Decorating bathrooms can be a tricky undertaking. Whether it’s a remodel or a new bath, the pipes and fixtures must be a perfect fit. I always carry a small, pocket size tape measure in my bag just in case I find a piece of furniture or home décor item I may want to buy on the spot. There have been numerous times I bought something I was absolutely sure would fit in a certain space, only to find it was just a half inch too long or tall when I got it home. I find it so tedious to return things, especially if they are larger than a toaster oven and needless to say, soooooo frustrating! I have learned to measure twice, cut once as every good carpenter or seamstress knows.
First, decide on what style you want for your bathroom: Traditional, Modern, Victorian, Antique or Contemporary. Treasurecombers.net has just posted a huge selection of bathroom vanities on their website that can suit any style you have in mind. Here are a few different choices to help you get some inspiration.
Second, figure out how much space you will need; a one sink pedestal or a two sink cabinet with lots of drawers and storage.
Third, measure your wall space! I cannot stress this point enough. You must know your measurements to insure the correct choice for your particular room. Don’t forget the height of the base cabinet, the depth of the cabinet plus the sink and measure the space above for the mirror. (You might also plan where you will put your lighting and draw a pencil mark to indicate this).
Need some pizzazz in your bath? Look at this great orange vanity. It comes in red and black too, so get creative.
Next, make sure the plumbing is ready to receive your choice of vanity. A good plumber is a great asset for this task, but in my experience, if you are handy and a DIYer, go for it. I once installed a toilet all by myself, including the wax ring and it wasn’t really that difficult, but the toilet was quite heavy to lift! It is still in use today, and I am still so proud of my DIY job.
Lastly, choose the vanity you absolutely love. You will be using it daily, so go with your first impression about which style to choose. If you change your mind, no worries, you can always find a great update or replacement at Treasurecombers.net now that you understand how simple a bathroom vanity installation can be.
Until next week,