Most apartments today sport smaller bathrooms and space is definitely at a premium. If your bathroom area is small, chances are that you will feel restricted in terms of the designs that you would like to opt for in bathroom vanities. If antique vanities are your preferred choice, there is a high possibility that you feel that you will have to settle for less than what you really want. Smaller spaces have to make optimum use of the area that is available. But it is important to understand that you do not have to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality. Cleverly-designed vanities can provide both these elements.
The common misconception is that antique vanities are generally about outsized furniture and opulence, keep in mind that “antique” is a style. It is less about size and more about design. You can have median sized antique-looking bathroom vanities. It need not be too large. As a matter-of-fact you can have an antique piece of bathroom furniture that holds only one small ceramic sink with hardly any counter space around. This small and well-structured piece can be designed in an antique style. If that is how the rest of your house is designed, it is best to settle for a vanity that blends into the space.
Compact designs, contemporary materials, varied styles and high-quality craftsmanship are what you will get when you buy vanities from a reputed store. There are numerous online stores as well and the dimensions of all the furniture are outlined against well-depicted pictures. This should give you a fair idea about the kind of vanity that you want to buy. Most companies also offer free shipping though it is best to check their individual polices. Also check if the furniture comes with any kind of warranty. Most good furniture stores will offer them. Conduct some price comparison to see what exactly is on offer and at what price.
Apart from the actual vanity you will also want to buy a good sink or two depending in the style of the piece. If you have opted for a dual sink vanity, you will have to pick up twin sinks and these will be available in sets. The single ones are another options. Since the antique look is your style, marble or stone sinks will look good in a traditional-looking vanity. It offsets the look of the carved wood or any brass embellishments that the vanity might have.
The one big challenge with antique vanities is that of storage. It might take some effort to find the right look with a sufficient amount of storage. You need to figure out how many toiletries you need to fit in the cabinets and the amount of bath linen that will be going into it. If you have some additional storage in the bathroom, you will not have to worry too much about storage space in a vanity. Then you can concentrate only on design. However, if the vanity is the only storage space in your bathroom ensure that you are giving functionality more weightage.