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Mirror and cabinet buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 4 years ago 2 min read

In this guide, we'll introduce you to the types of bathroom cabinets available at VictoriaPlum.com, and what you should consider when choosing one.

Bathroom cabinets come in all shapes and sizes, providing a handy place to store those essential items which would otherwise cause clutter. Some feature mirrors which help to enhance both natural and artificial light.

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What type of storage do you need?

There is a wide range of options when it comes to choosing bathroom cabinets, so you should start by thinking about what you want to store and where. For example, if you need to keep razors and cosmetics away from your little ones, a wall mounted cabinet above your sink or toilet is a great option.


Mirror cabinets

A bathroom mirror cabinet is always a popular and practical choice, combining two needs into one, and keeping your everyday essentials within easy reach. An illuminated mirror cabinet adds extra light to the room too, as well as an element of glamour and luxury. It can also be a practical choice if your bathroom has limited or no natural light.

If you need to store medicines, tablets or ointments, a lockable mirror cabinet can offer added peace of mind.

Mode white mirror cabinet 650 x 600mm

Small bathroom cabinets give you quick and easy storage & help to keep razors and medication away from little hands


Tall cabinets

If you have the space, a tall freestanding unit, or wall hung cabinet can make a real visual impact and bring the room together. They are also very useful for storing bathroom towels and larger items. Some have fully concealed cupboards, whilst others have a mix of cupboards and shelf space, so you can select one that best suits your needs.

Mode Tate II riven grey wall hung cabinet 1400 x 400mm

Make the most of your wall space with a stylish wall hung cabinet like this one from the Tate II riven grey range


General storage unit

If you don’t need too much storage space, a floorstanding bathroom cabinet is ideal. They tend to be about 800mm tall. There are a variety of styles and finishes available, so you can choose one that will add a little personality to your room without being overbearing.

Orchard Eden white storage unit 766 x 250mm

The Eden white storage unit from Orchard Bathrooms is a great way to add simple yet sophisticated storage


Multi-drawer units

Compact multi-drawer units are perfect for smaller bathrooms, or if you have lots of bits and pieces that you want to stow away neatly.

Orchard Eden oak multi-drawer storage unit 766 x 250mm

Conceal all those little odds and ends like hair grips, cotton wool buds and makeup in a multi-drawer unit, like this one from the Eden oak range


Linen basket

Concealed linen baskets look great, and are handy for keeping your used towels hidden away in one place.

Orchard Eden oak linen basket 766 x 300mm

Tidy up used towels and clothing in this neat linen basket from the Eden oak furniture range


Styles and finishes

There are plenty of styles and finishes to choose from when selecting a cabinet, such as clean, white cabinets to fit in with your bathroom suite, or more colourful wooden finishes that add extra style and flair to your space. There are also cabinets in stainless steel, which immediately give your room a contemporary edge.

Orchard Reflex white steel mirror cabinet 550 x 300mm

Stainless steel bathroom mirror cabinets, like the Reflex pictured above, are a stylish option, especially for smaller bathrooms, ensuites and cloakrooms


More bathroom furniture advice

For more advice on choosing your bathroom furniture, see our bathroom furniture buying guide. For help with installation, find out how to fit a wall hung cabinet or unit.


Shop mirrors and cabinets

At VictoriaPlum.com, you'll find a comprehensive range of mirrors and mirrored cabinets, which are perfect for bathrooms big and small.

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Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying Guides | 4 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 7 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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