a white bathroom vanity consisting mostly of lower cabinets and a toilet in front

Bathroom Vanity

Originally contributed by Jeff Butler • last updated 1/21/2021

When possible, a good bathroom design will incorporate a good amount of storage while adding just the right touch of style. Bathroom vanities have the power to not only add beauty and style to a bathroom but also create storage space and hide unsightly plumbing fixtures.


In its truest form, a bathroom vanity is cabinetry topped with a sink and can come in various styles and designs. Vanities are typically installed to provide a functional counter top, storage space, and to hide visible plumbing fixtures with decorative cabinets. Modern vanities can be customized to suit almost any bathroom and personal taste.

How To Choose The Right Vanity For Your Bathroom

Bathroom vanities are available in a variety of styles and designs, and can even be customized to fit any preference or bathroom space. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when selecting a vanity for your bathroom:

  • To start with, consider how much space you have available. This will determine the size, shape, and in many cases, the design of your vanity. Consider a corner bathroom vanity if you’re working with a smaller bathroom.
  • Another important aspect to consider is the materials and accessories to be included. This can have a big impact on the cost, design, and style of your vanity. There’s a large selection and wide price range available.