Vanity units provide a super stylish and practical storage solution for any bathroom – small or large, and they are great for keeping toiletries and beauty products hidden away. Vanity units come in an array of sizes and designs, which can make choosing the right one a little tricky, especially if you’re not quite sure what you are looking for. So, to make things easier for you, these top tips will point you in the right direction.

What is a vanity unit?

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A vanity unit is a unit that combines storage in the form of drawers or a cupboard with a sink. This removes the need for a separate basin and storage unit, helping you to maximise space.

What styles are available?

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Bathroom vanity units come in modern and traditional styles to suit any home, as well as many sizes to fit any space. There’s also a choice of colours and finishes, including white gloss, black gloss, grey, walnut and oak, so you can create the perfect bathroom look.

You can also choose between wall mounted and floor standing designs. Wall mounted units are great for small bathrooms as they keep the floor free to enhance a sense of space. They also create a more streamlined look too. A floor standing design is easier to install and a better choice for a more spacious bathroom.

When choosing a vanity unit, it’s a good idea to take your storage requirements into consideration. If your unit is for a busy family bathroom, then choose a design with lots of storage space. If it’s for an en-suite that’s used by one or two people, then you can get away with choosing a more compact design.

Most vanity units feature a single sink, but if you have the space and want to create a luxury feel, then consider choosing a vanity unit with a double basin. Vanity units with a double basin will help ease the morning rush on those busy weekday mornings.

Vanity units for small bathrooms

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Vanity units with compact dimensions and slimline designs are the best option for small bathrooms, cloakrooms and en-suites.

Cloakroom vanity units are specially designed with small spaces in mind. They take up the minimal amount of area possible, but still provide a practical storage solution for toiletries or cleaning products. If the room is an awkward shape you could fit a corner vanity unit to make the best use of what could otherwise be wasted space.

Complete the look with a stylish new basin tap

Once you have picked out a new vanity unit, you can start looking for a basin tap to complete the look. Basin taps are available in an array range of styles, and the right one can really help to enhance the design of your vanity unit.

Most bathroom vanity unit sinks have one tap hole, so you will need to opt for a mono basin tap. This style of tap has a single lever handle that controls both the flow and temperature of the water. Make sure to check what the water pressure is like in your home, as you will need to choose a tap that works well with your home’s water system. If you have a low pressure system, you will need to choose a basin tap that’s specially designed for this type of system, but if you have a high pressure system, then you can choose from a wider range of taps.