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Bathroom furniture buying guide


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From shampoo to shaving cream, bubble bath to bleach, most of us need somewhere to store our bathroom belongings. Bathroom furniture is a great option for keeping everything tidy and it can look stylish, while concealing your pipework too. Whatever the size of your bathroom there are storage solutions ranging from petite vanity units to large bathroom cabinets. A vanity unit with a basin can be the ideal way to save space, as well as create more storage. There are lots of shapes and sizes available to fit cloakrooms, ensuite shower rooms and bathroom suites.

Top tips

  • Measuring: It’s important to measure the space you have available accurately, to make sure you choose the right products for you. It’s worth thinking about how the door will open when the furniture is installed.
  • Layout options: Consider how you use your bathroom and the best places to store different products so you can get to them easily. Storing toothpastes, soaps and shaving products under your basin keeps them handy and makes life easier when you’re rushing out.
  • Lighting: Different light sources in your bathroom give you the option of creating a bright, lively feel or a relaxing ambience. Consider flexi lights for a subtle or even hidden lighting concept. Lighting within your mirror and lights mounted under the cabinets are also worth thinking about.
  • Installation: At Homebase we provide a free design service to help create your perfect bathroom.

We try to make installing our products as easy as possible. However, we do recommend using qualified tradesmen to fit them.

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How much bathroom storage do you need?

Whatever style of bathroom you’re fitting, you’ll need somewhere to store everything, from towels and toiletries, to cloths and cleaning products. Obviously you’ll need different storage in a family bathroom to a cloakroom or ensuite shower room. Most cloakrooms are small, so you’ll probably only need a small amount of storage.

Most cloakrooms are small, so you’ll probably only need a small amount of storage.
Cannock Cloakroom 400mm Vanity Unit and Basin
Cannock Cloakroom 400mm Vanity Unit and Basin - Walnut
Charlton Vanity Unit 50cm White
Winslow 450mm Vanity Unit - White
A family bathroom may need more storage space for toiletries, bath toys and shavers.
Varese 2 Drawer Deep Unit
Henley Grey Vanity Unit - (W)600mm
You may only need to store shower products, towels and cleaning equipment in your en suite.
Winchester Bathroom Vanity Unit and Single Tap Hole Basin
Winchester Bathroom Vanity Unit and Single Tap Hole Basin - White
Winslow 650mm Vanity Unit - Oak

Styles of furniture

Classic or contemporary?

Will you choose classic bathroom furniture in a traditional Victorian style? Or go for something more contemporary that combines sharp lines and soft curves to create a look that’s sleek, minimal and modern?

Both styles can make your bathroom look stylish and inviting.

Traditional vanity cabinets are opened and closed with a handle, while modern styles usually come with drawers or cupboards featuring soft-closing doors without handles.

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Types of furniture

Fitted (in a run of furniture)

Fitted furniture is designed to work in a run much like a kitchen. It’s a great option when you want to create clean lines, hide all the pipework and get maximum bathroom storage space. The bathroom cabinets can be built up, depending on the space you have. Our Canterbury and Winchester ranges offer you great value fitted furniture. Alternatively take the hassle out of your bathroom project and go for our high quality rigid Schreiber range, which comes with a 25 year guarantee for your peace of mind.

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Modular (wall hung)

Modular furniture consists of wall hung pieces that are designed to work independently of each other. They are a great option if you’re thinking of adding furniture to your existing bathroom as they can be slotted in around your current bathroom design. We have options to suit all tastes, from the more traditional Canterbury White and Oak Shaker to the ultra-contemporary Georgio Gloss Grey modular range.

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Freestanding (standalone)

Standalone bathroom vanity units - and tall cabinets that are not secured to a wall - are usually referred to as freestanding bathroom furniture. These cabinets are good for introducing storage into your current bathroom.

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