Bathrooms are often among the smallest rooms in the house, but they are often used to store toiletries, paper goods, towels, sheets, and sometimes more. Bathroom storage space is at a premium and often requires creative uses of built-in or free standing bathroom cabinets to fully exploit the room's potential.
Built-In Bathroom Cabinets
Bathrooms are often an ideal space for custom built-in cabinets. Built-in cabinets can be built to the exact specifications of your bathroom. The size, shape, length, width, and thickness can be altered to fit. Built-in cabinets can make use of the oddly shaped spaces surrounding the toilet or sink. Since they are custom-built, you can include extra features, such as a shelf built especially to accommodate a hair dryer or a toothbrush holder built into a cabinet. Built-in cabinets can be difficult to assemble, and almost always cost significantly more than free standing bathroom cabinets.
Free Standing Bathroom Cabinets
Free standing bathroom cabinets are prefabricated and can usually be purchased at a hardware store or another retail establishment. They are significantly easier to assemble and are finished on all 4 sides. Since they are usually available in modular or movable units, free standing bathroom cabinets can be rearranged as needed. They usually feature removable panels, making it easier to maintain or repair pipes. Free standing bathroom cabinets almost always cost notably less than custom built-in cabinets.
Bathrooms may be small, but they serve an important purpose. Maximizing your bathroom storage space will help maximize the value you are getting from your home.