Take into consideration your budget
Before you start your project, make sure your bathroom cabinets are within your budget. To get the best results, compare your preferred layout and budget to ensure you are able to adjust them accordingly.
Bathroom cabinets and vanities can run from a few hundred to thousands of dollars. While you do get what you pay, there are ways to offset that outflow. A certified bathroom designer can help you save more than going it alone. Designers can offer industry connections and special rates to even the most prestigious showrooms and dealers.
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You can save money by buying unfinished cabinets and then finishing them yourself. However, the process can be tedious. If you want to avoid ortho-related injuries, the best option is to buy unfinished cabinets online. Online shopping can offer a wide range of sizes and options. Additionally, you can find the best deals online to help stretch your renovation budget.
Pro tip: Before you start any major bathroom remodel, make sure you look at the comps in your area and nearby areas. While luxury bathroom cabinets can be expensive, they may be needed to compete in certain areas. In other cases, cabinets that are too expensive may provide little or no return on investment. You can find our guide to maximising home value here. Use the information to help you choose your bathroom cabinets.
Decide Your Layout
It doesn’t matter if you are starting a new bathroom design or remodeling an existing one, it is important to plan your layout early on in the process.
To reduce the cost of your bathroom renovation, you can work with existing plumbing, water, and electrical fixtures to keep it small. If you have a large budget, reconfiguring existing features may be a good option.
Take a look at the various bathroom layouts and decide which one is right for you.
Consider how you will use your bathroom when designing a new layout. Also, consider what you want to include in it. Consider adding a built in vanity table to your bathroom’s corner or between the double sinks if you do your makeup and skin care routine at your ensuite vanity. To reduce the visual clutter in a shared bathroom with children, choose cabinets that have ample storage space.
Take measurements of your space
You will need to measure the space to determine the layout. Dimensions are important when installing bathroom cabinets. When measuring, there are a few things to remember: The location of doors, where you want your vanity mirrors, electrical and water fixtures, and the distance between the cabinets and plumbing fixtures.
Standard bathroom vanity heights are between 31 and 24 inches. The depth ranges from 17 to 24 inches. The type of space and the storage required for it will affect the cabinet width. For a primary ensuite, a double vanity cabinet with a height of 48-60+ inches is the best choice. Small single-sink cabinets, ranging in size from 24 to 36 inches, offer excellent storage for guest bathrooms or powder rooms.
Your bathroom should be well-equipped with storage. This will make your home feel like a spa. You will have more room to store your hair products, shampoos and towels.
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Make a list of the items that you use most often in your bathroom. Are you looking for drawers to conceal makeup, or basket cubbies that are easy to grab and go? Do you think that extra cabinet doors would be more useful? You should also consider how many people will be using the bathroom and their storage requirements. Are they likely to change their needs or will they be able to continue using the bathroom for years?
Choose the Cabinet Quality Grade
This is a huge decision. There are four kinds of grades: ready to assemble, stock, semi custom and custom. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. After you have established your budget and laid out your layout, it is time to choose your grade.
Ready-to-Assemble Bathroom Cabinets
For budget-conscious bathrooms, ready-to-assemble cabinets (or RTA), are the best. RTA cabinets can be easy on the pocket, but they will cost more in the long-term. The material and construction may not always be the best, so it is possible to have them replaced or repaired.
Stock Bathroom Cabinets
Stock bathroom cabinets are the most affordable. While stock cabinets can offer an increase in quality, there is not much variety. There are a few options for styles and materials, but stock cabinets can only be ordered in standard sizes.
Semi-custom Bathroom Cabinets
Semi-custom bathroom cabinets are more durable and offer greater variety than the other grades. Semi-custom cabinets come in a variety of drawer and door styles, but they are also measured in 3-inch increments. This makes it difficult to get the right fit.
Bathroom cabinets made to order
Bathroom cabinets made to order are the ultimate in luxury, and they come at a price that matches. Your bathroom will be perfectly fitted with custom cabinets made to your specifications. You can make it happen if you have the budget. Other than the high price, custom bathroom cabinets have a slower lead time than semi-custom, stock, or RTA counterparts.
Find your style
Here comes the fun part. Let your Pinterest boards and your home’s architectural blueprint serve as inspiration for choosing the most beautiful bathroom cabinets.
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When you are designing a traditional or transitional bathroom, look for shaker-style cabinets in classic white or wooden finishes. You don’t have to be boring when it comes to your midcentury ensuite. Look for walnut finishes, splayed feet, or dialed up color on flat-panel doors. Are you a fan of modern farmhouse designs? Both settings will be impressed by weathered white oak cabinets with snowy white marble countertops.
Choose your Finish
Bathroom cabinets must be strong enough to withstand extreme weather conditions (heat, moisture, and next-level moisture), as well as the daily chaos. Standard cabinetry is made from particleboard, plywood, or medium density fiberboard (MDF), and finished with solid wood drawer faces and doors. These cabinets are great for bathroom renovations on a budget.
Your budget will increase the variety of materials and finishes available to you. You can easily search online for painted or stained designs and distressed options, as well as tons of wood- and laminate pieces. Our top tip is to avoid wood veneers. They are not resistant to humidity and will soon begin peeling.