Bathroom vanity cabinets are an essential
component of any bathroom and can add
drama to your design and decor. Bathroom
sink cabinets provide countertop space,
a place for the sink and faucets and great
storage below. It's amazing how often
bathroom cabinets and storage are left
out of the planning process. It's important
to have a place for everything in your
bathroom that is easily accessible to
everyone. Bathroom vanity cabinets and
storage provide home organization and
reduce clutter. You never can have too
much bathroom storage!
Here are some considerations before
buying bathroom vanities online:
Bathroom vanity cabinets are available
in widths of 18 inches up to 80 inches
and in increments of 6 inches. When looking
for bathroom vanities online, shop where
you can find a wide variety of styles
and sizes. From traditional to contemporary,
you should be able to choose from vanity
cabinets made of woods such as walnut,
oak, maple, cherry and finished with high-gloss
lacquer that showcases the natural wood
Here are types of bathroom storage cabinets:
1. Cabinetry - bathroom vanity cabinets,
wall cabinets, recessed cabinets and medicine
2. Open shelving - recessed shelving,
corner shelving and surface mounted shelves.
3. Over the toilet cabinets - cabinets
that use the wall space over the toilet
for storage cabinets.
4. Linen closets, towers with baskets,
built-in closets and cabinets or freestanding
bathroom sink cabinets that often extend
from the floor to the ceiling and provide
excellent bathroom storage for linens
and other bathroom items.
You should be able to find bathroom vanity
cabinets in these two styles:
1. Face-frame vanity cabinets. These
bathroom cabinets will give your bathroom
a more traditional and formal look. The
frame and panel doors are designed to
frame the cabinet box, and the hinges
can be either hidden from view or visible.
2. Frameless vanity cabinets or European
style cabinets. These modern bathroom
vanities will give your bathroom a more
contemporary look. Frameless vanity cabinets
will provide you with heavy-duty cabinet
boxes and hinges that are hidden and easily
When selecting bathroom sink cabinets
and door hardware, make sure you match
the period cabinets with period style
knobs and pulls. You can sometimes find
the antique type of knobs you may be looking
for at flea markets. Knobs for your cabinets
can be $3 to $5 each, and some can run
$20 or more each, perhaps creating a problem
for your budget.
For your bathroom vanity cabinets countertops,
you have several options. You can choose
from laminates, ceramic tile, wood, composite
materials or solid surface materials such
as stone, stainless steel or concrete.
Laminates, composite materials, solid
surface materials and stainless steel
are more susceptible to scratches. However,
composite or solid surface materials can
be repaired and replaced very easily.
Stone countertops are beautiful and durable,
but they can stain easily and are expensive.
Ceramic tile is the most commonly used
countertop surface. It is durable and
you can select from a wide variety of
sizes, colors and textures. However, the
grout used between the tiles can stain
and the tiles can have irregular surfaces.
Wood surfaces are beautiful but can stain
or mildew if not maintained well. Concrete
is a durable and heat-resistant countertop
surface, but it can discolor or crack.
Whether upgrading an existing bathroom
or planning a new one, the bathroom is
one of the best home improvement investments
you can make. You, your family or guests
will enjoy the bathrooms in your home
every day. And should you ever sell your
home, attractive and functional bathrooms
add to the desirability and to the selling
price of your home. Before you buy, read
as much as you can on choosing the bathroom
vanities online or in stores that will
be the best for you and your bathroom.
Learning as much as you can will be time