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Customization isn’t always necessary, but many people like to buy custom items to help create a more original décor and look for their home. Aside from this, customization is very useful when you have awkward spaces in your home. This is when sourcing out custom furniture builders would be key. One particular room in the home that often requires custom furniture, whether the home is new or old, is the bathroom. Bathrooms have the challenge of having to meet a variety of needs, and many modern commercial bathroom pieces just don’t take everything into consideration. Here are a few tips when shopping for custom bathroom vanities.

  1. Storage

This is probably the most important feature of any bathroom vanity. If you don’t have a linen closet, or easy access to one for your bathroom  having plenty of storage in your bathroom is important. On top of having room for towels, you’ll need space for toiletries, makeup, and even somewhere to put extra bathroom tissue. You can accomplish all of this by choosing a vanity that has a combination of cupboards and drawers, or one that incorporates a tall cabinet with open and cupboard covered shelves.

Another way you can achieve sufficient storage is by keeping the design simple, but elongating it. If you have the space, creating an extra-long vanity is a good idea, or planning your bathroom layout to make space for a vanity and a separate storage cabinet.

  1. Details

After you get your storage needs decided upon, you’ll need to determine if you require a custom vanity with enough surface space for one or two sinks. You will have to take the plumbing of these sinks into consideration when assessing your storage needs, as below counter plumbing will take up some of your cupboard space. The height of your cabinets can also be customized – as well as the depth. This is great for narrow rooms or for anyone who like a taller than the average counter surface.

Another important detail is the vanity material itself. A lot of commercial vanities are made of MDF or particle wood, and covered with a veneer. It’s affordable, but it’s lacking in durability and quality. Custom bathroom vanities can be found in hardwood, with a matching hardwood counter space, or can be designed with an alternate counter material in mind.

  1. Finishing touches

By choosing to buy a customizable bathroom vanity, you can select the finish or color that best fits with your bathroom and even select smaller custom details that you know will be important for your overall vision. This may include cutting a recess hole for a vessel sink, which is much smaller than those for traditional sinks.

It’s better for your home décor and your wallet to go with custom furniture pieces whenever you can. Although you pay more initially for the piece and its customizations, the quality of the workmanship and the materials guarantee your piece, and therefore your money, will last longer and go further than if you simply bought something out of a commercial warehouse.

If you’d like to order a custom bathroom vanity, or just browse what we have, visit FoxDen Decor online today.

You may have noticed that there has been a huge shift in what’s hot for home décor. This shift has been the move away from commercially available products to handcrafted items – some of which have been repurposed, or upcycled. One of the most sought after items is furniture made from reclaimed wood.

Where does it come from?

The wood for reclaimed wood furniture can come from pretty much anywhere, but a lot of it is from old barns and other farm structures that are torn down to make room for more modern buildings. The reason why this wood is so fabulous to use is because of the wear and tear, as well as the weathering that the wood goes through. It gives it a lot of personality and uniqueness that translates to anything you make out of it. Reclaimed wood vanities, dining tables and cabinets, can be a show stopping piece in your home.

Is it all the same?Industrial Vanity with Alder Wood

Unfortunately no. Like anything, the original quality of the wood will determine if it’s good enough to be reclaimed and used to create something new. Soft woods, or wood that was cut too thin, often doesn’t last long enough to be reclaimed, or doesn’t retain its strength well-enough to be reclaimed. Hardwoods are always the best choice when looking to reclaim wood. The climate of where the wood was originally used will also determine its viability. Wet or frequently damp climates wouldn’t normally produce usable materials.

What else can be done with it?

Although there is a strong market for handmade reclaimed wood furniture, it’s also popular for home design and construction features. Reclaimed wood plank floors, or even large reclaimed beams can make great real load bearing beams or columns in your home, or can be utilized to appear as if they are load bearing, when in fact they are only decorative. This look is a lot like having exposed brick walls. Depending on where you are sourcing your materials, reclaiming old barn boards for flooring is a great idea that can save you money, but it can be difficult to find an adequate source.

Home décor

We are all sorts of obsessed with our personal space. From man caves to custom walk-in closets, and custom kitchens to spa-like bathrooms – we are all striving to create a certain atmosphere in our homes so that we can be surrounded by spaces that help us relax and de-stress. Reclaimed wood furniture can help you achieve these key atmospheres easily. With a variety of finishes possible, adding a piece of reclaimed wood furniture to your home can add a real touch of character and a lot of history to any space.

Not only is reclaimed wood furniture a great conversation piece, but it’s also a good way to contribute and encourage to recycle materials like this. Rather than cutting down new trees to make the same piece, why not reuse perfectly good wood with a lot of life left, rather than seeing it burned or sent to a landfill. It’s an easy choice, and at FoxDen Decor, we have a great collection for you to consider too.