Choosing the right bathroom cabinet

Choosing the right bathroom cabinet

When choosing the best bathroom cabinet for your home there can be a lot to consider. How you will use the cabinet, how big it will be, and how it looks, for instance, can all be deciding factors.

So what are the key things to think about? From function to size and style, we explain the key things to keep in mind when selecting the right cabinet for your bathroom.


First it’s a good idea to think about what you will use your bathroom cabinet for. For instance, what items will you will put in it? How big are they and how many are there? Would you also like your cabinet to double up as a bathroom mirror to, for instance, wash, shave or apply makeup each morning?

Being able to answer questions like these can help influence your eventual choice of cabinet. This can narrow down your search and make it easier to find the type that’s best for you.

Shape, Size and Space

Once you know the key purpose of your bathroom cabinet, and what you will store in it, you can begin to look at what shape and size it should be. If you need it to store lots of items, for instance, you’ll obviously need a larger cabinet with a decent amount of shelf space.

The choice of size and shape of your cabinet also depends on how much space you have in your bathroom.

This can help you decide if you would like a cabinet that’s mounted to the wall, or if you’d prefer a freestanding vanity unit. A smaller bathroom, for instance, may be better suited to a cabinet that’s fitted to the wall above a sink, which will help save on space.

Design and Style

While function and size are key, how your cabinet looks and ties in with the décor of the room is still important. When thinking about cabinet designs and styles, you should look at how the rest of your bathroom is designed and how your cabinet will fit with the space. This can help you to find the perfect cabinet that compliments the rest of the room.

For instance, it’s a good idea to make sure your choice of cabinet has a design and finish that matches the room’s other fixtures and fittings. Even simple designs can be effective, like a cabinet with brushed metal handles that match the finish on your sink and bath taps.

It’s also worth considering a cabinet styled with an accent colour or designed with a wood finish. This could be used to introduce an accent colour or striking material to the room, in addition to, for example, porcelain or ceramic.

An illuminated cabinet or one that’s fronted with a big statement mirror can be effective too. These types of designs can be striking, while adding a touch of elegance and glamour to your bathroom.

At Pebble Grey, we offer a range of illuminated and mirrored bathroom cabinets in different sizes with convenient storage space. To take a look at our stylish selection, please visit our Bathroom Cabinets web page.