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Choosing Bathroom Vanity Cabinets

Bathroom vanity cabinets add instant dramatic effect and designer touch to your bathroom decor. They provide much-needed bathroom storage and help you to reduce the clutter in your bathroom and make it look more organized. Bathroom sink cabinets give you storage space to keep things that need to be easily accessible to people using the bathroom, a place for the sink and faucets and good countertop space to keep your soaps and toiletries. Bathroom vanity cabinets are usually available in myriads shapes, styles and sizes and widths ranging from 18 inches to 48 inches. The width generally increases by 6 inches.

You can opt for traditional bathroom vanity cabinets or contemporary cabinets. Wooden cabinets are made from walnut wood, pinewood, oak wood, maple wood and cherry wood and are offered in finishes such as natural wood finish and high-gloss lacquer finish. Bathroom storage cabinets can be of many types. The general cabinetry includes bathroom vanity cabinets, recessed cabinets, wall cabinets and medicine cabinets. Many people prefer to use the vertical wall space for efficient bathroom storage and choose over the toilet cabinets for small bathrooms that are so common in urban apartments and homes. Open shelves such as corner shelves, surface mounted shelves and recessed shelves are also good bathroom storage ideas that are preferred by many people to traditional bathroom cabinets especially the minimalists.

You may also choose from linen closets and built-in closets for your bath. If you are renting apartments or are planning to move in a new house a few years down the line, you may better invest in towers with baskets of freestanding bathroom sink cabinets that are tall and often extend from the floor to the ceiling, giving you good storage space and can be moved to your new home easily. Stylish bathroom vanity cabinets popular these days are European style cabinets that are frameless vanity cabinets and formal vanity cabinets with face framing and panel doors. The latter ones give a more traditional look to your bath and cabinet box is hidden by designer frames and panel doors and hinges may be made invisible according to the cabinet design your prefer. However, European style cabinets add a contemporary touch to your bath and have hidden hinges.

They are very adjustable and offer heavy-duty cabinet boxes too. If you want to use period cabinets that you got as heirlooms from your family or bought at an antique shop, be sure to match your door hardware, sink or bathroom sink cabinet with it. Do not forget to add period-style or antique knobs and pulls to the cabinets to give them a real vintage look. However, buying these cabinets can be quite expensive. Bathroom vanity cabinet countertops may range from laminates, ceramic tile and wood to composite and solid surface materials such as stone, stainless steel or concrete. Stainless steel countertops, laminated counter tops and countertops of composite materials and solid surface materials are more susceptible to scratches but can be easily repaired and replaced.

Stone countertops are expensive but they look quite beautiful and durable but some of them can get easily stained, so you will have to scrub them often. Ceramic tile is a durable countertop and is very commonly used as it comes in vast choice of colors, textures and sizes. However, tiled countertops may have irregular surfaces and grout between the tiles is easily stainable. Similarly wooden countertops look beautiful in Zen like bathrooms but need to be well maintained, as they are susceptible to stains or mildew. Concrete countertops are durable and heat-resistant but may crack or discolor faster than other options. Choosing right bathroom cabinets can make your bath attractive, desirable and functional and add to the selling price of your home and is therefore, a good investment on the whole.