Wooden bathroom cabinets are an excellent way to add personality to your bathroom. The wide variety of types and styles of wooden bathroom cabinets available means that you should have absolutely no problem finding one that suits your individual needs, bathroom décor and budget.
Bathroom cabinets can be viewed strictly as practical storage solutions for small spaces or they can be considered as decorative objects that define a bathroom’s style, giving it a certain flavor or flair depending on the decorator’s tastes.
Types of Wooden Bathroom Cabinets
When it comes to wooden bathroom cabinets, not all woods are created equal. In fact, most ‘wooden’ bathroom cabinets are not technically made out of wood at all, but out of wood products such as particle board with layers of wood laminates to give the cabinet the look and feel of real wood. It is the use of particle board combined with veneer or wood laminate that has given rise to the increasing affordability and wide range of styles when it comes to wooden bathroom cabinets.
While you can purchase solid wooden bathroom cabinets, they are going to be decidedly more expensive than their particleboard and laminate counterparts. While solid wooden bathroom cabinets are decidedly more durable than the less expensive compressed wood types, they can run the risk of warping and water damage if they are exposed to too much heat, humidity or water spills, especially if they are not treated properly and given the right types of shellacs or varnishes.
Regardless of the kind of wood chosen, most bathroom cabinets are designed to be topped by countertops or are made to house pre-cut sinks which usually have to be purchased separately. If the sink or countertop is purchased before the cabinets, the size of the cabinets will need to be selected to reflect the sink or countertops already bought.
Styles of Wooden Bathroom Cabinets
Bathroom cabinets have come a long way from the clunky wooden boxes that were first used to create storage space beneath stand-alone pedestal sinks. Today’s wooden bathroom cabinets come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes; enough to fit every bathroom regardless of how large or how small as well as the smallest of budgets.
The styles of wooden bathroom cabinets available on the market today (whether solid wood or wood by-products) are so many and varied, it would be hard to list them all here. Most cabinetry sold for use in bathrooms can be had in a number of ‘standard sized’ cabinets which can be connected together to create unique looks for bathroom storage. These cabinets can be traditionally styled or made to be more modern and sleek looking; they can have ornate carvings in the wood or they can be painted over in any type of color paint or even covered with unusual materials such as rubber or vinyl.
No matter what style of cabinet you chose for your bathroom, choosing a wooden bathroom cabinet can go a long ways towards giving your bathroom a unique style and flavor all your own.