What is a Bow Front Vanity?

What is a bow front vanity?

A bow front vanity is a vanity cabinet with curved doors, drawers or both. The sides and back of the cabinet are straight, like below.

 Illustration of Bow Front Vanity Cabinet with Top Drawer and Doors Below

The term bow front is used to describe other furniture and architectural details with a curved face.

What you need to know about bow front vanities

The degree of curve, or radius of the bow front can be customized. Upgrading a cabinet to a bow front is not inexpensive, however. So, you may be better off sticking with standard curves. Check with your cabinetmaker. 

The doors and drawer fronts available on a bow front vanity may be limited by your cabinetmaker. They will know if certain moldings and details will not conform to a curved surface or may not perform well over time.


Jackie Lopey, Certified Interior Designer & Founder of Wide Canvas

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.


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