Dorel Living Otum Traditional Porcelain Bathroom Vanity, 36-Inch
Last updated date: November 9, 2022
Why Trust DWYM?
DWYM is your trusted product review source. Along with our in-house experts, our team analyzes thousands of product reviews from the most trusted websites. We then create one easy-to-understand review. Learn more.
We looked at the top Bathroom Vanities and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bathroom Vanity you should buy.
Update as November 30, 2022:
Checkout The Best Bathroom Vanities for a detailed review of all the top bathroom vanities.
In our analysis of 15 expert reviews, the Dorel Living Otum Traditional Porcelain Bathroom Vanity, 36-Inch placed 5th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
From The Manufacturer
Brighten up your bathroom with the fresh and inviting, European inspired aesthetic of the Dorel Living Otum 36” Bathroom Vanity. The perfect size vanity to anchor any bathroom with a strong, rectangular silhouette, the Otum makes a striking statement that reflects your clean, contemporary style. The countertop is made from a durable engineered stone that is resilient, non-porous and anti-bacterial to provide an surface that is easy to clean. Included is a pre-installed oval sink with pre-drilled holes positioned for a centerset faucet. The faucet and drain are not included (sold separately). The vanity design also includes back panel cut out for easy access to plumbing! Equipped with two shaker-style closing soft-closing cabinet doors with gleaming nickel-finished hardware, a large lower drawer and two side drawers to stow all your bathroom essentials, the Otum features a lacquer coating for extra durability. Add an inviting and refreshing touch to your fashionable bathroom with the Dorel Living Otum 36” Bathroom Vanity. Vanity available in multiple size and color options.
User Summarized Score
What experts liked
What experts didn't like
Overall Product Rankings
An Overview On Bathroom Vanities
From the toilet to the shower, bathrooms are all about functionality — but they’re also a place where we most need a sense of calm in the decor. There’s no area of the bathroom that exemplifies this more than the vanity. Not only is it the place where we get ready to greet the day, it’s the fixture that draws the eye as soon as you walk into the room.
While picking out a new vanity can be a fun way to show of your decorating chops, there’s a lot of practical work to be done first. The most obvious consideration is the plumbing: Wherever your pipes are, that’s where the vanity has to go. There’s no way around that unless you want to do some expensive renovation, but most bathrooms don’t have enough space to offer you multiple options anyway. If you’re handy enough to install the vanity yourself, make sure that the connections on the back of the cabinet match up closely with the location of the piping.
Next, it’s time to break out the measuring tape. Carefully check the dimensions of the room to make sure that your chosen vanity will fit, and that you’ll have enough space to open cabinet doors and use other bathroom fixtures. Most building codes require that the edge of your cabinets be at least 18 inches from the center of your toilet, if your bathroom has all the fixtures in a single room. Also keep an eye on the electrical outlets. You don’t want the cabinets or mirror to cover any up, but you do want the outlets close enough to the countertop to use.
Now it’s time to shop for style. You can buy your vanity all-in-one or piecemeal, but all sets should include the cabinet, countertop, sink, faucet and mirror. You’ll obviously want to match the look of the vanity with the decor of the bathroom, and that might be easier to do by buying some components separately.
The cabinets come in a wide range of materials, and can be freestanding or wall-mounted. (Keep in mind that the latter will require a bit more installation work.) If you’ve got the space for it, a unit with two sinks is a great option for couples. Whatever type you buy, make sure that it has ample storage for makeup, toiletries and other bathroom accessories.
Countertops can be one of the more expensive parts of your vanity depending on what materials are used. Laminate countertops are very affordable — and it generally shows. More common in master bathrooms are ceramic, porcelain or solid surface counters composed of a polyester / acrylic blend. While solid surface is the most durable option of the three, bear in mind that it can sometimes become discolored if exposed to heating elements. On the pricier end, there are natural stone or concrete countertops that will last for years and look fantastic with a little extra care.
The sink truly ties the whole vanity together, and you’ll need to choose with an eye toward both looks and functionality. Raised “basin” style sinks sit above the countertop and have a very distinctive look. They also give you a little more storage room in the cabinet at the sacrifice of counter space. Undermounted sinks sit beneath the countertop, and they have the reverse effect: Less room in the cabinet, more space up top.
The Bathroom Vanity Buying Guide
When you’re in the measuring stage of planning for your vanity, don’t just consider length and width. Give a thought to how high you want it to be. For most adults, the standard countertop height is about 31 inches, but there’s no rule that sets it there. Taller users might prefer something higher, and that’s easier to achieve if you buy a wall-mounted vanity set. You may also be buying for kids, and there are shorter vanities on the market built just for them.
Checkout Our Other Buying Guides
- The Robotic Vacuum Guide
- The Cordless Vacuums Guide
- The Electric Pressure Washer Guide
- The Gas Pressure Washer Guide
- The Air Mattress Guide
- The Pressure Washer Guide
- The Drone Guide
- The Electric Razor Guide
- The Convertible Car Seat Guide
- The Dyson Vacuum Guide
- The Infant Car Seat Guide
- The Dry Dog Food Guide
- The Carpet Cleaners Guide
- The Kick-Start Every Morning With Coffee Maker Guide
- The Air Fryer Guide