Bathroom vanity cabinets are considered bathroom furniture, and usually range from simple two door storage units with a wood veneer or a single color paint to exquisitely detailed richly carved hard wood cabinets, with hand applied finishes and marble inlay tops. The vanity cabinet is the place to start in adding sophisticated elegance to the bathroom, as it can and tie together the occasional disparate element between mirror and sink. The bathroom vanity cabinet can compensate, enliven and embellish any bathroom setting.
Bathroom vanity cabinets often come with a sink and/or fixtures depending on where and how you buy. If you purchase a single unit with sink, top, and fixtures you avoid the challenge of assembling a coherent aesthetic from individual pieces and, chances are, you will get a deal. There are those homeowners among us, however, who find working with their own vision far more gratifying than purchasing a ready-made item or unit.
Tradition has always been a partner to innovation, and so there are many creative choices in the bathroom world. Adapting antique dressers for use as bathroom vanity furniture can lead to stunning results. Some exclusive companies and designers will make this conversion for you. A less expensive and more popular route is to purchase a reproduction that comes with a basin that matches the period of the dresser.
There are also a host of contemporary choices available, often making use of different synthetic materials, metals and woods. One great example is the use of a small-brushed chrome cabinet, usually seen in an office environment, beneath a minimally decorated counter top and basin. This kind of unusual and tasteful choice can revitalize any room, with a clean, modern effect. Bathroom vanity cabinets are often the central focus of the bathroom vanity, and the creative options are endless, from the unique graining of wood to the exciting shine of brushed metal.