When you consider a bathroom remodel, you may not put too much consideration into vanity tops and cabinets. That is a mistake according to Re-Bath & More President Jon Witmer who noted that it should not be an afterthought.
Witmer explained that while it may be tempting to choose the cheapest cabinet, there are important factors to consider. Because the bathroom is an environment with high humidity and high use, the cabinet must be built to hold up said Witmer. Cabinets that are least expensive often have particle board construction which tend to swell up when it gets wet and often have drawer boxes that are stapled together.
Witmer suggested that you:
- Look for cabinets that are plywood construction which is more expensive than particle board but much more durable.
- Consider quality cabinets with dovetailed drawers. Most will have an option for full extension and soft close glides so that you can easily reach the items in the back of the drawer
- Investigate different colors and styles to match your personal style.
Options for vanity tops include:
- Cultured Marble –a gelcoat top but not the same color throughout. If it scratches, it cannot be repaired. It is the cheapest option.
- Onyx – similar manufacturing process to cultured marble, but same color throughout. This can be repaired and has a lifetime guarantee. It is available in many colors, matte and gloss and is the most popular choice for Re-Bath & More customers
- Solid Surface (Corian is the most well known brand) – as the name implies, it is solid throughout, can be repaired if damaged and has uniform coloration.
- Natural Stone – granite and marble, natural variations, needs to be sealed. Each top is one of a kind.
- Quartz – made up of natural stone particles and resin. In some ways it looks like natural stone but has a uniform look. It does not need to be sealed and is typically most expensive option
To work with a professional at Re-Bath & More, here is how to reach them:
245 Centerville Rd, Ste 4