Cabinets

bathroom cabinets

Bathroom Remodeling For Dummies has compiled a list of top bathroom cabinet manufacturers. This list of top bathroom cabinet manufacturers was compiled after researching various analytical sources. The following top bathroom cabinet manufacturers have been held in high esteem for storage capacity, style, construction quality, and accessibility.

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Handles and faucet

Getting a Handle on Types of Faucets and Controls

When you’re selecting a faucet, make sure that it’s compatible with the sink you choose. Lavatory sinks are drilled for faucets with a distance of 4 inches (center-set) or 8 inches (widespread) between the hot and cold faucet handles. A single hole accommodates most single-control faucets. Many sinks are also available with centered single holes, and some have no drillings for faucets mounted directly on the countertop or on the wall.

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A medical cabinet

Much Ado about Medicine Cabinets

There’s no better place to store medicines, toiletries, and other personal grooming products than right where you need them: in a convenient cabinet in the bathroom. Yes, you’ll still find boring antiseptic metal boxes faced with a mirror, but you’ll also see inspired and appealing designs with intricate beveled glass and mirrors and colorful whimsical designs.

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A black vanity cabinet with sink surface

Looking at your options

The traditional vanity cabinet, which offers the most counter and storage space, is used with a single basin or pair of basins and is installed by fastening it to the wall. Several types of basins are available, and the methods of installing them vary:

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A Vanity Cabinet with sink surface

Converting furniture to a vanity cabinet

Make a bathroom an original by reinventing an old dresser or cabinet into a vanity. The front of the furniture can remain intact, but the back needs to be cut to make room for plumbing pipes. You cut another hole in the top for the basin. Plan to refinish or paint it and give it a topcoat (or three) of polyurethane to make the surface water resistant. Use the following tips to turn Aunt Suzie’s dresser into a one-of-a-kind vanity.

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A sink with large vanity cabinet

You’re So Vain: Vanity Cabinets and Furniture

A vanity cabinet is like any piece of furniture in that the price goes up as the quality improves. You’ll find in-stock factory-made vanities in a range of sizes and styles, meaning that you can simply walk into a store and leave with the vanity of your choice. Or you can order a semicustom vanity that is factory made and customized the way you want it, with specialty finishes and handy options such as a pull-out tray, bins, and shelves that make it uniquely your own. At the high end is a custom-made cabinet designed by you or a designer to exact specifications not available in stock or semicustom cabinets. Although a custom piece can be pricey, it may be a design solution that makes the most of a cut-up floor plan or takes advantage of confined space. A custom cabinet is available wherever you buy cabinets, but remember that you need to allow extra time if you’re ordering a vanity that’s made to order.

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