Understanding the Difference between Vanity and Medicine Cabinets
When you look into updating the bathroom with a cabinet, you have two choices available. You can opt for a vanity cabinet or you can choose a medicine cabinet. Many people assume that vanity and medicine cabinets are exactly the same thing. However there are a few differences to be aware of.
Vanity cabinets tend to be bigger than medicine cabinets and they typically go around the sink. You can purchase different sized vanity cabinets depending upon the space that you have available. The B&B Queen Collection by Bristol and Bath has 4 drawers and 2 doors. This provides excellent storage for towels and cosmetics. However, it will take up a lot of space. There are smaller cabinets available. If you take a look at the range on offer from American Home Plus you should be able to find something to suit your budget.
Medicine cabinets on the other hand typically attach to the wall above the sink. They can come with or without a mirror and you can choose from single or double cabinets. These are designed to help you to store medicines and other small cosmetics in. There are so many different styles available. The Empire Industries Newport Cabinet is a great simple style that will fit in with any theme. There are also more elegant styles such as the Robern C Series cabinets.
If you have the space and you can afford to, it would be a good idea to purchase both a vanity and a medicine cabinet. That way you have plenty of storage space. Make sure that you choose similar styles if you do decide to purchase both. If you don’t then it will throw the look of the room off-balance. Check out the full range of vanity and medicine cabinets at Amrican Home Plus. Remember to take your budget into account as well as the theme and color of the room.