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Bathroom Cabinets

In a room where space is sparse but accessories are plentiful, bathroom cabinets are a much-needed bathroom storage addition. Besides being above all practical, bathroom cabinets can also function as part of your decor, if you pick the right look. As you get ready to make your purchase, be sure to consider all the tips below:

What kind of bathroom cabinet should I buy?


There's a wide variety of cabinet types available, and the one you pick depends on your space and overall style. Here are the most popular options:

Surface-Mounted Bathroom Cabinets:

One the easiest styles of medicine cabinets to install, this type hangs on the wall like a picture frame. Although it is available in a variety of depths, most tend to average around 10cm or so, which leaves plenty of space for all your bath accessories.

Recessed Bathroom Cabinets:

This style requires a little extra work. It's installed by cutting a hole into the bathroom wall, which allows the cabinet to sit almost flush against the wall and take up less space. It leads to a cleaner, custom look, but if you're cutting a new hole, be careful — check behind the drywall to make sure no ductwork or plumbing block the space.

Corner Bathroom Cabinets:

If your space is truly small, or if you happen to have a corner sink, a vanity unit or corner medicine cabinet might be your best option. This style takes up less wall space, but its depth allows for just as much storage.

Free-standing Bathroom Cabinets:

For tiled bathrooms, mounted and recessed bathroom cabinets may not be an option. In those cases you can opt for bathroom floor cabinets, which offer you the storage space without the need to drill holes.

What style medicine cabinet should I purchase?


You can find all sorts of styles, including rectangular, vintage and mirrored bathroom cabinets, and bathroom cabinets with lights. Most cabinets come in a wide variety of wood finishes, but more contemporary options are made of metal. In the end, think about the style you're going for in the bathroom and be sure your purchase reflects that.

What kind of features can a bathroom cabinet have?


Your unit can be as decked out or a simple as you want it to be, depending on your budget and style preferences. Basic models usually have stationary shelves, while more complex models also come with mirrors, lights or with adjustable shelving. When it comes to the doors, a single-paned cabinet will usually include a hinged door, while a larger tri-view might have either a hinged or sliding door. For ultimate luxury, install or find a unit with a fog-proof mirror.

Regardless of whether you’re looking for bathroom mirror cabinets, free standing bathroom cabinets or bathroom cabinets with lights, Houzz is bound to have the perfect medicine cabinet for your home.
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