Our bathrooms are no longer just functional places for a quick wash. They are becoming ever more luxurious and something like our own personal sanctuaries. And thankfully making your bathroom the envy of your friends need not cost you the earth.
Here at UK Bathrooms we have everything you need to create the look you want at a price you can afford. Right now we're seeing that vanity units and washstands are increasingly popular. They are a great place to store all those bathroom essentials that you don't want on display.
We have several great looking washstands from just over a hundred pounds, but if you're looking for an elegant solution for a truly high end bathroom then we can help there too. Our selection of nearly three hundred sink and storage options includes the rather exclusive ranges from Roca and Vitra. Vanity units and washstands take on a whole new perspective when you look to their products.
Vanity unit buyers guide
The 21st century bathroom has changed dramatically over the years alongside the alterations to households and their sizes, innovations in technology, interior design trends, and socially impacting issues like just how much time we spend at work.
The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house, whether you live alone, as part of a couple, in a shared house with a bunch of friends or have a big and bustling family full of children and visitors. We need our bathrooms to function beautifully, look smart and work effectively for our individual needs.
We now want our bathrooms to be reflective of our homes: comfortable, relaxing and functional.
One of the biggest needs for most bathrooms, regardless of household size, is extra storage.
With bathroom supplies, cleaning products, toiletries, towels and bath mats all taking up so much space, finding neat and tidy storage solutions can be difficult, especially in small and awkwardly shaped bathrooms.
A vanity unit provides much-needed space while creating a smart and chic look with a luxe feel. There's a reason why five-star hotels invest in this classic piece of bathroom furniture, as they always look glamorous while keeping the bathroom organised, clean and crisp. Freeing up space around the basin by keeping toiletries and cleaning products below the vanity unit helps to keep the bathroom cleaner and more hygienic for longer, giving you the chance to be minimal with your design choices or fill the counter space with beautiful accessories.
If your tastes are more traditional and classic, then these collections of vanity units will be to your liking.
The luxury bathroom brand Imperial Bathrooms are known for their elegant and superior collections and their designers create a whole variety of styles that are perfectly suited to so many decors.
The Radcliffe Thurlestone 2 drawer vanity unit comes in a choice of wall mounted with sleek legs or floor mounted, which looks like a beautiful antique chest of drawers. This solid, natural oak vanity unit is inspired by Victorian furniture but details such as the simple, linear handles keep it fresh and unique. This unit is made from solid oak and comes with a choice of finishes including golden oak varnish or the darkest wenge varnish, but there is also a dreamy colour palette of hand painted finishes too, from classic white linen to relaxing and cool sage thistle which would really add character and depth to any style of bathroom. The two drawers below the basin are the perfect size for storing away all those unsightly bits and bobs around the bathroom.
For a luxurious hotel style, Imperial's Astoria Deco Barrington collection is Great Gatsby-esque in design. The twin vanity unit is floor mounted in solid oak with a granite worktop and gloriously shiny 1920s-style taps. With a selection of wood finishes including walnut, or natural oak, and a choice of worktops from fashionable white marble and glossy black granite, there is the opportunity to customise this unit to suit your room style perfectly.
A sumptuous take on a country-style bathroom, the Roper Rhodes Hampton floor mounted vanity unit is a stand-alone product. The craftsmanship in the handmade cabinet speaks for itself in terms of quality and the beautifully designed extras such as the semi-counter top, perfect for storing small accessories like soap dispensers, comes in a selection of muted colours and textures. The rustic ceramic basin, which would not look out of place in a French farmhouse, adds real character to this vanity unit. Design features such as the magnetic catches on the unit doors make this easy to use and accessible.
For a touch of utilitarian vintage chic, the Laufen 'Pro A' wall mounted vanity unit creates a modern take on a traditionally simplistic style that would comfortably sit in a vintage designed bathroom.
Over the last few decades, contemporary interior design trends have spread to the bathroom, making this room just as desirable as any other room in the house. With an emphasis on strong and modernist design features, clean and sharp lines and the simplicity that comes with minimalism, contemporary style is the perfect choice for busy bathrooms.
Contemporary and natural, Bauhaus Svelte wall mounted vanity unit combines the qualities of practical design, beautiful aesthetics, high-quality materials and luxe features to create a vanity unit that would look high class in any sized bathroom. The organic wave shape of this wall mounted vanity unit cleverly conceals two deep, soft-close drawers for extra storage. The beautifully sized counter top and sink made from strong and elegant white mineral marble are cleverly designed with an antibacterial coating to fight bathroom bacteria and keep the vanity unit hygienic and clean. It can also be customised with the choice of cabinet colours made from beautiful woods such as dark eucalyptus, white gloss and matte coffee, giving you real options for colour schemes.
