Practical Cabinet Ideas for Your Bathroom
Although the bathroom occupies only a few square meters in the entire house, it needs to fulfill multiple purposes during the renovation, including storage, aesthetics, waterproofing, and moisture resistance. As the sole piece of furniture in the bathroom, the bathroom cabinet not only needs to address most of the storage challenges but also showcase the visual appeal of the space. It can be said that it combines both aesthetics and functionality. In this article, we will reveal how to create a bathroom cabinet that is both visually appealing and practical.
The bathroom cabinet consists of two parts: the wall-mounted mirror cabinet and the basin vanity cabinet. The former provides aesthetics and a grooming effect, while the latter serves as the main storage unit. The size of the vanity cabinet determines the bathroom's storage capacity and overall organizational effect. It is closely related to the size of the bathroom. Please refer to the specific dimensions below.
Common dimensions of the bathroom cabinet: length between 800mm and 1000mm, width between 450mm and 500mm, height between 80cm and 85cm. These dimensions can be customized according to the size and requirements of the bathroom. Once the dimensions of the vanity cabinet are determined, the next step is to consider the placement of the bathroom cabinet.
Suspended Bathroom Cabinet: Suspended bathroom cabinets minimize the presence of hard-to-reach corners underneath. This makes cleaning much easier and more convenient. Additionally, the suspended design helps reduce the impact of moisture on the cabinet, further extending its lifespan. Suspended bathroom cabinets are commonly found in custom cabinets, allowing for more efficient utilization of the space within the bathroom.
Grounded Bathroom Cabinet: On the other hand, a grounded bathroom cabinet, often found in pre-made furniture, does not have specific requirements for the wall. However, it tends to create difficult-to-clean dead corners and is in frequent contact with the floor, making the cabinet susceptible to moisture and deformation, thus affecting its lifespan.
If moisture is a concern, opting for a customized bathroom cabinet with a bamboo charcoal board as the bottom panel is a good choice. This not only ensures environmental friendliness but also provides excellent breathability, eliminating concerns about the cabinet getting damp.
If the bathroom has a large variety of items that cannot be stored solely in the vanity cabinet, it is not practical. Especially for frequently used items like face cleansers, toothbrushes, and cups, storing them inside the vanity cabinet can be inconvenient and affect usability. Placing all these items on the countertop can create a messy appearance. In such cases, a customized mirror cabinet can be chosen to store scattered items.
Closed Mirror Cabinet: The closed mirror cabinet is the most common style. From the outside, it appears as a full-length mirror, but it actually conceals storage space within it. This design allows for convenient placement of cosmetics, skincare products, and toilet paper, among other items that need to be protected from moisture.
Semi-Open Mirror Cabinet: In contrast to the closed mirror cabinet, there is the semi-open mirror cabinet. It utilizes a design that is half open and half closed to enhance usability. The design of the semi-open mirror cabinet follows the classic 80/20 storage principle, which means hiding 80% of the mess and showcasing 20% of the beauty.
The closed area is used to store seasonal or infrequently used items, while the display area showcases frequently used or aesthetically pleasing items. This design not only makes it more convenient to access and store items but also adds a sense of beauty.