For those who are considering updating their bathroom, you probably want to create a stylish space that feels peaceful for bathing, grooming and taking care of business. Bathroom cabinets are going to be a huge part of your bathroom remodel project that will not only help complete the look you want, but will provide valuable storage space for all those essential items.
If you have already been to a bathroom cabinet store you have seen that there are just so many types of bathroom cabinets to choose from. Whether you are looking at bathroom vanities, bathroom wall cabinets or both, you have so many options it could be hard to decide on the right ones for your bathroom.
In order to give you the best bathroom cabinet ideas so you can find the perfect fit for your bathroom, we have curated this article with thirteen of the most popular types of bathroom cabinets. We will tell you a little bit about each one, so that you can make the right choice for your bathroom.
1. Shaker Type Cabinets
This classic style of cabinet is especially popular in the kitchen, but also fits extremely well in a bathroom. They are made of five pieces of wood, with four of them creating a frame for the inner large portion which is recessed.
These cabinets look good painted or left finished clear to show off the natural wood patterns. Their clean lines work really well in a bathroom and can fit with most styles.
2. Beadboard Cabinets
Beadboard is a plywood product with vertical grooves spaced at intervals across the board. They are usually thought of for cottage style bathroom themes. They are great for adding some texture to the room which can be interesting for the eye.
Bathroom vanity cabinets made from beadboard should be painted as the plywood does not look so good on its own. Many people associate beadboard with a scandanavian style bathroom.
3. Louvered Cabinets
These bathroom cabinets use slats of wood as the main panel of the cabinet doors. There is some space between the slats which allows airflow into the cabinets, which can be good for letting things in the cabinets breathe in case you worry about musty odors.
This style looks best painted and has a sort of farmhouse appearance, but can adapt to many styles. The slats make a really nice texture that can add some life to a bathroom.
4. Inset Type Cabinets
Inset bathroom cabinets have a completely flat face, while most bathroom cabinets will stick out from their frames. They take a good deal of precision to make the door faces fit exactly into the frames, so they will usually need to be custom bathroom cabinets, specially made by a skilled cabinet maker.
These bathroom cabinets look really elegant and can be minimalist with the right hardware. Inset cabinets look really good in a modern style bathroom. You can choose any sort of finish from painted, to a clear varnish that shows off the beauty of natural wood.
Inset cabinets are known to not offer as much storage space as other cabinets, but make up for it in their beauty and high quality craftsmanship that you can really show off.
5. Stenciled Cabinets
Using a stencil pattern to finish bathroom cabinets can give your bathroom a lot of visual intrigue that is pretty easy to do and affordable. The great thing about stenciled cabinets is all the different options of patterns you can choose from to fit any bathroom theme you could imagine.
Stenciled cabinets can be made of any sort of material, so you can pick from a wide range of materials that could make it more affordable. If your current bathroom cabinets are in good shape and have the right amount of storage, you can add a stencil finish to them to liven up your bathroom with minimal effort and cost.
6. Distressed Cabinets
A great look for a rustic or antique style of bathroom, distressed cabinets use special techniques to make them look vintage. Distressed bathroom cabinets look really good with brushed metal hardware and a large mirror.
People going for a shabby chic look in their bathroom should definitely choose distressed style cabinets. They can be finished to show off the natural wood, or can be colored any way you choose to fit your design goals.
7. Flat Style Cabinets
These are some of the most popular types of bathroom cabinets for their clean appearance. They look really good with longer hardware that completes the elegance of all the lines of the doors.
You can finish flat cabinets any way that fits your design goals and they will always look great. They look really amazing in industrial and modern themed bathrooms.
8. Metal Cabinets
Bathroom cabinets made from metal can be really awesome for a vintage look and for industrial style bathrooms. Metal cabinets will work well in a bathroom as they are easy to clean and can stand the humidity that comes from the shower.
Use clever hardware with metal cabinets and you can achieve a sleek, clean and modern bathroom theme. Metal can feel cold, so it can be good to incorporate some bright colors.
9. Lattice Pattern Cabinets
Lattice pattern bathroom cabinets give a lot of texture to a bathroom and you should use them for giving some life to a cottage style bathroom. Lattices are usually associated with gardens, so you would be wise to incorporate some beautiful house plants as well as a lot of natural light if possible.
Lattice cabinets are not really popular yet, but are just on the cutting edge of bathroom design, so if you are looking to stay ahead of the curve you could consider using some lattice patterns in your bathroom design.
10. Glass Cabinets
Using glass as the panel for a bathroom cabinet can make the bathroom seem a bit bigger. Glass has a certain elegant look that people just love to see in a bathroom.
Usually only a few of the doors use the glass panels, so you can also use different colors to keep your bathroom fresh.
11. Thermofoil Cabinets
This material for cabinet making is a lot cheaper and easier to work with than wood. They can be made in many different styles. They are not known to last as long as other materials and could be sensitive to too much heat.
12. Basic Wood Cabinets
Wood is the classic material used to construct bathroom cabinets. Leaving the wood with a clear stain brings an earthy and natural feeling to a bathroom. From custom bathroom cabinets to stock cabinets, you can’t go wrong with some basic wood cabinets.
13. Custom Bathroom Cabinets
This style of cabinet will be made exactly the way you want to fit your bathroom perfectly. They will take more time and be more expensive, but the beauty and craftsmanship can not be matched by other bathroom cabinets.
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