When selecting cabinets for your bathroom remodel, there are a couple of key things to know. It important to know beforehand what sort of budget and layout you’ll have in your bathroom. If you’re remodeling, then you will likely utilize the space similarly to how it was set up before. If you’re building a new bathroom you will have a lot of choices to make as to where you would like your sink to go and how big of a space you wish for your cabinets to occupy. The biggest factor in deciding what cabinets and how many to put into a bathroom is how much storage space you will need. Here are a couple of things to think about before you go out looking for new cabinets for your bathroom.
The first thing to do is to know your budget and have your measurements. Because there is a broad price range for cabinets, it is good to know beforehand how much money you have to work with. You budget will influence the grade of cabinets that you might want to get (the different grades are outlined below). When you go shopping for cabinets it is also a good idea to have measurements for the space that you’re working with already figured out. This will allow the decision process to go easier because you can eliminate options that are impractical for the space and budget that you have to work with.
The most important factor when picking out bathroom cabinets is your storage requirements. From cleaning products to spare toothbrushes, from blow dryers, to extra towels, there are a lot of items to think about storing in your bathroom. Before you go shopping for your bathroom cabinets, think about things like the number of drawers you might need, or if you may want a taller cabinet to keep things out of reach of children. There are many storage options available now and more creative solutions being thought of everyday. It will be valuable to have an idea of your bathroom storage needs before you go cabinet shopping.
Once you have figured out your budget, design, and what you will require in terms of storage, it will come time to choose what grade cabinets you would like. Since bathrooms see a lot of traffic and experience quite a bit of wear and tear, it is advisable to get something sturdy that will stand up against the environment it will be places in. The first two grades are Read-to-Assemble (RTA) and Stock. These cabinets are usually made out of laminated particle board or solid wood, are mass produced, and are on the lower side of the price range. RTA cabinets come packaged and require assembling before they’re installed, and Stock cabinets come pre-built but neither offer much in terms of customization. They come in set sizes, colors, and styles, but are a great option if you’re on a tight budget.
The next two grades are Semi-Custom and Custom. These cabinets are often made of higher quality materials and offer more flexibility on sizing. Semi-Custom cabinets can offer some variation in design and accessories, allowing for your personal touch to show. Custom cabinets are high-end and allow for complete decision power for you, in terms of material, size, color, design, and style.
Following these suggestions should make your bathroom cabinet buying experience a good one for you.