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Solving Common Bathroom Vanity Problems

February 16, 2016

Bathroom Vanity

Has your bathroom vanity seen better days?

Wood was largely absent from bathrooms from the ’60s through the ’90s — much to the chagrin of buyers and real estate agents. It was falsely believed that a damp environment wasn’t conducive to wood. Wouldn’t it rot? Or harbor dangerous mold? Would you need to keep re-painting or re-staining year after year?

The answer to all of these questions is no. In fact, wood is one of the best choices for a bathroom vanity.

Wood doesn’t rot easily or overnight. Take a look at any construction site, and you’ll see untreated wood getting rained on for weeks at time.

Wood, even in its natural form, can stand up to rainy or wet conditions. That’s why a wooden vanity base and natural stone countertop is such a great combination.

Bathroom or Spa?

One of the biggest problems with bathroom vanities is how quickly they go out of style.

Along with the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the most commonly remodeled rooms. You can spend a pretty penny here, so you want your remodel to last a while. Whether you choose clean and simple lines for the vanity or something more intricate and flowery, if it’s wood, you can rest easy knowing it’s timeless.

If you ever want to dramatically change the look of your vanity for an affordable price, you can always sand it, and then stain or paint it another shade or color. Going from a wooden vanity with a dark stain to a light and bright painted vanity will completely change your bathroom’s look.

Plus, unlike manmade materials, it’s easy to sand, stain and paint over chips, stains or other blemishes.

It’s What’s Inside that Counts

Unfortunately, a common complaint with vanities is that the drawers and/or cabinets go off track. This might be from subpar craftsmanship, constant use or a single incident.

With wood, an expert craftsman can relatively easily adjust the tracks and hardware so your vanity is like new again. That might not be feasible with another material (like particleboard) — in fact, the drawer or even the entire vanity might need replacing!

Your bathroom vanity can dramatically increase (or decrease!) your home’s value. Real wood adds beauty to your bathroom. It’s also one of the best materials to work with, and the perfect option for a room that’s often wet and humid, and where oils, creams and other products are often spilled.

Call Swirl Woodcraft today and start creating your very own custom vanity that’s sure to become the focal point of your bathroom.