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Choosing the Right Vanity for Your Bathroom Remodel

When it comes to remodelling your bathroom, choosing the right vanity is necessary. It’s not just a cabinet or a sink; it’s the centrepiece that sets the tone for your absolute bathroom. Whether you are aspiring for a modern, traditional, or unique look, your vanity choice can make or damage your bathroom design. This guide will help you navigate the various aspects to consider when selecting the ideal vanity for your bathroom remodel.

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Understanding Your Space

Before diving into styles and materials, the first step is to understand your bathroom’s layout and size. Measure your space carefully. Consider how much room you need for door openings, foot traffic, and if you want a single or double vanity. Remember, a vanity too large can crowd your bathroom, while a too-small one might not meet your storage needs.

Style and Aesthetics

Your vanity should complement the prevailing style of your bathroom. If you have a modern bathroom, you might want sleek lines and a minimalist design. For a more traditional space, consider a vanity with classic lines and ornate details. Don’t forget to think about colour and finish – these should harmonize with your bathroom’s colour scheme and fixtures.

Material Matters

Durability is critical when it comes to vanity materials. Common materials include wood, MDF (medium-density fiberboard), and particle board. Wood is sturdy and offers a classic look, but it can be susceptible to moisture damage. MDF, coated with laminate or veneer, is more moisture-resistant. Also, consider the countertop material, as it needs to withstand water, soap, and cosmetics.

Storage Solutions

Think about your storage needs. Do you need lots of drawers for personal items, or would a spacious cabinet suffice for more oversized items? Soft-close drawers and doors can add a touch of luxury and functionality. Also, consider the placement of the plumbing and how it might affect your storage space.

Sink and Faucet Compatibility

Your vanity choice should align with the type of sink and faucet you plan to use. Undermount, drop-in, vessel, or integrated sinks – each has its specific requirements. Ensure that the vanity top is compatible with your sink choice and has the correct holes for your faucet type.

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Installation and Budget Considerations

Consider whether you’ll be installing the vanity yourself or hiring a professional. This decision can impact your budget significantly. Speaking of budget, vanities come in a wide range of prices. Set a budget that reflects your overall bathroom remodel costs while ensuring you get a quality product that meets your needs.

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Vanity

1. Always prioritize quality and durability over style. 2. Consider future resale value – a timeless design might be more appealing. 3. Don’t forget about lighting – how your vanity looks under different lights is essential. 4. Take your time to shop around and compare different options. 5. If possible, see the vanity in person to get a feel for its actual colour and finish.


Finding the right vanity for your bathroom remodel is a blend of understanding your space, choosing materials wisely, and balancing style with functionality. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well-equipped to select a vanity that enhances your bathroom’s aesthetics and meets your practical needs. Remember, for expert guidance and top-notch renovation services, City & Country Contracting is your go-to choice, ensuring your bathroom remodel is a seamless and successful project. Your dream bathroom awaits!

Shayne Finskars, owner of City & Country Contracting

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