10 Tips to Give Your Bathroom Cabinets A Makeover
When it comes to your bathroom, you probably have a lot of ideas in mind for making it look and function better than it does now. Maybe you want to replace old cabinets and shelves, paint the walls, or replace your shower panels, or add a small bench to the corner. But no matter how much of a renovation whiz you are, you’ll probably agree with most people when they say your bathroom cabinets could use a makeover. It’s probably time to dust off your paintbrushes, take a look at styles and get to work! Here are 10 tips to give your bathroom cabinet a makeover — without breaking the bank.
How to paint bathroom cabinets
Everyone loves a fresh new look in their home, and painting the exterior and interior of your cabinets will give them a makeover that is both stylish and functional. Since these will be exposed to moisture from the inside out, you don’t want to use a paint with a high moisture content. Acrylic or polyurethane paints are both affordable and easy to clean up, so they’re a great option for this project.
For a darker finish, you can also try using a paint roller or roller brush, instead of a paint brush, to get a more uniform look. With all painting jobs it’s important to wear gloves to avoid fingerprint markings.
Popular bathroom trends and colours at the moment include Grey bathroom cabinets with white walls.
Grey is a great colour for bathrooms because it’s not only neutral, but it can also go with almost any other colour. If you’re looking for a cheaper option, you can always just go with a lighter grey. If you want to add a pop of colour, you can try adding a pop of orange or yellow to the bathroom accessories alongside your grey shower panels, or grey bathroom cabinets. And, if you want to keep the cost of the cabinets relatively low, you can opt for white instead of painted Cabinets.
Choosing Cabinet Sizes
Bathroom cabinets are available in a varied amount of sizes, if you have a large family with multiple bathroom needs, products and amenities it’s a good idea to have a larger bathroom cabinet to store all your things. Whereas a smaller family, couple or single home owner would only need a small-medium cabinet to maximise bathroom space.
Tall bathroom Cabinets
If you have tall cabinets, you should know that there are a few things to take into consideration before adding storage to them. First, you want to make sure the bathroom storage you choose will actually fit in the available space. The depth, or height, of the cabinets will determine the size of the storage you will need. And, while you want to add as much storage as you can to your bathroom cabinets, you also don’t want to crowd the room. For example, you don’t want your tall bathroom cabinets to be stuffed full of items, this can often look messy, especially if there are no front doors to your cabinets.
Small bathroom Cabinets
Smaller bathroom cabinets can be placed pretty much anywhere in your bathroom, whether you choose to want them mounted, which we will discuss a bit further along, or you want them resting near your sink or shower area. The smaller cabinets are also a lot simpler to arrange your storage in. Typically you want your tooth and mouth care on one side, and all skincare and haircare products separated from these,. This results in better organising of your cabinets and minimises risk of cross contamination.
Where to put bathroom cabinets?
As briefly mentioned, depending on the sizes of your cabinets, this largely influences where you can place them in your bathroom. If you have a lot of free space this might not be a concern, but if you’re struggling with a smaller bathroom and looking for some interior design tips, keep reading…
Wall Mounted Bathroom Cabinets
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution for your bathroom cabinets, opting for a wall mounted option is a great option. And, if you have a tall bathroom wall, mounting your cabinets above the toilet is a great option. You only need to find the right wall studs.
However, wall mounting may not be the most affordable alternative to bathroom cabinets, especially if you feel like you’d rather the help of a professional.
Under the sink cabinets
A great way of conserving space, under the bathroom sink cabinets are often used as bathroom storage, mainly for cleaning products, additional toiletries and soaps which are yet to be used. By adding fold out storage which can protect your toiletries and still allow maximum space.
Bathroom Cabinet Designs
Mirrored Bathroom Wall Cabinets
Combining bathroom items to maximise style is the perfect design choice for smaller to medium sized bathrooms. Bathroom cabinets, particularly wall hanging bathroom cabinets are the perfect place to have a built in mirror.
You can do this by adding mirror strips to your existing bathroom wall cabinets, or purchasing a new bathroom cabinet with mirrors, these are typically inexpensive, with the cheapest ones being available online for £30.
Built in Bathroom Cabinets
If you want to take your bathroom renovation to the next level, consider adding a built in bathroom cabinet. Not only will this give your bathroom an elegant and high-class look, it will also give you more storage space. Whether you choose to have a built in medicine cabinet or a built in linen cabinet, you will have more space to stow away your bathroom clutter. And, if you’re looking for even more storage, you can even add a built in wall organizer. This will give you even more space to store your toiletries, and it will also conceal fingerprints and water marks on the walls.
At the end of the day, your bathroom is the room that hosts all of your grooming needs. So, it’s only natural that you prioritize its décor and make it as comfortable as possible. One of the most important things you can do to spruce up your bathroom is to update your bathroom cabinets.
Bathroom cabinets are essential for storing all of your toiletry items, and they can also be used as a vanity station. But they don’t have to be drab and boring. With a little paint, a few decorating ideas, and some extra storage, your bathroom cabinets can look fresher than ever.