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How do I Choose the Best Double Vanity?

Sheri Cyprus
Sheri Cyprus

Choosing the best double vanity for a bathroom means picking one that's going to result in the room looking its absolute best. To accomplish this, it's a good idea to think about what will be stored in and on the vanity to prevent clutter. Deciding on the best style of double vanity you prefer is often a good way to narrow your options.

If you need a lot of bathroom storage, a vanity base with many drawers and cupboards is likely to be the best choice. A double vanity may feature the same number of cupboards and drawers under each sink or it may have an additional set of drawers in the center. Vanity drawers are often more accessible for finding stored items easily than large cupboards.

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For smaller bathrooms, in which a double vanity will seem to take up too much space, a floating style is often the best choice. Floating vanities are wall-mounted with either no shelves or drawers or just a few; at least half of the space taken up by a regular vanity is missing from the floor up. The missing lower section results in a floating look that can add a sense of airiness and spaciousness to a smaller bathroom.

No matter which type of double vanities you're looking at, consider the amount of counter space between them. Oftentimes, this becomes a clutter zone rather than useful space. A good way to solve this problem is to decide on what to place there, such as a decorative box in front of a large flower arrangement.

While a large mirror with a double vanity is a popular combination, you may also want to consider two single vanity units placed almost together. One single vanity with a mirror centered above it and the same thing placed next to it with a comfortable looking amount of space between them can achieve an airiness similar to that of a floating double vanity. Keep in mind though that you may find purchasing two separate vanities more expensive than one double type.

As for the color of a double vanity, the best choice mainly depends on your preference. The color should work with the colors of the floor and walls. In bathrooms without other wood accents, wooden vanities can sometimes look out of place. Care should be taken to think of bathroom decor as a whole that includes the floor, walls, fixtures and vanity.

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