Vanity means an excess of pride, but in American English, it also means a dressing table. Its second meaning basically extends to all kinds of furniture that are used for storing various toiletries and other objects used for personal hygiene, dressing up and beautification. Such vanities are, however, worthy of your vanity if they are made of the most excellent wood.
The Undying Popularity of Wooden Vanities
Modern bathroom vanities are a common example of wooden vanities. These pieces of furniture can be found in almost all kinds of bathrooms and can be in the form of some basic cabinets or else in the form of a full-fledged top to bottom series of wall-mounted cabinets, extending from under the basins and reaching up to the ceiling. The use of wooden furniture in the bathroom has for long been a part of the Western style of interior decoration. Wood has always been prized for its regality, usability, and affordability to be used aplenty wherever possible inside a house. Thus, wooden cabinets, drawers, and desks inside a bathroom are in no way unpopular even in today’s ultra-modern times. These vanities are as common as kitchen cabinets and can be found in almost every home in America and the rest of the western world.
Use Wooden Vanities for your Bathroom without a Doubt
The moment you hear about wood being used in a bathroom, your immediate reaction is to worry about the wood getting damp because the use of water is natural and necessary in a bathroom and it is used in large quantities. But there’s nothing to worry about. Wooden furniture inside a toilet or a bathroom is placed in such positions that they do not come in contact with water until and unless the user himself is clumsy enough to make the wood wet. But there is a solution even for that.
The use of laminates can work wonders in waterproofing the entire furniture. It would, of course, do away with the beauty of exposed solid timber, with all its regal shine covered up by the plastic shine of laminates.
That is why the use of laminated wooden vanities is not yet as popular as the use of solid wooden modern bathroom vanities. People still can’t resist the charms of a Glazed Maple, or a Northern Maple, or a Walnut or a Toffee or even a Vintage White set of furniture that can brighten up any bathroom. Cabinets having raised panels, dovetailed drawers and automatic-closing soft impact doors and drawers are perfect for use in bathrooms. They also have multiple shelves and compartments to maximize space and usability.
These cabinets, drawers, and desks can house every kind of toiletry that you use and they come in most handy, when there are multiple people with multiple kinds of toiletries that need to be stored in separate compartments so that people don’t end up using each others’ toiletries making the whole situation quite unhygienic.
As mentioned earlier, modern bathroom vanities made of wood are kept in such a way that minimizes their probability of getting wet. Inside a bathroom, the lavatory, the bathtub, and the shower area are kept separately from the area that contains the wooden furniture. This particular area is simply used for drying yourself, brushing at the sink, looking at the mirror, dressing up and utilizing the various toiletries kept inside the furniture.
Thus, it is ensured from beforehand that the normal use of water inside your bathroom never jeopardizes your attempt to make your bathroom look as regal and fine as any other area of your house. No wonder wooden cabinets are so popularly used in toilets as kitchen cabinets are used in your kitchen cum dining spaces. The beauty of wood is never underestimated and is therefore never under-used in the Western world.