Choose a set of furniture for the bathroom
Many have encountered such a problem: how to equip a bathroom. And at first glance it seems that it could be easier – I went to any specialized store and chose what would be to your liking. But here then many reefs and nuances are hidden.
Layout in the bathroom
Choosing a set of bathroom furniture is not an easy task. Consider the following situations: the plumbing unit is undergoing a major overhaul (with a possible redevelopment), or there was a desire to simply update old furniture or buy a new set in an already finished bathroom. In the first case, it will be easier to choose a kit, provided that the builders will conduct all sewer and water mains in accordance with the layout plan. Also, water sockets and entrances of drain risers must be installed at a height corresponding to building codes and rules.
It is important that when installing underfloor heating, the future location of the furniture should be taken into account, in order to avoid overheating of the heating mat and its further breakdown (the heating element cannot be under the furniture, the distance to the walls of the bathtub, furniture, washing machine should be at least 10 cm).
In the second case, the furniture is selected based on the dimensions of the bathroom, so many sets that you like may not be suitable because of their size.
Bathroom Layout Options
Types of furniture
Furniture sets can consist of many constituent individual elements:
Cupboard under the sink. It can be stationary on legs or suspended. It consists of a bedside table on which there is a recess for subsequent installation of the sink (in some models, the sink is already included).
Wardrobe case. It is a narrow tall cabinet.
Wall cabinet. It is smaller in size of the case-pencil case and differs from it in the method of installation.
Mirror. There are several types: ordinary canvas, mirror mounted in a wall cabinet.
Tip: when installing a mirror with backlight, take care at the initial stage of repair so that electricians lay wires under the future location of the furniture.
All kinds of small hanging shelves, accessories, the number of which depends on the collection of the headset.
bathroom furniture set
Due to the fact that our bathrooms are often small in size, it should be noted that a set of furniture for the bathroom is chosen strictly individually, and in most cases it can consist of two to three pieces of furniture.
Characteristics of bathroom furniture
Basically, headsets for bathrooms are made of moisture-resistant chipboard and MDF, based on the thesis – “value for money”. But such furniture does not tolerate constant humidity indoors and is afraid of sudden changes in temperature. The problem is solved in the presence of forced ventilation hoods and room heating in the winter.
Furniture completely made of solid wood looks much more respectable than its counterparts from particleboard / MDF, but its cost is several times higher, and if we take into account the factor that it will be made according to individual sketches, it is tens of times. But, despite the pricing policy, this furniture is also exposed to moisture, like its cheaper counterparts.
In the modern market of specialized furniture, a wide niche is occupied by furniture with plastic facades, this type of headsets is represented by a wide range of colors and a variety of shapes that can satisfy the design fantasies of the most demanding customers. But here there are a number of minuses: the plastic coating loses color over time and is very susceptible to mechanical stress, does not tolerate cleaning with abrasive chemicals.
There are also furniture made of metal and glass, but due to its high cost, lack of practicality, constant care and insecurity of the structure, it is rarely in demand among customers and is mainly custom-made.
Types of coatings for moisture resistant MDF / chipboard
If your choice fell on furniture made from MDF / Particleboard, then a variety of coatings should be noted:
Self-adhesive film. The cheapest and most impractical option. Despite a wide variety of colors and attractive textures – over time, it quickly loses its original color and begins to climb around the facade.
Acrylic sheet. Ideal for the climatic conditions of the bathroom. But this only applies to high-quality furniture.
Recommendation: before purchasing a kit, check the quality of filling with acrylic between all sheets of the assembled structure – it depends on how long the furniture will last for you, being in its original form.
Veneered coating. This is a great option for those who would like to have wooden furniture, but the purchase amount is enough only for moisture-resistant MDF / particleboard. The veneer is glued to the surface with an imitation of the structure of wood fibers, such facades are less susceptible to temperature extremes, moisture than wooden analogues.
Enamel and varnish coating. The best practical solution.