A Buyer’s Guide to Bathroom Cabinets

Bathroom cabinets and vanities come in all shapes and sizes, and with so many styles and material choices available, choosing the right bathroom cabinet can definitely be an overwhelming task. Bathroom cabinets and vanities are installed into your wall, creating a bigger sense of permanence than a portable cabinet. This can lead to some tough decisions that need to be made about the style, size, accommodations, and pricing of your bathroom cabinets. Using this guide, you can start to narrow down your options in helping you determine which type of bathroom cabinet is right for you.

What Are the Different Types of Bathroom Cabinets and Vanities?

There are several types of bathroom cabinets with a variety of different uses. You may find one more suitable to your needs, and this list details some of the most common types of bathroom cabinets that you can find:

  • Floating cabinets. Floating vanities are mounted on the wall and do not reach the floor. A medicine cabinet is often a good example of a floating cabinet. This design is very sleek and modern, and provides the extra floor space that your bathroom may need.
  • Open space vanities. An open space cabinet is a mounted cabinet without any doors or drawers to be opened or closed. Think of it as a luxurious cubby space, allowing you to remove and place your things with ease.
  • Vessel sink vanities. Many bathroom cabinet buyers prefer a bathroom cabinet that comes equipped with a sink or wash basin and mirror. Vessel sinks provide deep bowls seated above the countertop. You can choose from a basin that sinks down below the counter, or a bowl that sits on top for a chic design choice.

How Many Styles Are There?

As you’ll find in any hardware or custom bathroom cabinets contractor store, there are a variety of official styles and designs that buyers can choose from depending on what look the room presents:

  • Modern bathroom cabinets often employ minimalism and make the most of small spaces.
  • Antique vanities are very elaborate, and are often made of new or reclaimed wood. Rustic and country styles are available in a variety of sizes and colors.
  • European bathroom cabinets are a style of their own. These vanities are often slimmer in design, and contain light color choices that accent well with the surrounding room.

What Are the Purchase Considerations?

Most importantly, you’ll need to have a set budget in mind as well as be aware of what the different costs of materials and cabinets are. Some of the cabinet pieces and price considerations include:

  • Cabinet materials. Materials must be chosen carefully in order to interact well with the temperatures and climate of your bathroom. Laminate and wood are two of the most popular materials.
  • The focal point of most cabinets, sinks are important and come in a nearly endless variety of styles and shapes. They can be customised to accent the unique look of your bathroom, but still must function properly. The cost of the sink material as well as its plumbing is something to consider.
  • Storage spaces. Bathroom cabinets are first and foremost, cabinets! Each vanity can come equipped with a number of cabinets in a variety of styles, but cabinet prices are always something to consider. You may want pull-out drawers, tilted drawers, open space cubbies, or custom shelves. You can order your cabinets to be extra deep for maximum storage space, but make sure you understand what extra price considerations can come into play.