Awesome bathroom vanities in black and white you’ll love for your makeover project. Check out all the options we are looking at.
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This post is part two of the Willow House Airbnb bathroom makeover. You can read the Bathroom Design Tips in part one of the series.
We did not actually plan to demo and design the first-floor bathroom right now BUT here we are. To make a long story short after being in our home for twenty-two, yes twenty-two, years the time has come to makeover the first-floor bathroom.
When we remodeled Willow House back in 2005 we actually skipped this bathroom. At the time it was the best part of the house. We also just had to stop somewhere in the budget. If you have done a remodel you know the line you hear constantly “for an extra $$$ you can add XYZ”. Now while adding onto an existing remodel is less expensive than a second phase but at some point, you have to draw the line. For us, this bathroom was where we stopped.
So fast forward to today and the Airbnb usage, the time has come to makeover the bathroom. The main push is the shower tiles are loose and we now have a leak.
Uggg yes I know it MUST be fixed.
That said after the floor plan the vanity selection is next in the process. This is turning out to be one of the more costly pieces but I have learned not to go cheap here. The vanity is a piece you want to last.
I went back and forth between black and white bathroom vanities but in the end, decided on white with a white quartz countertop.
Tips To Sourcing Bathroom Vanities
Before I share the options here are things to consider when selecting your vanity.
When choosing your style you will want to think about which design style you are going for. Is your vibe Contemporary, Transitional, Modern, Farmhouse, Scandinavian, Traditional, Art Deco, to name a few?
Will your vanity be custom or ready-made, freestanding or built-in, floor or wall-mount?
You also need to think about the material. Do you prefer natural wood, painted wood, lacquer, metal, etc.?
Do you want the draws to be centered or offset?
I know so many to choose from.
We decided on the Avanity Brooks White Bathroom Free Standing Vanity with centered draws at the moment.
You will want to do a floor plan to determine the size you use. If this is for a remodel measure your existing vanity if you just want to replace it. Standard vanity dimensions are typically between 18″ – 72″ wide, depending on how many sinks you have. The standard depth of a vanity is typically around 20″, but narrower options are available. The standard vanity height is 32″, but ranges from 30″ – 36″.
Our existing vanity is 54″ but we will be changing that to the Avanity Brooks 42″ White Bathroom Free Standing Vanity.
This post is all about Black and white bathroom vanities but there are so many other colors to choose from. For this remodel we plan to go timeless so we will stay neutral. Since grey is at the end of its 10-year life cycle think twice about going gray unless you love it. It may look dated in a few years so be warned.
We are going with white even though I LOVE black. The main reason is price. I did not find a black vanity I loved for under $1000 so we will go with white.
4. Counter Top
Here is another area with many choices. You can find sets that include the vanity and countertop sold together but then you are locked into the sink and faucet holes that they give you.
Some species options for countertops are granite, marble (stains easy), quartz, wood, concrete, and solid surface. The finish of the countertop can be polished, honed, brushed, or lacquered. You will also need to specify the edge detail and thickness (3/4″ or 1 1/4″). Additionally the overhang dimension over the cabinet edge (1/4″, 1/2″, 1″, etc.)
We will be going with white quartz with three faucet holes. I still need to decide on the rest of the countertop details so stay tuned. I thought about the black countertop set option but I do not like the small oval sink so it was out. Most likely I will be using my favorite fabricator Nash Stone Group for the countertop.
5. Sink Style
Another area with many choices. The shape can be round, oval, or rectangular. The basin can be wall mounted, framed, drop-in, under-mount, vessel or pedestal.
I’m loving the contemporary under-mount rectangular style for the Airbnb project in white to match the quartz.
There are many options when it comes to faucet. This tends to be an area I like to splurge on because I consider it the jewelry of the room (along with the lighting). When making your selection you’ll want to know if you will use a widespread, center-set, single-lever, wall-mounted, or vessel faucet.
For the Willow House Airbnb, we will be going with a 2-handle widespread sink faucet for 8 inches – 16 inches centers in gold.
Lastly, we need to talk about the hardware which you may think is easy but nope options here too! The style of the hardware can change the look and feel of your bathroom so it matters. You can go straight for a contemporary/ modern look or curved for a transitional/ traditional look. Hardware materials can be metal, wood, stone, even leather. Colors can be silver, gold, black, etc. There are matte, polished, brushed, and textured finished. Yup I know… crazy choices.
We are going with black and gold brass handles from Etsy which are super pretty. They will help try all the colors back to the vanity since it’s white.
Now that you know all your choices it will make it easier to know what you are looking for when sourcing.
As of now this is the vanity we are going with:
In one of the comments, I saw online the customer said their pipes had to be moved up so I’m going to have to double-check that. We are definitely NOT looking to add any extra labor costs so it may be an issue.
Here are some of the other bathroom vanities we looked at while sourcing.
Bathroom Vanities in Black & White
This post is all about the bathroom vanities we considered through the sourcing process.
I hope you found this information helpful for your bathroom design product.
As I source more resources for this makeover I’ll share those as well.
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