How do you choose the right bathroom cabinet?

February 17, 2015

Last year when we decided to renovate our bathroom we put together a list of things we were looking for in our new look bathroom. Clean, simple and practical was the words that came out top when we thought out style. Envying hotel bathrooms when we travel as a family we needed a space that whilst was practical for a family however had those clean, stylish lines that you find in many hotel bathrooms.

Choosing a white bathroom suite and the perfect tiles to transform the space from cowboy builders tragedy to hotel chic was relatively easy. The things we didn’t really give much thought about until the bathroom started to take shape was the accessories. From towels, toilet roll holders and that all important bathroom cabinet to house all our lotions and potions.

Searching for bathroom accessories it was easy to find a wall mountable towel rail, toilet roll holder and matching accessories. Having a small bathroom finding bathroom cabinets that would be both practical and pleasing to the eye seemed a big ask. With so many bathroom cabinets to choose from we had to think about how we would use it and what style we were looking for, we found the following at Bella Bathrooms

How do you choose the right bathroom cabinet?

 

1. Light up mirror cabinet – A bathroom cabinet with an integrated light, complete with a shaving socket would be useful however having already started work on our bathroom it was too late to be adding the relevant power supply needed. Although with a large bathroom window the light wouldn’t have been needed as much, however the shaver socket would have been useful to charge our electric toothbrushes.

2. Lockable bathroom cabinet – Our previous bathroom cabinet had a lock on one door so that we could store medicines etc. safely without fear of the children getting hold of them. I really like the idea of being able to lock away things that I don’t want the children to access.

3. Slimline mirrored cabinet – A slim, sleek-looking bathroom cabinet that would provide a large amount of storage whilst looking good on the wall. The almost frame-less mirrored finish appeals as it would provide a stylish, almost picture like finish on the wall.

4. Corner cabinet – Instead of having a large bathroom cabinet in the middle of the wall, adding a corner cabinet would provide some much-needed storage. Unfortunately we didn’t have a corner for this to fit into other than over the bath which I wasn’t keen on.

In the end we opted for the slimline mirrored cabinet as would still provide a large amount of storage without looking bulky. The addition of three mirrored doors allows the natural light to be bounced around the room making it a light and bright room.

Bathroom Renovation - Before & After 

Did you give much thought into buying your bathroom cabinet?

Disclosure: This post is brought to you in collaboration with Bella Bathrooms.

22 Comments

  • Mummy of Two February 23, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I love your new bathroom! These decisions may sound small but it is important to get it right isn’t it.

  • Jaime oliver February 23, 2015 at 11:37 am

    we took forever to choose our cabinets for the bathroom .. glad i won in the end as we got masses of storage for the space πŸ™‚

  • Lucie Aiston February 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Wow!! Your after shot looks AMAZING!!! Love the cabinet too! Perfect choice.

  • Cherished By Me February 23, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Your new bathroom looks great and what a difference the cabinet makes, I like mirrored too and something that hides all those bits and pieces that every bathroom needs! πŸ™‚

  • Shell Louise February 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I love your new bathroom πŸ™‚ Our downstairs shower room is very dated and I’ve been checking out new bathrooms suites. I can’t wait to start shopping for new stuff!

  • Nell February 23, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    It’s such a good idea to have a lock on a cabinet. I caught my daughter on top of the toilet cistern the other day, with a bottle of calpol in her hands….the little monkey had climbed up to get it out. Eeek!

  • Globalmouse February 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    We haven’t got any bathroom cabinets but I long to move to a house where we can get some! I can’t wait to hide everything away!!

  • The mummy madness February 23, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    your new bathroom looks lovely like a spa, I can not wait till one day I can decorate my bathroom!

  • Hannah Staveley February 23, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    So need to get my bathroom re-done as could do with a make-over.

  • Emma February 23, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    What a transformation! I love the mirror with the three doors, it brings so much light x

  • otilia February 24, 2015 at 7:24 am

    I have a tall cabinet in my bathroom and a drawer under the sink but i need more. Thanks for the inspiration S!

  • Michelle February 24, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Wow the after photo looks fantastic! xxx

  • Polly February 24, 2015 at 11:24 am

    love your after shots!! I’d love to re-do our bathroom

  • Jen aka Muminthemadhouse February 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I am green with ency at your stunning bathroom. We don’t have room for a cabinet

  • Stephen February 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    The bathroom in our flat desperately needs updating, so this was a great post to read and now envy πŸ˜‰

  • Louisa February 24, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Your bathroom looks gorgeous. We will need a new cabinet in our new house so your ideas are a great help x

  • Carolynne February 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Gosh I find it incredibly difficult choosing anything! We are having a big extension and I’ll be able to choose everything for all the new rooms soon, but somehow I feel daunted rather than excited lol. Your new bathroom looks lovely x

  • Kara February 25, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    we went for a bluetooth one with speaker and lights – its brilliant!

  • Emma February 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    what a beautiful bathroom now. I don’t have a cabinet and as a result have tubes and bottles all around the edge of the bath. maybe it is time for me to invest!

  • Agata February 25, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Wow, your new bathroom looks fantastic.
    I would love to remodel our main bathroom…

  • Pinkoddy March 14, 2015 at 9:32 am

    For me I want a cabinet where the doors open rather than slide. I find things fall and then you can’t open the doors otherwise. Other than that – do you think his and hers cabinets lol. Thank you for all your help with my bathroom.

  • Tiffany Locke May 19, 2017 at 4:06 am

    I like how you mention the different styles and their benefits, such as being able to lock away items for your child’s safety or a corner cabinet that will be out of the way but still provide storage. I’d imagine that your choice would probably be affected by the design of your bathroom and any objects or appliances you have. In order to get the best cabinet, you’d probably want to take pictures of your bathroom and consult with a contractor about which ones would best suit the layout.

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