Need to keep essential items out of sight or give your bathroom a luxury look? Start with our pick of vanity units.
A new vanity is a simple way to refresh a bathroom and tailor it to your needs. The latest designs are a lesson in good looks and functionality, and there’s a huge range to choose from. Check out the vanities below for inspiration.
Save space with a single vanity
A single vanity with a modest-sized basin and cupboard space underneath is particularly practical in a small bathroom. Choose a wall-mounted unit to keep the floor clear and to create an illusion of space, and use door fronts with recessed handles to enhance the streamlined aesthetic. Wall-mounted taps (rather than deck-mounted) will keep the surface of your basin clear of visual clutter.
Double up for less stress
Avoid bumping heads over the basin: opt for a double vanity with an oversized trough or matching sinks. Look for a wall-hung model if you want an airy and contemporary look or a floor-standing piece for a more traditional design.
The right height
Nothing says contemporary like a sleek wall-mounted vanity. You can also set it at the correct height for you – ideal if you use a wheelchair or are particularly tall.
Go for floor-standing
We’re seeing more and more bathroom pieces that wouldn’t look out of place in the bedroom or living room. Bang on this trend are floor-standing vanities that look more like elegant designer furniture than functional bathroom basics.
Don’t cut corners
Minimalist in look and space saving in design, a corner vanity unit is ideal when you need to make the most of all available space. You don’t have to compromise on functionality either: many models come with generous wash space and enough storage to stash away all your bathroom essentials. For a sleek look, go for a handless design with an unobtrusive recessed grip or push-to-open mechanism.
Conceal and reveal
Use drawer dividers inside your vanity to keep your bathroom essentials in order. Drawers-within-drawers (see Heima by Roca below) also maximise the space available. Note the space-saving syphon cut-out that makes the most of the interior by allowing the drawers to extend fully.
Show your colour confidence
A coloured vanity from the likes of Duravit and Bagno Design will bring a splash of colour to a white bathroom. Taking the plunge with colour will instantly inject personality and make your space feel more luxurious.
If you’re struggling to find a vanity to suit your style and space, it could be time to commission a bespoke piece. This can be built to suit your space – nooks, crannies and all – as well as your height and accessibility requirements.