How-To: Selecting a Linen Cabinet

If you have extra space in your bathroom or master bath suite, you may want to add the extra function or luxury of a linen cabinet to your space. These are perfect for holding extra towels, a few essentials, and hiding some supplies best stored in the bathroom.

A linen cabinet can take up a minimal amount of space, or you can make it a feature in the room - it is only limited by your space and creativity. These are great ways to provide additional storage within the space without making it necessary to allocated space outside of your bathroom for these items.

Once you decide a linen cabinet is the right choice for your project, then the question of size comes into play. Again, here be creative with the overall feel and design of your space. You do not necessarily need to select the largest one that will fit - although you can if that is what you want. Too large of a linen cabinet, and it will not fit properly into the room or confine the space you have to make proper use of a correctly sized linen cabinet. Ideally, the cabinet base will provide clear access for all door swings, the toilet, and any other fixtures within the room.

Note: You should consult your local codes (varies by state) for all clearances. Recommended clearances are 15” from a wall to the centerline of the toilet bowl; 15” from the centerline of the toilet bowl to the edge of a cabinet; 21”-24” in front of a toilet.

A simple exercise with a tape measure and the bathroom can help define the maximum size that would be appropriate for the space.

Tip: If you are not able to easily visualize what the finished product might take up as far as space, don’t worry - here is an easy shortcut to help with that process. Take your measurements, and then put a piece of tape on the floor where the edges of the cabinet will be. You will end up tracing out the outline of the cabinets on the floor. Then try moving around in the space as if you are “using” the new layout. See if clearances work for you, and make sure you have enough space to move comfortably.

Then the fun of selecting the actual unit is the next step.

There are a wide varieties of styles within each size range, so pick something that suites not only your personal tastes, but it should also fit the style of the room you are remodeling. If you need to, refer to your layout of tape on the floor if you need to adjust a size or two of the cabinets to get things just the way you want them.

Once you have things sized and selected, it’s time to make that all important purchase. Then the team here at Bath Cabinets Depot can get your newly selected vanity on its way to you as quickly as possible.