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Jan 4, 2020
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Top Ten Bathroom Cabinets Tips

A popular trend in bathroom design at the moment is to add furniture to the room. Now I’m not talking about sofas or chairs, but about adding functional pieces of furniture such as bathroom cabinets or storage units. Bathroom cabinets are probably the most popular pieces of furniture to add to the bathroom due to their versatility. While they may act as a decorative addition to any bathroom, there are a few considerations you should make prior to purchasing or installing a new cabinet.

These ten tips will help you make the best decision when adding bathroom cabinets to your own bathroom.

What bathroom cabinet do you choose?
While you may just think there is one generic type of cabinet to choose, in actuality there are a whole host of different options that you could choose. One particular model is a mirrored cabinet, the advantage of choosing one of these is that it acts as a multi-functional piece as you have the mirrored front to assist with your morning bathroom routine and also have the internal storage to keep the bathroom neat and tidy. Another type of cabinet are those with inclusive shaver sockets, which would again assist with the morning routine.

Remember – location, location, location!
Probably one of the major considerations of buying a bathroom cabinet is where you will store it. Wall hung cabinets can be easily fixed above a basin whereas freestanding cabinets would have to be pushed into a corner or vacant space. Remember to check that there is available space in the bathroom to install or fit your bathroom cabinet prior to purchasing.

Is there access to the power supply?
Some models of bathroom cabinet have inclusive lighting or space for a shaver socket. If you are thinking about choosing one of these models it is important that you have access to a power supply so you can properly install the cabinet. However, it is advisable to always consult with or to hire a professional installer if you have any doubt when handling electrics in the home.

Does the finish suit your bathroom?
From a style perspective, one thing to think about prior to purchasing your new bathroom cabinet is what kind of finish the unit has. It is far easier to find a bathroom cabinet that matches your existing bathroom suite rather than have to undergo a costly refurbishment simply to suit your new piece of furniture. With this in mind, cabinets with wooden finishes such as in an oak or wenge will usually complement a traditional styled bathroom while the sleek finish of a chrome or white gloss cabinet will look good with a more contemporary bathroom setting.

Let the design do the talking!
In addition to the type of finish you could choose, you should also consider the design of the bathroom cabinet. This can be everything from minimalist designs that will complement a compact bathroom setting to bold circular cabinets that will act as a focal centrepiece to a larger bathroom. The particular design of cabinet that you choose really dictates the kind of statement you want to make with your bathroom decor so choose wisely.

Choose units with extra storage.
Possibly the main decision to make is whether the cabinet has sufficient storage. While it is true that bathroom cabinets can be chosen purely for their decorative element, the fact that they offer ample storage space should not be overlooked. Rather than cluttering your bathroom essentials around your basin, bathroom cabinets have handy internal storage space where you can easily tidy everything away. A good way of checking how much storage you would require is to take a look at the products you use every day and try to find a cabinet that will easily accommodate all of them.

What size of cabinet are you looking for?
The size of the cabinet is a major consideration. Not only do you want your cabinet to be large enough to store away those daily essentials, you also don’t want the cabinet to be too bulky as this could restrict any space in the bathroom. Make sure you measure your bathroom’s available space and consider the projection of the cabinet you wish to purchase prior to buying.

Is it easy to access?
When you have chosen your bathroom cabinet it is important to install it in an area that is easy to access. As many cabinets are fixed above a basin, make sure you have fully taken into account whether it can be easily opened without the door hitting any nearby vanities and also that it is within each reach. Having the cabinet too high or too low could cause strain on your back.

Make sure it’s durable!
When you are spending money on a new piece of furniture, you want to make sure that this investment will last, so it is important to invest in durable pieces of furniture that will see you through plenty of years to come. Check that the unit cannot be subject to any water damage or, if it has a mirrored front, that it has a de-mister to avoid any unsightly marks.

Keep versatility in mind.
While your bathroom may look all fresh and new once you have installed your new bathroom cabinet it is important to remember that due to fleeting interior design trends, you may want to redecorate the bathroom again in the future. With this in mind, make sure that the unit you choose is versatile so it can effortlessly fit in with a redecorated bathroom setting to remove the need of having to purchase a new cabinet in the future.

Helen Davies is a senior content writer for Better Bathrooms, suppliers of a wide range of affordable and elegantly designed bathroom cabinets.

