Planning to do some remodelling and looking for good bathroom vanity options? Depending on your preferences, a timber vanity may be a fantastic choice.

In this article, join the Hera Bathware team in exploring the benefits of timber vanities, how to choose the right one, and the qualities that make it a desirable addition to your bathroom.

Let’s get started.


Why Do People Love Timber Vanities?

Before we get into the specifics of getting a timber vanity for your bathroom, we must first consider the motivations that drive this idea.

It’s a given that choosing a bathroom design is entirely up to one’s preferences, but did you know that interiors with dominant wood elements were scientifically proven to be more ‘homey, relaxing, and warmer’ than any other materials?

According to a concept coined the biophilic effect, humans have a natural tendency to opt for natural materials that incorporate them – like timber vanities. Some studies also found that these natural design elements can even mitigate physical stress and induce a ‘healing effect’ on recovering patients.

With that said, choosing the right timber vanity is essential for a well-designed bathroom, and there are three key metrics in choosing a good timber vanity – namely durability, aesthetics, and cost.

Durability and Hardness

For most homeowners, durability is the biggest concern as you’re exposing timber to a high-moisture environment.

A good timber vanity bathroom must be able to withstand environmental factors such as water, steam, and fluctuating temperatures to avoid warping, rotting, or deteriorating over time. 

They must also be able to withstand general wear and tear such as minor scratches and dents as well.

Hardwood timbers such as oak are perfect for this application as they offer excellent inherently strong, moisture resistance, and durability thanks to their natural oils.


Compatibility with Aesthetics

The next important factor is its compatibility with your existing style. Timbers add a sense of warmth and sophistication, and it may feel out of place when put in a minimalist or ultra-modern bathroom.

If put in a more traditional or rustic bathroom, however, your timber vanity may complement the other elements – tiles, fixtures, and fittings – and improve its overall appeal. This is an important thing to take note of as the vanity often serves as the ‘centrepiece’ of the bathroom.

Additionally, you should also consider the functionality of your timber vanity. Look for a model that can withstand the weight of the sink and offer ample storage space to keep your bathroom organised. This helps maximise its value if you consider aesthetics as a key factor.


Cost and Maintenance Requirements

While it’s tempting to opt for a cheaper vanity, it’s crucial to take into account the durability of the wood to maximise its long-term value. Investing in a sturdier wood with a higher price tag may actually be more cost-effective than frequently replacing a cheaper, less durable option.

Additionally, some timber vanities may require more tender, loving care than other types. Timber such as teak may require more upkeep in terms of oiling and sealing when compared to hardwoods like oak or maple.

Upgrade Your Bathroom With Hera Bathware

A timber vanity bathroom can be a stylish and warm addition to your home, but in order to achieve this, you have to consider various factors to see if it’s the right aesthetic for you.

However, getting a durable, functional, and aesthetic timber vanity for a fair price may be a challenge, but it is ultimately possible with the help of Hera Bathware. We have a diverse range of wall-hung, freestanding, and compact vanities that offer a stylish, yet functional solution.

If a certain vanity piqued your interest, contact us today or visit any of our showrooms for assistance.

July 02, 2024 — Kane Waters