We are renovating 2 bathrooms and need to save money wherever we can, but still do a high end renovation. I was very hesitant to order a vanity online, not being able to see and feel the product made me VERY nervous. I decided to order this vanity for our hall bathroom, and if I was satisfied with the quality, I would order another for the master bath. Well, the vanity is installed and is really really nice. I am extremely happy with this purchase and I did order another Design Element vanity for our master bath (the Galatian). I don't rate this 5 stars for a few reasons which I will elaborate on below, but I can tell you that if I was only rating value, this would get 6 stars! I had shopped around for vanities for this renovation and looked at all of the big box stores, and many high end design centers. The price and value of this vanity cannot be beaten anywhere (though if you search, you may find the same unit a bit cheaper at other sites, but with club O and the 5% rebate overstock is the best!). What I found in terms of overall quality is why this vanity loses a star or two. Don't get me wrong, this is a very well made piece of furniture, and I am TOTALLY happy with my purchase, but if you are expecting a truly high end furniture quality piece, you may be slightly disappointed. By that I mean the drawers aren't dovetailed, and the drawer slides, while very nice stainless steel ball bearing slides, aren't the ultra high end concealed and self closing type. The doors are self closing, but the self closing hinges are mid range hinges. The only real issue I had was that the epoxy that holds the screw clip for the sink into the countertop came out while installing the sink. Not a big deal to epoxy it back, and my contractor says this happens all the time with Chinese made products, again it was a very easy fix, but it is something to realize. Also, I did not use the faucets that came with the vanity mainly because I wanted faucets that matched my shower fixtures, but the faucets looked fine, again, not high end, but the same that you would find at any big box store, I also find it VERY odd that the faucets don't match the finish of the handles on the vanity. With that said, again I have to say that I love this vanity. I looked at the big box stores and they can't even come close on the price. The only comparable vanity I could find at the big boxes that was close to this one was about $$$$$ and DIDN'T include the countertop or sinks!!! The countertop is fantastic, the marble looks custom and beautiful, and the sinks are fine simple porcelain sinks. What I found at the high end design centers was that a custom vanity like this would run me about $$$$$ plus countertop and sinks (and faucets and mirror). They also sell what they call "international" vanities which means vanities imported from China (just like this one). They started around $$$$$, plus countertop and sink which would be about another $$$$$-$$$$$. The fact that this vanity comes with everything and is so nice makes it an outstanding value and I highly recommend it! My contractor could not believe that it came with EVERYTHING including a huge and beautiful matching mirror. As long as you understand what you are buying you will be extremely happy with this purchase.
This is a great vanity. It looks higher end but saves you the cost. The mirror matches perfect. And the cabinet is very well built. We just installed this in our guest bathroom. It is not brown or dull as someone may have posted. It is a very nice shade of a darker, warm grey (not a cool grey) and has visual texture which I love. The soft close drawers and doors are stiff at first, but know those will lighten up a bit with some use. The cabinet hardware is solid, strong quality in a satin nickel or stainless finish. Countertop is a slightly ivory-white, not a bright bright white but not yellowish either. You will only notice if you put other bright whites against it. It's very nice, sleek and modern, heavy countertop. We hired the installation and our contractor was impressed which the mounting hardware. He did add blocking to the walls. We decided to use a different sink than the one that came with it. The sink that comes with it is good quality, we just preferred a more square shape than trapezoid. If you feel the same way, square or rectangle (or even round works) and those types of vessel sinks are easy to find in same/similar size. This is the reason I mention the color of the countertop because all whites are not the same. We mounted the vanity so that the top of the countertop is 32" and we have a 4" vessel sink on top which puts it at 36" which we prefer a little taller and we left 8" on each side so it does not touch the walls on either side.
Mine arrived with a broken mirror. The seller quickly processed a refund. Since I had a "free" cabinet, I tried to replace the mirror myself. It was less than *** at a local glass shop. I measured the mirror itself and used those dimensions instead of asking for a 16x20 piece. The door is a sandwich with a flimsy plastic flap (attached to the hinge), a layer of cardboard, and the mirror itself. It is all held together by a sheet metal U-channel bent around the edges and held together by a screw. If you try replacing the glass mirror, either be sure that you get the right thickness, or replace the cardboard layer with soft foam. I think the mirror I got was too thick, and I used the cardboard that came with it. It was VERY difficult to get the channel back on, and I ended up cracking the replacement while making the attempt. The cabinet itself is essentially a cheap plastic pan. Looks like it would work perfectly well, and it seemed sturdy enough for what I would have put in it. In the end, I paid three times as much for a nicer unit which arrived in a padded shipping box suspended by foam corners inside a giant shipping box. The mirrors in that one arrived intact. If I had another bathroom to re-do, I'd try ordering this one again in a heartbeat. The price to quality ratio of this one is exactly right for a spare bathroom.
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