You have many options in style, cost, and design to design your own bathroom. After picking things like toilets and bathtubs, many people choose a wall-mounted bathroom cabinet.
A medicine cabinet is a top choice for a wall-mounted cabinet. It has a timeless design and is very useful. You can keep things like toothbrushes and cold medicine hidden and off the counter. Plus, it comes with a mirror to help you prepare each day. Putting in these cabinets is easy. Just follow these simple steps.
A good installation for your wall-mount bathroom cabinet needs a few tools. Prepare these items before you get started:
- Stud finder
- Utility knife
- Hacksaw blade
- Keyhole saw
- Power drill (either cordless or plug-in)
- In addition to these items, you may also want:
- Safety Goggles
- Tape Measure
- Wood Screws
- Toggle Bolts
- Wood adhesive
How to Install Bathroom Wall Cabinets
Step 1: Choose the Location
Place the cabinet against the wall where you want to hang it and mark the position. It helps to have someone assist you. Mark the lower and upper parts of the cabinet or bathroom vanity. Measure up from the sink to center the cabinet. Use a level on top of the cabinet to ensure your marks are straight.
Step 2: Make Inspection Holes
Find the wall studs within your marked area with the stud finder. Around these studs, cut 4-inch holes for inspection with the keyhole saw. Be careful to make shallow cuts. Check for any hidden wires. If you find electrical or plumbing lines that might interfere with the installation, get help from a professional in electricity or plumbing.
For screw-in cabinets, another way to do this is to mark where the studs are and directly screw the cabinet onto the wall, but it is unsuitable for those cabinets that sit flush with the wall.
Step 3: Remove More Drywall
After you check inside the wall, cut out the rest of the drywall in the area you marked for the cabinet. Use the keyhole saw for this. Be careful not to damage the drywall edges that will still be visible in your bathroom.
Related: How to Remove Drywall – Home Depot
Step 4: Clean the Area
Remove any loose pieces from the opening. If there are any sticking out drywall screws, cut them off with the hacksaw blade. To stay safe, wrap the blade in tape to make a handle.
Step 5: Smooth the Edges
If a wall stud is in the way of the cabinet fitting flat against the wall, you’ll need to cut it. Use the rasp and the utility knife to smooth any rough edges. Test how the cabinet fits in the space. Adjust until it does well, including ensuring the doors and any moving parts work correctly.
Step 6: Make Wooden Supports in the Opening
Create supports inside the opening with 2×4 wooden boards. Measure the bottom of the opening with a 2×4 and cut it to size using a handsaw. Do this three more times for the top and sides. Apply wood adhesive to both ends of each piece, and then use screws to attach them through the drywall and into the supports.
Step 7: Install the Cabinet
Place the wall-mounted bathroom cabinet into the opening, ensuring it sits evenly against the 2×4 supports. Use screws to attach the cabinet sides to these wooden supports. If there are any rough or noticeable edges, you can use caulk to make the edges look smooth and finished.
More Bathroom Storage Options
Adding wall cabinets to your bathroom during remodeling or renovating is an excellent way to increase storage without using up floor space. This is especially useful for small bathrooms. But getting new wall cabinets might only fit some people’s budget.
If you want more storage in your bathroom without buying new cabinets, we’ll also talk about some DIY projects. These are simple but can help with a cluttered bathroom. By doing this, you will get a nicer bathroom with more storage!
Standard Bathroom Wall Cabinets
- Basic wall cabinets: Great for more storage in your bathroom. They come in standard and custom sizes, making it easy to find a supplier. Our cabinets are custom-sized, and you can choose the material. This way, your cabinet will fit your bathroom perfectly, and you don’t have to give way to a pre-made cabinet.
- With so many sizes, you can choose a small, single-door cabinet as a medicine cabinet to put above the vanity, or a larger, double-door cabinet for towels and linens.
Corner Wall Cabinets for the Bathroom
In small bathrooms, using every bit of space is important. Corner wall cabinets are an excellent choice. They turn unused space into storage. With custom sizes, you can make sure your corner cabinet fits just right. These are great for storing linens, extra toilet paper, or bathroom products and don’t take up floor space.
Carts, Organizational Inserts, and Hanging Organizers
For renters or those looking for temporary and affordable storage solutions, there are many options.
- Hanging organizers: Perfect for small bathrooms. They can hang on door backs, using space that’s often empty. Available in various sizes and designs, they can hold anything from toiletries to toilet paper.
- Organizational inserts: Another way to add storage without big projects. They come in many sizes and shapes and work well with corner cabinets. Some spin like a lazy susan, making everything in the cabinet easy to reach.
- Rolling carts: Come in different sizes and styles, and are perfect for storing towels, toiletries, or vitamins. The best part? They’re on wheels, so you can move them around easily. This type of mobile storage helps keep your space functional and uncluttered.
A medicine cabinet built into the wall is perfect for small bathrooms, as it adds storage without taking up space. Located above the vanity, it’s great for items you need at the sink, like toothpaste and soap. Just open the mirror to get what you need.
If you have a medicine cabinet, try some storage tricks. For instance, put a magnetic board inside the door to hold metal items like bobby pins. You can also use magnetic containers for other toiletries.
Other Wall-Mounted Cabinets
Besides the options already mentioned, there are many wall-mounted storage ideas. These include basket shelves and floating shelves above the toilet. You could hang a towel rack on the shower door or install shelves or a narrow ledge for essentials like washcloths or lotion. Look at different ideas to find what suits your bathroom!