If you’ve decided to remodel your bathroom, one of the things you’ll probably want to address is the vanity. Of course, you could go with a stock bathroom vanity, but if you’re introducing a whole new look to your bathroom, you probably shouldn’t limit yourself to the unexciting prospect of a standard vanity. If you’re going ahead with a full remodel anyway, you might as well go all the way and have a customized luxury vanity that will look beautiful and elegant, while still providing all the functionality you need.
Advantages of a Custom Vanity
Obviously, the biggest advantage of having a custom vanity installed in your bathroom is that it will satisfy your greatest desires, as well as your needs. You can literally make your bathroom vanity as luxurious as your budget can afford, and of course subject to any space limitations or other interior features of the room. A custom vanity will provide you with literally endless choices on what you can do, and how it can be set up. You’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ll probably never walk into a neighbor’s house and find a similar vanity in place.
Custom vs Semi-Custom Vanities
When considering your options regarding bathroom vanities, you should have a good understanding of what you’re actually getting for your money. You can definitely get a fully customized vanity which is specifically built to accommodate your bathroom space as well as your personal desires. However, you should also be aware that when salespeople talk to you about custom vanities, they often really mean semi-custom.
There’s a big difference between the two concepts, since a semi-custom vanity is basically a stock vanity with a few add-ons included. This may not be a bad thing, especially if you’re trying to do a custom vanity on a budget. If you do choose to go the semi-custom route, you’ll have a list of standard sizes to choose from, and assuming one of these fits your space requirements, you will then be able to choose one of those, and focus on other options.
You’ll have a whole catalog of à la carte options to choose from, including any bathroom cabinetry which appeals to you, countertops which accompany your vanity, and even the types of faucets. Chances are you’ll be able to find something you like from a catalog shown to you by a salesperson, but if none of them fit the bill, you may be obliged to go fully custom and conduct your own search for the specific add-ons you want incorporated in your bathroom vanity.
Ordering a Custom Vanity for your Bathroom
Before doing anything else, you’ll need to take specific measurements of your available space in the bathroom. You can then take these to any cabinetry store and have a discussion with a designer to relate what you’re trying to achieve with your vanity. In some cases, the store may request an in-house visit, so they can envision the space better and provide better assistance with the customization process. From this point onward, you can have a continuing discussion about whether you want to go fully custom or semi-custom, and exactly which features you want incorporated into your custom vanity.