Last Updated: Dec 28, 2022 @ 2:02 pm.

What is the best vanity for a small bathroom? We asked our parent readers who recently undertook a remodel for their favorites. Then we did another 5 hours of research, comparing features and quality. Here are the ones we think are best.

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Best For RV's

Easy to install
Love this vanity as a solution to limited space in a bathroom or RV. Nice design touch includes soft-close door.
$113.99

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Best For RV’s: AHB 16” Bathroom Vanity W/Sink Combo for Small Space

If you own an RV, you may find yourself looking for a replacement vanity for the one that came with your RV. In that case, we like this model by AHB—excellent minimalist design and construction quality, plus you can easily install it yourself.

What We Liked

• Perfect size for small spaces.

• Good build quality.

• Easy to install.

• Sturdy.

• Soft-door close is nice quality touch.

What Needs Work

• Sink is rather shallow.

• May need a flex pipe to have it hang at appropriate height.

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Best Compact Size

Simple to assemble
This 16" vanity is perfect for that small space in a spare bathroom or urban condo. We liked the fit and finish of the cabinet.
$99.99

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Best Compact Size: eclife 16” Bathroom Vanity Sink Combo

Many compact vanities for small bathrooms are 24″ wide—but what if you need something even smaller? This vanity by eclife is just 16″ wide and perfect for a small bathroom where space is at a premium. The fit and finish of this vanity was impressive—and we liked the stainless steel faucet.

What We Liked

 Easy to assemble.

• Simple to mount to wall.

• Nice modern look.

• Sturdy.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• Watch for shipping damage—open when it arrives to inspect.

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Best Mid-Century Vibe

Sturdy and well made
The walnut-finish on the wood is the headline here, but we like the quality touches of the soft-close doors. Caveat: faucet not included.
$320.00

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Best Mid-Century Vibe: Modway Render Mid-Century Bathroom Vanity with Sink

The faux walnut finish on the wood on this vanity is the star feature here—and it gives this vanity that sought-after mid-century look. We found this model easy to assemble and quality good . . . note the soft-close drawers. Caveat: faucet not included.

What We Liked

• Sturdy.

• Easy to assemble and install.

• Mid-century look with walnut-like finish on MDF and laminate.

What Needs Work

• No faucet is included, unlike other models we researched for this article.

• Pricey.

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Best Contemporary Look

Impressive finish
Excellent size for that small secondary bedroom, the sleek, clean lines of this vanity are perfect for a modern look. Good quality.
$99.99

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Best Contemporary Look: UEV Small Bathroom Vanity

This vanity is a reader favorite for its clean and simple lines—yes, it is just 16″ wide, so it is on the smaller side. But we liked the simple, contemporary look (note the rectangular sink) as well as the overall build quality.

What We Liked

• Light grey finish works well in current bathroom decor.

• Simple, clean design.

• Includes chrome faucet.

• Wall mount for floating look.

What Needs Work

• Small size (16″ wide) limits its utility for some users.

• Assembly instructions could be clearer.

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