Older homes used to have larger rooms and the bathrooms were larger as well. Consequently the bathroom cabinets were also wider and broader. Newly constructed houses and apartments do not have very large bathrooms and thus it becomes necessary to buy vanities which are smaller. Just because a vanity is small doesn’t mean that it should offer less functionality. A cleverly-designed small vanity can serve a similar purpose without really losing out on its main function of storage and a sink-base.
A home owner who is looking for small bathroom cabinets may feel restricted in terms of the range that is on offer but there are some options such as corner vanities that may be considered. If you look hard enough, you will be able to find a dual-sink vanity that is sleek and one that does not occupy too much space. Glass vanities offer the same functionality but tend to add an illusion of space. The material itself has that quality and for those who prefer a modern look, steel, glass and mirror can provide the desired effect.
Small vanities can be as small as 36 inches in length and the width will be proportionately smaller too. Well-designed glass vanities can have a sufficient number of drawers and side cabinets. A medicine cabinet can be separately fitted onto the wall with a mirrored door. The corner vanity can also have small double cabinets or a single vertical row of deep drawers. The best way to ensure a chic and elegant look is to opt for clean lines and less opulent materials. Shades of white or cream visually expand the bathroom space. You can also opt for layered texturing on the cabinets.
Tiles, shutters, crown molding and wainscoting add dimension without really distracting the attention. They very quietly add the necessary opulence without actually seeming to do so. This works very well with a modern look and even smaller vanities can look attractive. The few factors you must pay attention to are, small sizes, clever storage spaces, simplicity in design and a certain amount of designing. If you have opted for glass cabinets you might want to consider glass sink bowls as well. These tempered glass sinks are highly functional and look attractive.
They are available is various shades and colors and add vibrancy to the bathroom. Some designs have inbuilt ripples or bubbles which add an interesting look to the sink. Tempered glass is considerably tough and will not break unless you actually drop a very heavy object into it. Glass is also very easy to clean and it retains its sheen as long as it is cleaned on a regular basis. These glass sinks are now used in many hotels and office restrooms as well. They look great in a master bedroom though you should refrain from using them in children’s bathrooms. There are numerous other modern materials in the market and it is only a matter of going out and looking for the right vanity.