If you’re short on bathroom storage space, a built-in cabinet could be just the ticket. It’s large and spacious, yet the thin depth will give you easy viewing and access to all of the contents. No more digging around in drawers or the dark corners of linen closets to find what you need. And since it’s attached into the wall, you won’t lose any valuable floor space.
In many bathrooms, a picture or a small shelf hangs above the toilet. But you can make better use of that space by putting an attractive cabinet that offers about three times as much storage as a typical medicine cabinet. Here are some tips to help you choose the right bathroom cabinets to suit your space, style, and needs.
Finding the right Size
Your bathroom floor plans, as well as existing plumbing, are the baselines for determining where the vanity should go and how big it can be. Once you have a spot in mind, determine the ideal measurements.
Width: Check those existing elements like doorways and built-ins will be able to open properly.
Depth: Leave enough space for traffic lanes so protruding corners won’t catch you. If you’re placing a cabinet into an opening in a wall, this is equally as important as the width for a clean finish.
Height: Factor in existing features such as mirrors, lighting, medicine cabinets, faucet height and height requirements of the home’s occupants when selecting the vanity’s height.
Single or double door bathroom cabinets
Whether you choose a single or double bathroom cabinets may depend on the amount of space you are working with. A large single-sink cabinet will provide more storage than a comparably sized double-sink vanity, but having that extra sink is a serious time saver, especially for families and children.
Design and style
When thinking about cabinet designs and styles, you should look at how the rest of your bathroom is designed and how your bathroom cabinets will fit with space. This can help you to find the perfect cabinet that compliments the rest of the room.
For instance, it’s a good idea to make sure your choice of the cabinet has a design and finish that matches the room’s other fixtures and fittings. Even simple designs can be effective, like a cabinet with brushed metal handles that match the finish on your sink and bath taps.
It’s also worth considering a cabinet styled with an accent or designed with a wood finish. This could be used to introduce an accent color or striking material to the room, in addition to, for example, porcelain or ceramic.
An illuminated cabinet or one that’s fronted with a big statement mirror can be effective too. These types of designs can be striking while adding a touch of elegance and glamour to your bathroom.
The bathroom cabinets you will be choosing should take into account the people who are going to be using it, and the type of things they will be using it for. For example, if you are renovating an en suite for you and your partner, both of whom need a sink at the same time in the morning, you may be leaning towards a vanity with a double sink. If you’re by yourself, you could make do with something smaller.
You also need to take into account how you will be using your vanity. If you are someone who likes to do their makeup and hair, you’ll want more counter space and storage to accommodate supplies.
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