Vanessa Baer. Vanity. January 27th , 2018.
First, material is the most important thing to be taken into account. As we all know that, the surfacing for vanity cabinet are composed of following items: natural stone, engineered stone, fire-proof plate, painting, glass, metal, solid wood...etc. The base material is the main body of vanity cabinet while it`s always covered up by surfacing. Currently, the main base material for manufacturing vanity cabinets in the market are fire-proof MDF which is made by selected wood particles adopting special production technique and it`s regarded as "Solid" board. This fire-proof MDF has better water resistance ability than common MDF so it`s regarded as First Choice material for high-end vanity cabinet.
If you are about to remodel you bathroom it makes more sense in sizing up the exact specifications of the room so that you can choose a suitable Cabinet. In general these cabinets come in sizes ranging from 18 - 48 inches width that can be made larger according to your requirements. A great option in the case of a contemporary vanity cabinet would be the Dreamline Vanity Cabinet, a Danish make which can compliment your bathroom décor in a great way. Another trusted name in the said field happens to be that of Porcher which is well known for its exclusive styled vanity cabinets and other related accessories.
Third, hardware selection. Bathroom is a rather wet space, you also need to pay attention to the metal part of the vanity and to choose stainless steel or aluminum is always advisable. Meanwhile, the coating for the hardware should also not be overlooked. The thickness for general chrome finish hardware is 20 microns. But the metal behind it will be oxidized as time goes. Therefore it`s better to choose hardware with 28-thick coating.
Your vanity lights can be can be used to not only enhance light around the vanity but also to illuminate the entire bathroom. Whether you should choose a large or small light over the vanity will be a personal choice determined by your design ideas and how much illumination you want. The choice of mirrors for your bathroom vanity cabinets can include framed and frame-less mirrors that are beveled or not. You can also select lighting built into the mirror, around your mirror from several styles to light up and help your new bathroom reflect your personality.
Bathroom vanity cabinet construction. In these days of vanity cabinet manufacturing and all styles of home improvement products, sometimes the really cheap and discounted vanity cabinets are not always the best choice. So make sure you protect yourself from a poor vanity quality. By checking a few things this will allow you to find a good quality piece of bathroom furniture. You should first check the drawers and make sure they open smoothly and close smoothly. If they don`t and you can see they are held together with staples, nails and glue, this would indicate poor quality. Check the interiors to see that they are finished including rear surfaces. If there are shelves in the vanity unit make sure you can adjust them. Also a good sign of quality is that the shelves are 5/8" thick or more to prevent them from bowing. High quality fine wood vanity cabinets or strong plywood with solid wood doors will be protected from regular wear and tear of the moisture in the bathroom. On the other side particleboard or any laminate over particleboard will not be able to stand up to the moisture and can rapidly warp, peel or even cup. By choosing good quality wood and bath cabinet hardware you will have a beautiful vanity cabinet that will last a very long time in your bathrooms decor.
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