Wrought Iron Bathroom Vanity Buying Guide

At Timeless Wrought Iron, we offer a wide variety of bathroom vanity bases so you can find the perfect one for your home or business. This page has been created to answer any question you may have, from styles and sink ideas to installation instructions. Click the links below to read each section.

Welcome to the Vanity Base Shape, Style & Support Guide

Our vanity bases come in three major shapes, three popular styles, and two standard support systems. By selecting the aspects that align with your bathroom decor, you can find a wrought iron vanity base that will impress you and your guests for generations to come. In this section, we delve into the details of each shape, style and support to help you make the best decision possible.

Vanity Base Shape Guide

Half-Round (Barrel) Vanity Base

The elegant curve of the half-round vanity base is striking in appearance and practical in purpose. Aesthetically it continues the flow of the room, while from a usage perspective the gentle curve allows you to access the sink easily from any angle. The 25.5" Chelsea Bathroom Vanity Base is a popular version that gracefully melds the barrel shape with bourgeoisie style.

Square Vanity Base

The classic shape of the square vanity base makes it ideal for any bathroom. It's the symmetry and simplicity that stand out here and it works well with any sink shape, whether rounded or squared. The 25.5 " Baldwin Bathroom Vanity Base transforms the feature into a delicate nest that makes washing hands or brushing teeth a pleasurable experience.

Rectangle Vanity Base

The long, slender shape of the rectangular vanity base makes it the most sleek and contemporary option. You can also do more within the boundaries of the vanity base because the shape creates more surface space to configure sinks and counter tops. When given the right treatment, the rectangular vanity base is one of the most attractive displays in a modern home.

Vanity Base Style Guide

Decorative Bar Style

You've probably heard that simple is beautiful and that is surely the case with the decorative bar style of many vanity bases. This style uses the primary structural elements as the canvas and creates precision, hand-forged cuts and ornaments within each metal bar. Some bases, like the 25.5" Parkview Bathroom Vanity Base, offer only the main outer bars, while other bases, like the 25.5" Sinclair Bathroom Vanity Base add more bars into the design for support and panache.

Patterned Style

When you're looking for a stunning element to be the foundation of your bathroom, a patterned style wrought iron vanity base is ideal. Patterned styles vary from quatrefoil patterns to intertwined rings to gorgeous scrollwork. Each pattern adds a chic and sophisticated look to any space and gives an ordinary sink an extraordinary appeal. It's the first thing you or your guests will see when walking in the bathroom and an excellent way to show off your individual style.

Vanity Base Support Guide

Front Legs (and Back)

Wrought iron vanity bases with sinks are heavy features so using two front legs as the primary support system is both smart and stylish. Like the rest of the vanity base, front legs are often forged with similar excitement.

Bracket Support

By using brackets rather than legs, the sink appears to float within the bathroom space. Brackets create a beautiful visual space beneath the sink and also make it more convenient for standing beside, cleaning and moving about the bathroom.

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Vanity Base Installation Guide

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Vanity with Front Legs Install

Tools Required: Drill, small hammer, level, tape measure, pencil, 2" wood screws or toggle bolts, one 2" nail.

If you're fairly handy with tools, you'll find the installation of this vanity type quite easy. Because 80% of the vanity's support comes from its front legs, securely attaching it to the wall with screws will achieve ideal stability. Below you'll find tips for an easy self-install.

Unless you pre-planned for your vanity before Sheetrock was installed, you probably won't be able to hit a stud. Don't worry, simply follow these steps to determine whether to use screws or toggle bolts:

  1. After unpacking your vanity from its box, determine where you would like it to go, then place it against the wall.
  2. Measure for exact placement, making sure the vanity's wall straps are snug against the wall.
  3. Place your level on top of the vanity-making sure it that it sets level on both sides.
  4. Place the level towards the vanity's back, checking that it is sitting level while it's tight against the wall.
  5. Using your pencil, mark the holes on the wall where the screw or toggle bolts will need to be placed.
  6. Move the vanity away from the wall and place it on the ground.
  7. To determine whether to use screws or toggle bolts to secure the vanity to the wall, take a 2" nail, lightly tapping it into the marks you placed for the screw holes. If you hit a stud, use 2" wood screws. If you don't hit a stud, use toggle bolts. (It's possible you will hit a stud with one hole and nothing with the other; it's ok to use screws and toggle bolts.)
  8. If toggle bolts are required, first put the bolt through the hole of the vanity strap, then put the wing on the bolt's back. Be sure to do this before placing the vanity back against the wall.
  9. Take a drill bit the same size as the wing and drill a hole in the wall, coordinating the hole to match the vanity strap. (To determine the wing size, screw the wing into the bolt while holding the wings all of the way down. Next, hold a drill bit to the end of the wing, making sure it is the same diameter.)
  10. If you hit a stud initially on one of the holes, drilling is not required, simply screw directly into the wall once the vanity is placed.
  11. After adding the toggle bolts where needed, you're ready to place your vanity on the wall. Make sure to get it close to the holes in the wall. Next, push the wings through the holes.
  12. Once the vanity is placed against the wall, use the level to ensure it is straight. With the vanity level and properly placed, screw the toggle bolts in tight. Once the bolts are secure, if there are screws to be used, screw them into the wall stud.

Wall Mounted Vanity Install

Tools Required: Drill, small hammer, level, tape measure, pencil, 2" wood screws or toggle bolts, one 2" nail.

While installing this vanity type is also easy, you'll need someone to assist you. You'll follow all of the steps used for the install of the vanity with legs, but instead of letting it lean on the wall while marking the screw holes, you'll need your helper to stabilize it while you get it leveled and marked. Additionally, you'll need help screwing the vanity into the wall.