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What Should I Consider When Buying Bathroom Cabinets?

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  • Written By: Amy Hunter
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 12 June 2018
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Bathroom cabinets can be a challenge to purchase. Many bathrooms are small, but there is a need for a great deal of storage in them. Finding the right bathroom cabinets can make it easier to keep the entire room tidy.

The first step when choosing bathroom cabinets is the same as for any organizational project. Carefully consider what you plan to store in the cabinets, and pare it down to the essentials. If you don’t use an item, there is no reason to spend money providing it with a home.

Generally, you will need room for towels and washcloths, toiletries, a hair dryer and make-up. Depending on the layout of your home, you may also need room to store extra toilet paper, soap and shampoo. You may also want room for a clothing hamper in the bathroom.

Make a list of all of the items you want to store in the bathroom cabinets. Next, measure the area where you can install cabinets. Now you are ready to start shopping. If you have a particularly small bathroom, or you have a number of things that need to be stored in your bathroom, a professional kitchen and bathroom designer can help you make the most of your space.

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If you want to plan on your own, draw a template of your bathroom on graph paper. On the paper, jot down where the toilet, bathtub and anything else that cannot be moved is. Now begin drawing in cabinets.

Be creative. If you need to store extra supplies and towels, create a miniature linen closet by installing a narrow, floor-to-ceiling cabinet. If you have a spot in front of a mirror to shave or apply make-up, use a cabinet that has shallow drawers. You can pull open the drawer you want, work directly from the drawer, and close it when you are done. This will put an end to toiletries strewn across the countertop.

Once you have your cabinets installed, you can increase their efficiency by using various organizational extras. A sliding hamper that pulls out of the cabinet takes up no floor space and keeps your clothes off the floor. Hooks and towel bars make it easy to put towels and bathrobes where they belong. Small plastic or wire organizers inside each drawer provide a home for cotton swabs, make-up, first aid supplies and whatever else you need to store.

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