A bathroom vanity is any bathroom cabinet fitted with a basin. It’s the addition of a basin that differentiates a vanity from a cabinet.
Vanities can come in many forms. They don’t even have to utilise a cabinet. It can be a simple benchtop and exposed shelf, which is a contemporary vanity choice. They don’t even have to be sold with a sink included.
Some vanities are sold without a sink or vanity top. They are still classed as a vanity because they are designed for a basin or vanity top to be added. This is a popular option as it allows the homeowner to select a basin to complement their bathroom design style.