Updating Your Bathroom? Start with a Modern Vanity

9 Oct

Updating Your Bathroom? Start with a Modern VanityAn updated bathroom not only increases the value of a home, but can also create a more peaceful and user-friendly space. A bathroom space that works should be functional and aesthetically pleasing. After all, it’s one of the most used rooms in one’s home.

One of the best ways to give your bathroom a facelift is to invest in a new vanity. Contemporary bathroom vanities are a great choice. These come in many different design options and bring an element of drama as a focal point of the space.

Choosing a Contemporary Vanity

For a homeowner who would not normally choose the more “modern” lines of a contemporary bathroom vanity, one of the best ways to bring this piece into a space is to change the hardware, fixtures or faucets. One can combine the contemporary lines of the vanity with more traditional pieces which can flatter the overall look of a bathroom. This is particularly true if a bathroom is updated in phases.

Better Re-sale Value

A home with a contemporary bathroom update has a better resale value. Homeowners who update to a solid-surface vanity counter can expect a 101% return on their investment. Thus, investing in a modern vanity adds increased value.

Choosing a Vanity

Consider choosing a vanity before any other update, and design the space around the piece. A contemporary vanity can create the illusion of more space in a small bathroom and bring added storage. A mounted, piece, with extended counter top space around the sink, allows for more space above which might not be accessible with a cabinet piece.

For those who welcome the clean line and aesthetic of contemporary design, options such as a mounted vanity, or a bowl sink are a striking addition to a space.

Also, pops of color, such as red or yellow pieces, can be a great way to define the space.


There are options to fit every budget, starting anywhere from $280 to $2,500. A change of vanity is a much less costly and time-consuming installation process than shower or tub area, and is a prudent place to start when considering one’s budget.

For a small budget, choose a less expensive piece with good storage options. It’s practical and will add value. Corner units create more space and storage options, too.

For larger budgets, a double sink vanity is the best option. Double sink vanities with underneath storage are always desirable, and they bring a good return, too.

Finding the right piece for your space and budget has never been easier with so many options on the market. A modern vanity will enliven your space and be a great investment.

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