When we meet with clients to discuss their current bathroom situation and dilemmas, lack of storage always seems to be an issue. Homeowners are tired of the clutter taking up their vanity area and closet as a result. While adding additional storage to your bathroom remodel may be a solution, there is more to it. Before you add anymore ideas to your “Dream Master Bathroom” idea book, check out some common bathroom cabinet dilemmas, misconceptions and solutions to them.

Dilemma 1 – “I don’t have enough storage and space in my bathroom.” 

This ranks as the highest complaint amongst homeowners with inadequate bathroom storage. While it may seem as easy as adding a tower (a tall cabinet usually placed in the center of a vanity top) that’s not always a possible solution. If you’re a homeowner with an older home, your bathroom may have a pedestal sink or vanity with limited counter space.

Misconceptions 

Usually, historical homes are ones with limited bathroom space. We’ve seen the layout below in historical districts in Fort Worth. If this is your current situation, adding bathroom cabinetry and furniture to house toiletries is most likely not a possibility unless you tear down walls.

Before Photo of Bathroom in Fort Worth Historical District

Before Photo of Bathroom in Fort Worth Historical District

Solutions

If your budget and remodeling time frame allows for it, consider a more involved remodel – one that allows you to expand your bathroom. It’s a more thorough process, but the end result is one you’ll enjoy for many years to come. If your budget and time frame do not allow for this, find a niche. Possibilities include shelving above the toilet or built-in cabinetry for towels and toiletries inserted into the wall. Such was the approach taken in this Fort Worth bathroom remodel.

After Photo of Bathroom in Fort Worth Historical District

After Photo of Bathroom in Fort Worth Historical District

After Photo of Cabinetry Built-In

After Photo of Cabinetry Built-In

To see more on this project, click here.

Dilemma 2 – “I have the room to expand/update my bathroom cabinetry. What are the next steps?” 

If this is your situation, not knowing where to begin and next steps can make the process feel overwhelming. After all, there’s a lot that goes into expanding/updating your bathroom cabinetry – such as budget, layout, cabinet selections and finish, cabinet hardware, etc.

Misconceptions 

While it may seem as easy as browsing Pinterest and Houzz for ideas, certain selections, products and materials can easily hike up your bathroom remodel’s price tag. Often times many homeowners do not realize the extent to which cabinetry plays on their overall bathroom remodel cost until they are presented with a proposal and Scope of Work. Adjustments can be made to satisfy a number you’d like to fall between, but you’d be starting the selections process all over again.

Solutions

For this reason, homeowners benefit from hiring a Design/Build professional. These remodeling professionals have single source accountability for all phases of the project. By hiring a professional who has made a commitment to designing and building a project, you deal with one company throughout your project. The Design/Build professional knows that they must be accurate from concept to final completion and must plan projects with the homeowner’s tastes and budget in mind.

Bedford Bathroom remodel with engineered wood flooring

To see more cabinetry ideas from the above project, click here.