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At Deslaurier, we talk a lot about kitchen cabinetry. Today, we’re breaking the norm.
We’re talking bathroom vanities!
Our customers have asked us to shed some light on the cost of bathroom vanities, and we’re here to answer them.
This article will tell you everything you need to know about how much a custom bathroom vanity costs. We’ll discuss vanity size, configuration, and style alongside cabinet wood species, door style, and finish. We’ll also cover hardware and countertops.
Plus, we’ll take a look at four different example quotes for a Deslaurier double-sink vanity (standard vs. high-end) and powder room vanity (standard vs. high-end).
If you’re interested in keeping your account balance healthy throughout your bathroom overhaul, keep reading!
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Custom Cabinet Manufacturing: What’s Involved
You’re desperate to upgrade your master ensuite. You’re dying to re-do the main floor powder room. A customized bathroom vanity will do just the trick.
Now you’re asking yourself, “how much does custom millwork cost?”
Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple.
Custom cabinets are—you guessed it—custom. When you go to a cabinet maker for a vanity, you’re picking a unique combination of cabinet size, door style, wood species, finish, and hardware. There are, without exaggeration, unlimited design possibilities.
It goes without saying that getting a cookie-cutter quote is no small feat—but we’re going to break it down step by step.
Let’s look at these cost contributors one at a time:
- Vanity size and configuration
- Vanity style
- Cabinet wood species, door style, and finish
Once we’ve looked at each one in detail, we’ll give four real-life examples of Deslaurier bathroom vanity costs.
Bathroom Vanity Size and Configuration
First things first. Your vanity’s size and configuration are a primary cost contributor to your final invoice.
How big is your custom bathroom vanity going to be? If you’re designing a 36”-wide vanity for your powder room you’re undoubtedly going to pay less than if you’re shopping for a 96”-wide double-sink vanity for your master bath.
It goes without saying that the size of the unit directly impacts the amount of material required. Plus, the bigger the vanity, the more space you have for drawers and cupboards. The more drawers and cupboards you add, the more your cost will go up.
For reference, single-sink vanities are typically 24-48” wide and double-sink vanities are between 60-96”. These are just general ranges, though—you can customize your vanity however you like.
Vanity height is another crucial point to consider. At Deslaurier, our standard height is 32”, which some clients find too low for their liking. If you prefer, you can upgrade to a 36” height (which is the norm for cabinets in kitchens). However, the upgrade will increase the total cost of the unit.
The configuration of your space also plays a role in determining costs. Are you planning on placing your vanity between two walls? Many times, walls aren’t perfectly straight. Designers must create custom fillers for the unit to ensure a seamless installation.
Your designer will collaborate with you to customize your vanity’s size and configuration to your lifestyle and tastes.
Bathroom Vanity Style
The next cost contributor is style. Beyond size and configuration, part of a vanity’s price tag is the cost of physically manufacturing your custom vanity.
Some vanity styles are harder to fabricate than others.
Take a look at the following examples:
Wall-Mounted Bathroom Vanities
This wide, double-sink beauty looks like it's suspended in thin air. It’s a “floating” or “wall-mounted” vanity type. Wall-mounted vanities are generally more complex to build; they require special mounting brackets and sometimes extra wall support.
Freestanding Bathroom Vanities
This vanity, on the other hand, you can see is firmly planted on the ground. This is a more common freestanding vanity variety that is mounted to the wall while it simultaneously rests on the ground. Because freestanding vanities don’t require the same labour and hardware as floating vanities, they tend to be more affordable.
Cabinet Wood Species, Door Style, and Finish
Now we know the size and style of your vanity, let’s find out what it’s actually made of.
The wood species you choose will impact the cost of the cabinets. At Deslaurier, we offer many different wood varieties, like oak, maple, walnut, hickory, alder, and birch, among others. Maple is a common, standard, affordable choice. Walnut is a rarer, pricier pick.
