Vanity Buying Guide

By Floor & Decor

A well-chosen vanity can make all the difference in transforming your bathroom into a functional space. To find the perfect bathroom vanity for your home, follow our complete bathroom vanity buying guide for everything from sizing tips to materials.

Consider Your Space

If you're planning to replace an existing vanity, it's important to take note of its current dimensions and layout. Make note of clearance measurements for doors, windows, and plumbing fixtures. This will save you time and money.

Single vs. Double-Sink Vanities

The first decision you'll need to make when choosing a bathroom vanity is whether you want a single or double-sink option.

Single Vanity

A [single vanity](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-vanities?prefn1=productSubtype&prefv1=Single%20Sink%20Vanity) features one sink and typically ranges from 24 inches to around 48 inches wide. This type of vanity is perfect for guest bathrooms, powder rooms, or small ensuite bathrooms where square footage might be at a premium.

Double Vanity

As its name suggests, this type of vanity accommodates two sinks side-by-side and usually starts at around 60 inches wide. [Double vanities](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-vanities?prefn1=productSubtype&prefv1=Double%20Sink%20Vanity) work well in larger spaces like primary bathroom suites or Jack and Jill layouts.

Add Personality with Furniture-Style Vanities

With a range of vanity designs, it's easy to find one that reflects your unique style and enhances the look of your space. Select your vanity like you would a piece of furniture.

Sleek Modern Looks

If you're looking for something contemporary and minimalistic, consider vanities with clean lines, flat-panel doors, and high-gloss finishes. These sleek designs are often paired with modern [fixtures](https://www.flooranddecor.com/fixtures), such as chrome or brushed nickel handles and faucets.

Classic Finishes

For those who prefer a more traditional look, vanities featuring more ornate details like carved or fluted woodwork may be the ideal choice. Opt for warm wood shades, like walnut and oak.

Trending Colors & Materials

Navy Blue & Black

[Blue](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-vanities?prefn1=cabinetColor&prefv1=Blue&start=0&sz=48) and [black](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-vanities?prefn1=cabinetColor&prefv1=Black) are popular vanity colors because of their versatility and bold contrast in white bathrooms.

Mixed Metals

Customize your vanity with mixed metals. Combining brass fixtures on black cabinets is a popular pairing as well as going minimalistic with tone-on-tone matte black hardware.

Pairing Marble & Tile

For a complete bathroom overhaul, coordinate your vanity with [bathroom tiles](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-tile) and [marble accents](https://www.flooranddecor.com/marble-stone). A [white vanity](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-vanities?prefn1=cabinetColor&prefv1=White) paired with marble is the ultimate light and bright refresh. For a bolder look, wood-finished vanity pairs well with patterned floor tiles or mosaic accent walls.

Choosing the Perfect Material

Wood Vanities

[Wood vanities](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-vanities?prefn1=cabinetColor&prefv1=Brown) are a popular choice due to their classic appeal and versatility in design options. For a timeless look, choose from oak and walnut. When selecting a wooden vanity, look for one made from solid hardwood or veneer with a moisture-resistant finish to ensure durability against humidity and water damage.

Stone Top Vanities

For a luxurious custom bathroom look, consider stone bathroom vanities with a [natural or engineered stone top](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-vanities?prefn1=productSubtype&prefv1=Vanity%20Top&start=0&sz=48). These elegant options often feature marble or granite countertops and are paired with wood or metal bases. Stone vanities are not only stunning but also highly durable and resistant to scratches, stains, and heat.

Storage Solutions

Your bathroom vanity is more than just a stylish centerpiece. It's also a sophisticated storage solution that can help you keep your bathroom organized and clutter-free. When selecting the perfect bathroom vanity, consider drawer and door configurations that work for your lifestyle and bathroom layout. Here are some popular storage options to consider.

Base Cabinets

These cabinets provide ample space for storing towels, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other essentials. Base cabinets come in various sizes to accommodate both small bathrooms and larger primary baths.

Built-In Shelves

If you prefer open storage solutions, [built-in shelves](https://www.flooranddecor.com/bathroom-vanities/arietta-37-in.-ocean-vanity-with-carrara-marble-top-100930676.html) can be an excellent addition to your bathroom vanity. They're ideal for displaying decorative items or keeping everyday items within reach.

Pull-Out Drawers

To maximize storage capacity without sacrificing style, pull-out drawers are convenient while maintaining a sleek appearance. Many of our vanities have soft-close drawers for added luxury and functionality.

Cabinet Organizers

To make the most of your bathroom cabinet space, invest in organizers such as dividers or baskets that help keep everything tidy and easily accessible. Choose from our vanities with built-in storage organization.

Customize Your Vanity

In addition to these standard storage options, many homeowners opt for custom-built vanities tailored specifically to their needs. For more personalization, schedule a [free design appointment](https://www.flooranddecor.com/contact-a-designer) to view our complete James Martin catalog with a Floor & Decor design expert.

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