How To Find The Right Style For Your Bathroom Cabinets

You’re probably thinking furnishing and decorating a bathroom is a piece of cake…you just need the tub/ shower, the sink/ the toilet and a cabinet. Picking a bathroom cabinet shouldn’t be that hard and in some cases it really is a walk in the park but when you stop to consider all the different possibilities everything starts to get complicated fast. It’s not just because there are so many different styles to choose from but also because there are many different types of bathroom cabinets, each focusing on a particular detail. So you see, nothing is as easy as it seems, not even selecting a simple cabinet for your bathroom.

Storage is usually the highest priority when it comes to bathroom cabinets, whatever the type may beView in gallery
Storage is usually the highest priority when it comes to bathroom cabinets, whatever the type may be
Large bathroom cabinets provide enough room inside for laundry hampers, linens and all sorts of other thingsView in gallery
Large bathroom cabinets provide enough room inside for laundry hampers, linens and all sorts of other things
Open shelves, mirrors and wall-mounted vanities are all great at making bathrooms look spacious and openView in gallery
Open shelves, mirrors and wall-mounted vanities are all great at making bathrooms look spacious and open
Bathroom cabinets can be built around corners to take full advantage of a space and its layoutView in gallery
Bathroom cabinets can be built around corners to take full advantage of a space and its layout

Various types of cabinets focus on all sorts of elements like shape, color, storage capacity, maintenance, versatility, materials, proportions, accessibility, etc. Finding a bathroom cabinet that has it all is impossible which is why you need to define your priorities and to figure out what’s most important. Do you want a cabinet in a particular style? Do you prefer a particular material or finish? How will you be using it?

Wall-mounted vanities work well in combination with vessel sinks or washbasinsView in gallery
Wall-mounted vanities work well in combination with vessel sinks or washbasins
If possible, opt for a big counter in the bathroom. It's very practical and also great as a display surface for a cute terrariumView in gallery
If possible, opt for a big counter in the bathroom. It’s very practical and also great as a display surface for a cute terrarium
Don't clutter a small bathroom with large and robust cabinetry. Work with open shelves and sleek, wall-mounted piecesView in gallery
Don’t clutter a small bathroom with large and robust cabinetry. Work with open shelves and sleek, wall-mounted pieces
Mix and match various types of storage like closed cabinet modules and open shelvesView in gallery
Mix and match various types of storage like closed cabinet modules and open shelves
There's an open space under this bathroom's counter and a set of drawers underneath itView in gallery
There’s an open space under this bathroom’s counter and a set of drawers underneath it
Use mirrors to add depth and glamour to the bathroom. You could use mirrors as cabinet fronts to save spaceView in gallery
Use mirrors to add depth and glamour to the bathroom. You could use mirrors as cabinet fronts to save space

As already mentioned, there are several different types of bathroom cabinets. The freestanding kind is pretty common and popular but so are vanity cabinets and open shelves. Selecting one type over the others is a decision based on a lot of things like the type of sink you prefer, the total amount of storage you need in the bathroom, the overall dimensions of the space, the overall style as well as any extra features you might prefer or insist on.

This is quite the interesting combo - vertical cabinets and a low horizontal unit, all independent from the sinkView in gallery
This is quite the interesting combo – vertical cabinets and a low horizontal unit, all independent from the sink
The open cubbies on the side of this vanity cabinet look really cute and also really chicView in gallery
The open cubbies on the side of this vanity cabinet look really cute and also really chic
Use a ladder as a towel rack in the bathroom. It's cheap, easy and it also looks coolView in gallery
Use a ladder as a towel rack in the bathroom. It’s cheap, easy and it also looks cool
A lot of modern medicine cabinet come with built-in light strips which is pretty cool and practicalView in gallery
A lot of modern medicine cabinet come with built-in light strips which is pretty cool and practical
You could fit some storage shelves on the side of the bathtub. You could store books or toiletries in thereView in gallery
You could fit some storage shelves on the side of the bathtub. You could store books or toiletries in there
Some bathroom cabinets look like puzzles. This design, for example, looks playful while also being great for organizing thingsView in gallery
Some bathroom cabinets look like puzzles. This design, for example, looks playful while also being great for organizing things
Use open shelves to store and organize toiletries on but also to display decorations like small vases, planters or terrariumsView in gallery
Use open shelves to store and organize toiletries on but also to display decorations like small vases, planters or terrariums

Modern medicine cabinets can include all sorts of cool and practical features such as mirrored fronts, built-in lights, sockets so you can plug in appliances and even built-in TVs or speakers. They also provide enough storage to keep the counter clutter-free and to allow you to organize all the toiletries and personal things. Open shelves are also extremely practical in bathrooms. They can be installed pretty much anywhere: above the shower head, above the door, under the vanity, to the sides of the vanity and they can even be built right into the walls forming nooks which are great for storage but also for displaying things in.

Pipe shelving looks awesome in rustic-industrial interior decors and bathrooms are no exception View in gallery
Pipe shelving looks awesome in rustic-industrial interior decors and bathrooms are no exception
A large bathroom cabinet with built in lighting, mirror, sink and storage can potentially make the space feel extra cozyView in gallery
A large bathroom cabinet with built in lighting, mirror, sink and storage can potentially make the space feel extra cozy
Some things should stay hidden while others should be put on display or kept close at handView in gallery
Some things should stay hidden while others should be put on display or kept close at hand

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