What Types of Vanity Cabinets Are There?
Base cabinets are the most common variety seen in bathroom vanities, though you can add more counter space with a vanity desk base. Overall, few cabinets are needed for your bathroom vanity. These cabinets range from smaller four-drawer variations to larger cabinets with more drawers. See our guide for choosing your vanity cabinets here.
Some vanities come complete with cabinetry, sink, and faucet, while others do not. Buying your bathroom cabinets separate from your counter, sink and faucet allows for greater flexibility in customizing the look and feel of your bathroom.
Single - Single sink bathroom vanities are ideal for smaller bathrooms and powder rooms.
Double - Double sink bathroom vanities work well for master bathrooms or bathrooms used by multiple people. Twice the counter space, twice the amount of sinks, and twice the storage space available.
Wall-mount - Wall mount vanities are attached to the wall and generally have free space between the base and the floor, so they are also called floating vanities. Due to their streamlined and modern design, wall-mount vanities make the bathroom look more spacious.
Freestanding - Freestanding vanities combine the base cabinet with the sink and countertop, so you don’t have to buy them separately. Freestanding vanities stand on the floor and do not attach to the wall, so you can move them around like large furniture. They may feature legs or kick plate bases. Freestanding vanities come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and designs.
Can I use kitchen cabinets for bathroom cabinets?
Often kitchen and bathroom base cabinets can crossover if you make the right adjustments. Know that the dimensions will be different as kitchen cabinets are typically taller, wider and deeper than bathroom cabinets. You can utilize these larger dimensions if your bathroom has the capacity to handle a larger vanity (more counter space, more height under the countertop for more drawers or a hamper). Other conversions the kitchen cabinet may need to become a bathroom cabinet is removing the topmost drawer and glueing the face back on to make space for the sink’s underbelly and sealing wooden cabinets to protect them from moisture.