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.

Traditional Charm

This classic walnut vanity gets a style boost from decorative trim and mirrored cabinet fronts. The lower cabinets feature a simple diamond motif, which gives the vanity a subtle masculine edge. Mirrors on the narrow upper cabinets reflect light streaming in from the bank of windows along the opposite wall.

A Perfect Balance

A custom-designed vanity and wall cabinets outfit this tiny bathroom with plenty of storage. The shapely vanity, constructed from store-bought cabinets and a plywood countertop, offers space to stow away everything from cleaning supplies to spare towels and linens. Although the cabinets above the toilet were designed to hang vertically, the homeowner chose to hang them horizontally to create a unique style statement.

Floating in Space

A modern take on the traditional vanity, these floating cabinets help create more visual space in the bathroom. The cabinets’ straight lines and simple hardware convey a contemporary vibe that’s echoed with fixtures throughout the rest of the room. 

Asian Appeal

A custom-designed wood vanity cabinet, featuring sleek lines, frosted glass, and brass hardware, blends effortlessly with the rest of this bathroom’s Asian aesthetic. The center cabinets are adorned with round pulls reminiscent of a traditional Chinese wedding cabinet. The vanity’s outer cabinets feature a geometric design accented by frosted-glass inserts. 

Feminine Chic

Mirrored cabinet fronts create a glamorous style statement in any bathroom. This furniture-style vanity gets yet another boost of drama from mirrored fronts outfitted with delicate trim in a classic diamond pattern. The cabinet fronts reflect the room’s natural light and unite subtle patterns featured elsewhere in the room.

Stylish Money Savers

If your bathroom is short on storage, outfit an empty wall with freestanding cabinets. These cabinets provide a mix of storage options for a host of bathroom necessities, such as towels, soaps, and toilet paper. Freestanding cabinets are less expensive than constructing built-ins, and they provide just as much stow-away space.

Open Up

Help a small bath look and feel larger by removing the cabinet doors on an existing vanity. Add shelves as needed to keep the cabinet interiors neat and organized. Fill the shelves with color-coordinated baskets, storage bins, and bath towels to give the open cabinetry a cohesive look.

Inspired Design

Who says bathroom storage has to come in the form of a vanity or linen closet? This furniture-style built-in is reminiscent of a dining room hutch, complete with open cubbies on the top and a closed cabinet below. A fresh coat of green paint adds a splash of color that helps warm up white walls and black wood flooring.

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