When it comes to the right material for a bathroom vanity, it's best to focus on a material that is not only durable, but water resistant and attractive as well. For this, consider solid wood, plywood, or properly treated medium density fiberboard. Neal Beckstedt suggests trying to get solid wood over plywood or wood blends to ensure the highest level of durability and longevity with your bathroom vanity. Since the vanity may be installed near water from a nearby sink or from liquid makeup, lotions, and skin oils, it's important that whatever material you choose is treated to be water resistant or quick to dry.
Most standard size bathroom vanities will measure 21" or 22" in depth, however, for a more narrow approach, look for depth measurements around 16" or 18". This is deep enough to provide a suitable platform for makeup, lotions, and other skincare products, while not taking up too much room in your bathroom. Standard widths can be anywhere from 22" to 72" depending on your unique needs and bathroom layout. Most individuals that go with a 16" depth vanity will go with a 30" width, while those that choose an 18" depth will normally go with a 36" width.
Common in many homes and apartments, as well as many hotels and motels, a narrow depth bathroom vanity is the perfect spot for your skincare routine to be done, makeup to be applied, or other appearances to be addressed. In general, the design of a vanity is normally simple with a rectangle shaped surface and a wall mounted mirror with room for a stool or small chair to slide under. However, it's not uncommon to find larger marquee style framed lighting attached to the surface, L-shaped layouts, and other unique vanity designs to suit your specific needs and room decor.
Regardless of your home's existing decor and overall aesthetic, you can find a narrow vanity that fits into your bathroom perfectly. Modern style bathrooms can go with stylish floating vanities, glass topped vanities, or a more traditional look with metal legs. If you're searching for a more traditional aesthetic, look for thick wood surfaces and heavy duty mirror framing to make a grand statement in your bathroom. You can easily blend the look of your vanity with the rest of your bathroom to blend the entire aesthetic together.