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Freshen Your Bathroom with a New Vanity

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

As I mentioned in past posts, we are undergoing a major bathroom makeover on our upstairs bathroom. I’m happy to report that it will be done within the next few weeks. John is injured so the renos have been slow-going, but we hired a carpenter to come this week and finish it up completely. I cannot tell you how happy that makes me. Gone are the ugly pink walls and it will have a fresh, modern look.  I can’t wait to show you all the transformation. 

I’ve previously discussed easy ways you can freshen up your bathroom without completely gutting it like we did. You can update your bathroom with tile or upgrade your showerhead to change the look and feel of your bathroom. Today I wanted to discuss another easy way to transform the look of a tired bathroom: update your vanity! 

Update Your Bathroom Vanity

A vanity is one of the first things you see when you walk into a bathroom. Having an old, damaged and outdated vanity can really affect how the space looks and feels. I know this first hand because we have a hideous looking vanity in our downstairs bathroom. It’s straight from the 1970s. Mind you it matches the rest of the 70s chic decor, and I know a new vanity would make it looks a million times better.

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If you have a limited budget for your bathroom upgrade and want to go for something that will make a big impact on your space, then change your vanity! The Home Depot has a variety of vanities to choose from, whatever your budget. There’s the Cutler Kitchen & Bathr Textures Collection Wall Hung Vanity in White that would look really sharp and match any colour scheme you have. It’s wall hung which is something I don’t see often but it looks like its very functional and easy to clean. I love how modern it is.

There are also the more traditional bathroom vanities like the Foremost International Teagen 42 inch Vanity Combo and Fresca Oxford 60 Inch Antique White Traditional Bathroom Vanity with 2 Side Cabinets. I love how they both offer lots of storage and have a classic, elegant feel.  

Bathroom Vanities

There are a few things to consider when you are deciding on a bathroom vanity:

1. Budget. Decide how much you want to spend on a bathroom vanity. They range in price from $200 to $3000+. You can easily search on The Home Depot website for the vanities that are in your price range.

2. Storage. Think about how much storage space you’ll need in your vanity. Do you have a lot of items that you keep in your bathroom? If so, then consider buying a vanity with more drawers.

3. Size. How big is your bathroom and what size of vanity will fit in the space? You have to make sure you don’t buy one that is too big if you have a small bathroom. If your bathroom is large, you don’t want to get one that looks out of place because it’s too small. Know these measurements before you start looking! John and I made the mistake of buying a vanity that was too big for our little bathroom. My suggestion is do your homework first and save yourself some headaches!

4. Style & Colour. Decide on what look you are going for in your bathroom. Do you like a modern, contemporary look or do you prefer a more traditional space? Then there are options like a pedestal vanity, corner vanity or wall hung vanity. There are lots of choices I know, but thankfully The Home Depot has an easy way to search through all your options on their website. 

The Home Depot also has a tutorial on how to install a bathroom vanity. It lays out step-by-step instructions with the materials and tools you’ll need and what you need to do to complete the job.

Another way to freshen things up is to update your current vanity by adding some paint, new pulls, taps and maybe even a new countertop! It’s amazing how much a little bit of paint and hardware updates can do. I’ve actually done this myself on old desks, shelves and dressers and it’s so easy and doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It’s also rewarding to see something you’ve transformed into a beautiful piece.

The Home Depot has a variety of DIY Workshops that I encourage you to check out. You won’t run out of ideas of projects after visiting this section!

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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