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What To Look For When Choosing Bathroom Vanity Units

by | Dec 7, 2021 | Blog | 2 comments


A bathroom vanity unitin Australia is not a casual purchase. Just one bathroom vanity replacement can cost between $500-$4,800. As a major bathroom component, it’s expected to last as long as the bathroom does.

For us at Tile Importer, many customers seek advice on finding the right vanity for their bathroom. We have many bathroom vanity units in our Melbourne showroom and frequently aid customers in choosing one that suits their bathroom needs.

The first step is understanding the components of the vanity space before going on to factors that will affect your selection.

The Components of a Bathroom Vanity Space

A bathroom vanity unit encompasses the whole area where you find the basin and the taps. This includes the cupboards, countertops, and drawers over or under this area.

This storage space typically holds your toiletries, bathroom supplies, or cleaning products. Timber bathroom vanities are great, as a warm look. They are also used for hiding unsightly items like pipelines.

Vanities are either built-in or freestanding. Most freestanding vanities are ideal for smaller areas. The furnishings are easier to rearrange to make more space. Built-in vanities are secured to the wall and are seen as permanent placements. This is often done for larger bathrooms.

Some sub-types include:

  • Floating vanitiesare wall-mounted units with nothing beneath, giving them the appearance of a floating sink and creating space.
  • Adouble sink vanity is often placed in larger bathrooms or master baths, specifically designed for people who share bathrooms with another occupant.
  • corner vanityis set snugly in the corner of the bathroom. This one has the most limited counter space but makes room for everything else.

What to Consider When Choosing a Vanity

Who is going to be using it, and how?

Determine who the bathroom will belong to and what it’ll be used for. A smaller guest bathroom might need a vanity that takes up less space so it appears roomier.

A bathroom that teenagers will share may need double sinks and plenty of space for their toiletries. Or perhaps you just need a spot to shave and brush your teeth.


Where is the plumbing located?

This consideration is crucial. The plumbing determines where the water will come from. Your sink’s water flow will depend on the plumbing’s positioning to get the best out of the water pressure.

Otherwise, you’ll need to utilise pipes to reroute the water a little higher or lower. This is why some vanities use bottom cabinets to hide the pipes away.

What are the potential hindrances or obstacles?

Consider the door swing. Your vanity can’t be too close to the door as it will create an obstacle in the entryway.

Where is the shower or the tub to be located? More importantly, where do you plan to place the toilet? Many people prefer not to have these areas too close to one another.

Plan the layout of your bathroom first and decide the prime location for the vanity unit.

How much storage do you need?

The type of drawers and cabinets, as well as their size, depends on what you’ll store. Keeping toiletries and cleaning products within reach will require more space.

But if your lifestyle is relatively simple and you only have a few items in the bathroom, you won’t need large cabinets or drawers beneath the sink.

Consult with Bathroom Vanity Specialists

The final and most important reminder is to consult with specialists who understand the importance of choosing the right vanity. You can get more in-depth information about pipe placement, ideal locations for your vanity, as well as the best fit for your bathroom’s size.

Tile Importer can help you select the best bathroom vanity tailored to your needs. Contact us today and get a call back within two hours during business hours. You can also check our range of basins and tapware to get started on planning your bathroom.


  1. Ren

    Very informative.

  2. Plumber

    This information is very much appreciated, thanks for the bathroom info.


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