Bathroom Cabinets: What’s the Difference?!
If you are refurbishing your whole bathroom and have started to think about the sort of furniture you will be implementing, or you just need a new bathroom cabinet, then don’t make any decisions before reading this buyer’s guide.
Choosing a bathroom cabinet used to be a simple affair, as it was just a case of buying a practical storage space for above the wash basin or vanity unit. These days, bathroom design and a growing need to improve the décor in the often neglected room have led the way for an innovative approach to mirrored storage cabinets.
In the past you may have been forced to choose between functionality and style; fortunately this is no longer the case. A storage cabinet in the bathroom is vital for neatly keeping all those essential toiletries in order within easy reach. However, bathroom cabinets can also compliment other features in the room and the type of cabinet you buy can even have the power to enhance the space as a whole.
Mirrored cabinets can:
• Make a bathroom look more spacious
• Create a peaceful ambience with a lighting effect
• Make a small room appear taller and larger
But which cabinets do the desired trick for your bathroom? Here are a few pointers:
For en-suites and small bathrooms:
All wall cabinets make a bathroom more spacious in a literal way by de-cluttering the bathroom of toiletries and items that can be transferred to the storage cabinet. But choosing a large mirrored cabinet makes a room appear more spacious as it bounces more light around the room (whilst also creating even more storage space for those all-important bathroom essentials!)
A tall and thin mirror cabinet creates height in the bathroom, and draws the eye upwards which ultimately makes the room appear larger. While these may not fit directly over the sink, they are a useful tool for making an en-suite more spacious as the hung cabinet will have a large wall space underneath. Try a vertical mirror cabinet, it’s great for storage and its space making properties – you can always buy a small mirror to hang above the sink if you can’t live without one.
Families with younger children have a few options when it comes to investing in a safe mirrored bathroom cabinet. Firstly, buy a wall hung cabinet so that you can choose what height to hang the cabinet; this way you can choose a suitable height where dangerous chemicals or medication is out of reach. Additionally, you can buy cabinets with soft closing mechanisms to avoid trapped little fingers, or child proof locks.
For a relaxing atmosphere:
Thanks to modern lighting technology, mirrored cabinets are now available with backlit LED lighting. While you may think lighting around the mirror is unnecessary, it is not just for utilizing when using the mirror itself. An illuminated mirror is great for creating a relaxing ambience in the bathroom, especially during a long shower or soak in the bathtub. Instead of using the main light, just switch on the LED lights within the mirror cabinet and slowly unwind, forgetting the stresses of the day.