Spare towels, that extra bottle of shampoo, a moderate collection of bath soaks and salts.
There are plenty of reasons why you might be searching for extra storage space in your bathroom. Especially if you don’t have the luxury of a linen closet, tucking all of your necessities out of sight can be a particular challenge, which is why the design of one feature, in particular, is of the utmost importance: your bathroom vanity.
A few smartly arranged cabinets and drawers can transform the space under your sink into an area that instills order. Have some extra vertical space? Take a cue from your kitchen and stretch your cabinets up to the ceiling. Think you only have enough room for a pedestal sink? Make the most of a narrow spot with a couple of drawers.
But that’s not to say that this room element is only about its function. Eye-catching drawer pulls, brightly hued fronts, and warm woods can make the bathroom vanity the focal point of the space—just take a look at these six ideas.
The Bright Blue
Design: Larisa Barton
An all-white bathroom with marble walls is the peak of serenity—but a hint of color is always a welcome addition. Here, designer Larisa Barton chose Semihandmade’s beaded cabinet fronts in Agave for a playful, yet classic accent. Lucite drawer pulls look sleek and modern without drawing any attention away from the fresh color.
The Modern Floater
Photography: Mitch Johnson; Design: Anna-Lisa Horton
Floating bathroom vanities are a popular choice in contemporary designs, but the basin sink in designer Anna-Lisa Horton’s Rockford, Illinois home takes this one above-and-beyond. The choice of Semihandmade Impression fronts in Tahoe, paired with Half Moon handles, bodes well with the space’s modern bohemian vibe, complementing the warmth of the pink tiles from Mosaic Tile Supply.
The Serene Shaker
Design: Sara Rose
If you prefer a classic style, shaker doors impart a timeless appeal in either a kitchen or a bathroom. In fact, these Semihandmade cabinets in Cove, designed in collaboration with Chris Loves Julia, are suitable for both spaces. The light, neutral wood tone pairs especially well with the room’s darker hues—a black shiplap wall and matching floor tiles.
The Bottom’s Up
Photography: Alison Bernier; Design: Samantha Gluck
No linen closet, no problem: Here, designer Samantha Gluck created a small nook, perfect for towel storage, in between a floating vanity and a bottom platform. While this clever arrangement is outside-the-box, the white drawers and cabinets, paired with a marble countertop, are perfectly timeless (with a unique twist, thanks to their mid-century wooden hardware).
The Neat Neutral
Photography: Rennai Hoefer; Design: Kristen Forgione
White is a go-to hue in bathrooms for a reason: It always looks clean and calming. But in this Gilbert, Arizona, home, the designer opted for a different neutral with Semihandmade’s Supermatte Slab cabinets in Desert Grey. The warm undertone of the vanity fronts makes them a great pairing with the room’s peach wallpaper—proof you don’t have to choose between pattern and color in a smaller space.
The Fine Lines
Photography: Reagan Taylor; Design: Celine Ord
If you have ample room for bathroom vanity cabinets, make the most of it. That’s what designer Celine Ord did in this Fredericksburg, Texas, space, using Semihandmade Impression fronts in Tahoe. Their seamless style, paired with minimal tab pull hardware from Goldenwarm, lends a tranquil feel to the space—even with an impressively high (six!) number of drawers incorporated into their design. The bathroom mirror, aligned flush with the tallest cabinet, make the substantially sized room look even bigger.