Advantages of Cabinets in Bathroom Remodeling

bathroom with cabinets

Kitchen cabinets typically belong in the kitchen, and they serve an essential function as storage is crucial in the kitchen. Cabinets in the bathroom are not so obvious. Most people store stuff they use for the bathroom outside the bathroom. Towels go into the linen closet, cleaning products in the kitchen or utility closet, and toiletries in the bedroom.

However, how much better would it be to keep all these things in the bathroom? Cabinets in the bathroom are actually a practical idea, and it can even improve the way the bathroom looks, especially if you incorporate it in your design.

Of course, putting in cabinets will put a rather large dent in your budget, especially if you need custom ones. You might be able to manage with semi-custom or RTA cabinets, which are much more affordable. These come in a variety of sizes and depths, so you will probably be able to find what you need from your remodeling contractor. In any case, investing in cabinets might well be worth the cost. Here are some advantages of cabinets in bathroom remodeling.

Improves the layout

cabinets in bathrooms
Most bathrooms center on the placement of the sink, toilet, and shower or tub. Including cabinets in the design kicks that up a notch when remodeling the bathroom. Cabinets can define the space in terms of access. Wall cabinets over the toilet, under the sink, and near the door requires planning, as these have to be adequate for the storage needs and within easy reach. Cabinets also define the placement of lights. Overall, cabinets improve the layout because it makes the space much more functional.

Improves the storage

open cabinet showing stuff
Most people have shelves in bathrooms, but putting things in them breaks the line of sight. Some people use shelves to display nice towels and interesting décor, but in most bathrooms, this is not practical. Even the plumbing becomes invisible with a vanity with a countertop in lieu of just the sink. This also provides a place for cleaning products, toilet paper, shampoo, and any other consumables that does not help in making the bathroom look picture perfect.

Improves the organization

organized drawers
Cabinets can help you organize your things and provide a place for everything. The shelves can be augmented with plastic bins or containers, and the inside of the cabinet doors can hold hooks or wire meshes where you can hang your hairdryer and brushes. If you choose cabinets with drawers, you can place small items in them using organizers.

Improve space efficiency

shallow cabinet behind bathroom door
Cabinets come in many sizes and depths, so there is always one to maximize the space. This is especially important if you have a small home. You can put them on dead spaces in the walls, over the door or windowsill, corners, or near the ceiling all around. These will come in handy for storing things you do not use year round. You might even be able to fit a shallow cabinet behind the door for slim items like toilet paper and shampoo.
In some instances, the space you have available might require custom cabinets. You can ask your remodeling contractor about what to do about that.

Improves the design

modern cabinets in modern bathroom
Cabinets have doors, so the style you choose will help you define the overall look of your bathroom. Cabinets can improve the look and vibe of even a basic bathroom by its color, hardware, style, and finish.
For a traditional look, you can go for ornate cabinet styles with raised panel and cathedral arches. This is also a good choice for a Victorian design. If you want a modern or contemporary style, you can choose slab or Thermofoil cabinets, which looks sleek and clean. Tall cabinets can also look fantastic if your bathroom has the space for it.

Improves your options

(same base cabinet shown in kitchen and in bathroom
Choosing cabinets for your bathroom is the same as choosing for your kitchen. Your remodeling contractor will most probably offer you the same options as they would for a kitchen remodel because these cabinets are quite flexible. You can choose cabinets to serve only as storage or as a bathroom vanity.

Considering cabinets instead of stock vanities can improve your options, as stock vanities are very limited in range. It is easy enough for your remodeling company to convert a base cabinet (or cabinets if you have a large space for it) as a vanity by simply putting a granite, marble, or quartz countertop and sink on it. You have more flexibility in determining the length, depth, and height of the vanity if you choose cabinets over stock vanities.

Conclusion

Bathroom cabinets might not be top of mind when planning your bathroom remodel, but they should be. You know now the many advantages that come with putting in cabinets in your bathroom. The next thing you have to consider is where to get them. Fortunately, Fairfax Kitchen Bath can help you.

Fairfax Kitchen Bath services the DC, MD and Northern Virginia metropolitan areas. We are a Class A, licensed and insured contractor, registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have a showroom in Fairfax, Virginia, which houses all our products, including a large collection of cabinets for use in the bathroom and kitchen.

We sell only top quality products for all your remodeling needs, from natural and engineered stone slabs, cabinets, shelves, sinks, faucets tiles, backsplashes, knobs and pulls, and hardwood flooring. We carry only the top brands for these products, such as Schrock Cabinetry, Silestone, Blanco, Kohler, and Mosaic Décor.

Contact us today to get free in-home design consultation and quote for your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project.

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Sam Kazanci <br/><span id="position">Owner</span>

Sam Kazanci
Owner

Sam Kazanci is the owner of Fairfax Kitchen Bath Remodeling. He has experience to build and remodel the kitchen and baths with his team and the author of fkb blog: You can find Sam on LinkedIn and Twitter.