A bathroom vanity is a cabinet that sits under the bathroom sink. It often includes a marble or tiled top, which can be used to keep items like toothbrushes, soap, or makeup at hand. Sometimes, a vanity will be sold with a sink receptacle, but most often, a sink and faucets are sold separately.
There are a range of sizes and styles of bathroom vanity available. For a person who is choosing one, the size of the bathroom is an important consideration. Often, a style of bathroom vanity will be sold in several sizes to accommodate the space available.
Mirrors or medicine cabinets that sit above the sink are included with some styles, although they sometimes need to be purchased separately as well. The vanity itself may actually not resemble a cabinet in some modern variants, but may just be a sink that either is on a stand or attaches to the wall. These varieties often work well in smaller bathrooms.
The larger bathroom vanity may provide needed storage and a place to stow things that the homeowner doesn’t want displayed. Some come equipped with both a cabinet area and drawers where washcloths, razors, or the like can be stored. People who choose to store chemicals for cleaning in the bathroom and have children, should choose a vanity that can be locked so children cannot gain access to dangerous items.
Generally, the cost of the top of the vanity figures largely in final price. Vanities with elaborate tile or marble, for example, are likely to be highest in price. Those with rare wood or that are designed by certain famous designers will also be far more expensive.