Floor Cabinets for Extra Storage in the Bathroom

Floor Cabinets for Extra Storage in the Bathroom

Catrin Morris
May 23, 2012

I love storage. I need storage. But I don't love bulky vanity sinks. As we renovate our bathroom, I find myself gravitating toward pedestal or console sinks, but I am not ready to give up all the wonderful storage space our current 1980s double vanity provides. Because our master bath also happens to be the main guest bathroom, we need a place to hide away our family's medicines and toiletries. But where?

I know I could look for a cool vintage piece on Craigslist or at estate sales. And I have my eyes peeled. But what about storage furniture made specifically for the bathroom? What about the standard retail options out there? I have been scouring the internet for tall storage cabinets that have a little footprint but provide a lot of cabinet and storage space. To limit visual clutter and mess, I prefer shelving with cabinet doors that close to open shelves.

I could get two such cabinets to flank a single sink. Or just a single cabinet for one side of the sink and a piece of art above a towel rack (or other wall-mounted accessory) on the other side to create a feeling of balance. Shopping for bathroom furniture without a bathroom designer or contractor (who can go directly to a wholesaler) can be tough, though. Below are some of the retail options I have come up with. But I would love your suggestions.

Do you have any good sources for floor cabinets for the bathroom?

1 Hutton glass door hutch and base from Restoration Hardware, $499.
2 Clockwise from top left: Paterson tower from Crate & Barrel, $299. Lliangen cabinet (variations available) from IKEA, $164.98. Godmorgan cabinet from IKEA (other colors available), $229. Home Decorators Parsons from Home Depot, $299.
3 Fullen high cabinet from IKEA, $49.99.
4 Borla wood cabinet in honey oak from Modern Bathroom, $499.95.
5 Pharmacy bath cart from Pottery Barn, $499.

6 St. Paul Del Mar tower at Home Depot, $179.
7 Pharmacy large bath cabinet with drawers, burnished steel, from Restoration Hardware,
8 Insignia Providence cabinet from Lowe's, $514.
9 Natural bamboo long wall hung cabinets from Hastings Tile & Bath.

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