Bathroom and kitchen cabinets often look pretty much identical. Yet, there are key differences in the design and dimensions of each that can complicate trying to remodel your bathroom using kitchen cabinets. But are they so different that they can’t be used interchangeably? We don’t think so!
Before you take this project on though, there are some important concerns that need to be considered first. The first thing to understand is that bathroom and kitchen cabinets are designed for different rooms with different needs. Bathroom and vanity cabinets are usually shorter and not as deep as kitchen cabinets. This makes sense because the pots, pans, plates and glasses that are normally stored in a kitchen need more storage space. In addition, kitchen and bathroom countertops tend to differ in thickness and material.
So how do you make it work? Well first off, if the kitchen cabinets have shelves, they will need to be removed to make room for your under-sink plumbing. You will also need to pay attention to the material of the cabinets because the humidity level in the bathroom is higher which can potentially cause damage. You may have to take the cabinet apart to seal the wood first so that the cabinets are not vulnerable to moisture. The last thing is to make sure your new cabinets fit the room comfortably and don’t block the doorway or any other fixture in the bathroom. Since kitchen cabinets are often taller and deeper than their bathroom counterparts, this is definitely a concern.
It may seem like customizing kitchen cabinets to fit your bathroom can be too much of a hassle, but with some hard work there are some real benefits to doing it. Since kitchen cabinets are usually taller, you may not need to bend over to use the sink anymore. It will also create more storage space for your toiletries, towels and bathroom items. Plus, you can have the cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom match each other!
So kitchen cabinets can certainly be used in the bathroom, but it will take some hard work and planning. And we can help! Call Doorvida at 407-593-0258, or visit our website and use our contact us page to send us a message.