A simple way to upgrade your bath

 
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Redoing a bathroom can get pricey, even before factoring in new fixtures and plumbing. However, if you're trying to elevate your bathroom to a whole new level - without breaking the bank - the easiest option is to refresh your vanity.

Since they take up most of the real estate in your bathroom, replacing a vanity can have huge effects. Whether a small powder room or a master bath, check out our tips for giving your bathroom a face lift.

 

Try a new look

Think new countertops! Granite, quartz, and solid surface are incredibly durable and provide lasting beauty to your new vanity. A wide array of colors, textures, and finishes allow for exacting tastes and styles.

A second, cheaper option is to change up your hardware. Consider them like jewelry for your new vanity: let your personal style shine through with handles and pulls. Faucets, lighting, and hardware in the same finishes unite all the elements together and allow for a harmony in your new bathroom.

 

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Assess your needs

Take a good inventory of your space and your family's needs. You want your bathroom vanity to be in proportion to the overall size of your bathroom as well as other bathroom fixtures.

If you're planning for a small space, think about how you can best utilize every inch of storage. These days there are many solutions available to organize drawers and cabinets. Research what's available to you!

If the vanity is going into a shared space, it may be a good idea to think about adding in extra storage. Vanity closets are the easiest way to maximize space if you have the room. They provide floor-to-ceiling shelving that can store anything from toiletries to towels.

Be certain to carefully measure the area where you want your bath vanity; at the same time, consider the placement of the surrounding fixtures.  If a door is nearby, open and close it to make sure its path will clear.  Single vanities are ideal for a small powder room or guest bath, whereas a double sink vanity is preferable for a multiple user or master bath.

Julianna Jewell