Buying bathroom cabinets and other high end bathroom vanities online can provide an affordable means to make a great contribution to your contemporary bathroom design plan. Here are some great tips for buying them online so you get the best bathroom vanity design and indeed the best bathroom design online, all for the right price, thanks to the great options for affordable bathroom vanities online.
Tips on Buying Affordable Bathroom Vanities for Your Bathroom Design Online
1. Variety Rocks: One of the great things about online stores is how much more inventory they can provide, for far less overhead cost passed on to you, than your standard brick and mortar store. Take advantage of that variety: make sure you shop online at places that really give you a great range of options. From traditional to contemporary, you should be able to choose from vanity cabinets made of woods such as walnut, oak, maple, cherry and finished with high-gloss lacquer that showcases the natural wood finish.
Some of the vanity options you should have available will include these:
a. Cabinetry – bathroom vanity cabinets, wall cabinets, recessed cabinets and medicine cabinets.
b. Open shelving – recessed shelving, corner shelving and surface mounted shelves.
c. Over the toilet cabinets – cabinets that use the wall space over the toilet for storage cabinets.
d. Linen closets, towers with baskets, built-in closets and cabinets or freestanding bathroom sink cabinets that often extend from the floor to the ceiling and provide excellent bathroom storage for linens and other bathroom items.
2. Checking on Styles. Look out for bathroom vanity cabinets in a couple of styles:
a. Face-frame vanity cabinets. These more traditional looking bathroom cabinets will give your bathroom a more a formal vibe. This design style frames the cabinet box. Hinges can be had either with a hidden or open to view appearance.
b. Frameless vanity cabinets or European style cabinets. These choices will give your bathroom that much more modern look. They provide with heavy-duty cabinet boxes and the hinges are hidden and adjustable.
3. Mix and (especially) Match. If you’re buying a bunch of vanities online, remember to ensure that you match the period cabinets with period style knobs and pulls. (See the HIR list of top sellers!) It may seem obvious, but, in fact, unlike in a brick and mortar store, where you can physically lay out items side by side to get a feel for compatibility, one has to make a deliberate note when shopping online to ensure all items you’re putting in your cart do indeed go well together.
4. Countertops. For your bathroom vanity cabinets countertops, among the options are laminates, ceramic tile, wood, composite materials or solid surface materials such as stone, stainless steel or concrete. The HIR post on countertops specifically for kitchens may well also provide valuable information in this context, too. Check it out here. As a general rule of thumb, laminates, composite materials, solid surface materials and stainless steel are more prone to scratches. On the other hand, composite or solid surface materials can be repaired and replaced very easily. Stone countertops are beautiful and durable, but they can stain and are expensive. Ceramic tile is the most commonly used countertop surface. It’s also great for backsplashes (see the HIR post on DIY jobs, here.) Tiles are durable and provide a wide variety of sizes, colors and textures.
If you decide to buy bathroom cabinets and other high end bathroom vanities online, hope these tips for affordable bathroom vanities help you get the best bathroom vanity design and indeed the best bathroom design online possible and that meets your needs.