Quite often, when designing a bathroom, priority is given to free space to the detriment of storage space, but in almost every house there are inevitably “wound up” bathroom cabinets, laundry baskets, shelves: they become necessary in the household, even if they do not fit well into the room design. It is much more practical to initially add additional furniture and spaces for perfumery and cosmetics to the project: in the bathroom not a single corner will remain unclaimed.
Bathroom cabinet designs
By design, bathroom furniture is divided into:
- open (cabinet without doors, separate shelves);
- closed (with doors, drawers, curtains);
- combined, where there are open and closed modules for storage.
Doors are broken, like old trolley buses and buses, folding, hinged, sliding, twin. Access to the locker can be carried out both from the front side and from the front (there are built-in lockers where the doors open on two sides, for example, to the bathroom and toilet at the same time). The design of the cabinet depends largely on the materials that were chosen for its manufacture.
Materials for making furniture for the bathroom
There are lockers made entirely of glass or even metal, but this is exclusive. Plastic and glass are not affected by temperature fluctuations and high humidity, although plastic is not suitable for lovers of natural materials, and glass is the least safe material in bath conditions.
Types of bathroom cabinets
By the method of installation can be distinguished such lockers:
- built in;
- installed under the sink cabinets.
You can hang the locker under the ceiling, in the corner of the room (the so-called corner locker), under the countertop. In any case, a special design is selected that is optimal for each individual case.
The locker can also be built in different ways: fill a small niche space or occupy a significant part of the bathroom area, which can be accessed through a regular interior door. The design of the cabinet in this case may be different.
Below we take a closer look at the most popular and simple types of bathroom cabinets, on the basis of which you can develop any design solutions.
Cabinet under the sink
Built-in bathroom cabinet
The locker is not always a separate architectural element of the bathroom. If it is built into a niche, a partition or allocated in a bathroom space in a separate room, it is not perceived as furniture. These are all kinds of "secret" built-in lockers - they create the effect of open, free space in the bathroom. The built-in locker will allow to save on material.
There are a number of important points that you should pay attention to when choosing storage solutions in the bathroom. The three whales on which your choice should be based are aesthetics, functionality and durability.
The choice of furniture for the bathroom - a responsible matter. If you take it seriously, carefully examine all aspects of this case, mentioned above, a positive result is guaranteed!