Bathroom cabinets are widely considered to have the most impact in a bathroom renovation, but choosing from a long list of options can be overwhelming. You’ll find yourself pondering unassembled versus finished cabinets, stock versus custom, contemporary versus country and maple versus cherry, to name a couple.
“Cabinets create the aesthetic of an entire room,” says Dov Grushka of DnG Cabinetry and Millwork, of Aventura, Fla. “They set the tone of your bathroom renovation.” The days of simply selecting a medicine cabinet and being done with it are long over. So, how and where do you start?
“The first step is to understand how you use your space,” advises Lenia Pilkonis, a certified designer with Home Depot in Atlanta. “It’s a very individual thing.” So, take a minute to think about how you use the room and use that information to help you decide on the best configuration, materials, style, etc.
Another good place to start is at the local bookstore or newsstand. “Flip through design books and magazines for ideas,” Meriam says. “Find out what you like then narrow down your choices bade on what you want to accomplish.”
“In reality, it’s more complicated to design a bathroom than it is a kitchen,” says Lenia, “because you’re not only working with a smaller space, but because almost everything you touch has either water, electrical and/or drainage issues.” To that end, you may want to consider hiring an interior designer or kitchen and bath specialist to help guide your makeover.
“Unlike in a kitchen remodel, cabinets aren’t necessarily the most expensive thing involved in a bathroom remodel,” Meriam says. Still, new bathroom vanities and cabinets can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars well into the thousands. Like with most things, you get what you pay for, but there are some things you can do to help offset the outflow. For instance, this is another place where having a certified bathroom designer can come in handy, because their connections can garner special deals and rates with even the most luxurious dealers and showrooms. If you want the feel of luxury in your bathroom, or have very specific tastes, having custom bathroom cabinets made may be the way to go.
At the end of the day, the main purpose of bathroom cabinets is to offer an aesthetically appealing storage solution. Here are some recent bathroom cabinet trends:
Recently, many bathroom cabinets have started to resemble fancy furniture. With legs, and open display shelves to store functional yet decorative items.
Similarly to hotels, open shelves are a must have in modern bathrooms. Not only do they provide extra storage, they also provide a home for towels and decor. the best part is that since they are hanging on a wall, they do not take up any of your floor space.
Medicine cabinets are becoming more discreet and more advanced every day. With features like magnifying mirrors, hidden outlets, and more.
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