For many people, their current bathroom cabinets are beyond repair and renovation. The bath is where they spend a good portion of the day, whether they are relaxing in a hot tub, shaving or applying make-up, drinking tea or coffee, etc. The majority of these people will want their old bathroom setup to look brand new again. They are not looking to tear everything out and buy a new set of cupboards. Rather, their main purpose for refinishing their cabinets is to add style to their bathroom while making it more functional.
There are several ways to go about getting the look you want for your bathroom cabinet. One of the most popular ways to renovate your cabinets is to install new fixtures and cabinet knobs. This is certainly an option but it also adds cost to the project. In addition, there is always the problem of finding the right hardware to match your cabinetry. Many times hardware manufacturers only make a variety of fixtures and cabinet styles so when you go to purchase them they are not too wide or too small. You may end up with mismatched hardware that you will have to either exchange or repair.
Refinishing kitchen cabinets is another option that is available. Kitchen cabinets can be refaced or even sanded and refinished to bring them back to their original beauty. It is a labor intensive process and if you are looking to bring your kitchen back into its original charm this may not be an option for your remodeling project.
However, the labor costs involved with sanding and refinishing your kitchen cabinets will pay for themselves once you see the difference in your bathroom. If you want to retain the wood cabinets, you may decide to simply paint the cabinets. Many times painting a wood cabinet is only a matter of applying a coat of stain to the surface and then painting the stain a lighter color. This will bring the wood to life and give it the same beauty as when it was new. Painting kitchen cabinets is also a very simple process and a great way to bring your old cabinets back to life.
The last thing to consider is the amount of space that you will need in your bathroom. Some bathrooms are larger than others and if your bathroom is large like most of the homes in your area it will take more room to install a new bathroom cabinet than it will to install new furniture. If your bathroom is big enough to accommodate a cabinet and all of the furniture you would like to put in it, you will need to find a place to put it. If you have an unusually large bathroom, you may want to have the room to open up to an adjoining room so you can install a cabinet and still have plenty of room in the rest of the bathroom. There are new products on the market that will allow you to make the most out of your existing space and even be able to have a walk-in closet if needed.
Renovating your bathroom is a project that can be accomplished on your own with the help of a few friends or family members. It is a project that you can do yourself, without the help of a professional cabinet restoration contractor, and it does not require a lot of space or expensive materials. In fact, you can start with just a few bathroom cabinets and you can soon have the bathroom you always wanted and more.