Things to Consider Before Buying Bathroom Cabinets

Bathroom Vanities Buying Guide

When considering a remodel of your bathroom, one of the most important elements to consider is the bathroom vanity cabinets. Choosing the right type of bathroom cabinetry can make or break the design and functionality of your bathroom. Knowing what to look for when selecting bathroom vanity cabinets can help you find the perfect piece that suits your needs and fits within your budget. In this blog post, we will outline some of the key things to consider before purchasing bathroom cabinets for your bathroom remodel.

Bathroom Vanities

Gray Bathroom vanities with silver pulls, white countertops, wall lamps, 2 large mirror, Freestanding tub and towel handle

Once you start looking for bathroom cabinet retailers, you’re going to be overwhelmed with options, styles, assembly methods, and colors. Before you begin, it can be wise to take a step back and think about the big picture.

  • Purpose :

     What is the purpose of your bathroom cabinet purchase? Are you more concerned with aesthetics or functionality and storage options?

  • Budget :

     It helps to have an idea of the budget that you’re willing to allocate towards your bathroom cabinet purchase. Consider the total cost of any new sinks or other bathroom accessories and appliances that may coincide with your cabinet upgrade.

  • Layout :

     Think about the layout of your existing bathroom and what you intend on changing.

  • Measurements :

     We'll share some tips about measuring your bathroom later in this article, but having a rough idea of the dimensions will help narrow down the selection process early.

When it comes to upgrading your bathroom, a bathroom vanity is the perfect starting point. Bathroom vanities come in a wide selection of sizes, styles, and finishes, so you can easily find the one that fits both your budget and the design of your bathroom. Whether you’re looking for a custom bathroom vanity or just a ready-to-assemble bathroom vanity, there are plenty of options out there to choose from.

If you have a powder room, single sink vanity, or small bathroom, you may be limited in your choices of bathroom base cabinets, but this doesn’t mean that you should sacrifice quality or style. Lily Ann Cabinets offers many different sized bathroom cabinets to ensure you can create your dream bathroom no matter the space you have. With today’s modern designs and sizes, you can fit even the most petite bathrooms with a beautiful and functional vanity.

When you’re planning your bathroom design, be sure to consider the counter space you need and take into account the overall measurements of the bathroom. For instance, the size of the bathroom vanity dimensions and the amount of available counter space could affect your decision when it comes to white bathroom cabinets or other colors.

With the right bathroom cabinet purchase, you can transform your entire bathroom from an outdated room to one that looks like it came straight from the pages of a home magazine!

Choosing a Bathroom Vanity

Rustic Butterfly vanity with sink, marble countertop, metal fixture, White WaterSense Elongated Toilet and shower space


When selecting bathroom vanity, you’ll want to start by measuring the dimensions of your existing vanity. If you are replacing it with an identical one, simply measure the width, length, and depth of the vanity and look for an equal size. However, if you are remodeling, you now have the opportunity to select the size of your vanity! For larger bathrooms, 48” or 60” wide vanities provide more storage and are typically set up for two separate sinks. For smaller bathrooms, freestanding or single basin vanities in the 30” to 36” range are more common.

Tips for Measuring Your Bathroom Space

Measuring tape and pen

Before purchasing your new bathroom vanity cabinets, it is essential to measure the space accurately.

  • Pay attention to the location of your plumbing, as this may be a deciding factor on the overall width of your bathroom vanity.
  • Be sure to account for existing features or planned upgrades, such as mirrors, switches, and wall outlets.
  • Leave space to account for your shower and doorways.
  • If you plan to buy a vanity with a top, make sure it is at least 1” wider and 1” longer than the cabinet base.

Accurately measuring the bathroom space will help you get the most out of your bath vanity cabinets. If you need help measuring your Bathroom Lily Ann Cabinets can help you with their Lily Tape! This tape allows for an easier way to measure your space, and an easier way for designers to help you get your measuring correct! You can also hire a contractor or video chat with Lily Ann Cabinets design professionals and they can walk you through the measurements step by step.

Wall Mounted or Freestanding Bathroom Vanities

White Freestanding Bathroom Vanities with black pulls, marble countertop, one large mirror and White WaterSense Elongated Toilet

When it comes to deciding between wall-mounted or freestanding bathroom vanities, you need to take into consideration the size and shape of your space. If you have a smaller bathroom, a wall-mounted vanity can be the perfect solution as it can save space and look sleek and stylish at the same time. The advantage of this type of vanity is that it can be easily installed and removed when needed. Additionally, wall-mounted vanities provide greater storage options, since you’re not limited by the size and shape of the vanity.

On the other hand, if you have a larger bathroom, a freestanding vanity might be a better option. Freestanding bathroom vanities come in all shapes and sizes, so you’ll be able to find one that fits your space perfectly. Freestanding bathroom vanities also provide more design flexibility as they don’t need to be attached to a wall. You’ll also be able to choose from an array of different materials, including wood, metal and stone.

