While the contemporary and modern bathroom vanity is gaining popularity, there are still quite a few people who prefer the look of an antique bathroom vanity. Why is that? It all comes down to personal preference and the style of your house. In an old house or cottage, the antique rustic look would fit great with the overall decor of the home.
Antique vanities also add a lot of charm and uniqueness to your bathroom style. To say the least, an antique vanity is not popular and not a style that we see each and every day. For people wanting to put an antique vanity in their bathroom, it is generally the focal point of the entire washroom as it stands out with its unique look. Also ,you cannot have modern bathroom fixtures with an antique vanity. Therefore, you will have to avoid the stainless steel and glass modern look. The accents have to be wood and rustic.
Before you rush out to go buy an antique bathroom vanity, there is one important thing you must consider. You must ask yourself whether you want a real antique bathroom vanity or a reproduction (fake) antique bathroom vanity. There are many vanity manufacturers that are noticing the demand for antique vanities and they are making new vanities that “look” old/antique.
A real antique vanity is harder to find and will be more expensive. However, these will be completely unique and genuine. There are only a few reputable antique dealers that sell real antique vanities. Even the ones that sell reproductions will market their vanities as being “antique” so watch out and don’t get scammed. You have to make sure that the dealer is selling a genuine antique vanity.
Whether you want a real one or a reproduction, you must also consider the quality and look. Some antiques are nice and some are not, the same with the reproductions. So first and foremost, you will want a vanity that looks nice since you will be stuck seeing it every day! You will also want to purchase a vanity that is quality made. Many antiques are old and if they haven’t been refurbished, they can break down and won’t be durable. In those cases, a reproduction will give you the look of an antique but the quality and durability of a brand new vanity. Therefore choose wisely!