Choosing the Right Bathroom Cabinets

When remodeling the smallest room in your house, bathroom cabinets have a significant impact on the overall compactness and tidiness of your bathroom. A well-constructed set of cabinets will provide you with added space to store your clothes, towels, cosmetic products, electrical appliances (such as hairdryers) and all other sundry items. Choosing the right bathroom cabinets, however, can be a daunting task. From evaluating your budget, to choosing between finished and assembled cabinets, design, outlay and materials; selecting the right cabinet has a lot of variables you need to consider.

When you’re searching for the right bathroom cabinets, here are a few points you need to consider:

Choosing the Right Bathroom Cabinets

Evaluate Your Needs

For most homeowners, their space requirements and overall bathroom size influences their choice for bathroom cabinets. A cabinet might not always be the most interesting work in your overall bathroom remodeling, but it is nonetheless, important.

As the first step, you need to think about how you wish to use the bathroom and analyze your space requirements. For example, if you enjoy long soaks in the bathtub, consider incorporating added shelves for linen towels and a small television. Similarly, if you have a lot of cosmetic products; a maple cabinet with multiple drawers can do the trick.

Bathroom interior, countertop with white ceramic sink

Consider all Materials

Bathroom cabinets are placed in areas that are wet and humid, where the moisture can easily decolorize and tarnish wooden furniture. It is therefore, important that you choose the right materials for your wooden cabinets. Laminates, thermo foil and wood veneers tend to withstand such conditions and provide lasting solutions for all your cabinet needs.

The three most widely used bathroom vanity materials include solid wood, plywood and Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF). Although the three materials are well-known for their malleability, lightweight and high resistance to heat and moisture, it is the hardwood plywood (such as birch plywood) that makes the best cabinet sides, door panels, tall drawers and shelves. Alternately, a close-grained solid hardwood (e.g. maple, birch or poplar) can be used for the cabinet face and door frames.

Buy Unfinished Cabinets

Unfinished cabinets are another good choice for your bathroom cabinets. You can easily paint and stain such cabinets to blend in with all the other cabinetry in your home. Similarly, you can choose a completely different color that adds an aesthetic appeal to your overall home décor.

Choosing the Right Bathroom Cabinets

Check out all the Styles

Once you have analyzed your needs and chosen the right materials, the next step is to decide the style of your bathroom cabinets. Just as there are several different types of paints and finishes available, there are a number of cabinet styles for you to choose from.

For practicality purposes, there are three broad types of cabinets: the overall bathroom cabinets, which include linen storage, toilet-top shelves and units, and other built-in units; the standalone vanity which consists of a sink combined with a counter top; and suites, which consist of a series of cabinets built across the bathroom.

Using these three different types of vanity styles, you can create the perfect look for your bathroom. Be it casual, modern, contemporary, shabby chic, eclectic, European, aristocratic, or classy – an unfinished plywood cabinet can provide any look to suit your needs.

Keep Up with the Trends

Designing and installing bathroom cabinetry isn’t enough. If you’re looking for a trendy and modern bathroom design, then there are a number of other factors that you need to consider. Set up a glass door, install sliding shelves, experiment with design creativity and lamination, and check out home decoration magazines on the most trending bathroom vanity designs to get a better idea.

Nowadays, more and more homeowners are installing adequate lighting solutions to their cabinets. The most trendy bathroom vanity works include wooden cabinets with light rails and several other types of built-in lamination features.

Choosing the Right Bathroom Cabinets


For any home, bathroom cabinets provide an added storage space and an aesthetic appeal to the bathroom, but only if they are designed and installed properly. Keeping in mind the differing needs and wants of buyers, manufacturers are now designing a wide variety of cabinets in different sizes, styles and materials. Before choosing the right cabinets, make sure you evaluate your bathroom’s space and decide on the size, design, shape, and style of the cabinets.

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