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Home Design Guides: Vanity, Bathroom

How to choose a bathroom vanity cabinet

How to choose a bathroom vanity cabinet

How to choose a vanity that looks good, which contains adequate storage, and which has enough basins and bench space.

Soap dishes and recesses

Nobody likes to drop the soap. Ensuring that you have somewhere to put it is not complicated, but it's good to know what your options are.

Traps, drains and wastes

Traps, drains and wastes

Also called drains and plugholes, wastes are the grills through which water is drained as it leaves your bathroom. Find out what variations exist for wastes.

Types and styles of taps

Types and styles of taps

Taps can come in matching bathroom sets, but can also be mixed and matched to great effect.

How to clean vanities and cabinets

Cleaning your vanity is good for hygiene - it's also a way to prevent permanent stains, and to keep your bathroom looking good.

Vanity cabinet maintenance

Vanity cabinet maintenance

Once your new vanity's installed, you will need to look after it to preserve its appeal. Cleaning your vanity regularly is important not just for the sake of hygiene, but also to prevent long term staining.

Vanity cabinet materials and styles

Vanity cabinet materials and styles

Find out more about how to match the materials and overall style of a vanity to your bathroom.

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Vanity size and position

Vanity size and position

One of the biggest issues - especially in small bathrooms - is how much space your vanity will take up.

Medicine cabinets

Medicine cabinets aren't found in all homes, but are still very popular and can add much-needed storage to your bathroom.

Bathroom mirrors

Bathroom mirrors: types and styles

There are many mirror options to look into, including fog-proof (or 'fogless') mirrors and custom-cut shapes and sizes.

Types of basins

There are many types of basin to suit all types of tastes, needs and settings. Find out how to choose one for your bathroom.

Types of vanity cabinets

The type of vanity you choose for your bathroom will either improve or limit how useful your bathroom is.

Vanity, basin and mirror types

Types of vanities, basins and mirrors

The right vanity can turn a nice bathroom into a spectacular one. This is true when starting a new bathroom from scratch, but is even more obvious in renovations.

Vanity cabinet checklist

Vanity cabinet checklist

If you're choosing a vanity cabinet for your bathroom, this downloadable checklist will help you to ensure that you're making the best choice for your needs.

How to clean mirrors

How to clean mirrors

A clean bathroom mirror will affect how big the room feels, as well as how much light is reflected throughout the bathroom.

Distance between water and power points

Regulations in Australia restrict where you're able to position power points in relation to sinks and taps. Find out what the rules say, and how far your power points will need to be from your kitchen sink.

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