If your bathroom area is small, chances are that you will feel restricted in terms of the designs that you would like for your bathroom. If antique bathroom 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 for functionality. Cleverly-designed vanities can provide both.

Antique Bathroom Vanity
Antique Bathroom Vanities

Vanity Design

The common misconception is that antique vanities are generally about outsized furniture, keep in mind that “antique” is a style. It is less about size and more about design. There are many different sizes of antique looking bathroom vanities available. 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.

Sinks

Apart from the actual vanity you will also want to make sure sink color that comes with it matches the color of the piece. The single sink vanities and double sink vanities are your options. If the antique look is your style, porcelain sinks will look good in a traditional looking antique vanity. It offsets the look of the carved wood or any brass embellishments that the vanity might have.

Storage

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 towels 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.

Antique vanities lend an old world charm to your home. Compact designs, and quality, you will get when you buy vanities from Home Design Outlet Center. We carry a wide selection of antique bathroom vanities and offer free shipping.

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