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Vanity Units Buying Guide

Introduction to vanity units

Regardless of whether you have a large family bathroom, a moderately sized setting or a cloakroom which you want to renovate, you'll need to include adequate storage facilities in order to keep your essential items neat and organised.

Keeping certain items on display can be an effective way to add a level of coordination to a bathroom but too much and things can begin to look crowded, which is where vanity units come in.

What exactly is a vanity unit?

A vanity unit combines either an inset or semi recessed basin and storage facility together, creating a more practical, space-saving item for your bathroom. They allow you to hide spare shampoos, soaps and accessories from view which increases the tidiness of the room and allows you to keep things organised so you can easily find what you're looking for when you need it.

What types are available to me?

Freestanding Units: These vanity units are floor mounted, which means they sit on your bathroom floor, and are available in a wide array of styles and sizes depending on your preference. Most freestanding units will have some kind of shelving arrangement situated inside them to help with the organisation of your various bits and pieces.

Wall Mounted Units: A highly stylish option, these units have slightly less storage space due to their compact design, but their smaller scale makes them absolutely Ideal for cloakrooms and en-suites as they store items away neatly when space is restricted.

Contemporary Units: If smooth, sleek lines are needed in your bathroom then a modern vanity unit will be a perfect choice; their crisp styling is designed to complement trendy environments as well as compact options for smaller settings. There are many different colours and finishes available and many units feature recessed handles for a flush appearance.

Traditional Units: For a timeless look, period influenced vanity units are a great way to add an extra touch of authenticity to your bathroom. As with their modern counterparts, there is a wide range of options out there to choose from, including gorgeously-refined wooden finishes and ornate, classically inspired examples.

Smart Bathroom Storage

Vanity units are an effective way to store your bathroom essentials while keeping any visible clutter to an absolute minimum. They are usually supplied rigid so there should be no need for any tricky assembly either.

They are a great choice if you are planning to feature other storage components in the room such as tall units or cupboards as many of these items are designed to complement each other, giving the room a more tailored finish as a result.

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