bathroom cabinets

Creative Bathroom Cabinet Ideas

Cabinetry is an important element of any bathroom, but who says your cabinets need to be all work and no play? Use these stylish cabinet ideas to inspire your next bathroom update.

Charming Storage

Salvaged pieces add vintage charm to this bathroom. Next to this vanity, old shutters replace an ordinary door on the medicine cabinet. The shutters are held together in the center by the original hardware, but the door opens from the side to reveal built-in shelves and a mirror.

Creative and Colorful

A turquoise vanity and window trim create a bold statement in this stylish bathroom. The painted cabinetry and trim play off blue hues found in the weathered wooden paneling that is original to this old farmhouse. The vanity’s crisp lines also lend striking contrast to the aged wall treatment.

Built-In Solution

If your bathroom lacks floor space for a large vanity or bank of cabinets, fill an empty wall with a storage-packed built-in. These cabinets are only the depth of a roll of toilet paper; re-creating the look could be a project for a dedicated do-it-yourselfer. The ribbed-glass inserts prevent the unit from looking heavy in the small space.

Modern Appeal

Patterned brown-and-white wallpaper creates a stunning backdrop for a modern vanity in this small powder room. The cabinet’s unique egg-shape details add dimension and texture that complement the wallpaper’s geometric motif. Painting the vanity a crisp white ensures it doesn’t overwhelm the tiny space.

X Marks the Spot

A custom-built wall cabinet features a combination of open and closed storage, providing plenty of space to store linens in this serene master bathroom. Rather than a standard vertical-and-horizontal motif, the center cubbies were created using an X shape. Cabinets on either side of the cubbies provide closed storage for less-attractive bathroom items.

Affordable Solution

Stock kitchen cabinetry — a combination of three base cabinets and two narrow upper cabinets — creates loads of storage in this bathroom at a fraction of the cost of a traditional vanity. The storage-laden base cabinets provide stow-away space for everything from makeup to grooming products to cleaning supplies. The frosted-glass inserts in the upper cabinets keeps the unit looking light in the limited bathroom space.

Glamour Girl

Small bathrooms present a variety of decorating challenges. An all-white color scheme keeps this tiny, windowless bathroom feeling light and airy. Mirrored cabinets reflect light, which makes the room feel larger and prevents the vanity and large wall cabinet from dominating the visual space.