Bathroom Cabinets: What are their uses?
Bathroom cabinets have become very common nowadays. In fact, many houses now come with cabinets built directly into their bathrooms. A bathroom cabinet is basically a cabinet in a bath, usually used to store bathroom products, hygiene products, and occasionally medicines for which the person who uses the bathroom is treated as a primary caregiver. Bathroom cabinets are also usually placed above sinks, on top of sinks, or even above toilets.
What about different types of bathroom cabinets?
- There are many types of bathroom cabinets. You can have cabinets made out of wood, metal, glass, or even ceramic.
- You can buy them at a variety of different prices, depending on what materials they’re made from, the size of the cabinet, and of course, their quality.
- The cheaper bathroom cabinets generally don’t last as long as the more expensive ones, because they’re not as well crafted.
- There are many materials from which to choose when choosing from the wide array of different types of bathroom cabinets.
Wood is the most popular choice for a lot of people, but there are some people who go with other materials as well. Glass, for example, is an extremely popular material that you see being used in home decors these days. Because it’s so easy to clean glass, it’s popular in bathroom cabinets, especially those that need to hide pipes and wires behind the glass. Many mosaic bathroom cabinets and vanities are made with glass as well.
What is the importance of Bathroom cabinets?
- Bathroom cabinets also make a great way to display all of those lovely bottles of different cosmetics you’ve picked up throughout the year.
- You can have custom labeled bottles for each one of them, and display them right on your counter or in your cabinet.
- Even if you don’t have any bottles of fancy cosmetics, it’s a great way to display them without taking up space.
- Some of the most common bathroom cabinets have a shelf below, with the empty space acting as a counter for your bottles.
Bathroom cabinets can be made out of many different materials. The most popular is probably solid wood because it’s both sturdy and beautiful. Plywood is also quite popular, although some folks prefer ceramic in their bathroom cabinets.
Most solid wood bathroom cabinets are finished with veneers of different types of material, such as MDF or particleboard. They can also be stained in different colours, although it’s not uncommon to get cabinets that are purely plywood and have no other decorative or aesthetic materials on them.
When buying bathroom cabinets, it’s important to think about the theme that you want to convey through them. If you’ve got a traditional theme in the bathroom, then you’ll probably want to stick with solid wood.
On the other hand, if you want to try something non-traditional, like incorporating some bright colour, then painted plywood or MDF may be just what you need. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the materials used for bathrooms, so you’re sure to find something that suits your style.
Basic tips to help you choose the best cabinetry for your new bathroom
First, keep in mind that the size of your bathroom cabinets will have an impact on your overall budget. Yes, you can successfully refinish both pre-painted or painted wood, regardless of the bathroom cabinets were previously painted, sealed, or unfinished.
However, careful surface preparation, accurate technique, and the correct products used in the job are key to excellent, professional-quality results. So, for instance, if you’re doing kitchen cabinets and plan on putting in three-foot shelves, you’ll need to do less than four feet of measuring, because kitchen cabinets are generally between three and ten inches deep.
You may also want to choose the materials out of which your bathroom cabinets will be made. Most cabinets today are manufactured from either laminate or solid wood. Laminate is less expensive and usually comes in a wide variety of colours and finishes. Solid wood is a more expensive option but typically lasts longer.
In addition, solid wood vanities come in a large variety of styles such as antique, classical, contemporary, country-style, Mission, rustic, or Victorian. However, keep in mind that most manufacturers still use particle board as a core, rather than laminates.
Another benefit of choosing plywood as the core for your bathroom cabinets is that it’s a fairly simple process to install. You don’t need to worry about nailing flanges or butt joints because the plywood simply glues all the way down. Additionally, if you are considering using MDF as the surface of your cabinet, this also lends itself to a rather inexpensive installation.
If you are looking for bathroom cabinets, I encourage you to take into account the aesthetics and practicality of the choices available. You may be concerned that installing a new bathroom cabinet will be a challenge, but in reality, it’s not. Most importantly, if you shop around and compare prices between manufacturers, you will most likely end up saving a significant amount of money.
Some cabinet dealers charge as little as ten cents per inch, whereas other brands charge as much as forty cents per inch. Regardless of whether you choose MDF or solid wood cabinets, keep in mind that the goal is to make your bathroom cabinets match the rest of the decor and not clash.