Features to Look for in your Bathroom Cabinetry

White shaker bathroom vanities with black fixtures
  • False Drawers

     - Some styles of bathroom cabinets will have what is referred to as a false drawer. For example, from the outside a cabinet may appear to have three drawers, but only two may actually be functional drawers. The other is added for aesthetic purposes only. While false drawers can add to the style of your cabinets, make sure not to expect any functionality out of one!

  • Hardware

     - When choosing RTA bathroom cabinets, make sure to pick a retailer with dependable hardware. Lily Ann offers a wide range of hardware options on our bathroom cabinets so that there is quality and affordable cabinet available at many different price points. Options such as adjustable soft-closing doors and drawers can be found.

  • Assembly type

     - Depending on the assembly type, metal hardware may be visible or hidden. We offer two types of assembly: metal clip and dovetail. The metal clip is very durable but leaves some metal hardware visible, while our proprietary dovetail assembly creates a tougher cabinet and takes unsightly metal hardware out of the equation.

Bathroom Cabinet Specs

Sink Base cabinets with measurement

Sink Base Cabinets: Sink Base cabinets are the most common type of bathroom cabinet. They are typically a cabinet with a sink on the top and doors below.

Base cabinets with measurement

Base Cabinets: Base cabinets are the simplest type of bathroom cabinet and do not contain drawers or a sink. Instead, they typically have one door that opens to reveal storage space inside.

Drawer Base cabinets with measurement

Drawer Base Cabinets: Drawer Base cabinets are the most versatile type of bathroom cabinet and come in a variety of configurations. Depending on the size, some of these cabinets may have multiple drawers and shelves or only one drawer or shelf. These cabinets are often designed to fit around the vanity basin and come with adjustable shelves to accommodate the height of your sink.

Drawer Right or Drawer Left cabinet with measurement

Drawer Right or Drawer Left Cabinets: A Drawer Right or Drawer Left cabinet is any bathroom cabinet that has drawers and doors. The side with the drawers will be specified in the product name (i.e. Drawer Right Cabinet or Drawer Left Cabinet). This type of cabinet is great for storing small items such as toiletries or cosmetics.

When shopping for bathroom cabinets on our site, you will find all the specs and measurements of each type of bathroom cabinet listed under the product description. Knowing the exact measurements of each cabinet before you buy is essential for making sure it will fit in your space. Additionally, it’s important to make sure your bathroom vanity is strong enough to hold a heavy sink and other items that might be stored inside. Always look for high-quality materials, such as solid wood construction, to ensure durability and longevity.

Bathroom Cabinet Drawers and Box Construction

At Lily Ann Cabinets, we take pride in offering top-of-the-line bathroom cabinets that are both durable and beautiful. To ensure that our cabinets last a lifetime, we use 1⁄2” furniture grade plywood for all of our drawer and box construction. This is 25% thicker than the 3⁄8” that other companies typically use for their cabinets, ensuring a higher quality product.

Our drawers and boxes feature high-grade dovetail construction, providing enhanced stability, added durability, and smooth action when opening and closing. The wood components are pre-assembled at our facility and shipped to your home ready to be installed. Each cabinet drawer has full-extension glides, allowing you to access items stored all the way in the back of the drawer with ease. Our undermount soft-closing drawers and doors provide additional convenience and protection to your cabinet system.

We also have a variety of finish options available to complement any style of bathroom décor. From modern, glossy finishes to natural wood textures, our selection of finishes will give you the perfect look for your space.

When you invest in Lily Ann Cabinets for your bathroom, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting top-quality materials and craftsmanship that will stand up to daily wear and tear.

Bathroom Cabinet Finishes

Vanity Cabinets

When looking for bathroom cabinets, it's important to consider the finish of the product. The finish is what gives your bathroom cabinet its final look and can determine its longevity. A good quality finish will ensure that your cabinets stay looking great for years to come.

Additionally, our selection of finishes provides a variety of style options to suit any type of bathroom décor. Whether you’re looking for a classic white finish or a more modern look, we have something for you.

If you’re unsure which finish is right for you, take some time to view our photos, samples, and reviews. We also offer free samples that will be delivered to your doorstep, so that you can get an accurate representation of the product before ordering.

Finding the right finish is an important part of selecting bathroom cabinets that you’ll love for years to come.

Ease Of Installation and Assembly

A Man in Warehouse with cabinet stocks

When selecting bathroom cabinetry, you want to make sure that the installation and assembly process is as easy as possible. Ready-to-assemble bathroom cabinetry provides a great option for DIYers, as the cabinets come shipped disassembled and ready for quick installation. With these cabinets, you’ll save money on shipping with orders over $2500 and manufacturing costs. However, not all RTA cabinets are created equal; while Lily Ann Cabinets come packaged with care and have the best quality items for the best prices in the industry!

You’re Ready To Buy Your Bathroom Cabinets

If you’ve read through this guide, you’ve probably got a good enough understanding to start the process of buying your new bathroom cabinets! Check out these links to see what Lily Ann Cabinets can do for you.


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