Bathroom cabinets for a down-sized world

August 24, 2016

One of the most significant trends in real estate in recent years is downsizing, as homeowners realize the merits of living in less space. The downsizing movement reflects a shift in homeowner values and there is a growing demand for a simplified life with less clutter, less house to clean and less mortgage to pay off.


So how do you enjoy the benefits of a smaller home without cramping your lifestyle?  Because our specialty is custom-crafting bathroom cabinets we’re going to focus on your bathroom as the one room in the house that everyone uses, every day. Second only to the bath/shower, sink, toilet, and fixtures, your bathroom cabinets will define how user-friendly your downsized bathroom is.


Bathroom cabinets have one primary purpose: to provide space to store your towels, toiletry and other stuff. Regardless of the space you have to work with, your cabinets can be both functional and attractive, providing the storage you need in a high-traffic and often cramped space. Beyond mere functionality, your bathroom cabinets can also provide an opportunity for creativity in emphasizing a design theme or making a bold visual statement.


Bathroom cabinets come in many styles, from stand-alone pieces to vanities that include a sink as well as drawers and cabinets. Depending on the size and configuration of your bathroom, integrated or stand-alone cabinet storage may be more appropriate. If your bathroom often hosts two users in a small space, integrated cabinets with equally divided, symmetrical storage can allow both users to store and access their bath supplies easily.


Alternatively, if you have a bit more space, you can include both vanity cabinets and stand-alone cabinets. Stand-alone bathroom cabinets are particularly useful for storing towels and other linens, as well as bulkier bath accessories like hair dryers. They can also be a great place to house guest amenities like extra soap and shampoo.


Ultimately, the style, configuration, wood type and color of your bathroom cabinets depend on the space you have to work with and the design theme of your home. Whether you’re downsizing by building new or remodeling a smaller existing home, we’re here to help. At Osburn Cabinets & Design our specialty is designing bathroom storage solutions that make the most of the space you have while creating a look that reflects your individual style. To get the expert help you need to get the bathroom you want—regardless of its size—give us a call at 970-243-5802 or visit our showroom at 682 W. Gunnison Avenue in Grand Junction.

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