The cabinets in your bathroom are a part of your home decor that needs to be highly functional. You'll need to use your bathroom cabinets each and every day. For this reason, it's important to avoid mistakes that could make your bathroom cabinets less convenient to use.
The following are six mistakes to avoid when you buy new bathroom cabinets.
Neglecting to include drawers
Including a row of drawers at the top of your bathroom cabinets can make your daily toilette more convenient.
While you may be pressed for space in your bathroom, it's always a good idea to include drawers in your cabinetry design. Drawers keep your most important toiletries immediately accessible. Without drawers, you could get frustrated with having to kneel down to search in the cabinets in your vanity base frequently.
Being unaware of cabinet quality grade options
One of the most most important things to be aware of when you're shopping for bathroom cabinets is cabinet quality grades. Bathroom cabinetry should be classified with one of the following four grades: RTA, stock, semi-custom, and custom.
The cheapest option out there is the RTA (ready-to-assemble) option. These are convenient and inexpensive, but they don't give you any leeway to customize design. Stock cabinets tend to be a little higher quality in terms of material, but you'll still have to go along with a standard design setup with this cabinet option.
Semi-custom and custom bathroom cabinets give you a lot more options to choose the exact design you want and need for a bathroom that meets your unique needs.
Not leaving yourself enough open space
It's important to be constantly aware of the dimensions of the available space inside your bathroom when you're choosing your bathroom cabinetry. A significant amount of your bathroom space is already going to be taken up by your toilet and bathtub. This leaves you with limited space to work with.
Open space is important in your bathroom to avoid a claustrophobic feel. That's why you need to take the time to understand how much open space you'll be left with before you commit to any particular bathroom cabinet design.
Taking too much of the work on yourself
A lot of homeowners try to save money by purchasing unfinished cabinets and attempting to do the finishing themselves. It's important to understand that it's a big job to finish or install your cabinets independently. Unless you are an expert carpenter, it's best to leave this job to the professionals.