I’ve talked a bit about decorating solutions for small bathrooms, because when you don’t have a lot of space, it can be difficult to find a way to fit everything you need into the area you’ve got. But having a really big bathroom presents a few problems of its own. Sure, you have all the space you need for your dream soaking tub and a big, roomy custom shower, but finding a vanity sized to match can be a little more complicated, especially if you’re looking for an antique or vintage style and don’t want to have a piece custom built.
Many manufactured cabinets come in the 24″-48″ range, which can wind up looking a little lonely in a large master bath. But you don’t have to sacrifice quality to get a pre-fab piece of bathroom furniture in the design you want – and you don’t have to pay custom prices. Elegant, modular double vanities from Silkroad Exclusive like this HYP-0206-84 come with intricate carved detailing and are made out of select hardwood with real wood veneers. Designed to accommodate larger spaces, their vanity sets are available as wide as 95″ in sleek contemporary, modern, and vintage styles.
Silkroad Exclusive’s largest vanities are designed in three parts – his, hers, and a matching storage cabinet. With a large vanity like this HYP0213, that means you get three fully finished units: a vanity, a second mirrored version of the same vanity, and a slightly smaller linen cabinet that fits snugly in between them. All three pieces are finished with the same granite countertops and often fully installed sinks with pre-drilled faucet holes. Just add plumbing and a new lavatory faucet, and they’re ready to go.
This modular approach to larger vanities has several advantages. While all of their vanities look like a single unit when assembled, construction, shipping, and installation are made much easier (and less expensive) by breaking each vanity down into its component parts. Rather than having to have a solid vanity custom designed and installed to fit your bathroom, these units are small enough to fit easily through doorways and come with all the openings for the plumbing pre-drilled, so setup is a snap. This HYP-0907-95, for example, comes with integrated, pre-drilled ceramic sinks and has large cutouts in the back, so all you have to do is slide the vanity pieces into place, and hook up your plumbing – that’s it!
The real beauty of these vanities, though, is that while they can fit together into a single unit, they don’t have to. A modern vanity that’s (relatively) a little bit on the smaller side for a larger bathroom, like this HYP-0218-92, can easily be used as three separate units. This helps add aesthetically pleasing white space to a modern decor and allows you to have a unified vanity setup without being constrained to a single continuous unit. That means they’re also more accommodating of bathrooms with unconventional layouts, awkward spaces, or simply anywhere that a couple might need a little extra elbow room.
Though Silkroad Exclusive’s vanities aren’t technically customizable – they’re all sold as-is with counter tops and sinks included (which certainly isn’t a bad thing when it comes to the integrated travertine sinks on this HYP-0908N-77) – their modular design makes it easy to get exactly the setup you want. Need more storage space? Opt for an extra center piece to either expand the existing vanity or supplement your storage elsewhere in the bathroom.
If you’re remodeling more than one bathroom, in many cases you can even buy parts of a larger set individually for a perfectly freestanding single sink vanity that can be used in another room. This HYP-0723-TL-53, for example is 1/3 of this larger HYP-0723-TL-84 set, sized perfectly for a smaller or guest bathroom if you want to keep your style consistent throughout your home.
Even if you’re just looking for a more efficient way to get your bathroom organized – and, trust me, I’m no stranger to counter clutter – having a vanity that’s not only big enough to fill your space but also big enough to hold all your stuff is absolutely essential to maintaining the look and feel of your bathroom. A regal, furniture quality vanity like this HYP-0219-83 is really the best way to do it – with between 3 and 5 drawers on the center unit, and another 2 between the vanities themselves, and shelving behind the doors for all the his and her storage space you could ask for – plus quite a bit of counter top for a little extra storage space if you need it, or a nice spot for some small decorations if you don’t.
If you’re considering remodeling a larger bathroom and are worried about how to get a great looking vanity without blowing your whole budget (after all, you do need a little left to get that soaking tub!), Silkroad Exclusive’s vanities might be just what you’re looking for. Sophisticated and elegant on the outside, but reasonably priced and easy to install, these vanities will last you a lifetime – and take a lot of pain out of your remodel, and maybe leave a little cash in your pocket. If you’ve got a larger bathroom you’re in the process of remodeling, I’d love to hear about it in the comments. What kind of decor are you interested in? What size vanity? Which is more important to you, form or function, and why?