Bathroom Vanity and Cabinet Styles
POSTED ON Friday, September 28, 2018 IN Bathroom
Build your bathroom design around a vanity that suits your style.
Your bathroom is one of the most frequently-used spaces in your home, so it is important that it be both functional and attractive. The vanity is the centerpiece of your bathroom design, serving as both a visual anchor for the room and a functional element for washing and storage. For smaller bathrooms, especially, you’ll want to make the most of your space and find a vanity that fits the size of the room and suits your desired style.
Bertch offers a wide selection of bathroom vanities that are diverse in styles, sizes and finishes. This enables you to find a vanity that will complement your design, rather than the other way around. Imported vanities that are available only in limited sizes, colors and woods can create challenges as you determine the structure and aesthetic of your bathroom. American-made Bertch vanities can be tailored to your needs with customizable hardware, multiple colors, a variety of leg options, and available matching components to complete your bathroom scheme, including linen cabinets, wall cabinets and medicine cabinets.
Farmhouse and Antique Bathroom Vanities
Farmhouse style has become a popular home design theme. Choosing a farmhouse style bathroom will establish a rustic aesthetic that will charm your guests and warm your home. This style is frequently achieved through white-painted or rustic-looking wood. To achieve a farmhouse style bathroom, we recommend Venetian thicker tops and Interlude vanities.
This “cozy nook,” made from hickory with a driftwood finish and a faux granite countertop, blends a weathered wood with a contemporary design to evoke that farmhouse aesthetic. Take note of the beautiful grain on the bottom frame of the medicine cabinet above the vanity. The unique grain pattern of the hickory adds to the antique look and feel.
Antique style trends toward turn of the century elegance, with more ornate details than the simple and minimalistic farmhouse style. Although these bathroom vanities share the warm feeling of a farmhouse style, the distinctive architectural design offers a more stylish look, giving you the appeal of an antique style with modern conveniences. Bertch’s Madison style vanity, made from select alder with a ginger finish, is intricately designed to bring an old world elegance to your bathroom. The hand-applied mouldings on all the doors and drawers and the antique glass combine to create an aesthetic that is vintage in style but fresh in feel.
Modern Vanity Styles
Minimalism and clean lines are the hallmarks of a modern vanity that can provide an instant update to your bathroom. Rooted in the mid-century modern design trends stemming from the 1950s and 60s, today’s modern design still favors clean-lined uniformity. The Toronto or Weston door styles — both of which are from Bertch’s Marketplace line of kitchen cabinets, but can most certainly be repurposed for your bathroom — are perfect examples. Riverside, Osage and Interlude door styles for vanities also provide the sleek lines and clean design necessary for a modern vanity.
One of the most popular trends with modern bathrooms has been an increase in colored vanities, like the loft color from Bertch. It’s a simple and straightforward finish that complements a modern design. Wall-mounted vanities, rarely seen 5 years ago, are also more popular than ever, providing a stylish and space-saving solution for your bathroom.
A floating vanity offers a clean look and uncluttered space to the room, contributing a sort of sleek and functional grace. There is also the convenience of no longer having to avoid the front of the wood cabinets when mopping, with the vanity being raised off the floor.
This Riverside vanity displays a midcentury modern vibe with its metallic hairpin legs and graphite color.
Contemporary Bathroom Vanities
There is modern, and then there is contemporary. It’s likely you’ve even seen the terms used interchangeably. While the two different styles share overlapping characteristics — minimalism and clean lines, specifically — there is a difference. Modern, as discussed earlier, represents a very specific design style characterized by minimalism, neutral colors, clean lines, and natural materials. Contemporary, on the other hand, is more fluid, reflecting the most current tastes and styles as they’ve evolved over time. Modern design often incorporates pops of bright color and warm neutrals, whereas contemporary style can have a bold starkness incorporating contrasting colors.
Bertch’s Arcadia style vanity is wall-mounted with a white ash 3D laminate finish and a sleek faux granite countertop that evokes the European styling of a modern design.
The Interlude style vanity from Bertch, with a matte black finish, is simplistic and clean. The clean look is essential to the ambiance of the space, creating a room that is warm and welcoming. It is minimalistic and uncomplicated, creating straight and simple silhouettes that add a touch of elegance to your bathroom design.
Rustic Bathroom Vanities and Cabinets
What does it mean to bring a rustic look and feel to your bathroom? Think neutral colors and natural textures. The materials will often incorporate wood grains and colors that you might be more accustomed to seeing in a barn or log cabin. When brought into your home — in this case, your bathroom — a rustic vanity or cabinet provides a unique balance of style and charm.
Blending the clean look of a modern design and the warm feel of a country style for a rustic modern bathroom has become more popular with today’s homeowners. Bertch’s Riverside style vanity in birch wood with brindle finish is one example of rustic style with a modern touch.
Industrial Bathroom Vanities
Industrial style bathroom vanities are a modern design trend once more common for masculine spaces but increasingly popular in family homes, blending a minimalist approach with styles that would be considered vintage or rustic. In terms of design, full access bathroom vanities are most commonly associated with this style.
Full access vanities feature frameless construction, a method of manufacturing that has become popular with homeowners interested in simple and more contemporary designs for their cabinets and vanities. This type of construction eliminates the face frame in favor of a thicker box for stability, which offers greater accessibility but does limit the cabinet or vanity to being used with full overlay doors with hinges attached directly to the sides.
Bertch’s Insignia door style collection is only available in full access construction and 3D Laminates, which are a thermoformed decorative surface that can be pressed or vacuum-formed to contour surfaces without requiring edge treatments. This line features frameless construction utilizing doweled and glued joints for a distinct look.
Traditional Bathroom Cabinets and Vanities
Last but not least, there is the simplistic comfort of traditional bathroom cabinets and vanities. Whereas contemporary vanities are often mounted to the wall, traditional bathroom vanities are designed to either rest on a solid base or sit on the floor using legs. This is especially important for those who value their storage space, as these cabinets and vanities offer more room than their wall-mounted counterparts for towels and other bathroom items and accessories.
Traditional vanities with double sinks are a popular staple that can add value to your bathroom should you decide to sell your home in the future.
Bertch’s traditional oak ensemble is an example of the traditional double sink design, complete with suspended drawers to create a unique dropped shelf with a wooden top.
Creating a Unique Bathroom Vanity Style
Create a space that will reflect your own unique style with a one-of-a-kind bathroom vanity. What does it mean to have a unique bathroom vanity? These types of vanities tend to be more eclectic than your traditional vanities, with bold colors and a wide range of hand-crafted materials. Clever drawer and cabinet designs are favored over more straightforward options.
If you are looking for a unique bathroom vanity, speak with a Bertch dealer to discuss options. The advantage of choosing Bertch for your cabinets is the ability to customize cabinet combinations. Consider custom legs, globes, or wall-mounting for a look that is anything but ordinary. Furniture style or “dresser style” vanities give a unique look. This style can be achieved by adding legs to vanity or by choosing a model like the Northbrook dresser vanity. Bertch’s dresser style vanities consist of three drawers and can feature any door style.
This two-tone bathroom vanity from Bertch blends two different styles — Osage and Riverside — made from birch but with contrasting sable and loft finishes.
Designing your bathroom is about making personal choices. When you purchase built-to-last vanities from Bertch, you’re making an investment in your home, and the diverse selection of vanities available to you can complement any interior design theme.
To find out more about options and customizations for your bathroom, visit our nearest showroom to talk to a designer and see our vanities up close and in person.