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When buying bathroom cabinets and bathroom vanities, you need to look for options that look good, offer the space you need, and don’t take up too much room. Having a matching set of bathroom cabinetry and a bathroom vanity makes your bathroom feel uniform and well planned.
Choosing bathroom cabinets and vanities can be difficult with all of the options available, and you might need some help to do it. Finding quality bathroom cabinets and vanities is an important step that you should not take too lightly.
For this article we have asked our expert bathroom cabinet designer for their best tips on buying bathroom cabinets and vanities. Reading this article will help you make the right choice for your style and your bathroom.
Figure Out How Much Space You Have
If you want to install bathroom cabinets and vanities, you need to first find out how big they are. If you work with a bathroom cabinet designer, they can do all of this difficult work for you, but if you want to put in your own cabinets, you have to do this yourself.
You can use a tape measure to see how long a bathroom cabinet can fit on your walls, or on the floor of your bathroom. You can also look at the area around your sink and measure how much space there is for a bathroom vanity.
Something to consider is the depth of your cabinets and bathrooms, because this can be what takes up the most space in a bathroom. Use your tape measure to see how much space you have with different depths of cabinets and vanities and imagine if they fit in your bathroom.
Imagine How Much Storage Space You Want
Does your current bathroom have adequate storage space for all of the items you want to keep there? Are you constantly struggling to find a place to keep everything, or is there a lot of empty space in your bathroom cabinets?
Asking yourself these questions can give you a better idea of whether to work on gaining storage space, or if you can actually let your bathroom breathe a bit and have less. Storage space in a bathroom is a pretty personal choice, you know what you have and you know what you would like.
After evaluating your current storage space, you can meet with your bathroom cabinet design team and tell them what you think. They will be able to gauge your needs and work to make your desires come to life in your bathroom.
A matching vanity and bathroom cabinet can look amazing in a bathroom, but it is not what everyone wants or needs. You can decide early on if you like the traditional look of a matching vanity and cabinet, or if you can find a way to have complementary, or even contrasting vanity and cabinets.
A matching cabinet and bathroom vanity might not fit in your bathroom, or in your budget, and then you would have to go another route. With a great bathroom cabinet design team, you can find a way to make other options work in your bathroom.
One thing to avoid is choosing a bathroom vanity and bathroom cabinet that clash and don’t make sense together. Make sure that you consult with your bathroom cabinet designers to ensure that your final decision makes for a harmonious bathroom storage combination.
Bathroom Cabinet Construction
If you are looking at the quality of your bathroom cabinets and vanities, it can be tough to tell how good a product is with an untrained eye. There are a few telltale signs of a high quality bathroom cabinet or vanity. Including:
- Dovetail joints – Look at the inside corners of your cabinet or vanity drawers, do the two pieces of wood interlock, or are they joined with another type of fastener? Drawers built with dovetail joints are stronger and will last longer.
- Construction Materials – Are the components of the cabinets made with all wood and plywood, or do they contain some particle board. Furniture constructed of all wood will be stronger and last longer.
- Hardware – Is the hardware made of metal, or is some sort of plastic used? Metal hardware is more beautiful and will stand the test of time, while plastic could have to be replaced after a few years.
Choosing higher quality cabinets and vanities means that your bathroom fixtures will last longer, but it also comes with a higher price tag. You need to decide what is right for your and your budget when making your decision about the construction of your bathroom cabinets and vanities.
Your choice of vanity top can really set the tone of your bathroom. There are a few options to choose from, and each has its advantages.
You can choose a real stone vanity top like marble or granite. Many people love having a real stone vanity top because it brings a natural and solid element to the bathroom. Stones like marble and granite might come with more maintenance though, which is something to consider.
An alternative to real stone is Quartz engineered stone. It is made from crushed rocks and mimics the look of real stone. This material is made with antimicrobial resin and is super easy to maintain while bringing you a beautiful stone appearance.
Number Of Sinks
A lot of bathrooms don’t have room for more than one sink, so this section doesn’t apply to those folks. But for people with more space, you need to consider if you can use more than one sink in your bathroom or not.
You need to consider what activities you do in your bathroom and if having two, or possibly more sinks could be a good idea for you. If you have a partner and you both need the bathroom at the same time, having two sinks could be a great and comfortable option.
Then there is the fact that adding more sinks will add more cost to your bathroom makeover. When it comes down to it, your budget just might be the deciding factor when choosing to have one or two sinks in your bathroom vanity.
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