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Jan 2, 2020
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Ordering Mistake Grey Shaker Cabinets $3,000

We have a group of brand new gray stain, cherry shaker cabinets that were ordered in error. They just arrived at our showroom now we look to get rid of at 50% discount! They are high quality all plywood box construction with soft close drawers and doors. The pictures here just show cabinet style and not the cabinets you are getting. The new cabinets offered are all in packaging shipment boxes at this point.

Cabinets are made by Timberlake Cabinets and are Door Style; New Haven in -; Cherry Slate (which is a stain). They include what is referenced as a 5 piece drawer (where the drawer looks like the drawer). We have enough to do a whole kitchen but of course you would only have to buy the ones that worked for your kitchen or add on. You can reach out to us directly for appt to come view them at our showroom.

Please email me, if you wish to come take a look at them. Thanks Brian, LKN Cabinets. We can still get more cabinets in this line if this would not complete your kitchen. The savings is approx 65% off retail from where they would normally be sold for.

Here are a few pictures of the cabinet door style.

Cabinets offered are:

(2) CW2442
(2) W3030
B36 Full height doors

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Dec 29, 2019
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Fireplace Stone in 2020!

Most houses these days aren’t even built with a fireplace in mind.  Housing codes in some cities have put a damper on the installation of traditional wood burning fireplaces.  Alternative heating sources that don’t require the collection of wood and the cleanup of ash are another reason why fireplace installation in new homes isn’t so popular.

But, fireplaces are so beautiful.  They are great for hanging around on cold nights when you want to just spend some quality time with your family.  The problem is that installing a traditional wood burning fireplace can cost thousands of dollars.  It’s actually somewhere above ten thousand. 

But, there are cost effective solutions to install a fireplace without the traditional wood burning features that cost so much.  Most of this work you can do yourself.  But if you have no hope of ever being even an amateur construction worker, then any work you might need done won’t be too expensive to outsource to a contractor.

Your Own Design

The greatest way to save yourself money is to build a ventless fireplace with a fireplace insert and use gel fuel to make your fire.  You can literally put a fireplace anywhere with just these items.  Of course, you’ll need wood to build a structure and faux textures for your decorations.  But, you can have a fireplace in a matter of days rather than a few weeks.

If you want your own design, you can use your imagination to literally take you anywhere.  First, decide where you want to put your fireplace.  Figure out where the studs are in the wall.  You can either locate your fireplace in the wall between the studs or in front of the wall.  Build a faux hearth, a surround and even a faux chimney to the ceiling if you want.  You won’t have to build it through the roof.  It’s just there for looks.

Bookshelves on the side are a nice touch.  If you build a faux chimney, a flat screen television looks great above the mantel.  Now, place your fireplace insert in the fireplace and light your gel fuel.  Depending on how much quality and craftsmanship you put in the design of your fireplace, it will look exactly the way you want, completely original and totally functional.

Traditional Designs

If you don’t want to go through even working on a faux fireplace design with a real flame setup, then you can have the design of your choice.  A ventless fireplace can arrive at your door in a matter of days and within an hour after arrival, you can be enjoying the crackling fire with a cup of coffee in your hand.

There are plenty of traditional looking fireplaces with rich wood finishes and wonderful features.  You can choose between arch designs with shelving on the side or marble finishes with huge columns.  Oak, Mahogany, and Walnut are just a few of the wood finishes while several faux stone finishes exist on cast concrete.  Stand alone fireplaces can sit flush against the wall anywhere you want to place them or corner designs can bring new life to any corner around your home.

Contemporary Designs

Of course, you can get out of yesterday with personal ventless fireplaces and small table designs.  See through both sides of the fireplace with a glass diamond structure you can place on the coffee table in the living room.  You can also enjoy a wonderful fire coming out of rock.

New designs are being created all the time from outdoor fireplaces that you can enjoy on your patio to indoor fireplaces you can enjoy in your bathroom.  Small, medium and large fireplaces for any style, ventless fireplaces are the perfect alternative to the traditional wood burning fireplace that has caused so much trouble in the past.

Jessica Brylan has been a student of construction all her life, under her father who retired in 2004. Her passion turned to interior design and strangely evolved into becoming a fireplace expert. She has written such great reports as DIY Outdoor Fireplaces, Fireplace Ideas Report, and DIY Fireplace. Read further details about the Ventless Gel Fireplace [] and the Ventless Gel Fuel Fireplace []. Keep yourself up to date. There is always new and innovative information for home improvement, home interior and lawn and garden.

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