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Choosing your bathroom cabinets: a comprehensive guide
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Choosing your bathroom cabinets: a comprehensive guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 7 months ago 5 min read

If your bathroom is drowning in clutter, it's time to call SOS: Sort Out Storage. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the process of choosing the perfect bathroom cabinets for your space.

Bathroom cabinets are an essential part of any bathroom, providing storage for all your bathroom essentials. But with so many different types and styles of bathroom cabinets available, it can be tricky to know where to start.

That's where we come in! In this blog post, we'll walk you through the process of choosing bathroom cabinets, from measuring your space to considering your needs and budget.

Accents Slimline white wall hung cabinet 1250 x 300mm

A slimline bathroom cabinet, like this one from Accents, could be the solution to your storage needs

Step 1: Measure your space

The first step is to measure your available space. This will help you determine the size and style of bathroom cabinets that will fit in your bathroom.

Be sure to measure the width, depth, and height of the space where you'll be placing your bathroom cabinets. You'll also need to measure the vertical distance between any countertops or fixtures and the ceiling.

For smaller bathrooms, where space is at a premium, you may want to consider combining your cabinet and sink, in the form of a vanity unit.

Check out our quick video guide to measuring your bathroom:

Step 2: Consider your needs

Once you know the size of your space, it's time to consider your needs. How much storage do you need? Do you need a place to store towels, toiletries or other items? Do you want a cabinet with drawers, doors or perhaps even both?

Consider your lifestyle (e.g. do you share a bathroom with other family members?) and how you'll be using your bathroom cabinets. This will help you narrow down your choices and find the perfect cabinets for your needs.

Clarity white mirror cabinet 600 x 600mm

For some, a simple mirror cabinet is all that’s needed to boost storage space

Step 3: Consider your budget

Bathroom cabinets can range in price from just under £50 to over £500. It's important to set a budget before you start shopping, so you don't overspend.

There are a few things you can do to save money on bathroom cabinets. Keep an eye out for bathroom furniture sales and promotions, and check out our clearance offers for end-of-line bargains.

You can also keep costs to a minimum by doing some or all of the installation work yourself (see step 5 for DIY advice).

Accents Slimline slate gloss wall hung open storage unit 800 x 200mm

For those working on a tight budget, wall hung, open storage cabinets, like these from Accents, will help you save your hard-earned cash

Step 4: Choose the right style

There's a variety of bathroom cabinet styles to choose from, so you're sure to find one that suits your taste.

If you have a traditional bathroom, you might prefer a classic wood cabinet with elaborate detailing. For a more modern bathroom, you might choose a sleek, minimalist cabinet in on-trend grey. You can also mix and match different styles to create a unique, eclectic look. For example, you could pair a traditional cabinet with a modern toilet and basin suite or vice versa.

Orchard Dulwich navy floorstanding double vanity unit and basin with open storage combination

If you’re going for a timeless, traditional look, this open storage cabinet from the Orchard Bathrooms Dulwich range offers genuine elegance

Step 5: Compare and contrast cabinets

Once you've considered all of your options, it's time to start browsing. Use our 3D bathroom planner to compare different bathroom cabinets and find out how they will look in your bathroom space.

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At this stage, it's worth thinking about your bathroom colour scheme and whether your chosen bathroom cabinet finish will complement or clash with it. For example, are you going for a monochrome palette? Or are you considering using bright, bold shades?

Do you want your bathroom cabinets to fit seamlessly with other units and fixtures? If so, browse bathroom furniture ranges. They'll help you achieve a clean and consistent look.

Eden white bathroom furniture

Your cabinets can function seamlessly as part of a fitted bathroom solution, like these from the Eden range

Step 6: Install your new bathroom cabinets

Once you've purchased your new bathroom cabinets, it's time to install them. This is a relatively easy task that you can do yourself with the help of a friend or family member.

Follow the instructions that come with your cabinets or check out our guide to fitting a wall hung cabinet, and be sure to level them properly. Once they're installed (and you've finished admiring them), it's time to start enjoying—and organising—your new bathroom cabinets!

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If you're searching for the perfect bathroom cabinets that won't cost the earth, look no further than our comprehensive range. Plus, with our price match promise, you're guaranteed the lowest prices around. From simple wall-mounted mirror cabinets to larger multi-door cabinets, browse our selection today by clicking below.

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Expert advice on bathroom cabinets

At Victoria Plum, we’re here to help you make the most of your bathroom. Whether you're still at the initial planning stage, or simply looking to refresh your existing space, we're more than happy to share our years of bathroom experience with you.

If you’re looking for general storage advice, why not read our bathroom furniture buying guide, or be inspired by our top bathroom furniture ideas. Need to maximise your storage space? Discover how to organise your bathroom cabinets with our handy guide.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 7 months ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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