Where to Buy a Bathroom Vanity — We Asked Designers and Experts for Their Favorite Places to Shop

If you're remodeling your bathroom and are looking to add a pretty and functional vanity to the setup, then these 9 suggestions are worth a look

A bathroom with a vanity in ribbed design
(Image credit: Kaminski + Pew)

A bathroom vanity is a necessity that keeps all clutter at bay but it's also an element that adds to the room's aesthetics with its shape, size, materiality, and design style. In fact, I'd say it's one of the focal points in the room as it sets the tone for a sleek and modern bathroom that’s right on trend. And, its look can influence how light and bright the space is. The vanity allows you to add color to the room, with painted cabinetry and glittering hardware. It can also add layering to the room's scheme with interesting countertop materials. All in all, the bathroom vanity can speak to your personal style.

A good way to choose the right vanity is by measuring your bathroom, and calculating how much mirror and storage space is available. Next, decide on a style — do you prefer a modern, transitional, or mid-century design? I'd also say that choosing between a single and double bathroom vanity is important. While both have their pros and cons, you'll have to see which of the two makes more sense in terms of the space you have, your bathroom storage requirements, and the number of people using the space. And finally, make your color selection in tandem with the bathroom's palette.

'If you want a standard size and design, consider a buy-out vanity to not only save on cost but ensure quality,' says Sondra Ganz, a San Francisco-based designer and founder of Studio Ganz. 'But if you work with your designer or local showrooms, there are also some really great custom options.'

Keeping all these factors in mind, I'd say you're good to start browsing for your bathroom vanity. Here's a selection of 9 that are expert-approved. Perhaps one of these will catch your fancy so you don't need to spend hours looking for the perfect fit!

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How much should I expect to pay for bathroom vanity?

The overall cost of adding a new vanity to your bathroom depends on several factors such as the size, type and material of the product. For the product alone, you can expect to pay anywhere between $700-$2000. Plus, the labor cost for installation can be between $665 to $3,300 including disposing of the old vanity and vanity top, disconnecting, and re-plumbing. This apart, all vanities should ideally be complemented with a bathroom lighting piece, whether it's a wall sconce, a pendant, or a recessed light. And, you could also decide to add a backsplash which will cost about $1.50 to $30 per square foot; although most vanities include a backsplash. Do keep all these factors in mind before you go in for this purchase.

What time of year do bathroom vanities go on sale?

It's best to buy this product during seasonal sales and promotions, as they can significantly discount the bathroom reno. Black Friday is a good time to look out for sales; as is Memorial Day. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, many retailers offer festive discounts, so keep your eyes peeled for those.

Design Editor

Aditi Sharma Maheshwari is the Design Editor at Livingetc. She is an architecture and design journalist with over 10 years of experience. She's worked at some of the leading media houses in India such as Elle Decor, Houzz and Architectural Digest (Condé Nast). Till recently, she was a freelance writer for publications such as Architectural Digest US, House Beautiful, Stir World, Beautiful Homes India among others. In her spare time, she volunteers at animal shelters and other rescue organizations.