How To Make Bathroom Sink Cabinets From Scratch

By: Riley Hendersen

A lot of people think it's necessary to spend a fortune if they want to update their bathroom sink cabinets. While this is certainly possible, it doesn't take a home equity loan to update bathroom cabinets. In fact, anyone with an ability to cut wood and finish it will find it's more than possible to make some incredible looking cabinets all on their own.

Before endeavoring to create new bathroom sink cabinets, it's a good idea to do some research and planning. Some of the things to consider include:

* Design. The desired design and style of the bathroom sink cabinets will need to be determined in advance. It's possible to make wonderful cabinets at home, but unless there's an idea on the type of cabinet wanted, finding plans or making them yourself will be impossible. Whether it's a straight cabinet with only cupboard doors or one that has drawers in the mix, too, will determine the drawings. So, too, will the type of sink that desired for the inset and the measurements.

* Materials. Before creating a plan, understanding the kind of materials desired is also vital. Many bathroom cabinets are made from particle board and veneer, but those who design their own opt for heavily stained and sealed wood in most cases. While the particle board works, the solid wood designs tend to look a whole lot better. They don't have to cost a fortune either. Everything from pine and oak to maple and cherry can work well in a bathroom. The type of wood will often dictate the pricing though.

* Space. The size of the intended cabinets will be very important to have in order before attempting anything. It's not even really possible to buy materials without having the dimensions worked out. The depth, height and width will need to be precise.

* Sink considerations. The type of sink and the style of fixtures won't impact the actual cabinet's design, but they might alter storage capacity. With this in mind, a large sink on a small cabinet might need to have drawers to better hold items.

* Countertop consideration. While it's very possible for crafty people to create and build their own bathroom sink cabinets, the countertops likely will need to be ordered. Once a drawing and dimensions are in place, this can typically be achieved.

After all the major considerations have been worked out, it can be possible to find pre-drawn plans that will map out everything needed and every step of building new cabinets. These can be found online and even in wood crafting books.

For those who don't want to go through the trouble of building, there are some great bathroom sink cabinet designs pre-made and even those that can be custom ordered. Most of the above considerations will still come into play.

Updating bathroom sink cabinets can be a great choice for giving a bathroom a whole new look and feel. Whether a person does the job themselves or they buy cabinets, there are some great money saving buys to be had.

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