Designing Bathroom Cabinet Plans

Omkar Phatak Dec 15, 2018
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Planning to make your bathroom cabinet look stylish? Here are the tips about how to plan and design it.
Designing your own home furnishings can ensure that the living space you create, reflects your personality and takes care of your specific requirements. Instead of buying stuff ready-made, designing it in your own fashion, not only makes sense, it also saves you money.
Wooden bathroom cabinets are essential for any design plan. They add a classy look to overall bathroom ambiance. These can be easily designed on your own if you know what you want and have some basic carpentry skills. Cabinets being a part of a personalized space, need to be tailor-made, taking specific needs into consideration.

Designing Cabinet Plans

Plans should be designed, by taking the aspects of space, necessity, and aesthetics into consideration. The last part, of course, is the total budget you have assigned to building it.
Skilled woodworkers go about the initial designing phase very carefully. The tips, that are shared here, are influenced by their plan of action, when it comes to executing a woodworking plan. Here is how you can go about designing one.

Study Designs

The first part of any furniture designing project is brainstorming ideas. You need to browse through lifestyle magazines or Internet sites, to have a look at plans for designing cabinets. Photocopy or print out certain designs, that you like and make a dossier.
Narrow down to some of the aspects of design, in certain plans that you like. You can combine the best of all features that you like, from the chosen designs and include them in your own plan.

Make a List of Requirements

This may include mirrors, number of drawers, what kind of knobs you want, locking facility, and other specific requirements. That way, you can have a checklist in front of you, while designing your own plan.164

Measurements and Location

The next part is measuring the area of installment. Take a tape measure and list out the dimensions of the space available to you, for putting it up. Measure the length, breadth, and maximum width that you can allow for the cabinet. Decide whether you want it to be a huge one, covering up all the wall space, or a compact one.

Drawing the Rough Sketch

The next thing to do is to start making a rough sketch of the design, that is slowly taking shape in your mind. All you are concerned about, at this stage, is form and features. This rough design should be redrafted, as many times as possible, till you think you have a winner.

Creating 3D Plans

You can use CAD software programs to create a 3D form of your rough sketch which gives a better idea of feasibility. Make a detailed drawing, rendering colors and other detailed features. This will be your final blueprint for the project.

Choice of Wood

The choice of wood is an important decision. Being a bathroom cabinet, you must use wood that is resistant to moisture, after polishing and painting. Oak wood is a popular choice.

Purchasing Materials and Building

The last part is buying the materials, supplies, and starting the building of your plan, bringing it into reality. Unless you are a skilled woodworker, it is recommended that you hand over the plan to a contractor, who will bring your plans into reality.
Planning such a project on your own and designing plans in advance, leaves you no reason to fret afterward about anything being left out of your finished cabinet plans. The best part of designing such home improvement and renovation plans is that you get exactly what you asked for.