Before you can design your new vanity, you have to think about the room it will be a part of.
How do you want your new bathroom to feel?
You may wonder why I didn't ask, "How do you want your new bathroom to look?" I don't like the look question because it invites interior design jargon like transitional and Art Deco, and you may not have those words on the tip of your tongue.
Everyone can describe how they want a room to feel, though. Here are some of heard lately:
- "I want my new bathroom to feel clean."
- "I want my bathroom to be dramatic."
- "I want my bathroom to feel luxurious."
You get it. Starting with everyday language, describe the room you are designing. Here's a tool that will help.
Once you've decided how your room will feel, write it on a Post It, commit it to memory. Do what you usually do when you want to remember something. It's your touchstone. As you're looking for vanities, go back to your feel. Does the vanity you're looking for fit? If not, move on. Keep searching until you find one that's perfect - perfect for you, that is.
This blog post is part of a series.
You're Reading: Designing Your New Vanity, Part I - Feel
Designing Your New Vanity, Part II - Space Planning
Designing Your New Vanity, Part III - Off-the-Shelf or Custom?
Designing Your New Vanity, Part IV - Choosing Your Sink & Faucet
Designing Your New Vanity, Part V - Choosing Your Countertop & Backsplash
She didn't know it, but Jackie Lopey's days as an advertising executive were numbered when she bought and renovated a 1950's bungalow. She soon went back to school and started her own design studio. Jackie is an award-winning, certified interior designer and the founder of Wide Canvas.