Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Choosing The Right Bathroom Cabinet

I do like things to be just right. Granted my house needs a little tender loving care in places, I need a new kitchen, I need new carpets and our computer room needs to be redecorated but I was lucky enough to get together enough money for a new bathroom at the end of last year. It was completed on a tight budget, modern bathroom fixtures and fittings, white walls and black and grey tiles.

There are some finishing touches we still need to complete and one of those is to buy a bathroom cabinet. Now you may think this is a simple process but it can be more complicated than you think. There are many websites offering a range of bathroom cabinets and there are many features you have to take into consideration.

Style

A sleek modern cabinet with illumination

Firstly you need to think of the style, and if it will it fit in with your modern or traditional styled bathroom. A modern cabinet with clean lines will fit in with a sleek modern bathroom. A traditional bathroom cabinet may be white washed whilst if you like intricate and ornate design a french style cabinet will be suitable.

Space

A corner cabinet is useful if you are tight on space

If you have a limited space then the size of the cabinet needs to be taken into consideration, for example a corner cabinet or a tall cabinet is a good idea as they can fit into a tight area. Tall bathroom cabinets make a small bathroom look taller as the eye is drawn up to the ceiling.

Mirrors

Many cabinets are mirrored so they are dual function - providing storage and a mirror in one. These are usually placed above a sink so men and women can attend to their cosmetic and beauty needs. I know my husband likes a mirrored cabinet so he can keep his shaving products inside and then use the mirror to shave. Some mirrored cabinets have a magnifying mirror for close up detail.

Having a mirrored surface in a bathroom can create the illusion of space. This is a great idea in a small bathroom especially.

Illumination


A cabinet with built in lights is great for low lighting conditions

Some mirrored cabinets have lights attached above or integrated into the cabinet. This can provide subtle lighting, for example if you are relaxing in a bath at the end of a hard day. Illumination is great for putting on your makeup or shaving in low light conditions, and is better for close up detail than a general bathroom light.

Lock-ability


A lockable cabinet is useful if you have young children around


If you have children or just want to keep items like medicines and razors safe and secure being able to lock the cabinet can be extremely useful and is especially recommended for families. A soft closing feature also helps to avoid trapped fingers.

Mist Free

A mirrored cabinet that is mist free is a useful feature. Just think how great it would be to be able to get out of the bath or shower and have a mist free mirrored cabinet to do your hair or makeup.


These are some of the features I have been considering when buying a new cabinet. Let me know what features you think are useful when picking the right one.

* A sponsored post with Bella Bathrooms, all words and opinions are my own
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28 comments

  1. We desperately need a new bathroom! I love these cabinets, particularly the mirrored ones.

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    1. I think the mirrored ones are very useful.

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  2. I would love a cabinet in our bathroom but the layout stops us from having one. It really bugs me! Angela x

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    1. That's a shame/ What about a corner cabinet?

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  3. Space in the main thing I would look for. I have lots of creams and hair products so need space for them all lol! x

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    1. You need a big cabinet or a couple of different ones.

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  4. I think that my bathroom cabinets are one of the best pieces of furniture in our house! They are white, beautiful crafted and with flower-etched windows. I love them.

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  5. I'm in need of a good bathroom cabinet, ideally with lots of space inside but at the same time not bulky on the outside and lights are a must :)

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    1. The top cabinet sounds perfect for you. It's spacious, sleek and has lights at the top.

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  6. I really need a new bathroom suite, it is one of those jobs we just havent got round to doing yet x

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    1. I find it difficult to get workmen around here too. It's not just the cost of the bathroom but it's the cost of putting it in as well, that adds up.

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  7. I like ones that can hide all those bits and pieces you don't want to leave out, a mirror is always handy too.

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    1. The cabinet above with built in lights is very glam!

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  9. I love the illuminated one too! I remember it was quite difficult finding what we wanted when we did ours :/

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    1. It can be difficult but some companies have a good range.

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  10. We have one with a bluetooth speaker inside so we can listen to music in the bathroom

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    1. That sounds cool Kara. I guess you can always use a wireless bluetooth speaker though in your bathroom if this isn't integrated into it.

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  11. I'm feeling inspired. We need a bigger bathroom cabinet to house everything. Our current one is bursting.

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    1. Sounds like you could do with a bigger one then!

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  12. So many choices, mine needs a lick of paint currently

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  13. I'd love a big mirrored cabinet in my bathroom :)

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    1. I hope you like the ones I have chosen above.

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  14. I really want a bathroom with cabinets to hide everything away!! More reason to move!

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  15. I want to replace my old fashioned cabinet with this mirror cabinet. It looks good in design and look like it will be helpful much more than the existing.
    Thanks for sharing!

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