Many people feel that bathroom vanities are a status symbol of sorts because of the elegance they can bring to a home. For many years, vanities were exclusively found in large homes with huge bathrooms. Times have certainly changed in the last 20 years and we are witnessing a growing trend in bathroom vanities in homes of all shapes and sizes. If you wish to have a vanity in your bathroom, there is no reason that in today’s market you cannot do exactly that, even on a limited budget.
You may think that making your own bathroom vanity is a daunting task to say the least. The good news is that if you plan properly you will find that this is one of the less expensive home improvement projects you can tackle.
Anabelle 40″ Single Bathroom Vanity Cabinet Set in Chestnut – Price: $1041.17
The first step of course, is to create a plan and set a budget. Your plan should consider the size of your bathroom, the amount you are willing to pay, and the area in which you have to build your vanity. The plan should be concise in inclusive of all pertinent information. You should know the size of the vanity you will need in regards to the location in which it will be placed. You will need exact measurements (a good rule of thumb is to measure twice and cut once).
Finally you need to understand the design of your bathroom and the theme you are trying to create. You might also want to reign in your design nature in order to accommodate your budget for this project. While Victorian designs are more elegant they are also more costly. Contemporary designs are often the least expensive.
Your budget should vary according to the size of your bathroom and the vanity space you will be filling as well as the décor you have chosen to pursue. Achieving your budget and a cohesive theme within your bathroom are both very important and should be high priorities. Size is typically one of, if not the most important factor when determining the price of your bathroom vanity. Larger vanities tend to be more costly. The materials used in the vanity also play an important role in determining the cost.
Isabelle 48″ Single Bathroom Vanity Cabinet Set in Espresso – Price: $1136.88
If you need a more exact budget you will do best to go to a professional for a consultation before beginning your project. Those who deal specifically with home improvement may also be the best source for finding good deals on bathroom vanities that work within the constraints of your budget as well.
Once you have a plan of action that works within your budget it is time to get shopping. The first question for most people is ‘where’?
If you are looking for bargains one of the best places to go is your local home improvement super store. You can often find incredible discounts that equal huge savings for you when it comes to buying a vanity. These are mass-produced and marketed vanities so they will not by any means be unique but they are inexpensive when compared to custom made vanities, which can cost a small fortune.
Bargain shops are also another great place to find the occasional bargain for bathroom vanities. Sometimes you can really hit the jackpot of another person’s remodeling project where very nice bathroom vanities are being sold at a fraction of their worth.
If neither of the above options yield positive results for you there is always the Internet. You can find all kinds of sites designed for the sole purpose of offering inexpensive bathroom vanities, fixtures, hardware, and any number of other items to assist you in creating the bathroom of your dreams. You can also try auction sites such as Ebay, Ubid, and Yahoo or MSN auctions as well for serious bargains.
Improvisation is another great way to discover all kinds of wonderful vanities for your bathroom. In fact, you just may be amazed at the wonderful pieces of furniture on the market that with a little creativity can become the bathroom vanity that will make all others seem inferior. You can certainly create a cheaper bathroom vanity this way. Some things you will absolutely need include a bathroom sink, mirror, and hardware. While this may seem like a great deal of work it can work to your benefit by creating a masterpiece for your bathroom vanity at a fraction of the cost.
The only limitation to the possibilities for affordable bathroom vanities is your own creativity and imagination.
Look at the rest of these vanities..
Zuri 24″ Single Bathroom Vanity Cabinet Set in Gloss White – Price: $764.66
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Ophelia 59″ Double Bathroom Vanity Cabinet Set in Espresso – Price: $1200.69