Remodeling a bathroom is a big job. There is so much stuff crammed into a small space that it turns out to be overwhelming for many people. In my opinion, the only remodeling job that's more difficult in the home is the kitchen, and that's only because it is so much more expensive. With all of the fixtures and cabinetry that goes into the bathroom, it's extremely important that you have a detailed plan before getting started. To help you formulate that plan, I want to offer some ideas on vanities and cabinets that should help you clarify your vision.
Bathroom vanities are the unit that encompasses the sink, faucet, mirror, lights, and the cabinet below. There are really two options to consider when getting a new vanity. You can buy a prefabricated one, or build your own. The costs of both are relatively similar, but the work that goes into building your own is (obviously) much higher. The size of your bathroom will determine whether you should get a single or a double vanity. Double vanities will have two sinks and faucets, as opposed to a single only having one. Keep in mind that if you're buying a prefabricated vanity, the company may require that you have a construction crew on hand to receive it. This is to make sure that it's properly received and not damaged while getting it into the house.
A bathroom wall cabinet is also something big and important to consider. Many people want more space than their vanity provides and turn to wall cabinets. The problem with these is that you sacrifice a lot of space with a wall cabinet, unless you have a really efficient place to put it. The area above the toilet is a very underutilized space and works great for a cabinet, but most other spaces in the bathroom don't work as well. Consider options outside of the bathroom as well for storage if you're working with a small room.
Bathroom remodeling is a tough job, but one that anyone can do with a thorough plan and a manageable budget. Your vanity and storage space are going to be the biggest chunks of that budget, so be sure to plan accordingly!