I've always tried to be a responsible shopper. You can blame that on my New England Yankee heritage and my equally responsible mom and dad, but as a result the designer labels you'll find at my house are few and far between. With that said, I do like what I like, and when I get my mind set on something I am relentless until I find just what I want. That's why I love Internet shopping. It makes my search oh, so much easier.
Hubby and I have been working on a remodel of our first floor powder room. I plan to share more about the remodeling in another post. Today I want to share my search for a powder room cabinet. We're in the final steps to finishing the project, purchasing the practical fixtures. To me that means, storage, mirrors and fixtures. In the remodel I gave up all the storage I had in the powder room when I replaced the vanity with a pedestal sink. I like the clean lines of the new pedestal sink and the additional space it adds to the teeny, weeny room, but I decided I needed some kind of shelving over the toilet.
My search for shelving began. I started at Houzz.com. If you haven't checked out the Houzz site yet you are in for a treat. It is full of inspiring decorating pictures for any style you desire. I just typed "small bathroom storage ideas" on the search line and found pages and pages of options to consider. After several weeks of weighing my options I settled on wanting a white cabinet with glass doors and simple architectural features.
I found a few options. This Cartwright Wall Mount Cabinet from Restoration Hardware was a perfect option. It fulfilled all of my requirements and had the added bonus of glass shelving inside the cabinet. I love glass shelving. At a price of $349.00 plus $21.00 in shipping I wanted to try to do better.
|Cartwright Cabinet from Restoration Hardware|
Options #2 and #3 were found at Pottery Barn. This sliding door cabinet fulfilled all the requirements, had the interior glass shelves and had the added bonus of a towel bar. This price was $249.00, plus $25.00 shipping.
|Sliding Door Cabinet from Pottery Barn|
The Pottery Barn Matilda cabinet was also a nice option. Instead of glass doors it has a mirrored closure. This would be a nice place to store some of those necessary items you don't want to be seen. The open shelf on the bottom of the cabinet allows for decorative accents. At a price of $199.00 and $21.00 shipping this seemed like a reasonable option.
|Matilda Cabinet from Pottery Barn|
Before settling on one of these options I thought I would check out the big box stores. Option #4 was found at Home Depot. This Wilshire cabinet has glass doors, simple architectural features and two shelves for $56. 17 and free shipping. Wow, what a price! I had to read the customer reviews. The reviews indicated the quality was inconsistent, so I decided to keep looking.
|Wilshire Cabinet from Home Depot|
Option #5 was this Target Fieldcrest cabinet for $79.99. Its glass doors, and simple architectural features fulfilled my requirements as well at a fabulous price. The customer reviews for this cabinet were generally positive. I was able to get free shipping, so this cabinet seemed like a deal to me.
|Fieldcrest Cabinet from Target|
The cabinet arrived at my door in three days. I was a little apprehensive when I opened the box and saw all of the pieces.
|The Cabinet Pieces|
When I laid out all the nails, screws and hardware I knew I had some work ahead of me.
|The Nails, Screws and Hardware|
The instructions said I would only need two screwdrivers to complete the assembly, so I was game to try. An hour and a half later I was finished.
|My Finished Cabinet|
I'm very happy with my cabinet. It's not just a deal. At $79.99 I'd call this cabinet a steal!
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