Unfinished Bathroom Vanities and Cabinets

Explore your options for unfinished bathroom vanities and cabinets, and prepare to install an efficient storage template in your bath space.

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By: Sean McEvoy

Unfinished bathroom vanities and cabinets can be a great option if you're upgrading a bathroom space or designing a new one, and you want a blank design slate to work with. Starting with unfinished vanities and cabinets will allow you to incorporate your own personal style touch in terms of colors and finishes; if you prefer a more rough-hewn or rustic look, you could also choose to simply leave them unfinished.

Bathroom Sinks and Vanities: Ideas from Rate My Space

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Bedroom Furniture Goes to the Bath

When HGTV fan rachelcar decided to renovate, she wanted to create an urban, chic bathroom. She opted for vessel sinks and retrofitted dressers rather than typical cabinetry.  

Small But Sassy

A small space doesn't have to mean a diminutive vanity. In this tiny powder room, HGTV fan KarenSpirit replaced a pedestal sink with a more substantial, freestanding vanity. Choosing an undermount sink and adding a clever tile accent along the walls makes the room look larger.

A Pair of Pretty Pedestals

This master bathroom renovation is many years in the making. HGTV fan paintingismypassion chose his-and-hers pedestal sinks with a granite-topped cabinet in between and another storage solution above.  

Travertine and Copper

This spa-inspired, DIY bathroom by HGTV fan inputplease begs for attention. A duo of travertine sinks and copper faucets are the icing atop a vanity that boasts cabinet and drawer space. Another fave detail: the laundry chute. A sensible amenity for this attic turned bath retreat.

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Copper, Bronze & Stone

HGTV fan vickiborn chose a custom-built cabinet to pair with a hammered copper sink and bronze faucet. She added smart built-in niches, a stone accent wall and dared to go beyond a white toilet for a stunning combination of color, texture and style.

High-Rated Repurpose

HGTV fan Colleen_Christine likes the look of spindle-leg sink consoles — but not the high price tags. She found this bargain that needed TLC, and with vision and paint, created a custom piece that looks like a million bucks.  

Granite & Glass

HGTV fan FabSusan calls this space her Venetian guest bath, and what a treat for company! Susan was inspired by this Italian granite that she chose to top with a glass vessel sink. A great way to show off a beautiful piece of stone.

Modern and Wall-Mounted

HGTV fan Timdreese chose to go ultra modern when he renovated his 1960s master bath. A wall-mounted, Italian sink is a high-style choice. Though not ideal for a renovator wanting a lower-priced look or someone who prefers an expanse of counter, it's a beautiful look.

When choosing unfinished bathroom vanities and cabinets, you'll first need to decide which design style is right for you. You can choose from a wide range of styles, from romantic, Victorian vanities to sleek, ultra-modern cabinets with efficient designs and no-frills hardware. Deciding which style is right for you is a matter of personal preference, but if unfinished cabinets and vanities are in the cards, you may find that more traditional styles are more readily available.

Once you've chosen your style, it's time to think about colors and finishes. There are myriad stains and finishes you can add to cabinets and vanities, from matte to extremely glossy. Again, this will likely be a matter of personal preference, and matching the overall style of the bathroom will also come into play. In terms of color, think about using the vanities and cabinets to add a vibrant, bold color statement to the bathroom—greens, yellows and bold blues can be great choices to liven up the space.

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