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Month: September 2020

How To Design The Perfect Bathroom Vanity

Looking for a change in your bathroom, but don’t want the hassle of calling a plumber? Updating your vanity can change your whole experience of your bathroom. This article tells you when it’s time to replace your vanity. If one of these applies to you, it’s time to get in touch via phone, email, or the contact form on your website.  Cabinet & Closet Depot professionals have years of experience and can guide you through every step of the process.

You need a new bathroom vanity if…

  • Your old bathroom vanity is moldy. Gross, we know, but it’s almost inevitable with some materials. The bathroom is a wet and often humid place. No matter what style of vanity you have currently, water is being piped through it, and leaks are unfortunately fairly common. Yes, you could treat the mold, but if it keeps coming back (or if the damage is too advanced for structural safety), ripping out the vanity and installing a new one might be the best solution.

  • You need more space for storage, or more space for people. Sick of banging your hip on the corner of the vanity when you duck into the bathroom under the stairs? Been shaking your head for a decade at the previous homeowner who decided for reasons known only to themselves to put a vanity the size of a postage stamp inside your Roman-sized master bath? Swapping out your current bathroom vanity to one that fits your current needs is an easy way to make your home a more enjoyable place to live.

  • Your realtor says so. Bathroom remodels can help raise the value of your home, or encourage a sale to happen more quickly than it otherwise might. Realtors or home appraisers often recommend them. If you’re on the fence about whether or not it’s really necessary, we suggest getting in touch anyway. Our free in-home estimate visit has no obligation whatsoever — we’ll show you your options. Once you see what your bathroom could look like, you can make an informed decision about whether or not it’s a worthy investment.

  • You just want a new bathroom vanity! If your home is your sanctuary, then your master bedroom is the inner sanctum, and the master bath is the sanctum santorum — the holy of holies. Arranging it to please your tastes and delight your senses is a beautiful gift to yourself. Or perhaps it’s a guest bathroom that needs to be updated, an outdated style that’s out of touch with the rest of your home. Perhaps you’ve been drooling over the latest designs of wall-hung/floating vanities, or you’re itching to replicate an open vanity set up that you saw in a magazine, restaurant, or friend’s home.  Whatever your reason for needing a new bathroom vanity, our massive showroom is a great place to wander, browse, and get ideas and advice from our expert designers.


Our products are of the highest quality, and we personally stand behind them. Our team of design and installation professionals work seamlessly together to make your bathroom vanity dreams come true at a great value. If you need a new bathroom vanity, you need Cabinet & Closet Depot.

Tips For Designing Your Perfect Vanity

Importance of the Vanity

Whether you are decorating a new bathroom or attempting to breathe new life into old bones with a redecoration job, one of the first considerations should be the bathroom vanity. A well chosen bathroom vanity is more than just a decorative storage unit, it can be the crowning jewel or centerpiece of your bathroom. With all of that in mind, there’s a few things to take in to consideration when looking for your perfect vanity.

What is the Vanity

Functionally, the vanity will perform a variety of useful tasks in the bathroom. First and foremost, it will be the pedestal for the sink, not only holding it but also hiding all of the associated plumping and pipework from view. Secondly, it will have a selection of storage options. Thirdly, and most importantly, a vanity will serve as a beautiful decorative piece. When you are picking out a vanity you will be looking at an incredibly range of designs and styles to suit your bathroom, with accompanying worktop to boot. The worktop itself will have just as many possibilities in color and style as the rest of the vanity.

Material Considerations

One of the main worries that you should have with any furniture that is going to be inside the bathroom is how well it will withstand the wet and the damp. Many materials will simply be unable to endure the kind of integrity damage that water can cause, making them unsuitable for being in the bathroom. Attempting to re-purpose older cabinets will let you see this issue first hand, as anything made from wood that has not been correctly treated will quickly start to fade or corrode. Many companies sell vanities and cabinets in this style, with correctly treated surface and wood, so that you can keep that same vintage feel but without the hassle of it potentially falling apart.


The other important decision that you’ll have to make with regards to your vanity is the material to make the worktop from. You will have a wide array of materials to choose from here, from plastic laminates all the way to real stone. Stone materials are usually the first image one will think of when imagining a luxury bathroom vanity. Materials like granite and marble particular shine here, possessing beautiful and one of a kind patterns that can make or break the bathroom decor. Unfortunately, these kind of materials will be more expensive and harder to maintain, but in the end they are worth it. Concrete is a solid, no-nonsense option too, that provides a trendy style when done right.

The Differences Between Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets

Many people assume that a cabinet is a cabinet — what will hold rice and pasta in your kitchen must work just as well for towels and extra toothbrushes in your bathroom, right?

Wrong. There are significant differences between these two types of storage solutions.  Cabinets are generally categorized by three elements — design, construction, and finish. Bathroom cabinets differ from those in the kitchen in all three categories.


You may never have consciously noticed this, but bathroom cabinets are not the same size as their kitchen cousins. The difference is small, but perceptible once you know to look for it. The next time you’re standing at your kitchen and bathroom counters, lean against them and mentally note how far away you are from the wall.  You’ll likely notice a difference of about three inches.  Bathroom cabinets are also shorter by about 3 inches. This allows the home dweller to easily navigate around the cabinets in the smallest room of the house, while still having plenty of room for towels and bath products.

Another design difference between the bathroom and the kitchen is the popularity of wall-mounted lower cabinets in the bathroom. These have a sleek look and allow easy cleaning underneath. They wouldn’t make sense in a kitchen, where other appliances reach the floor, and maximizing storage space is a priority.


Your bathroom cabinets stand a higher risk of being exposed to water than your kitchen cabinets do. For this reason, it’s essential to carefully choose the construction material. The three usual options are; plywood, MDF, and solid wood. MDF (medium-density fiberboard can warp on direct contact with water, and it can’t be repaired. This isn’t the right choice for the cabinet directly next to your shower. Our in-home consultation can help decide how likely you are to get water damage, and this can inform your bathroom cabinet decision.  Plywood is sturdy and in the mid-range, price-wise.  It’s less likely to warp, is repairable, and does not expand when it comes into contact with humidity, making it a solid choice for any bathroom.  Solid wood is the final choice of construction material. This does tend to be a bit more costly than plywood or MDF. It can expand and/or warp when it gets humid. However, unlike MDF, it can be repaired. Solid wood is a fantastic design choice and suits the decor of any home. Many of our customers choose something from our line of solid wood cabinets because they know they will last for years and years to come. At least, as long as they have proper protection, which brings us to the last difference to consider between kitchen and bathroom cabinets: finish.


Cabinets that will be used in a bathroom must be properly painted and sealed in order to last.  If you’re planning to paint your cabinets, we advise using a semi-gloss paint. This will reflect light and help your bathroom gleam.

Now that you know all about the difference between kitchen and bathroom cabinets, you’re ready to hit our showroom! Or perhaps you’d rather we come to you? Whatever your preference, we look forward to sharing our knowledge to make your home improvement project fun and easy.

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