Bathroom Cabinets - Sensible Storage for the Bathroom
Is too much choice a bad thing? Buying a bathroom cabinet used to be so easy as you could choose between perhaps two or three in your average bathroom store. Now the choice is a lot more extensive, and just starting the search for your next bathroom cabinet can be confusing. If you’re feeling daunted by the sheer choice on the market, then here are a few things to think about to narrow your choice.
Many bathroom cabinets have a mirrored surface and this sort of cabinet is a great choice in bathrooms where there isn’t a lot of wall space as you can combine storage space with a reflective surface for applying make-up or shaving. Mirrored cabinets can also help bounce the light around the room and make a small or dark bathroom appear bigger and brighter. Mirrored surfaces are also plain and unfussy, and are pretty much timeless, so work well in any style of bathroom. Behind the mirror you can expect to find plenty of storage, perfect for keeping all of your bathroom necessities.
If you have limited space in the bathroom, then start by looking at bathroom cabinets which might fit perfectly into unused space. Corner cabinets are cleverly designed to fit into any corner at a right angle, providing a triangular shaped storage cabinet which is perfect adjacent to a bath or a shower. Some cabinets have shelves underneath, giving even more storage space. Very tall and narrow cabinets can be put into tiny cloakrooms, and if you’re lucky enough to have a large bathroom, you’ll be able to choose from one or more cabinets to create the ideal combination of storage.
Lack of natural light can be a real problem in the bathroom, and in addition to the mirrored surfaces many modern bathroom cabinets have integrated lighting. These lights not only look good, but they also boost the amount of light in the bathroom and give targeted light too. One thing to remember when looking for bathroom cabinets with electric lights is that they must be suitable for installation in bathrooms and in close proximity to water – if in any doubt speak to an electrician who will be able to keep you right. Or look for a bathroom cabinet with battery operated lights to sidestep issues with mains electricity.
Designers of bathroom storage are constantly improving their products and there are now lots of additional extras which you may or may not require. Some of the top of the range bathroom cabinets can connect to your smartphone or other devices using blue tooth, giving you music as you brush your teeth. Some cabinets come with keys and locks, so you can stop children getting in at your medication. Many have integrated shaver points or LED lighting to give a modern appearance to any bathroom. Some have shelves added to the side of the cabinet to give you even more storage. Once you’ve thought about how you’re going to use your bathroom cabinet, where you’re going to put it and what you’re going to put in it, that should give you a clearer idea of what products to look at.