Like kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets are functional pieces of furniture that help keep your space clutter-free. But bathroom cabinetry also provides a design opportunity to add style and personality to an essentially functional room. While not every bathroom has the space for ample storage, even the smallest powder room can accommodate a vanity with built-in storage.
Whether it’s an organic wood finish, a DIY paint job, or a custom design that uses unexpected materials and/or shapes, here are some bathroom cabinet ideas to help you elevate your space.
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Interior designer Stefani Stein installed floating white oak cabinetry in this Venice Beach, CA new build bathroom, providing ample storage without taking up visual space. The pale wood tone adds just a touch of warmth against the expanse of white marble. Details like unlacquered brass plumbing fixtures and textural dyed sheepskin rugs add to the spa-like organic minimalist design.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Use Reclaimed Wood
If you're looking for sustainable bathroom cabinet ideas, consider using reclaimed materials. In this bathroom from interior designers Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co., rustic reclaimed wood cabinetry provides storage to keep all but the essentials tucked out of sight, ensuring a timeless, serene feel. The dark wood tones contrast with a rough hewn stone sink and bright white tiling, while a mirror framed in the same wood adds cohesion.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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In this airy and luminous bathroom designed by Kate Lester Interiors, bathroom cabinetry is painted in pale blue-gray to harmonize with the blue-and-white floor and wall tiling. Soft brushed antique brass fixtures add a touch of warmth.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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Supersize the Medicine Cabinet
If you're looking for bathroom cabinet ideas to maximize a compact space, consider installing a supersized medicine cabinet. In this bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors, a large mirrored medicine cabinet made from the same wood as the vanity below includes plenty of closed storage for bathroom essentials. On one end, open shelving provides display space and helps the short wall feel more spacious.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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Paint Them Black
In this spacious condominium bathroom designed by Stefani Stein, matte black cabinetry custom built to fit the room provides space for double sinks and plenty of storage. The dark wood adds polish to the classic coastal style, and bright brass accents create contrast with the room's pale walls and light gray marble finishes.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Add Custom Curves
Not all bathroom cabinets are required to have straight edges. In this Paris apartment remodel, architect Pauline Borgia of Atelier Steve designed custom light oak bathroom cabinetry with a rounded door edge that adds subtle interest and plays up against the square wall tiling. A custom mirror that echoes the rounded edge of the door completes the design. While it's not in every budget to design custom cabinetry, the unexpected curves in this little Parisian bathroom demonstrate how small but thoughtful design details can make your bathroom unique.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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Go For Shaker Style Bathroom Cabinets
Using the same cabinetry in both kitchens and bathrooms means that you can often use them interchangeably and might find that kitchen cabinets are more cost-effective, allowing you to create a cohesive look throughout your home without breaking the budget. This classic bathroom from Desiree Burns Interiors features Shaker-style cabinetry painted in a soft creamy white, a timeless choice that will never go out of style. Using double cabinets below each sink allows space in between for a towel nook with added shelving, creating an easy custom look with prefab units.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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Choose an Unexpected Color
If you're looking for bathroom cabinet ideas that will make your space stand out, sometimes using an unexpected color does the trick. In this glam bathroom from Kate Lester Interiors, a splash of assertive royal purple adds a high-energy twist that stands up well next to the decorative double mirrors. Cool-toned silver hardware on the cabinetry and plumbing fixtures provides contrast and keeps the space looking fresh and modern.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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Stain It Dark
Interior designer Stefani Stein chose a dark wood finish for the bathroom cabinetry in this Silver Lake, CA renovation. The cabinet looks like a piece of vintage furniture and works well with the classic black-and-white tiling. Moody gray paint and bright bronze finishes add contrast and a framed piece of art gives the room a focal point while making it feel like more than just a utilitarian space.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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In this Japandi-style California bathroom, Cathie Hong Interiors traded cabinet doors for wood-clad drawers with sleek gold-toned pulls that maximizes space and makes it easy to find what you need.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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Make It Golden
