Which is better for your new bathroom design: pre-made or custom-built cabinets?
Whether you’re in the process of building your dream home or want to remodel and modernise your bathroom, there are a range of budget, style, and space considerations to keep in mind when choosing the right type of cabinets to install.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know when buying cabinets and some of the most popular cabinet features and styles that we can build and install for you.
Pre-made vs custom-made cabinets: Which is better for you?
As the name suggests, pre-made cabinets are built in a factory and can simply be ordered off-the-shelf and installed in a matter of days. For time and budget-conscious homeowners, pre-made cabinets are often the desired choice, however, they do come with some limitations.
Given that they are a mass-produced item, pre-made cabinets are only available in a limited range of sizes and finishes, and tend to be made with cheaper materials to keep costs low.
Not only will you need to ensure your bathroom design can accommodate and match the size and style of pre-made cabinets, they may not be as durable or long-lasting as cabinets made with higher quality materials.
Custom-made cabinets, on the other hand, are specially made for your bathroom. If you’re renovating with WA Assett, one of our design consultants will visit your home to take measurements of your bathroom to ensure the cabinets fit perfectly into your space – eliminating any awkward gaps between the walls or flooring.
You’ll also have a lot more freedom to customise the look and feel of your bathroom cabinets, from colours and finishes to the style of basin and countertop you want.
If you’re on a strict budget and are happy to incorporate stock designs into your bathroom renovation, pre-built cabinets can be a much cheaper option.
However, if you’re set on a particular aesthetic for your bathroom renovation and want to build something that lasts, custom-made cabinets would be your best choice.
How much do custom cabinets cost?
The cost of your custom cabinets, just like the cost of your bathroom renovation, can depend on a few things:
- The scale of renovations required. If you’ve got a small bathroom that won’t require too much work to install your new cabinets, costs could start from $1,000 to $2,500.
- Materials used. Cabinets built from solid wood can start from $3000 to $6000+, while melamine and vinyl wrap can start from $2,000.
If you’re after a luxe-looking bathroom vanity with a statement benchtop to sit above your cabinets, expect to pay a bit more for trendy materials like marble and granite.
- Extra features. Adding on features like pull out drawers and soft-closing door hinges will obviously cost a little more, but it does go a long way to maximising your bathroom’s storage and feel.
Want to get a tailored estimate on your planned bathroom renovations? Contact us here to request a free consultation with one of our team.
Elevate your bathroom with a custom cabinet design
Ready to start dreaming up your new bathroom design? At WA Assett, we have an onsite cabinet workshop where we use the highest-quality materials and our team’s expert craftsmanship to build something bespoke for our customers.
Here are just a few of our best bathroom cabinet designs:
1. Make a statement with high-contrast vanity cabinets
A vinyl wrap is all it takes to add a bit of drama to your bathroom’s look, and the glass cabinet knobs on this bathroom’s vanity are a very elegant touch.
2. Brighten and open up your bathroom’s space with a floating vanity
Got a small bathroom? Adding a floating vanity is one clever trick you can use to create the illusion of space and more storage without it feeling too cluttered. We also love how sleek the white and wood aesthetic of this bathroom looks!
3. Create a vintage vibe with pops of colour that keep your bathroom looking fresh
For this Merriwa home, we got to mix and match different tiling shapes, patterns, and vintage details to completely refresh the bathroom’s look. The most eye-catching centrepiece of it all is, of course, the gorgeous deep blue cabinetry, adding a bit more wow-factor to this clean and airy space.
Being on a small budget doesn’t necessarily mean you’re stuck with a basic-looking bathroom. Our team of bathroom design consultants have the experience and know-how to create something you’ll love while staying within your budget.
To enquire about our custom cabinetry and other bathroom renovation services, get in touch with us today.