To begin with, it is critical to understand what a bathroom vanity consists of. Here are the components of your vanity:
Sinks, cabinets, and anything that conceals plumbing
The best thing about custom vanities is in their name: "custom." By going the custom route, you can get a vanity that fits your needs better than one that is already made. If you go custom, the only things that will stop you are your budget and the laws of physics. This is a great way to work around problems with older homes' architecture.
Even if you choose semi-custom rather than customized, you'll have many options. You might not get everything you want, but you'll get pretty close. Customization ensures you won't find your neighbor's bathroom vanity. (The Spruce 2020)
This article will tell you everything you need to know about the cost of custom bathroom vanity. We'll discuss cabinet wood, door style, finish, vanity size, configuration, and style. We will also talk about hardware and countertops.
Size and shape
Style of the door
Style of vanities
Species of the cabinet
How big will your made-to-order bathroom vanity be? 36-inch-wide powder room vanities cost less than 96-inch-wide double-sink master vanities.
There's no question that the size of the unit has a direct effect on how much material is needed. A bigger vanity gives you more space for drawers and cabinets. The cost will go up the more drawers and cabinets you add.
Single-sink vanities are 24–48 inches wide, while double-sink vanities are 60–96 inches wide. But these are general ranges; you can make your vanity look how you want.
Another important thing to think about is the height of your vanity. The standard height is 32", which is too low for some clients. You can change to a 36" height if you'd like (which is the norm for cabinets in kitchens). But the cost of the unit will go up because of the upgrade.
The way your space is set up can also affect how much it costs. Do you want to place the vanity between two walls? Walls are not always straight. Designers must make perfect-fitting fillers for a smooth installation.
Your designer will work with you to make sure that the size and layout of your vanity suit your needs and tastes.
Style is the next cost contributor.
Vanities are classified into four types. The cost of installation will vary depending on the style you choose. Working with a professional will help you maximize your bathroom space. The price of your custom vanity includes size and configuration. Some vanity styles are more difficult to create than others.
Built-in vanities work best in large rooms. This vanity fills the space well and has the most storage because it goes from wall to wall. These vanities are very stable and durable, which makes them a great choice for homes with a lot of people.
Because these units are usually bigger, they can make a room look smaller. This style makes it hard to clean the floor because there is no space between the fixture and the floor. You may save money on the flooring because it's not needed under the vanity. If you remodel, you'll have an unfinished footprint.
A pedestal vanity can be used in any room, but it works best in a small bathroom. Cabinet vanities are bulkier than pedestal vanities, which are more open. A pedestal vanity only takes up a small amount of space, but it doesn't have any storage space. This is why they are often found in guest bathrooms and powder rooms. The cheapest style to put in is a pedestal-style vanity.
The design of a wall-mounted vanity, which is also called a "floating sink," is very modern. This fixture creates more space by leaving a gap between the vanity and the floor. Because there is space between the vanity and the floor, it is easy to clean under the vanity. Wall-mounted vanities give you the most storage space and can hide your plumbing. A vanity that is mounted on the wall costs more than other types.
Traditional vanities reach the floor, but freestanding ones don't. This lets you see more of the room because the floor continues under the cabinetry. Modern freestanding vanities hide storage and plumbing like traditional vanities.
Types of Cabinet Wood, Door Styles, and Finishes
Now that we know how big it is and how it looks, let's find out what it's made of.
The cost of the cabinets will depend on the type of wood you choose. There are many different kinds of wood, such as oak, maple, walnut, hickory, alder, and birch. Maple is a popular, standard, and inexpensive option. Walnut is harder to find and costs more.
Then, also to the type of wood, you'll choose the style and finish of the door. There are different price ranges for both of these options.
Hardware isn't a big part of your final bill, but you should still include it in your calculations.
Most doorknobs and finger pull cost between $5 and $40. You'll need to order 6 units if your vanity has four drawers and two cabinets.
If each item in your choice costs $10, your hardware will cost $60.
Aside from cabinets, consider the cost of the vanity countertop.
Do you want a countertop made of man-made quartz? You'll pay between $80 and $180 per square foot.
If you like the way granite looks, Granite costs between $75 and $200 per square foot.
Quartz and granite are both types of stone that have a solid surface. Laminate is a cheaper alternative to stone.
Marble can be made by hand, by machines, or it can be found in nature.
Cultured marble is made by mixing crushed stone, thermoplastic resins, and pigments together. It is then poured into molds and coated with gel to make a hard, durable surface. The customer can ask for a finish that is either matte or very shiny.
Engineered marble is another thing that is made in a factory. It is made of crushed rock, resins, and dyes. It contains more recycled stone and less resin than cultured marble. It looks more natural.
Engineered marble has the same benefits as cultured marble.
Marble vanity tops are classic and beautiful. It's hard, porous, and absorbent. It's a high-maintenance option. Sealing something once and then can prevent damage.
Marble countertops cost $60 to $190 per square foot, excluding installation.
Its solid surface is a popular and affordable option that looks great and gives you a lot for your money. This vanity top is made in a factory. It is made of acrylic and is made to look like wood, stone, quartz, granite, or marble.
Engineered hardwood costs $15 to $70 per square foot, acrylic costs $10 to $30, and Corian costs $20 to $75.
Granite is one of the hardest natural materials, so it is a hard surface that won't stain or grow bacteria. It looks good in a bathroom, is easy to take care of, and is elegant. It comes in many different colors, and no two granite vanities are the same.
Pro Tip Takeaway: To make a granite vanity top last longer, seal it every 12 to 18 months.
Including installation, a granite countertop costs $50 to $140 per square foot.
Quartz particles and polymer resins are used to make a quartz vanity top. It doesn't get stained or scratched. Quartz is not made of all-natural materials, but it is harder than granite, which makes it more durable.
Quartz countertops cost $50-$150 per square foot, not including installation.
A sink is an important part of a bathroom vanity. The average cost of putting in a sink is between $80 and $300.
Most of the time, ceramic and glass are used, which cost between $80 and $120 and $150 to $300.
Pro Tip Takeaway: Putting in two sinks will make your vanity cost more.
A vessel sink is easier to put in because it doesn't need a hole cut out of the countertop. Instead, it needs a small hole for the drain.
Top-mounted sinks let you store more items under them. They're also less stable and more likely to get damaged.
Installing an under-mount sink takes more work because you have to cut a hole in the countertop. This makes the installation more expensive.
With an under-mount sink, you can't store things in the cabinet because the sink is already there.
The sink is hidden, and this style is more durable and less likely to chip.
When you know everything there is to know about vanities, you can see that there are many different kinds. Smart Remodeling LLC can fit your vanity to your tastes and budget. Call 832-808-8889 to talk to a pro about how to start your next renovation today. Set up a free meeting right away or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.