A lot of people refuse to give much thought to their bathroom vanity, which is a fact of life. However, for those select individuals who do devote much thought to their bathroom vanity, they may be very pleasantly surprised to discover that they can actually update the look of their vanity for less than $100, which makes it a great opportunity to redecorate a main piece of their entire bathroom.
In essence, the bathroom vanity is just the vanity cabinet that is located right beneath the sink in the bathroom. Oftentimes, this vanity comes complete with either a marbled or even a tiled top that is usually reserved for keeping items such as your toothbrush, your makeup or your basic bar of soap! At times, this vanity will be sold in stores along with a sink receptacle, yet much of the time, this sink is going to have to be bought in order to fit said vanity. In addition, the faucets are usually sold separately, too.
The thing about your vanity cabinetis that you really should not feel like you are under any pressure to replace the entire unit; still, in some cases, that may well be your only or your best option, so you should really keep all options open to you. However, in many cases, it really is not required to replace the whole, entire structure, if you start remarking that it is old, outdate or just worn out to the point that it is ugly and/or cheap. There are real ways through which you can actually make nice improvements to your bathroom and especially your vanity, all for less than just $100.
Sometimes, your vanity, which may well look cheap or ugly after a long time, can be improved by just cleaning it very well by way of a good, old scrub-down. Psychologically, it is pretty obvious that a clean bathroom, including a very clean bathroom vanity, is immediately that much more relaxing and calming to the eye. In other words, a vanity that looks spotless will look that much more attractive, that much newer and that much more appealing to the eye.
Additionally, your vanity should not be a place for you to keep or place things that can be considered eyesores. For instance, consider the issue of leaving your hairdryer or container of shaving cream on your vanity. This kind of bad habit makes said vanity look a lot uglier because it is cluttered, and this sense of clutter is what makes this vanity look quite disorganized. A disorganized vanity actually makes it look that much less attractive. Instead of parking things such as your jar of shaving cream and also your hairdryer on the vanity, think about putting a nice, potted plant in that space or even a nice picture that you have always enjoyed.
Another good idea for updating the look of your vanity rests on light, specifically, putting a lamp right on the bathroom vanity. You see, bathrooms need bright light anyway, just for the fact that people like to shave and even apply makeup in their bathrooms. However, if your bathroom light features fluorescent lighting—which is frequently of a harsher nature—then that is anything but tolerable or relaxing. A moderate-sized lamp right on the vanity will brilliantly do the trick for all of those situations when you are seeking softer lighting and harsher lighting would be overkill. For example, a tiny table lamp is going to provide your bathroom with a warm and soft glow.
Finally, a mirror is a huge part of your bathroom vanity and the entire bathroom in general. If you want to improve the look of the structure, you may want to invest in a mirror that is some inches smaller than the actual width of the vanity in your bathroom. Doing this will provide your entire bathroom with a look that is very well-balanced.
You are not required to spend a whole lot of money in order to improve the way that your old vanity looks. In fact, you can take care of this on the cheap, as illustrated in some of the helpful tips mentioned directly above. For under $100, you ought to be able to update your vanity’s appearance.
Article by Mike Bowman