As you’re remodeling the bathroom, sometimes the cabinets are overlooked. You think about the countertops, the shower, and the color of the walls, but it’s the cabinets that can make or break the look and feel of your bathroom.
If you mismatch materials, forget about storage space, or just choose the first set of cabinets you see, you’re making a mistake. You can get affordable quality cabinets that make your new bathroom design stand out.
There are many different materials that you see in the bathroom. And while there are many great cheap bathroom cabinets, you don’t want to have to replace a vanity if the frame warps.
Making sure that the material is quality is critical because moisture and humidity from the shower can cause your vanities to crack or discolor when they’re not quality. Plus, you could see a sagging countertop if the cabinets can’t support it, which worsens over time and forces you to get replacement vanities.
The best material for cabinetry is solid wood. Solid wood cabinets and vanities have strong and sturdy capabilities, and all woods from maple to oak to birch are excellent materials.
Grade A plywood is also very durable and a great choice if you want quality while staying within your budget. Then there’s MDF bathroom vanities, which are the most economical, but you may feel that you’ll wind up needing a stronger material a few years down the line.
Your drawers should be somewhere between 3/8” and ½” thick. At In Stock kitchens our drawers have 5/8” solid wood sides and a 3/8” Grade A plywood bottom.
Know how much storage you’re going to need. Take inventory of what you currently store in your cabinets and how much extra space you’ll need.
The size of your bathroom must be taken into account. Work with the architecture of your bathroom. Don’t try to fit a huge vanity or cabinet into a tiny space, as it won’t look right. With size comes height. Around 30-36 inches is the right size for your cabinets, but inquire with a professional what would work right in your kitchen.
The best policy for storage is to add about 20% more space than you think you’ll need. It’s better to be safe with the storage space than to run out of room.
A Quality Bathroom Cabinet
Select a sturdy material, ensure it’s able to withstand the daily use, and have it stand up to the moisture and humidity commonly experienced in bathrooms. Once you have a material in mind, browse through our website and choose a cabinet style that we have in stock!