In this bathroom designed by Kate Lester Interiors, Shaker-style cabinets in warm honey-toned golden wood warms up the dominant black-and-white color scheme. The natural wood tones would work in any space, but here they play well against the intricate geometric patterned floor tile in soft shades of blue.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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Make Them Multi-Functional
In this bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors, a double sink vanity includes cabinets on either end, while the middle section was left open to create a streamlined vanity with a little butterfly stool that can be tucked under the counter top when not in use. A trio of arched, black-framed mirrors creates balance and cohesion.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Paint the Bathroom Cabinets Pink
In this kids bathroom from Mindy Gayer Design Co., a free-standing vanity houses a single sink, leaving plenty of counter space and built-in cabinetry and drawers to keep things organized. Pastel pink paint and gold hardware adds warmth and cheer to the all-white space, and fun patterned floor tile adds interest.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Add Midcentury Vibes
In this bathroom from Cathie Hong Interiors, streamlined cabinetry with skinny midcentury modern style legs and a rich wood stain fits in with the decor in the rest of the home and adds a note of vintage style that is complemented with graphic patterned floor tiles.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Add Recessed Storage
In this roomy bathroom design from Seattle-based OreStudios, recessed cabinetry on either side of the bathroom is rendered in the same warm honey-toned wood as the sink vanity, tripling the room's storage capacity while maintaining a streamlined design. Cool white walls and silver-toned fixtures add balance.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Create Spa Vibes
Interior designer Erin Williamson of Erin Williamson Design chose white oak cabinetry to give this sleek rustic modern bathroom "a spa-like feel," she says. "In addition to adding texture and warmth, wood is hard wearing and the slab front cabinets are easy to clean."Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Double Them Up
In this Tudor house renovation from OreStudios, matching sink vanities with classic white cabinetry and marble countertops are positioned opposite one another on either side of the room, with its slanted ceilings and vintage green tile. Twin brass-framed mirrors and a pair of wall sconces complete the picture perfect symmetry, while a tall stem of blossoms provides a note of asymmetry and surprise.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Accent with Black
Black accents add graphic interest to this cool-toned neutral bathroom from Kate Lester Interiors. Black metal door pulls add contrast to the pale white oak wood cabinetry, a simple bathroom cabinet idea that will give your space a fresh, modern look.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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For this petite powder room, Boston-based Desiree Burns Interiors incorporated free-standing cabinetry that houses a small sink. The dark navy blue painted cabinetry provides a dash of color and just the right amount of storage for essentials, leaving space for a wall shelf for display.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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If you've got the space and storage needs, sometimes the best bathroom cabinet idea is to install wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling built-ins. In this spacious bathroom from Charbonneau Interiors, custom cabinetry and shelving painted in soft taupe gives the room a tailored feel. A combination of open and closed storage offers a place to store and display stacks of towels, art, and objects, while plenty of cupboard space and drawers hide clutter.
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Add Subtle Embellishments
In this bathroom from Kate Lester Interiors, bathroom cabinetry is painted in a fresh shade of robin's egg blue. Subtle detailing on the top panels create a custom feel. Black cabinet pulls echo the detailing in the floor tile and wall sconces.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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In this Southern California bathroom from White Sands Design Build, a light whitewash gives the bathroom cabinetry a slightly aged patina, adding character to the coastal decor.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Use Leather Pulls
The bathroom cabinetry in this bathroom from The Home Consultant has pronounced wood graining that adds rustic warmth to the black-and-white space, while leather cabinet pulls add texture.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Skip the Hardware
In this Southern California bathroom from Laura Brophy Interiors, notch detailing on the cabinetry creates a streamlined look that doesn't require hardware. The cabinets are painted in a soothing shade of sage green that works well with terrazzo countertops, and includes a bottom shelf for storing towels and other essentials.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Bump Them Out
In this coastal bathroom from White Sands Design Build, a double sink vanity with warm wood cabinetry includes a central bump out housing a chest of drawers and creating a subtle separation between sinks. Wall niche medicine cabinets on either side have matching wood doors to maximize storage space while maintaining a cohesive design.