Buying Guide for freestanding vanity units

What is a bathroom freestanding vanity unit and what will it do for your bathroom decor? Freestanding vanity units can come in numerous colours, shapes and sizes in order offer the customer to find a unit to best match their space. With plenty of traditional and modern freestanding vanity units to choose from, you can often be spoilt for choice. In this simple guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know before you buy so you can find the perfect unit to match your decor.




What is a vanity unit?

A vanity unit is an item of bathroom furniture that integrates a basin with cupboards or drawers underneath. Vanity units provide extra storage space within your bathroom, both with cupboards and drawers, as well as surface areas for keeping everyday essentials close to hand. They are also very good at hiding away unsightly pipework.

As well as being functional, vanity units add a real touch of style, from traditional and classic looks to ultra-modern and minimalist.


What types of bathroom are freestanding units suitable for?

Freestanding vanity units are ideal for both large and small bathrooms, which range in a large variety of styles. If your bathroom has a lot of free space available, you could choose a larger unit (800-1200mm) for a strong visual impact. Having a large unit also means that you can keep a lot of your bathroom essentials within easy reach.

There are also plenty of options for smaller bathrooms too. You can choose a simple, slimline vanity unit (or cloakroom unit) that will not only look great but also provide some handy extra storage.


What sort of colours are available?

Freestanding vanity unit as standard come in a variety of colours and finishes, meaning you can find exactly the right look to fit in with the style of your bathroom. White or white gloss finishes are popular, as they are easy to clean and provide a minimalist, fresh look. However, we have a range of different colours available, from an ocean blue, matt grey, natural oak etc.


What sizes are available?

Vanity units come in a wide range of heights, widths and depths, so there are plenty of options to fit your space. Before purchasing, it’s very important to measure your room carefully so you can see what units would fit and suit your space. Don’t forget to factor in the area needed to open doors and drawers, too.


Are they easy to install?

All of Bathshed’s Freestanding Vanity Units vanity units come pre-assembled, meaning you won’t have the bother of putting all together. Vanity units are easy to install, usually with an inset at the rear for all your pipework. If you are unsure, we would recommend that you employ a professional plumber to fit the basin, taps etc.


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