It is said that variety is the spice of life, but with so many people staying at home right now, it may feel a little hard to get our daily dose of variety. Why not use this time then, to start brainstorming for that bathroom reno?

Making plans can have an uplifting effect, and changing up your space can be a mood booster.

The following considerations will help you select the right vanity for your bathroom reno.


It’s important to consider who will be using this bathroom vanity, how frequently, and for what purpose? The standard height was originally intended for family usage, but if the bathroom won’t see use from children, you may consider a higher surface for better ergonomics. If it’s a master bathroom, you may decide on a double sink, and a secondary bathroom may not need as much counter space. Customize the bathroom to its intended purpose.


To decide on a bathroom vanity, one of the most important parameters to consider is the size of the space you have available. A small bathroom can feel cramped with an oversized vanity, and a tiny vanity tucked away in a big bathroom can look out of place. Generally speaking, pick a vanity that matches the size of the bathroom.

Measure Twice!

It can be a nightmare to discover too late that your counter impedes your doorway, or hangs too closely to the commode. If it helps, you could use a cardboard cutout or mark the area with tape to see exactly what area your new vanity will occupy.


Choosing the centrepiece of your bathroom vanity can be one of the most exciting parts of the process. Whether you decide on the classic drop-in sink, a sleek under-mount sink, or an elegant vessel sink, take into account how it will affect the rest of your vanity. A vessel sink may require a lower counter to accommodate it, and if you decide on double sinks, lengthen the counter to allow adequate elbow space.

Freestanding vs. Wall-mounted

Although a floating, wall-mounted vanity opens up under-sink floorspace, it comes at the expense of valuable storage space. Unless there is another cabinet or linen closet in the bathroom, freestanding vanities are the standard choice. They have the advantage of maximizing hidden storage while adding to the style of the bathroom with customized doors and inserts.

Storage Considerations

The combination of cupboards and inserts can be tailored around your intended usage, so it helps to form a clear idea of how the storage space will be used. Keeping toiletries, towels, cleaning products, and/or spare toilet paper out of sight will help keep the bathroom’s counter from feeling continually cluttered.

Whatever ideas you come up with on your own, the professionals at Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms can help polish the details and bring your ideas to life.

Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms, based in Langley, BC, is your source for everything custom cabinetry related. As the 2019 winner of the Vancouver Consumer Choice Award, they pride themselves on stellar customer service to match the quality of their cabinets.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about cabinets, we encourage you to contact us at [email protected].


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