Vanity: The Bathroom Kind

A bathroom vanity is the combination of the bathroom basin and the storage that surrounds it. It holds the sink and usually conceals the associated plumbing. The vanity provides much needed storage space.

The vanity can be the focal point of the bathroom. Alternately the vanity can subtly complement your chosen fittings and fixtures.

The size of the vanity will generally depend on the size of the bathroom itself as it is important that the vanity is in proportion.  Double vanities are a common choice if there is available space. With double vanities, two people can use the bathroom at the same time.


– Above Counter

Above counter basins sit on top of a vanity or bench and can be a striking focal point in your bathroom.

– Wall Mounted

A wall-mounted basin is great for small spaces.

– Semi inset

Semi inset basins are partially inset into the top of a vanity. They are very practical because they make maximum use of space above and below the counter.

– Inset or Vanity

Inset or vanity basins are deep or shallow basins that are set either flush with your vanity or have an inset edge. They are a practical, discreet and open design.


The benchtop is an element that your eye gravitates towards first. Draw attention to your vanity with your choice of top. Caesarstone has become a popular choice for bathroom benchtops. It is ideal for wet areas, resistant to stains and common household chemicals. Caesarstone maintains its lustre. Other popular choices are Laminex and solid timber.

Doors and Drawers

The vanity design needs to suit your needs. A combination of shelves and drawers is usually required. Most people need plenty of storage for toiletries, cosmetics, hairdryers, hair straighteners, cleaning products, medications, and anything else that you want to have easy access to.  You may also want to keep one set of fresh towels in your vanity, for easy access, and for aesthetic purposes.

Today, having cabinets and drawers without handles is becoming a popular option. Instead of a handle the cabinetmaker creates a fingerbox. This is a space behind the door or drawer, allowing you to open it with your fingers.