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3 Essential Tips for Buying Bathroom Cabinets July 11, 2019

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3 Essential Tips for Buying Bathroom Cabinets, Rochester, New York

Like any home improvement project, bathroom cabinet remodeling should involve thorough planning before you start shopping. You’ll need to determine storage capacity, floor space, design, and style in meticulous detail. The list below outlines tips to consider when searching for bathroom cabinetry to bring aesthetic and practical value to your bathroom layout.

What to Look for in Bathroom Cabinets

1. Choose the Right Grade

Bath cabinetry comes in four grades: ready-to-assemble (RTA), stock, semi-custom, and custom. RTA cabinets are readily available in most retail and building supply stores. Though limited in style, size, and material, they’re durable and cost-effective options if you’re handy with construction and installation.

Stocks are mass-produced in fixed sizes from their manufacturers, which leaves little versatility for accommodating bathroom sizes. However, they come in a diverse range of materials and qualities to meet your preference.

Semi-custom cabinets also offer a variety of styles, materials, and accessory options while allowing room for size adjustments. The personalized edge and installation requirements make them more expensive.

Custom cabinetry is made-to-order and the most diverse in style, material, and accessories. Custom cabinet makers will tailor these products to any bathroom size, leaving room for a host of design possibilities. However, this is usually the priciest home improvement project of the aforementioned cabinetry grades.

2. Explore Your Style

cabinetsConsider storage ease when searching for cabinetry styles. From contemporary vanities suspended above ground to double-sink, homey farmhouse styles, you’ll need certain floor space and depth to accommodate bathroom appliances. Doors may be squared, arched, or rounded depending on the size and room available. Ensure the drawers are deep and sturdy to secure items in place. Adjust the number of drawers and doors to add or subtract space.

3. Pick Appropriate Materials, Finishes, & Accessories

It’s essential to choose materials and finishes that can withstand bathroom activities. Heat, water, and moisture-resistant items are the most effective for maintaining the integrity of your cabinets. Plywood and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) are your best bets for cabinetry material. Semi-gloss paint is the typical finishing choice, as it’s easily washable and mildew-resistant.

Decorative enhancements will add personality to your bathroom. Everything from posts and pilasters to hinges and knobs can be taken into account when customizing your cabinetry to complement any bathroom design.


Bathroom remodeling projects require quality, efficiency, and reliability in every stage of the process. The designers, technicians, and architects at Arrow Kitchens & Bath in Webster, NY, are experts in such processes. Over 50 years of craftsmanship and artistry have allowed them to produce finely crafted, creative, and impeccable bathrooms to accommodate all Monroe County residents. Bathroom cabinets and vanities are created with state-of-the-art equipment and the latest materials on the market. To envision your ideal bathroom selections, visit their website, or schedule an appointment with them by calling (585) 670-9910.

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