Buyer’s Guide: Bathroom Furniture
When refurbishing or remodelling a bathroom, many people focus on the main fixtures first such as the location of the basin, shower and bath. But choosing a bathroom furniture collection should be very much included in the original planning process, for two main reasons.
Firstly, you need to create an accurate floor plan so if you’re going to have standing cabinets or a vanity cabinet underneath the washbasin, it could affect the whole layout of the room.
Secondly, your choice of bathroom furniture can have a huge impact on the overall effect, functionality, décor and atmosphere of the bathroom.
Most home owners don’t give a lot of thought to their choice of bathroom furniture, as they view it as a more functional piece of utilitarian equipment than appreciate its decorative properties. However, a matching collection of bathroom furniture is a sure fire way to transform a regular bathroom into a luxury home spa instantly.
However, with so much choice it can be hard to know where to start with picking the perfect furniture for your bathroom. From wooden furniture to modern high gloss, and draws and cupboards to open shelving cabinets, with such a vast selection on offer it can be an overwhelming choice. That is why during bathroom improvements, you need to decide from the very start what sort of mood and atmosphere you want to create.
A wooden furniture collection is a great timeless investment, as it is an easy surface to match with all other shades you may have in your bathroom. Its simplicity and natural look will help create a spa-like feel and ambience in any bathroom. For a more modern, striking effect or if you have a specific colour scheme in mind you may wish to opt for high gloss furniture to add drama to a large bathroom. These ranges usually come in white, black, red or other dark shades so they are great for monochrome bathrooms or if you want to add a splash of colour to a bright white backdrop.
Do you have a young family and need lots of storage?
Lots of furniture collections now prioritise optimizing the storage capacity of cabinets. Space under the sink can be utilized with draws or cupboards creating large vanity units, and free standing or mounted cabinets are growing taller to allow for more shelving. If you have young children, many modern furniture collections include child-friendly soft closing mechanisms.
Are you looking to create more space in the bathroom?
For smaller bathrooms or en-suites, it’s good to understand how you can make the room appear more spacious just by choosing the right features and furniture. It’s best to adopt a minimalist theme, with as little pieces of furniture as possible to increase floor space. Tall cabinets which can be mounted onto the wall create an optical illusion which makes the room feel larger, and should be more than enough space to tidy away loose toiletries and personal products.
Creating space under the sink is also a good way to open the space – choose a vanity cabinet that doesn’t extend all the way to the floor. When renovating smaller bathrooms you should also opt for shower enclosures or wet rooms, with large glass panels to reflect light around the room.