How to Plan for New Custom Bathroom Cabinets

Whether you’re remodeling or building your dream bathroom, the look you’re going for can easily be achieved with custom bathroom cabinets.

I know what you’re thinking, how can something so small make such a big difference? Well, it matters when it can increase your home’s value.

Interested? Here are the best tips for planning your ideal bathroom:


When it comes to bathroom cabinets, people often choose them based on style rather than storage options. If you have a family or roommates then you’ll have to think wisely when it comes to how much space you actually need.

Choose a Style of Bathroom Cabinets

Now comes the fun part! You get to pick all the details that come along with new custom bathroom cabinets. Here are the categories to keep in mind:


Do you want wood cabinets or acrylic? In terms of longevity, solid wood is the best choice. Oak is great for standing up against humidity and moisture.

Another thing to keep in mind is the strength of the material. Countertops are heavy and can cause cracks in the cabinets which will eventually lead to sagging if not supported properly.


Do you envision your bathroom as your at-home spa? How about as an escape to a rustic villa in Italy? Or, are you not sure?

Or, are you not really sure?

Here’s a short list for finding your style:

  • Modern– minimalist design with contrasting colors and straight lines.
  • Rustic– natural details such as wood with elaborate accents.
  • Contemporary– a mix between modern and traditional with bold and neutral details.


Since we now know wood is the best material for bathroom cabinets, it’s time to decide if you want to stain or paint it.

Staining makes it look like a different type of wood while paint hides the natural look of it. If you choose to paint it, make sure it can withstand the moisture.


Do you want pull-out drawers or doors? How about a mix of both?

Think of which ones will give you the most bang for your buck in terms of storage. If you’re more style-oriented, go with drawers for a sleek look.


Double sink vanities allow for more storage while single sink vanities can maximize space in the bathroom.

There are also options for floating vanities, which are attached to the wall and have an open space below (to look like it’s lifted off the floor; hence the name). This is a great choice if you want a more modern look.


This is important as this will probably be determined based on budget and material. Quartz and granite are popular choices for their durability and budget-friendly price. However, granite needs to be sealed once a year because of its porous texture.

Quartz is a great substitute for marble as it’s more durable and can hold its own for years. If you want marble, it tends to scratch more easily and if you have kids, this may not be the best option.

Wrapping Up

When it comes to choosing the best bathroom cabinets, leave it to the experts. Here at Royal Palm Closet Design & Fine Cabinetry, we work with our clients for a one-of-a-kind experience to ensure you receive the best product.

Ready to create your own custom cabinets? Request a consultation today or browse our galleries for inspiration.

Royal Palm Closet
12830 Metro Parkway – Unit 10
Fort Myers, FL 33966
(239) 768-2391