The ultimate in a contemporary design inspired by modern art, vanity units that float seamlessly make a strong and bold statement to any bathroom. Laufen's PRO wall mounted vanity unit is a fantastic option for those trying to make use of as much space as possible. The hidden shelf at the side of the cabinet makes a nice place for storing items and toiletries you don't mind having on show whilst the cupboard below is perfect for extra towels and cleaning products. With a whole selection of options such as different sizes, materials and a choice of any colour from their collection of 38 different tones, this linear and contemporary vanity unit would look fabulous in any home.
Roca's Victoria N wall mounted vanity unit looks like something from a boutique hotel in Brooklyn or Shoreditch. The juxtaposition of shining chrome of the pullout drawer handle alongside the beautifully grained dark wood and glossy white basin made from vitreous china really speak volumes about the quality of this piece of bathroom furniture and creates an impressive contemporary aesthetic with a subtle nod to the 70s. The double sinks and soft-close cupboards give a luxurious element of hotel-chic, whilst providing ample space for either a busy couple or households where space is scarce.
Imperial create bathroom furniture inspired by the past but that isn't to say they don't have stunning things for your contemporary bathroom. The 'Astoria Deco Cuda' vanity unit is floor mounted and comes in either honey coloured oak or the darkest wenge, which would look fantastic with a monochrome colour scheme and the decorative chrome p-trap adds a nice industrial element to quite a simple style. The open section beneath the sink would be a great place to store neatly folded fluffy towels.
Modular vanity units are fantastic ways of providing more storage space in your bathroom and as they are separate pieces of furniture, they do not require ripping out existing basins and baths. They are perfect for quick makeovers.
The timeless elegance of Villeroy and Boch bathroom furniture speaks for itself. This brand, founded in France in 1748, has a strong history of creating stunning pieces of furniture that combine functionality with traditional beauty. The 'La Belle' collection of separate units includes a wall mounted tall cabinet, elegantly floating wall mounted sideboard and a wall mounted dressing table. 'La Belle' comes in an exquisite white finish with chrome handle details and combines the aesthetic of the French heritage with the simplicity of modern craftsmanship. The tall cabinet is equipped with an interior light and perfectly organised glass shelves for a selection of larger products and smaller accessories. The sideboards provide ample room for toiletries and free up floor space, which is especially great for hygiene, usability and making the most of the wall. The dressing table is timelessly glamorous with counter space for accessories, a soft-close drawer and a chrome lamp with white lamp shade for perfect lighting whilst you are getting ready. As this collection is wall mounted, hinges and wiring are beautifully hidden and disguised.
For more contemporary tastes, there is a great selection handpicked from high-calibre brands.
The Bauhaus Glide II wall mounted shelf and wall mounted tall storage unit is made from strong and beautiful wood in a choice of finishes and colours allowing it to become a stand out piece of furniture in any bathroom. The white gloss would simply blend into white walls and sit like a stunning painting in a modern art gallery, whilst the driftwood finish adds an organic, nautical atmosphere to the room. The tall unit features extras which are perfect for busy bathrooms such as an integrated laundry basket, giving you the chance to free up floor space that can become cluttered with bulky laundry baskets.
Roper Rhodes Vista wall mounted tall storage cabinet combines a mixture of materials in a linear design to make something that feels innately urban and cool, with an element of East-London about it. The external cabinet is customisable in a range of mixed finishes from white with dark elm, white with light elm, taupe with dark elm or all over white. The sleek chrome handle finishes off the external look and inside the cabinet, there are glass shelves which are colour matched to the external colour. It's a fabulous choice for a hip and cool bathroom.
With such a fantastic choice on offer, these handpicked collections are all of the highest qualities from exceptionally respected brands. You are guaranteed to find something that suits your individual bathroom needs from UK Bathrooms.
While vanity units usually have the sink built in, we also offer a range of matching drawers from Bauhaus that bring a touch of elegance, and plentiful storage to your new sanctuary. Soft closing and touch to open drawers complete the feel.
If you don't want to be as modern as some of the cutting edge sleek finished products then look to the Roper Rhodes Hampton range. It will give you a traditional look, but with modern quality and convenience.
Find you vanity unit online, then choose the accessories you need and place your order. Your goods will be with you in just a few days.