How to Choose Your Perfect Bathroom Vanity Unit

How to Choose Your Perfect Bathroom Vanity Unit
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How to Choose Your Perfect Bathroom Vanity Unit

You have finally completed fitting your floor, painting your walls and installing the required fittings, but now it's time to think about storage, which is where vanity units can be ideal. With several designs, materials and choices available, choosing your perfect bathroom vanity unit can be a challenge, which is why we can help. 

What are bathroom vanity units?

Primarily used for storage purposes, vanity units combine water basins or sinks with storage units to create a practical storage solution that can also be used to hide pipes. That being said, there are various elements to each unit, all of which influence the overall look and influence of the vanity unit. 

How much room do you have?

One of the first features to consider is how much room you have, as this can influence the placement and type of unit that is perfect for your bathroom. For instance, is there enough room for the doors to open? Can you freely walk in the bathroom with the unit installed? This will then affect the size of your vanity unit, with the width and height being the most important measurements to consider. 


The size will also influence the placement, as a vanity unit may be better placed in one scenario compared to another. The three main options include:

  • Freestanding

Freestanding vanity units are the most popular option available, primarily because it looks fitting within the whole room as most of its weight balances on its legs on the floor. 

  • Floated/wall mounted

If you want to take full advantage of the floor space within your bathroom, then a wall-mounted unit is the most suitable option. This is because it’s mounted directly onto the wall, meaning all of the plumbing is hidden, storage facilities are provided and there is still additional room underneath available. 

  • Corner

Ideal for smaller bathrooms, corner units can be installed within any suitable 90° corners, enabling for ideal storage and sink solution. Corner units can often be specifically designed for your home, enabling for a further unique design depending on your room's specific corner dimensions. 

Plumbing requirements

The plumbing requirements within your bathroom will also influence your vanity unit availability, primarily the placement and how much room you may have. To avoid spending excess money, it’s recommended that you install the vanity unit with the existing plumbing layout, though if you have the budget, why not change the plumbing to a new layout that fits your design ideas?


Although you may have a specific furniture plan outside of your bathroom, it’s vital to remember that your vanity units should only be made with specific materials that are waterproof or water-resistant. For reference, a few of the most popular materials include ceramic, stone and glass, as well hardened wood, as long as it’s engineered wood so that it’s protected against moisture. 


With endless styles and designs available, there has never been a better time to purchase a custom vanity unit that is unique to your home. By doing so, you can choose where the basin will be placed within the unit, as well as choosing the materials, colour choice, door placement and size of the vanity assembly. 

Tap ‘n Shower

Whether you are stuck for ideas or have a design in mind for your bathroom vanity unit, we are certain we can help. Within our selection, we have a diverse range of freestanding, wall-mounted and corner vanity units, all of which have been hand-selected by our experienced team upon their design, fit for purpose factor and material choices.

If you are still undecided about the style or design of the vanity unit that you would like, why not get in touch? By calling 0116 269 6558, you will be able to speak to one of our friendly experts who will be more than happy to recommend the most suitable vanity unit set based on your specific design needs and size requirements. However, for general business support, we recommend sending an email to [email protected], where you can expect a reply within a single working day.

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