As you remodel your bathroom, you have a lot of choices to make. One of the most popular trends for both kitchens and bathrooms is open storage. Is it the right choice for your home? While it can look great for some, it also has its drawbacks. Keep reading to learn the pros and cons. Once you are ready to shop for bathroom remodeling materials like vanities, lighting, and more, contact Mission West Kitchen & Bath at (626) 799-3503.
Pro: Open Storage Allows You to Make the Most of Small or Awkward Spaces
If you have gaps due to small or awkward spots within your bathroom, then closed cabinetry could provide a lot less storage than you need. If you have a small space, the closed cabinetry could also look heavy and make the space feel even smaller. Open shelving can open up the space and ensure you are able to use every inch.
Con: Your Bathroom is Damp
If you are storing things like rolls of toilet paper, leaving them out in the open can cause them to become water logged – even if they never touch the water. Some people get around this issue by having some closed storage and some open storage. The items that will not be damaged in a moist environment, such as towels and toiletries, can be stored there.
Pro: You Can Enjoy More Light in Your Bathroom
Due to privacy concerns, most people do not have significant windows in their bathrooms. They are usually small, located up high, and covered in type of covering that prevents too much light from getting in. If you want to enjoy a brighter bathroom, consider using open, glass shelving. It will bounce light around and help for the light that does come in to have more of an impact.
Con: Cords, Cords, and More Cords
If you have several electrical appliances you use on a regular basis, such as a blow dryer, curling iron, etc., having open storage can leave all those cords out. Many people do not like the cluttery look of these cords, and if you keep them closed up in drawers or cabinets you can avoid this look. With open storage, there is no option to do so.
We Can Help You Find the Right Pieces for Your Bathroom
No matter the size or style of your bathroom, you can count on Mission West Kitchen & Bath to help you find the perfect pieces. Whether you’re searching for lovely lighting, cabinet accessories, or something else entirely, we look forward to helping. Call us at (626) 799-3503 to ask any questions you might have and to ask about our current hours.