Choosing the Right Cabinets for You
The right bathroom cabinets can take your bathroom and turn it into a sanctuary. Finding the right bathroom cabinets can be a lot of fun, and can add personality, style, and elegance to your bathroom. Here is an overview of styles, materials, installation, and choosing the right cabinet for you.
Bathroom cabinets come in hundreds of style options to fit your exact personality, style, and taste.
Your bathroom cabinets are capable of adding the most style to your space. Even more than paint, and flooring options, your cabinets can add flair, style, and make your room look seamless, and flawlessly designed.
Choose the theme, or design style before choosing your cabinets in order to build the perfect bathroom style.
There are plenty of ready to install cabinets that look great for your space. However, custom cabinets are also a great way to make your space truly unique, and create a cabinet that is everything you could possibly want for your home, and lifestyle.
Bathroom cabinets come in many different types of materials. From particle board to metal, materials are available to match your lifestyle and your budget.
Particle board, and composite material are great options for bathrooms with light use such as vacation homes, guest bathrooms, or homes with few people living in them. These are also your least expensive option for materials.
Another great, yet somewhat more expensive building option is engineered wood which has the look of hardwood, and is far sturdier than many composite materials, and yet is less expensive than many hardwood options. This is great for mid-level use. If there are many people using these cabinets, or you have children using these cabinets, then this is a great option.
Hardwoods such as birch, mahogany, or redwood are excellent cabinet materials and, are chic, timeless, and quite sturdy. Hardwood is great for formal bathrooms, and bathrooms that will see heavy usage. Hardwood is quite expensive, but it will last a lifetime with proper care, and the look and feel of real hardwood is unmatched.
Bathrooms for homes that will be rented out might want to consider metal cabinetry options. Metal is a great way to provide functionality that will withstand the tests of time. Metal cabinetry can be quite stylish, especially for a contemporary bathroom, and is durable for the heaviest of use.
There are several different assembly options for your bathroom cabinets with many different benefits and drawbacks.
Pre-assembled cabinets are a great, quick fix to take them home and screw them directly into your wall. This can be done with no professional help, and it gets the job done fast, and effectively. However, pre-assembled cabinets are often less durable, and the they are harder to customize for your specific needs and situations.
Another great option is Ready to Assemble (RTA) cabinets. Ready to Assemble cabinets come to you in a box of pieces that you or a remodeling contractor can put together and install. These beautiful cabinets are often less expensive than custom cabinets, but they provide as much beauty, and they are a bit easier to customize to your specific needs.
Build-in cabinets are more expensive but, also much sturdier, and are often customized to your exact specifications. These are great for bathrooms that are going to see a lot of use, or for those who want a more luxurious space.
Choosing the Right Cabinets for Your Bathroom
When choosing bathroom cabinets, the options seem endless and can be overwhelming. However, if you take things in steps, you'll find your process can be fun, simple, and beneficial.
First, figure out a budget for your bathroom cabinets. If you are building a bathroom, or are remodeling, take time and decide how much your overall project will cost, and then decide how much you can reasonably spend on bathroom cabinets. This can be your starting point.
Second, decide what style you are going to use to design your bathroom. This will narrow down many of the seemingly endless seas of choices, and focus your search to only cabinets that will compliment your style.
Third, shop around and find the best cabinets in your style, for your budget, and your needs. Select materials that match your needs, and fall into your budget.
Finally, install your cabinets and enjoy them.
Finding the perfect cabinets should make you feel accomplished and excited. Take a breath and enjoy the process of creating the perfect bathroom sanctuary for you.