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Bathroom Furniture Buying Guide

The great thing about bathrooms is that they can be styled in so many different ways. You’ve got an abundance of bathroom furniture to add to this room, but where do you start?! What furniture will fit your design, and what products does your bathroom need? All of these questions - and more - will be answered in this bathroom furniture buying guide.

Throughout this guide, you’ll learn the following:

  • Key things to consider before buying bathroom furniture
  • The different types of furniture available
  • Key terms you need to be aware of when purchasing
  • Things to think about when you buy

So, get settled in and start reading through our guide!

Top Things To Consider Before Buying Bathroom Furniture

Preparation is always key! Before you go out and pick your bathroom furniture, there are certain things you have to consider. So, start by asking yourself these questions:

  • What are the exact dimensions of your bathroom?
  • How much storage space do you need?
  • What kind of style are you looking for?
  • Which products are essential for your bathroom?
  • What’s your overall budget for bathroom furniture?

Your answers will help you figure out what to look for when you buy. In effect, you’re basically bringing a bit more structure to your search. Plus, you ensure you buy products that will actually fit your bathroom and be of use to you!

Different Types Of Bathroom Furniture Available

Needless to say, there’s a plethora of bathroom furniture available for you to buy. A quick look on our website will show you that the options are seemingly endless! Everyone is different, so there might be furniture that you have in your bathroom, and someone doesn’t have in theirs. But, most bathrooms will require these essential items:

Floor & Wall Tiles

Every bathroom needs to have some type of tiling around the walls. Some bathrooms get the full wall space tiled, but others only have tiling near the bath/shower and sink. Either way, tiles suit the bathroom because they stand up to moisture a lot better than painted walls or wallpaper. If you look on our website, you’ll see we have a full range of beautiful wall tiles available in various colours or patterns. We have modern wall tiles, and we also have more vintage and traditional ones as well.

The same goes for floor tiles; they suit bathrooms really well. Again, we have many floor tiles in different colour shades for you to enjoy. You can pick some that go perfectly with your wall tiles, creating the ideal design for your bathroom.

Vanity Units

A vanity unit provides you with ample storage for all your bathroom toiletries. Most of them come with basins built into the top, so they’re tucked away below your sink. It’s always recommended you have a vanity unit as it does give you a lot of storage space in a smart way. For small bathrooms, one of these is often enough to keep all your bathroom products in.

Cabinets

If you need extra space, then there are bathroom cabinets to choose from as well. These vary in size and can be placed anywhere around the room. Some people opt for standing cabinets that can be tucked away in a corner, while others like to mount them either side of a mirror above the basin.

Mirrors

Speaking of which, your bathroom should have at least one mirror. A mirror opens up the place and makes it feel bigger than it actually is. But, more importantly, it lets you look at yourself while you’re brushing your teeth or washing your face. They come in many varieties of styles, so shop around until you find one that suits your design.

Sometimes, you can get mirrored bathroom cabinets as well. Simply put, these are cabinets with mirrors built into the doors.

Toilet Wall Units

A typical toilet will have the back part of the toilet visible for all to see. Some people don’t have a problem with this, but you can buy toilet wall units as well. While not essential, it can provide a cleaner and more modern look for your bathroom. Here, the back part of the toilet is hidden in the unit, so all you see is the bowl and lid.

This may not seem like a lot of furniture, but each category contains a bundle of different types and styles. Our advice is to run through the list and think about what you need in your bathroom.

Key Terms To Be Aware Of When You Buy

For the most part, buying bathroom furniture isn’t too complicated. But, there are a few things you need to be wary of while you buy. Primarily, these things revolve around the materials used in certain products, or the technology/features they boast.

  • MDF: this refers to a material called medium-density fibreboard. It’s a mixture of hardwood and softwood fibres, and many bathroom cabinets are made out of it. It’s a high-quality material and is often more expensive than MFC. You can also get it in lots of different colours.
  • MFC: melamine faced chipboard is a cheaper material that’s still very strong and resilient. It offers excellent value for money, but it lacks the waterproof ability of MDF and isn’t as substantial.
  • Soft close: some cabinets or drawers will be described as having soft close hinges. Simply put, this means that they don’t slam shut when closed. They have a mechanism that slows down the closure and ensures it shuts softly.

Look out for these terms as you may find them useful when choosing your bathroom furniture!

Things To Consider While You Buy

We covered what to think about before you buy, now it’s time to go over what you should consider while you purchase.

Do you want modern or traditional bathroom furniture?

The difference between modern and traditional furniture is considerable. So, you need to consider which one will look best in your bathroom. If you plan on a modern design, then make sure you only look at modern furniture - and vice versa.

Are you looking for wall-mounted cabinets or ones on the floor?

We touched upon this briefly, but some cabinets can be mounted on walls. If you want this in your bathroom, then it alters the type of cabinets you need to search for. As such, make sure you filter any searches to only include wall-mounted options.

What colour scheme are you going for?

This is a massive decision as it impacts the entire look and feel of your bathroom. Generally speaking, neutral colours work best. Modern bathrooms combine a lot of greys and whites to good effect. Of course, you may want to be outlandish and choose bold colours; it’s up to you.

Will you buy bathroom furniture on its own or as a set?

You can purchase bathroom furniture on its own as multiple separate items. If you do this, it gives you more choices. However, the advantage of furniture sets is that everything matches. So, it’s the more convenient option, but you restrict the possibilities.

Conclusion

We hope there’s some excellent advice in this guide to help you buy your new bathroom furniture. To round things off, we’ll leave you with our top tips:

  • Always check your bathroom measurements beforehand and figure out what products you need and how much you can afford to spend
  • Set a clear theme/style for your bathroom and buy furniture that matches it
  • Use wall-mounted furniture to save space in small bathrooms
  • Only buy quality products that are proven to last, or your bathroom will need refurbishing in a few years

If you’re looking for a range of exciting bathroom furniture products, then please feel free to check out our online catalogue today!