Has your bathroom vanity seen better days? Are you looking to repair or replace it?
The Reno Superstore sells lots of bathroom vanities to homeowners in Toronto, Mississauga, and elsewhere in the GTA, and we have dealt with plenty of problems with older models (not sold by us!).
To that end, let’s look at seven of the most common bathroom vanity problems and their solutions.
Common Bathroom Vanity Problems and Their Solutions
If you are facing a problem with your bathroom vanity, we can help. Keep reading to learn easy solutions to your vanity problems.
Problem 1: Your Bathroom Vanity Is Falling Apart
So, your bathroom vanity has clearly seen better days, but returning it is no longer an option. Perhaps it has developed mould, which is a serious problem.
Solution: In this case, simply fixing it up won’t suffice. Even if you choose to replace the cabinets or change the vanity plywood, it will end up costing more than simply buying a new model. So, your best choice in this scenario is to select a good-quality bathroom vanity with a solid warranty.
Hint: Always make sure the bathroom vanity of your choice aligns with your current plumbing.
Problem 2: Your Bathroom Vanity Has Too Little Counter Space
Your bathroom vanity should be a major storage space. But if your countertop is cluttered and you don’t have enough space for bathroom essentials, what should you do?
Solution: First, you may want to consider removing one of the sinks if you have a double sink vanity and you and your partner typically don’t get ready together. This will free up a lot of countertop space.
Secondly, consider changing your bathroom vanity to one with pull-out drawers. This will enable you to store most of your bathroom essentials and free up your countertop.
Or you can invest in a small medicine cabinet that can be installed on the wall and is a great storage idea.
Problem 3: Your Bathroom Vanity Doesn’t Look Good
Does your bathroom vanity feel old-fashioned and not in tune with the rest of your home décor? Then it is time for a change. Sometimes a small change can make a huge difference to the overall space. And since your vanity is a visual focal point of your bathroom, it should look good.
Solution: Perhaps yellow bathroom vanities were a hit 50 years ago, but they are not exactly retro chic today. The solution is simple: it’s time for an upgrade.
There are plenty of styles available, so choose something that suits your needs. If you are not sure which colour to pick, one of the best ways to do so is to select classic colours and styles that seldom go out of style.
If you are looking for a long-term solution, choose a good-quality vanity top for your bathroom vanity. That way, it will not only look stylish and modern but will also help to improve the ROI of your home.
Problem 4: Your Bathroom Vanity Is Difficult to Clean
Getting a vessel or drop sink with a natural wood top may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but perhaps it does not look so good now. So, given the frequent exposure to water and the challenge of removing makeup stains, natural wood was not the best option for you.
Not all bathroom vanity tops are constructed the same way, so not all bathrooms are cleaned the same way.
Solution: To understand what would be a good fit for your home, it is important to understand two things: your lifestyle and budget. For instance, If you are looking for an affordable option, then a laminate vanity top is a good choice as it is both durable and affordable.
If budget is not a problem, then granite or quartz vanity tops are also great options. They are easy to clean and ideal for areas of your home that experience a lot of moisture. Plus, they look super stylish.
Problem 5: The Bathroom Vanity Is Not Suitable For Your Needs
Are you always bumping into your partner in the bathroom each morning as you struggle to share the mirror? Or perhaps the height of the vanity is not suitable? Whatever the issue, there is a solution.
Solution: Buy a vanity that suits both your needs and budget. We cannot say this enough, but simply deciding on the best looking vanity in Toronto or Mississauga is not enough; it should aid your lifestyle too. Explore different bathroom vanity styles before making your decision.
If your kids use the bathroom vanity, it is important to consider their needs as well. Is it at an appropriate height? Does it have storage? It is essential to consider who will be using your bathroom and buy a vanity accordingly.
Problem 6: Your Bathroom Vanity Doors and Drawers Are Damaged
Slamming your bathroom vanity doors can loosen the hinges and damage both the doors and drawers. If this door is loose, it is best to address this situation right away.
Solution: Instead of replacing your current vanity, replace your doors with slow closing models. This will help keep your cabinets and doors working well for years to come.
Problem 7: The Bathroom Vanity Cabinets Are Too Deep/Shallow
Bathroom vanity cabinets that are too deep can be difficult to access; those that are too shallow make it tough to store anything. What is the best solution?
Solution: First, check the dimensions of the bathroom vanity you wish to install. Ask our experts to help you measure the depth of the drawers or cabinets.
For instance, for a small vanity, a 13.5-inch-deep space is adequate. But if you have space for a larger model, you can go for 25-inch-deep cabinets.
Have a model in mind from our website but have questions? Feel free to contact us.
Having the perfect bathroom vanity doesn’t have to be hard, but does require research. If you are facing any of the problems outlined here, you now know the best solution. Still, have questions? Reach out to us. The Reno Superstore has a solution. We now offer easy pickups in Ottawa, Montreal, London, and Barrie. Get in touch with us to learn more about this service.