Unless your bathroom is really, really small, it probably contains at least one bathroom vanity with a full sized cabinet and maybe a drawer or two for storage. But in a heavily trafficked bathroom that’s shared by several family members, a bathroom vanity alone might not cut it. That’s why many manufacturers will sell a matching bathroom vanity and linen cabinet together as part of a bathroom vanity set – you get the added storage you need paired with a style you already love.
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The more people use a single bathroom, the more stuff that bathroom needs to be able to hold, whether it’s basics like towels and toilet paper, bulk items like extra soap or shampoo, or even just personal items like makeup, hair care products, and so on. Traditional vanity cabinets are big and open, so theoretically they have a good quantity of storage space. But when you mix family essentials with personal items, things can get a bit crowded and disorganized. Having a matching bathroom vanity and linen cabinet not only more than doubles the amount of storage space you have, but keeps it better organized, too.
The vast majority of bathroom vanities have a single open cabinet with no shelving or drawers or any other organizational features. But bathroom storage cabinets are designed particularly with organization in mind, usually dividing the interior space between shelves, drawers, and small cabinets. This makes it easier to keep smaller items sorted, and keep everything in its proper place.
Depending on your preference, you can find bathroom storage cabinets in many different sizes and styles, but when it comes to traditional and transitional bathroom vanity sets, most of the cabinets you’ll find consist of a single tall tower, about twice the height of the bathroom vanity and about two feet wide. There are exceptions, of course: they can be much larger or smaller, but as a rule of thumb, a matching bathroom vanity and linen cabinet pairing probably means a large, column style cabinet.
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That said, there’s plenty of room for variation in design from there. The top half of these cabinets can either be left open or closed off with a wood, glass, or frosted glass door, depending on how visible and accessible you want the things you’re storing to be. The bottom halves are usually closed cabinets, sometimes with a drawer or two separating the top and bottom, but the overall design of the cabinet – both the style and the finish – are always made to match the vanity they’re paired with.
That’s actually one of the great benefits of buying a matching bathroom vanity and linen cabinet at the same time and from the same company. Especially if you choose a very distinctive vanity, it can be almost impossible to find a matching storage cabinet unless you buy it as part of a bathroom vanity set. Plus, when you buy the two together, you can often get a discount on both, and wind up paying a lot less in shipping when you get the set delivered. Either way, it’s much less expensive than having a similar storage cabinet custom built, and you’ll probably wind up with a more attractive, decorative cabinet, too.
If you have a larger bathroom but don’t particularly need extra storage for strictly bathroom items, a matching bathroom vanity and linen cabinet can still be nice to have. A big, closed, cupboard style linen cabinet can be great for storing non-bathroom related linens and other infrequently used items you want to keep out of sight but easy to access. Because the cabinet is matched to the vanity it won’t look out of place, and in a very large bathroom, a hefty cabinet can help balance out the empty space and make it feel properly furnished.
Why are you looking to buy a matching bathroom vanity and linen cabinet? Do you need more storage space for a heavily trafficked bathroom, or are you just looking to flesh out a larger bathroom? Let me know in the comments!
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