We purchased the Simplicity by Strasser 42" wide vanity in natural alder for our bathroom remodel last summer. Nine months later, we are very happy with the purchase. We liked that this vanity has tons of storage space, that we had the option to pick our own vanity top to match how we wanted the bathroom to look, the natural wood color which adds warmth to our otherwise very white bathroom, and the fact that this vanity has a toe kick so it's not open on the bottom to allow dust to accumulate in hard to reach places. We did a lot of searching online and in stores for a 42" vanity, and feel that this is a good quality product for the price.
The flip side of lots of storage space is that this vanity - and it seems most others that you purchase nowadays - are several inches taller than the older vanities in our home are. Our kids need to use a small step stool to use the sink. This isn't a downside for us, just something to be aware of.
I love the symmetrical look and color of this vanity. The bottom drawer, however, needed to be shaved off on the right side just a little in order to open (it was flush against the wall and door post on the right). Nothing my contractor couldn't handle. I use the drawer to store extra towels for guests.
Pros: Sleek, Looks Great, Stylish, Modern, Solid, High Quality, Good Use of Space
Vanity, granite countertop with sink, & faucet were installed yesterday--plumber had to drill new holes to lower the center shelf to fit below the pipe. My husband said that the basement bathroom looked much better with this Strasser vanity. I priced other stores & saved $1400 by using Home Depot.
Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Depth, Good Use of Space
We purchased this for our master bedroom, replacing an older vanity. I was drawn to this model due to look, real wood (at least for the drawers), reviews were above average and made is USA.
We received the vanity yesterday, packaging was good but immediately were drawn to some flaws in the finish, scratches (interior) and it looks overly mass produced. The interior walls, which appear to be an inexpensive mdf type material (given the price I would have thought plywood) with right angle steel braces with screws to hold the various pieces together, rather than a more traditional glue/dowell joining. The doors aren’t slow close (probably a $20 cost for the mftg to do and as there marketing will likely tell them, what consumers look for.
It reminds me of one of those tv stand kits that you put together, the difference is that it’s pre assembled.
Now, most of this was disclosed in the specifications, but it just feels and looks cheap. At almost $2k, it’s way overpriced. This to me is more like a $750 piece.
So, we are moving forward anyway, as the bathroom has been inoperable for a long time and I don’t have the time for a replacement ((I would not, for the price buy another from this line). We purchased a vanity and top for the other bathroom a couple of months ago, 48”, 1/2 the price and far, far better construction. Slow close hinges, solid wood (interior also), although made overseas.