|Bathroom Cabinets / Vanities
Bathroom cabinets are basically very expensive,
pretty wood boxes for holding out of sight
your shampoo, towels, and extra rolls of
toilet paper. Cost and appearance are the
two primary concerns, but you should also
consider ease of cleaning and durability
(the bathroom is a very humid spot and can
cause wood to warp and veneer to peel). Try
to avoid any cabinet that sits directly on
the floor, as these will be subject to exposure
Melamine and other veneers on top of particle
board are the most common materials, but
the high end cabinets contain solid wood.
The real wood content increases with the
price and can be found mostly in the the
doors and face frame. Undersink cabinets
generally have no top as they are designed
for either a countertop or overlapping sink
to cover them. Knobs, pulls, and hinges,
where present, are usually aluminum or brass.
Basically, most bathroom cabinets are designed
as a sink cabinet (for under the sink), a
wall cabinet (for over the toilet or other
area), or a medicine cabinet (built into
the wall, usually with a mirror on the front).
Many manufacturers make lines of cabinets
that contain matching models of each type.
Like kitchen cabinets, you can
standardized and custom fit.
bathroom cabinets are usually
but some (mostly wall cabinets)
in pieces for you to assemble
in your bathroom.
The cabinets come in a variety
to accommodate most bathrooms
and have a
choice of drawers or open space.