Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bathroom Storage Outside the Bathroom

There is very little storage space in the upstairs bathroom so we have been discussing what sort of cabinet might sit just outside the bathroom to hold toiletries (i.e., extra TP and other stuff) but not look too awful. 

The requirements for whatever we get are:

  • It must be under 36" wide.
  • It must be around 16" deep or less.
  • It must look nice / not too cabinetty because it is sitting in V's office/salon

I saw this at Ikea yesterday (B is doing his best Vanna).  I like the look.  If it were solid pine or any other wood, I would have bought it on the spot.  But it isn't.  It is particle board and not very stable and I don't really want to drop $160 on something that feels this wobbly.

What I do like about it is that it has solid doors on the bottom and glass doors on top.  That way things we don't want to display are in the lower cabinet and whatever other junk/objet are in the upper shelves.  Also, since our daughter is small but adventurous and into everything (or maybe just banging into everything), I don't really want the lower cabinet doors to be made of glass.

So, where am I going with all this?  Well, it reminds me of old fashioned (and new fashioned) medical/surgical cabinets like the ones below.  These are very paintable and nice I think.  These turn up on ebay and craigslist regularly.  What do you think of these?