Bathroom furniture can vary from just a simple washbasin under-cupboard through to a fully fitted bathroom, with wall to wall cupboards and like all other items in a bathroom can vary widely in price and quality. It seems funny sometimes that people will pay high prices for kitchen units, but not for bathroom units and yet, the damp environment of a bathroom is perhaps more demanding than a kitchen. As with a kitchen unit the doors are usually the most expensive part, so the relatively small dimensions of the cupboard has little influence on its price. Most cupboard
carcasses (everything except the doors and facia panels) are made from melamine faced chipboard, some are flat packed for self assembly at home, some are little more than self assembly units that have been put together in the factory, the best ones are glued and doweled for a stronger joint. The strength and adjustability of fixing brackets rises with price as does the quality of the hinges. All exposed edges should be covered and better units have thicker edgings which are slightly rounded or chamfered off to give a better finish. At the bottom end of the market foil wrapped doors are popular, but these are not hard wearing, the top layer and the printed surfaces come off with general cleaning and they are easily damaged. Better ones will have melamine, or better still laminate (Formica type) faces and probably acrylic edges. After this in price usually comes lacquered and then wood doors. As long as the wood is well lacquered there should be no problem in the steamy environment of a bathroom, because the water will just run off, but top edges of bath panels and worktops should not be left with water standing on them. The better ranges will have a vast range of unit sizes and accessory units (linen baskets, illuminated mirrors et c.) to make planning your room easier and solid wood furniture can be tailored to the exact size required. Our solid wood furniture by the way is solid wood throughout, no veneers that can come off, except for the curved facia panels on basin units which are plywood and they are lacquered with a high quality polyurethane lacquer, not a water based one. Better ranges will also have matching or
co-ordinated carcasses and shelves throughout, others will have optional matching
carcass sides for the parts that show.
DESIGN TIP: Consider wall hung furniture to make your bathroom look bigger because you will be able to see more of the floor.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ONLY REPRESENT A SMALL PART OF OUR RANGE.