Bathroom vanity cabinets
add instant dramatic effect and designer touch to your
bathroom decor. They provide much-needed bathroom
storage and help you to reduce the clutter in your
bathroom and make it look more organized. Bathroom
sink cabinets give you storage space to keep things
that need to be easily accessible to people using the
bathroom, a place for the sink and faucets and good
countertop space to keep your soaps and toiletries.
Bathroom vanity cabinets are usually available in
myriads shapes, styles and sizes and widths ranging
from 18 inches to 48 inches. The width generally
increases by 6 inches.
You can opt for traditional
bathroom vanity cabinets or contemporary cabinets. Wooden cabinets
are made from walnut wood, pinewood, oak wood, maple wood and
cherry wood and are offered in finishes such as natural wood
finish and high-gloss lacquer finish. Bathroom storage cabinets
can be of many types. The general cabinetry includes bathroom
vanity cabinets, recessed cabinets, wall cabinets and medicine
cabinets. Many people prefer to use the vertical wall space for
efficient bathroom storage and choose over the toilet cabinets for
small bathrooms that are so common in urban apartments and homes.
Open shelves such as corner shelves, surface mounted shelves and
recessed shelves are also good bathroom storage ideas that are
preferred by many people to traditional bathroom cabinets
especially the minimalists.
You may also choose from linen
closets and built-in closets for your bath. If you are renting
apartments or are planning to move in a new house a few years down
the line, you may better invest in towers with baskets of
freestanding bathroom sink cabinets that are tall and often extend
from the floor to the ceiling, giving you good storage space and
can be moved to your new home easily. Stylish bathroom vanity
cabinets popular these days are European style cabinets that are
frameless vanity cabinets and formal vanity cabinets with face
framing and panel doors. The latter ones give a more traditional
look to your bath and cabinet box is hidden by designer frames and
panel doors and hinges may be made invisible according to the
cabinet design your prefer. However, European style cabinets add a
contemporary touch to your bath and have hidden hinges.
They are very adjustable and offer heavy-duty cabinet boxes too.
If you want to use period cabinets that you got as heirlooms from
your family or bought at an antique shop, be sure to match your
door hardware, sink or bathroom sink cabinet with it. Do not
forget to add period-style or antique knobs and pulls to the
cabinets to give them a real vintage look. However, buying these
cabinets can be quite expensive. Bathroom vanity cabinet
countertops may range from laminates, ceramic tile and wood to
composite and solid surface materials such as stone, stainless
steel or concrete. Stainless steel countertops, laminated counter
tops and countertops of composite materials and solid surface
materials are more susceptible to scratches but can be easily
repaired and replaced.
Stone countertops are expensive but they look quite beautiful and
durable but some of them can get easily stained, so you will have
to scrub them often. Ceramic tile is a durable countertop and is
very commonly used as it comes in vast choice of colors, textures
and sizes. However, tiled countertops may have irregular surfaces
and grout between the tiles is easily stainable. Similarly wooden
countertops look beautiful in Zen like bathrooms but need to be
well maintained, as they are susceptible to stains or mildew.
Concrete countertops are durable and heat-resistant but may crack
or discolor faster than other options. Choosing right bathroom
cabinets can make your bath attractive, desirable and functional
and add to the selling price of your home and is therefore, a good
investment on the whole.