Let’s try and figure out what the secret is to the intrigue and allure of cabinet vanities. To really understand this, we may need to go back in time. A while ago, before the invention and proliferation of cheap plastics, hardwood was still essentially the reigning king of all furnishing materials. Because the “assembly line” was not yet a widely-used system, wood craftsmanship was a truly valuable trade that required ample artistry and expertise, to say nothing of time and quality. Making cabinet vanities involved lots of care and pride, and artisans poured themselves into their work. And while many vanities were imitated or copied, they were never mass produced. Because of this, all of these vanities had their own unique character and personality. The owners of these cabinet vanities had the pride of knowing that they possessed a unique vanity that was built just for them.
I remember being a kid and admiring the elegant bath vanity we had in our house. It stood about five feet tall, and it had a dark stained finish. The legs of the vanity were designed to look like large bear claws. It was a very unique vanity, and one that I remember vividly. That’s what an antique bath vanity is supposed to do. It should grab your attention and capture your imagination, leaving an indelible imprint in your mind’s eye. When I walk into a room that has an antique vanity in it, for a moment in my mind, I can travel back to a time when everything was manufactured by hand to represent the epitome of skill and talent, when all things felt real and alive, and artificialty was frowned upon not embraced. A time when highly skilled craftsmen took great pride in their work and built beautiful cabinet vanities that would stand the test of time.
I hope I’m not misunderstood here. I know that the assembly line is not all bad, because after all, it made things like cabinet vanities more affordable for all people. But I do know for a fact that quality was sacrificed in the name of progress for quantity. Having cabinet vanities helps me feel a connection to my ancestors in a way that simple photographs can’t quantify. It takes me to a place where there are no automobiles, no deadlines, and a man or woman could slow down and enjoy life to the fullest measure.
You should really think about investing in some charming cabinet vanities, if you’re like me and you believe that a great vanity is representative of its owner. A house is just a thing made of wood, brick, and stone. A home is a living thing that you bring life to with yourself, your family, and your furnishings. Notably, cabinet vanities give a bathroom a unique character and style, not just a great new look. The type of personality depends on you and what your tastes are. Bathgems boasts a huge selection of cabinet vanities, so you should be able to find one that will change the personality of your bathroom to what you want it to be.
There is a stunning variety of cabinet vanities available online today. I have recently browsed several pages on Bathgems and other retail sites and I am happy to report that no two vanities on these sites look alike. Some of them have a rustic pioneer type feel to them, while others seem to be fit for a king and queen. It’s the most alluring and cool multitude of cabinet vanities I have ever seen. Each piece is a display of professionalism and utility that is rarely seen in today’s post industrial revolution world. Any one of them could serve as a movie prop, which would allow the viewer some suspension of disbelief and take them to another time period. I know some who are reading this might be thinking, “I agree that cabinet vanities look great, but don’t you have to choose between form and function?” The answer is absolutely not. The cabinet vanities from Bathgems offer both form and function. As a matter of fact, oftentimes water seems to flow even more effortlessly in these vanities than in machine processed ones,attesting to the superiority of handcrafted design. If you prefer your antique bathroom vanity to have a wood stain finish, or if you like the black hard wood with the fossil stone counter, or you like an elegant white finish with a marble counter top, chances are Bathgems has the right cabinet vanities for you. Each vanity will lend ample character and charm to any bathroom, which will be transformed from “just a room” to a cozy section of your home.