Getting new stuff and improvements for your home is one of the most satisfying things you can do. It feels great seeing that there’s new stuff and fixtures inside your home that make living and moving a lot easier to do. One place in the house that people don’t always consider investing on though is their bathroom.
The bathroom is the part of the house that’s the least frequented by your visitors. As such, we understand why you’re not really bought into the idea of inventing new things into it. However, when the time comes that you finally want to invest in your bathroom, we suggest buying and having cabinets installed.
Bathroom cabinets are one of the best things you can add to your bathroom though it doesn’t seem like it. People are too focused on getting new showers, tubs, countertops, and even tiled floors for the bathroom that they rarely think about how good bathroom cabinets are. In reality, it’s one of the best investments you can make for your home.
Bathroom cabinets are actually more useful than you think. At a glance, they might not seem like something that is worth spending money on but in reality, this is one of the best investments you can make for your money. There are a lot of benefits to these cabinets other than the fact that they are highly functional.
Understandably, bathroom cabinets are no simple investments. They do cost a lot of money. You’d only want the best for your kitchen after all so it’s not surprising why you might want to get one that’s truly worth every penny you spend on it. Without further ado, here are 4 important expert tips when choosing bathroom cabinets.
What Are The Types Of Cabinets?
There are three types of bathroom cabinets that you can get. We’re going to discuss each one, what they’re benefits are. By the end of this section, we’ll also suggest what type of bathroom cabinet you should get. We’ll go to the very first one which is the stock cabinets that you may or may not have in your home yet.
Stock cabinets are basically cabinets which are already pre-built. These are usually installed in your home once it’s made. There are also some stock cabinets you can buy in stores. The upside is that these are the cheapest cabinets money can buy. The downside is that it can be tough to find one that fits your bathroom’s aesthetic and size.
Custom cabinets are cabinets which are made exclusively for your home. The upside to them is that since they are a custom fit, they can help you out inside the house as they fit the dimensions that you want them to have. The problem with these cabinets though is that they are a bit more expensive than other cabinet types but we’d like to say that they are worth it.
Next are semi-custom cabinets. As the name suggests, these are cabinets that are a mix between stock and custom. Basically, these are stock cabinets which receive a few changes such as style changes and even sizing changes. Though not as cheap as stock cabinets, these aren’t as expensive as custom cabinets as well.
If you ask us, the best cabinet type to get are the custom ones. While they are more expensive, they can give your bathroom everything it needs. Moreover, custom bathroom cabinets give you the liberty to choose the design, color, material, and make so you can have the bathroom cabinet of your dreams in no time.
Consider The Space
Don’t be focused on the budget and the aesthetic look of the bathroom cabinet. One of the most important factors you should look into is the space that your upcoming bathroom cabinet will take. Remember, there’s a good chance that your bathroom is not very big and a cabinet could make the room more stuffy.
Ideally, you’d want to have the contractor check your bathroom first before you make a decision. Have them check out the dimensions of your bathroom so that they have a full understanding of what size the cabinet should be. If you get a cabinet that’s very large, you are also putting your safety at risk.
Remember that when considering the size of your bathroom, you should also consider how much space the cabinet will take up when it is open. The doors are going to swing outwards so the remaining space with the cabinet opened matters very much as well. Surprisingly, a lot of people forget about this.
If you have a tight space inside your bathroom, we highly suggest going for modular bathroom cabinets instead. These are basically cabinets that are made to fit in tiny spaces and they also make use of all the space available inside your bathroom. On the brightside, they are also very easy to install.
Also remember that your bathroom has ceiling space too. As such, you should check whether or not the cabinet you are going to get maximizes the space you have in your bathroom. This is going to give you a lot more space for your bathroom while ensuring that there’s enough room to move around in as well.
How You Can Save On Your Bathroom Cabinet
Bathroom cabinets can cost as much as $500 per foot which is no laughing matter. Understandably, you might want to try and lessen the cost of getting a bathroom cabinet so this time, we’re telling you how you can cut the costs effectively. You don’t have to lose an arm and a leg for a bathroom cabinet.
One of the first things you should do is go for semi-custom cabinets instead. While these don’t have the same liberty in customization as custom cabinets, you are still free to stylize and retrofit your cabinet the way you want too. It’s much cheaper than custom cabinets but the benefits are nearly the same.
Another thing you should consider if you want to get custom cabinets only is to pick the right materials for the job. Softwoods are inexpensive materials you can choose for your cabinet. Since your bathroom cabinets are very unlikely to get damaged, it’s completely okay to get softwood as a material for the cabinet.
Last but not the least, make sure to get the right contractors for the job. Installing your bathroom cabinet does cost quite the amount of money but it’s not as expensive as the cabinet itself. Some contractors will even throw in the installation for free if you get the cabinet from them. Make sure to consider the contractor you’ll choose well.
There are many bathroom cabinet installers out there. Of course, the famous ones are going to cost you a lot more. We suggest going for the lesser known installers. So long as they provide the same service, you can still choose them for your bathroom’s cabinet installation. They’re still going to be worth it.
Know The Trends
Bathroom cabinets have become more popular than ever. It’s good because people now have fully functional and aesthetic cabinets inside their bathrooms. Since it has become more popular, there are now trends when it comes to bathroom cabinets as well. If you are a newcomer to the industry, it’s best you know what these trends are.
Currently, the most popular trend with bathroom cabinets is picking those that complement the floors and walls of your bathroom. These are cabinets that are colored white and are usually made out of lacquer. The gloss they bring can make your bathroom standout much better but most importantly, they make your bathroom look more fancy.
Another common trend for bathroom cabinets are black ones. Since your bathroom is most likely a shade of white, a black cabinet is going to work well with it. Actually, dark colored bathroom countertops are the trend so get any dark shade like navy blue or red to make your bathroom a lot trendier.
Of course, the trends really don’t have to matter. Just make sure that you are happy with your cabinets so that you don’t regret the buying decision you made.
Bathroom cabinets are probably the last thing you’d think of when upgrading your kitchen but in reality, it should be on your priority list. This is a fixture that can last you years so it’s definitely worth your time always. Ideally, you’d only want to get bathroom cabinets if you have the budget to spend on one that’s good and durable.
Once you get a bathroom cabinet, you’ll be surprised at how amazing it is. It’s not exactly life changing but the things it can do to your bathroom plus how it makes your bathroom look a lot better is something that you can’t pass up on. Call a contractor now and check if this is the right investment for you.
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