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Maintenance & Installations  /  November 23, 2021

What To Consider When Installing A Bathroom Vanity in Kitchener

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Undergoing a bathroom remodel can be a lengthy process, but worth it if you need to refresh or upgrade this space in your home. Some reasons that people seek home repair services in Kitchener to renovate this room include installing a new shower or sink, upgrading the vanity, or replacing the flooring. There are several factors to consider before purchasing a new vanity for the bathroom.

Mounting Type

Bathroom vanities come in three common mounting types, each suited to specific needs:

  • Floating, or well-mounted, which can be placed at any height you desire and can more easily accommodate those who use wheelchairs
  • Freestanding, which sit on the floor and come with ample storage space underneath the countertop
  • Corner, which is a desirable style for smaller bathrooms as they save more space compared to the other two mounting styles

Think about how much storage you want and the size of your bathroom when choosing a mounting type for your new bathroom vanity.


You want to choose a bathroom vanity that fits with the overall style and tone of your current bathroom and home. Some of the styles to choose from include traditional, modern, cottage, and rustic, and it might be helpful to look at magazines and other photos to see how each of those styles fits with the other elements of the bathroom. Traditional and rustic styles tend to fit best in older homes or homes that give a more old-fashioned vibe, while modern styles are best for homes that have a clean, simple look.

Access to Plumbing

If you want a vanity that includes a sink, which most do, think about where the plumbing lines are in your bathroom to help you decide what size vanity you want and where to place the vanity. Make sure the vanity you want already has an opening in the back to accommodate a plumbing connection. If it does not, one may have to be added when the vanity is installed.

Size of Vanity

If you are someone who keeps a lot of items on the sink counter or who needs extra storage, consider a larger vanity with lots of countertop space and drawers and cabinets underneath. If you share a bathroom, a double-sink vanity might be a good choice. Our specialists can help you measure potential spots in the bathroom to place the vanity, in addition to the halls and doorways leading to the bathroom, prior to your purchase of the vanity to ensure that you have plenty of space for the item.

Countertop Material

Bathroom vanity countertops come in a wide variety of materials, each with its own aesthetic and functional benefits:

  • Ceramic, which is easy to clean, resistant to moisture, and long-lasting, making this a good option if you want a vanity that does not require a lot of upkeep
  • Glass, which provides a modern look but requires extra care when cleaning to ensure that you do not scratch the countertop
  • Stone, such as marble, quartz, or granite, which gives a feel of extravagance, lasts a very long time, and is resistant to stains
  • Wood, which provides a more traditional feel but can be prone to water damage that can cause the wood to warp
  • Plastic, which is usually the least expensive countertop material and comes with many different options for designs

Consider how much time you want to invest in cleaning and maintaining the vanity countertop, as well as the look you desire when choosing a countertop material.

Give Your Bathroom the Look It Deserves

Get in touch with one of our specialists at Handyman Connection today to discuss your options for a new bathroom vanity. We are happy to help you install a vanity for a bathroom upgrade.

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