Bathroom Cabinetry Checklist2018-08-29T16:48:51+00:00

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Bathroom Cabinetry Checklist

Cabinets of the Desert has produced this Bathroom Cabinetry Checklist. It focuses narrowly on the cabinetry element of a bathroom remodeling project and will help us help you and your interior designer or general contractor in the selection, layout and design of the cabinetry best suited to your purpose.

This bathroom cabinetry checklist should be used in conjunction with the more general bathroom remodeling checklist offered here (link).

There are likely multiple bathrooms in your home. You may use this checklist for each of them.


Main Purpose of This Bathroom

  1. This bathroom is: Master Suite Bathroom; Guest Bathroom; Children’s Bathroom; Powder Room
  2. The primary users of this bathroom are: Adults; Children; Guests
  3. Number of primary users of this bathroom:

Functional Considerations in Design of Cabinetry for this Bathroom

Please cross refer to the Bathroom Remodeling Checklist. Also consider the Aging in Place suggestions on our website.

  • What vanity depth do you want? 21″ or 24″
  • What vanity height do you want? 32″ or 34 1/2 ” (excludes counter top)
  • Do you want a make-up counter (knee drawer vanity), single or double sink vanity, multiple vanities? Centered sink or off to one side? Pedestal sink?
  • Do you need wheelchair access to your sinks?
  • Do you want a suspended vanity (cantilevered from wall)?
  • Do you need extra countertop space?
  • Do you prefer drawers or cabinets for under counter storage?
  • Do you want interior fittings (drawer accessories and organizers for makeup, toiletries etc)?
  • Do you want pull out shelves or roll out trays; sink front tilt-out trays, tray dividers?
  • Do you need a lot of storage for personal items?
  • Do you want an “appliance garage” for hairdryers and curling irons? (Hair dryer organizers are available with optional in-drawer electrical outlets to prevent wires and plugs from invading the sink space).
  • Do you require a tall wall cabinet for a linen closet or deep cabinet space?

Aesthetic Considerations in Design of Cabinetry for this Bathroom

Cabinets of the Desert brings to you the many styles of cabinetry and finish offered by Executive Cabinetry. These are in its Designer Series (over 100 door styles), Bellini (thermofoil) doors and styles, Vogue Veneers, and Executive Collection. Executive Cabinetry also provides doors in stainless steel and glass.

The choice is virtually limitless and beyond the scope of a simple checklist. Please go to www.executivecabinetry.com for more information.

Related Considerations in Design of Cabinetry for this Bathroom

There are important related considerations to discuss and determine with Cabinets of the Desert and your interior designer/general contractor. These will have an effect on the functional and aesthetic considerations above:

Location of plumbing: Does any of the plumbing (supply lines and waste) need to be moved to accommodate the cabinetry or does the cabinetry need to conform to existing plumbing?

Location of electrical: Does any of the wiring (including outlets and GFI) need to be moved to accommodate the cabinetry or does the cabinetry need to conform to existing electrical?

Location, leveling of walls and ceiling: Will the ceiling be raised and or walls moved. Do walls/soffits/ceiling need to be plumbed and leveled to ensure perfect fit for cabinetry and molding?

Selection of counter tops: Material (laminate, granite, quartz, tile, etc.);  color; style; edge treatment (self edge, wrap edge, edge shape)

Selection of sinks: Under-mount, drop in, vessel style or pedestal? How many? What color? Choice will depend on type of countertop selected.

Selection of backsplash: Wall treatment behind vanity. Will this be wallpaper, paint, tile, or same material as counter top?

Selection of plumbing fixtures: There are aesthetic and functional factors in the selection of faucets for the sinks. Need to coordinate with selection of tub and shower fixtures.

Selection of accessories:  There are aesthetic and functional factors in the selection mirrors, medicine cabinets, towel bars, towel rings, toilet paper holders. Need to coordinate with plumbing fixtures.

Selection of hardware: There are aesthetic and functional factors in the selection of knobs and pulls for the cabinetry. Need to coordinate with plumbing fixtures and accessories. Material (metal, wood, plastic); Size (length, diameter); Shape; Color; Finger pull cabinet doors (no hardware)