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Signs It Might be Time to Replace Your Bathroom Vanity, Part 1

October 8, 2019

At Swirl Woodcraft, we’re proud to offer only the highest-quality materials and design professionals when it comes to custom bathroom cabinets and vanities. We offer styles ranging from traditional to modern, with a variety of drawer options, size considerations and numerous other choices for you to browse.

One common question we get from potential clients who are considering our wide array of bathroom options: How do I know when it’s time to replace my current bathroom vanity? While the factors in this answer will depend on individual circumstances in many cases, there are a few universal elements that many people consider here. In this two-part blog, we’ll go over several reasons why many homeowners make the choice to replace their bathroom vanity.

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Damage Concerns

Perhaps the most common reason for folks to replace their bathroom vanity is significant damage that’s taken place on the old vanity. Years of exposure to moisture and various stressors will wear down even the strongest vanity materials, and while there might be certain situations where repairing small damage areas makes sense, there comes a point where replacing the entire thing is the more economical move.

How do you know when damage has reached a serious enough point to warrant replacement? Again, this is something of a personal choice factor, but anytime damage is so significant that it’s altered either the practical usage of your vanity or a major area of its aesthetic appearance, it’s time to consider new options.

Mold Issues

Because vanities come into direct contact with water on a regular basis, another potential long-term issue to look out for is the presence of mold or mildew. This is a particular risk if you’ve had any recent plumbing leaks or related issues in the bathroom.

In some cases, you might see mold building up on certain hardware pieces on the vanity, such as the hinges of their doors. While minor mold concerns can be remediated, repeated issues here might signal a need to replace the vanity with a better mold-resistant material.

Home Remodel

One of the top areas often considered for home remodeling is the bathroom, and the vanity is often one of the first pieces to look at. Bathrooms and kitchens are known as the two room types considered the highest-ROI options for home remodels – the value they tend to bring to your home often well exceeds what you pay for them. As a central point in any bathroom, a vanity is often a big part of this, so it’s important to strongly consider it during a remodel, especially if you’re thinking of selling anytime in the near future.

For more on signs it’s time to replace your bathroom vanity, or to learn about any of our custom cabinets or other woodworking materials, speak to the staff at Swirl Woodcraft today.