Selecting A Proper Bathroom Cabinet
Planning a remodeling job of any size is both exciting and a bit nerve wracking. There are many, many decisions to be made and when it comes to bathroom makeovers, even the smallest spaces require considerable planning. One of the most important decisions to be made, after the floor plan, is the selection of the vanity and countertop. The cabinet is often the focal point of the space as they are often decorative and, depending on the overall room size, one of the most prominent features.
In any space the functional needs of the user are very important. In a workspace such as a bathroom, this becomes doubly important. What size cabinet do you need and what size will the space allow? Are you looking for a double sink cabinet or will a single sink do? How much counter space do you require? What kind of storage space do you need? Perhaps drawer space meets your needs vs. standard open cabinet interiors. The size of the vanity is clearly dictated by the size of the space as well as the placement of existing plumbing. If you’re doing a gut rehab, then you may have options for placing the plumbing to fit the cabinet selection. On the other hand, if your project requires that you stick with the existing plumbing placement, this may affect your choice.
Cabinets come in many materials and decorative styles. Traditional styles may come in higher end woods such as cherry or walnut and sleekly modern styles may come in high-end laminates that can have limitless color options. Budget vanities may be made of thermofoil over MDF fiberboard but should be carefully considered. While they may be considerably less expensive than wood, they may not hold up as well given the damp conditions of a bathroom. Ultimately, your style and budget will likely influence what your cabinet is made out of.