic sconces helps drive home the rich look. Photo courtesy of Walker Zanger

Elegant Vanity Details

Painted wood, crystal drawer and cabinet pulls, a stunning crystal and bronze sconce, plus the built-in makeup station all speak volumes of opulence in this master bathroom. The recessed lighting in the architectural soffit bathes the area in light, plus the wide expanse of mirror reflects the rest of the room for a dazzling effect. Design and photography by Essence Design Studios

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Double-Duty Vanity

A double vanity with open space underneath and deep drawers in the middle gets added storage from a cabinet tower positioned between two mirrors. Nearby, additional storage is provided by a built-in linen cabinet that also holds extra grooming and bath essentials. Photo courtesy of Merillat

When choosing a bathroom vanity, you'll first want to decide if it's going to adhere strictly to the style of the rest of the bathroom, or if it will be a slight or even drastic style departure. Contrasting styles—especially when it comes to bathroom vanities, which may be somewhat "standalone" pieces in a bathroom—can be an attractive option, particularly if your bathroom design is somewhat eclectic. If so, you might consider pairing a vintage vanity cabinet and elegant drop in sink with an overall more contemporary bathroom scheme. A bathroom vanity is a great way to express your personality without having to design every element in the bathroom to adhere to a particular style.

If you are in the market for a more traditional bathroom vanity look, antique stores, flea markets and vintage online retailers are a great place to look for the perfect vanity, mirror or countertop. Conversely, if your style leans more modern, most home improvement stores will have vanity solutions in a sleeker design.

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