31 May Design tips for installing bathroom cabinets
Bathroom cabinets are a very important design element when it comes to creating your dream bathroom. Therefore, you need to be clued up on bathroom cabinet style, colour and making the most of your bathroom space. In this post, we look at some tips and ideas to keep in mind when designing and installing your bathroom cabinets.
Opened and closed drawers:
Bathroom cabinets don’t have to simply be in the form of cupboard-like structures which open and close. Try opting for a mix of open and closed bathroom drawers which are both decorative and functional. Drawers offer accessible storage for toiletries and medicines, while cleaning supplies are best stashed out of sight under the sink. Open shelves can help break up the walls of bathroom cabinetry, thereby adding a sense of depth and preventing monotony.
Recessed bathroom cabinets:
Recessed bathroom cabinets are very useful as they save space and are usually aesthetically pleasing. These bathroom cabinets tie into the surrounding architecture instead of simply bulging outwards. Recessed cabinets also meld well with both traditional and contemporary bathroom schemes. However, a recessed cabinet is very labour intensive compared to a wall-mounted bathroom cabinet, and probably will require a plumber and an electrician for rerouting pipes and wires.
Experiment with bathroom walls:
When it comes to your bathroom walls, it is a good to experiment with different design, lighting and textures. Let your bathroom walls compliment your bathroom cabinets so that you achieve a modern look which works together as a whole.
Exposed legs on bathroom cabinets:
Bathroom cabinets can be designed in a variety of ways, including the option of having exposed legs. This gives the cabinet an airy, freestanding look which is becoming very popular. This freestanding style looks particularly fitting with dark-stained, furniture style cabinets.
Using decorative accessories:
When installing bathroom cabinets, don’t forget about decorative accessories which can be used to enhance the look of your cabinets and add some variation. Examples of this include unique fillers and toe kicks.
Include drawer organisers:
Incorporate drawer organisers into your bathroom cabinets as they will bring order to messy drawers and divide storage space into separate sections. It is also a good idea to use innovative drawer runners and door hinges which prevent slamming drawers/cupboards and reduce the risk of slamming your fingers in the bathroom cabinet!
Cabinet doors which lift or slide:
Avoid bashing yourself when opening cabinet doors, and also prevent your view being blocked when the doors get in the way by opting for cabinet doors which lift or slide. This is very useful and also has an extremely modern look to it!
We hope that these tips and ideas have helped. Please contact intricate Living to consult with us about designing the perfect bathroom cabinets for your dream bathroom.