Free Standing Bathroom Furniture
If you looking for a quick and easy solution to providing extra storage space in your bathroom then freestanding furniture fits the bill perfectly. While fitted bathroom furniture can be a little more effective at utilising every last inch of available space it also has some disadvantages.
Installing fitted furniture can involve a complete makeover of your bathroom which can prove to be disruptive and also costly. Adding free standing bathroom furniture could not be easier with no disruption and reasonable prices.
Freestanding furniture comes in a wide variety of colours, finishes and price ranges with many different types of unit available for all but the tiniest of bathrooms. Unit designs include:
- tall cabinets
- freestanding cabinets
- linen cabinets
- bathroom chest seat
- wash stands
- vanity units
Tall cabinets are one the best additions to any bathroom as they can swallow a lot of bathroom bits and pieces while taking up very little floorspace. Some are available with mirrored doors which can help minimise its visual impact and negate the need for additional mirrors in the room in some cases. Standard height cabinets have a slightly larger "footprint" but storage capacity can be quite substantial. Chest seats can be used for laundry or storing other bathroom items such as towels and can also double up as a seat.
Wash stands and vanity units are not really free standing as they need to be plumbed in although their installation does not involve a complete makeover. If bathroom vanity furniture is being fitted as a replacement for a basin and pedestal you need to ensure that the height of the unit will be high enough to cover up any visible damage from the removal of the old basin.
The choice of colours of free standing bathroom furniture is not always that great (especially compared with their built-in counterparts) but it can be relatively straightforward to adapt the units to match the feel of the room. Handles and knobs are easily replaced which can help, while some furniture can be painted to tie-in with your bathroom colour scheme.