Bathroom Vanities and Bathroom Furniture

Styles of Bathroom Vanities

bathroom vanities

Changing bathroom vanities and selecting bathroom furniture can be one way to improve a home and stay within a pre-planned home improvement budget. Bathroom vanities range from quite functional to stylish. Bathroom furniture may be as simple as a small stool while mirrors and lighting in the bathroom may do more than the furniture for the overall appearance.

Bathroom accessories like a shower caddy or trash can may be all that’s needed to refresh the room.

Budget for Bathroom Improvement

Budget First

While looking online or in magazines for ways to improve a bathroom, first come up with a budget that has a low range of what you’re willing to spend, a medium range, and an upper end that you will not cross.

There’s no use taking on too much debt when you’re simply trying to achieve a new look or perhaps a comfortable room. Be realistic. If your bathroom is primarily functional and not a showcase then there’s no need to spend too much money. I would consider our bathroom primarily functional because it’s smaller in size.

Bathroom Itemized Budget

Costs

Here are the costs to budget when thinking of redoing a bathroom and purchasing vanities and furniture:

Vanities: starting around $ 99 and going up to more than $ 500 gives an idea of what could be spent. Think of the vanity as a possible focal point for the bathroom. It’s not for our bathroom which is narrow and long. There are half-bathroom vanities for $250 or under.

Spend less on the vanity if the bathroom is small and doesn’t allow for a person to stand back and look over the amenities.

Vanity tops: there are separate tops for vanities such as granite. Usually, a dark brown grain with a white top is one of the most popular looks.

Bathroom furniture: this can be simple like a nice vanity stool or baker’s rack. Look for estate sales, check ads on places like Craig’s list or ask on sites like Freecycle.

Bathroom accessories: shower caddies can range from $ 23 to $ 89. Trash cans for bathrooms can range from $ 13 to $ 25.

This means you can spend anywhere from $ 40 to over $100 for a shower caddy and trash can. I would personally choose to not spend more than $40.

Shower doors: a basic panel swing will cost around $ 90 while a Kohler shower door could cost around $400.

Mirrors – a frameless bathroom mirror with a shelf will cost around $ 129. Though our bathroom is small, our mirror is almost five feet wide and about four feet high.

Lighting – lighting gives any room a special mood and ambiance. Even if your furniture is inexpensive, lighting in the bathroom can give it a rich appearance.

Paint – around $30 per gallon with a mildew coating should suffice.

Other ways to upgrade a bathroom include bathtub reglazing. Tile work is going to be more expensive and may require a specialist.

Faucets and handles, too, are almost as important as vanity. You can have an inexpensive vanity but have handles that make it look more costly than it is.

Don’t just think of the bathroom furniture as an end in and of itself. But try to picture how it will fit as a theme with the rest of the house or at least the neighboring rooms. A bathroom should be a quiet place to rest while bathing. Expensive furniture or vanities from places like Waterworks.com may not be necessary, although you may want to furnish more than just Simplehuman products.

Keep a shelf for fragrant candles and a cd player for soft music to create a personal sanctuary regardless of the cost of the bathroom vanity and bathroom furniture.

So it’s going to cost a minimum of $ 400 for several simple upgrades to a bathroom. You can see that a high-end shower door and mid-range vanity can easily run $ 900 to $ 1,000.00.

Bathroom Ambiance

bathtub and vanity

Other ways to upgrade a bathroom include bathtub reglazing. Tile work is going to be more expensive and may require a specialist.

Faucets and handles, too, are almost as important as vanity. You can have an inexpensive vanity but have handles that make it look more costly than it is.

Don’t just think of the bathroom furniture as an end in and of itself. But try to picture how it will fit as a theme with the rest of the house or at least the neighboring rooms. A bathroom should be a quiet place to rest while bathing. Expensive furniture or vanities from places like Waterworks.com may not be necessary, although you may want to furnish more than just Simplehuman products.

Keep a shelf for fragrant candles and a cd player for soft music to create a personal sanctuary regardless of the cost of the bathroom vanity and bathroom furniture.

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