Bathroom cabinets come in many shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. When deciding on your bathroom remodeling needs, you may want to consider the wide variety of cabinets included in both stock cabinets and custom cabinets. Be sure to consider:
Since they are usually located above the sink, most medicine cabinets feature a mirror on the door. Not only do they function as a vanity, mirrors in a bathroom generally tend to brighten up the area, and make the bathroom appear larger, so medicine cabinets with mirrors assist with this. Medicine cabinets also feature single, double, or triple doors, as well as built-in shelves to store any of your personal items such as your toothbrush, makeup, lotions; and of course, medicine.
Wall cabinets and space savers are perfect for smaller bathrooms. They take advantage of open wall space and optimize storage in your bathroom. You can get wall cabinets and space savers in a variety of styles. When determining your bathroom remodeling needs, make sure you assess your situation and what best suits your interests. How do you feel about corner wall cabinets? How about cabinets with towel bars? What do you think about wall cabinets with mirrors? Over-the-toilet space savers can help you organize your bathroom in a very stylish and functional manner as well.
Before you get underway with your bathroom remodeling, be sure to check out linen cabinets and floor cabinets. With these, you can keep your towels, washcloths, and other linens efficiently organized. As with the other bathroom cabinets, there are many, many types and styles of linen cabinets and floor cabinets. Consider corner linen cabinets, double linen cabinets, and cabinets with glass doors and drawers to make your bathroom much more attractive and functional.
Finding the best material for your bathroom cabinets is another important factor in your bathroom remodeling project. There are 2 types of wood that are used in bathroom cabinets; solid wood and engineered wood. Solid wood cabinets are made from natural wood including both hardwoods (oak, maple, cherry, hickory) and softwoods (pine). While solid wood cabinets are attractive and sturdy, they have been known to warp in the presence of heat and steam, more so than with engineered wood. Also, wood cabinets are more expensive than their laminated or veneered counterparts. How expensive will depend on the type of wood you choose. In cabinetry, engineered wood is used as an underlying layer covered with another material such as a laminate or wood veneer. Examples of these are particleboard, medium density fiberboard, hard density fiberboard, and plywood.
If you decide to take the custom cabinet route, you will want to decide what is right for you. Figure out your current and future storage needs; and if you have any unique storage needs that may not be present with certain stock cabinets. Stock cabinets typically start at 9 inches wide. They usually get wider by 3 inch increments. This way, you can choose 9 inches, 12 inches, 15 inches, etc., up to and including 48 inches. While the width of stock cabinets is set in a standard of 3 inches, the height of stock cabinets may vary. If you decide that you need cabinets that are not a standard size, custom cabinets may be the choice for you.
Bathroom cabinets vary in cost, depending on which materials are used and whether you choose to purchase stock cabinets or custom cabinets. General estimates of stock cabinets run about $50-$350 per linear foot. Custom cabinets will typically run you $300 and up per linear foot.
Be sure to consult with your bathroom contractor before you commence your bathroom remodeling project. This way you will get all the information and help that you need in deciding which route to take: stock cabinets or custom cabinets.
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