Bathroom Cabinet Buying Tips-4Cabinet Materials and Finishes
Consider room size, layout and style when picking cabinetry for your remodel
Buying cabinetry or a vanity for your bathroom is a similar process to buying kitchen cabinets. Before you start shopping, make sure you have a well-thought-out plan for your bathroom renovation. You should identify goals and priorities, with the help of your completed Day in the Life of Your Bathroom Questionnaire and Bathroom Goals Worksheet. You also should have a clear vision of what your new bathroom will look like, after exploring various bathroom designs and layouts and planning out space and storage. Finally, you should have a budget to work with.
Cabinet Materials and Finishes
Bathrooms receive considerable wear and tear and it's important to choose materials and finishes that can withstand heat, water and excessive moisture. Typically, cabinetry is constructed of a plywood, particleboard or medium density fiberboard (MDF) box with solid wood door and drawer faces. The number of available material and finish options increase with price point. Most manufacturers offer a breadth of painted, stained, glazed, antiqued and distressed finishes and an expansive selection of woods and laminates. Be wary of using veneers in baths, as they tend to peel over time.