Small, large or somewhere in between, all bathrooms need cabinets. Finding the best bathroom cabinets to suit your space may be confusing with more designs and materials available than ever. So here’s the information that you need know so you can select functional and aesthetically pleasing cabinets with the features you need.
Styles of Cabinets
These might be freestanding, wall or floor mounted. A basic style of cabinet will have handles of your choice and can be made in almost any style and colour. For a more affordable option, opt for standard sizes and cabinets instead of drawers.
Recessed cabinets are high- end cabinets for a luxurious and stylish bathroom. These will last the life of your bathroom, and come with the price tag to match. They meld into the wall, rather than being mounted on top of it and give the bathroom a sense of space. Careful installation is required to ensure that pipes or wires are not obstructing its placement.
As the name suggests, this style of cabinet is flat and minimal. This means little or no hardware and flat front doors. Easy to clean and popular in contemporary, transitional and industrial style homes. Most suited to materials such as 2-pac paint, laminate/melamine, timber veneer. Also suitable to wall mount for a clean, frameless look and more mirror space.
These sit within the cabinet’s frame and are the product of high quality and precision. A classic and beautiful style that is often custom designed and constructed to order.
You may opt for a few mirrors or all-over mirrored cabinet. Mirrored cabinets reflect light and open up the space. Great for classic, elegant and contemporary style bathrooms, you may incorporate etched or tinted mirrors for a more subtle vibe.
A vertical or horizontal pattern on the cabinet door that adds texture and charm. Often found in coastal or Hamptons style bathrooms, V-groove is routed out of a solid door creating lines of various widths depending on your selected style and typically either finished in a 2-pac factory painted finish or a hand painted finish for a more rustic style.
- Whatever type of bathroom cabinet you choose, think about all the things you need to store. Many appliances, like hairdryers, shavers, straighteners will need a place to live and can be bulky. Having enough bathroom storage makes life easier and less cluttered.
- Consider power outlets. You need cabinets that will be close enough to power points so you can rest bathroom appliances on a vanity or shelf or even have power points incorporated within cabinets so these appliances can be permanently plugged in and ready to use.
- Lighting of Cabinets tend to be incorporated with shaving cabinets and mirrors, so you need to be able to see what you’re doing. If natural light is not available, incorporate at least two light sources so visibility is high, but can be dimmed for early morning wake ups.
Where to next?
Mint Kitchen Group are leading bathroom renovators with a reputation for inspiring design, impeccable build and expert installation of custom-made bathroom renovations.
Unfortunately, we do not offer bathroom cabinets as an individual product, however, if you are looking for bathroom designers to help you project manage the whole renovation project, contact us today!
frequently asked questions
TThere are many materials to use for kitchen cabinets. Choose from laminate/melamine, solid timber, timber veneer, vinyl wrap and 2Pac.
The cost of your bathroom cabinets will depend on several factors including the design and material used. Basic new cabinetry which does not include installation will cost you around $3,500 while custom cabinetry will set you back a few thousand more, depending on quantity and style.
Choosing affordable cabinets can be costed over the life of the bathroom to decide what delivers you the best value. Vinyl wrap and many laminates/melamine are inexpensive up front but will need replacing over time. While 2Pac and solid timber is pricier to begin with, they will last and deliver value in the long term. Cabinets incorporated with a seamless vanity basin can add up in price. Inset and benchtop mounted basins are more affordable options.