Then, on top of the wood species itself, you’ll also choose what door style and finish you prefer. Both of these choices have varying price ranges. To learn more about the cost differences between finish selections, check out our article on stained cabinets vs. painted cabinets.
Hardware usually doesn’t account for too much of your final invoice, but it’s still worth adding to your calculations to get a more accurate idea of what you’ll be spending.
The average doorknob or finger pull ranges from $5-40. If you have a vanity with four drawers and two cupboards, you’ll need to order 6 units.
If your selection costs $10 apiece, your hardware will cost $60.
Bathroom Vanity Countertops
Your vanity countertop is another cost, separate from the cabinets themselves, to consider.
Do you want engineered quartz as a countertop? You’re looking at $80-180 per sq. ft.
Or maybe you absolutely love the look of granite surfaces. Granite ranges from $75-200 per sq. ft.
Quartz and granite are two solid surface, stone materials. As an alternative, you can opt for a manmade material like laminate, which is generally more affordable than any stone.
The Learning Centre has an article about the best countertops for your kitchen—while it’s not bathroom-specific, there’s a ton of information about the unique characteristics of popular countertop varieties inside.
The cost of your countertop depends on the material you select.
Examples of Custom Vanity Quotes
After all your selections are made, what’s the final figure you should expect to see on that invoice for a custom bathroom vanity in Ottawa?
Between $2,250-7,600 (not including sinks, faucets, or backsplashes).
Let’s look at some real-life examples.
Powder Room Vanity: Entry-Level Option
This powder room vanity is a freestanding style, 36” wide and 32” high. It includes Deslaurier’s Brookfield shaker door style in maple with a standard stain and standard hardware allowance. The countertop is an entry-level quartz option. Sink, faucet, and backsplash are not included.
Cabinet cost: appox. $1,200.00 (including installation and delivery).
Countertop cost: approx. $1,050.00 (including template, supply, and installation).
Total cost: $2,250.00 + HST
Powder Room Vanity: High-End Option
This powder room vanity is a wall-mounted style, 36” wide and 32” high. It includes Deslaurier’s Brookfield shaker door style in walnut with a standard stain and a standard hardware allowance. The drawer box has wood dovetail joinery and a full-extension and soft-close feature. The countertop is a high-end quartz selection. Sink, faucet, and backsplash are not included.
Cabinet cost: appox. $2,250.00 (including installation and delivery).
Countertop cost: approx. $1,600.00 (including template, supply, and installation).
Total cost: $3,850.00 + HST
Double-Sink Vanity: Entry-Level Option
This double-sink vanity is a freestanding style, 72” wide and 32” high. It includes Deslaurier’s Brookfield shaker door style in maple with a standard stain and a standard hardware allowance. The drawer box has is a standard Metabox with a soft-close feature added. The countertop is an entry-level quartz selection. Sinks, faucets, and backsplash are not included.
Cabinet cost: appox. $2,150.00 (including installation and delivery).
Countertop cost: approx. $1,550.00 (including template, supply, and installation).
Total cost: $3,700.00 + HST
Double-Sink Vanity: High-End Option
This double-sink vanity is a wall-mounted style, 72” wide and 32” high. It includes Deslaurier’s Brookfield shaker door style in walnut with a standard stain and a standard hardware allowance. The drawer box has wood dovetail joinery and a full-extension and soft-close add-on. The countertop is a high-end quartz selection. Sinks, faucets, and backsplash are not included.
Cabinet cost: appox. $4,750.00 (including installation and delivery).
Countertop cost: approx. $2,850.00 (including template, supply, and installation).
Total cost: $7,600.00 + HST
At Deslaurier, we quote our cabinetry with installation fees included. However, this may not be the case for other companies. It’s a good idea to double-check with your designer so you don’t get hit with an unexpected bill on installation day.
Chat With a Deslaurier Designer
Now that you have an idea of what a custom vanity will cost, why not design one tailored to your unique lifestyle and taste? Our professional design team in Ottawa and Renfrew is best-in-class, and we’re always ready to go the extra mile for customer satisfaction.
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