DIY Simple Bathroom Cabinets From Scratch
One of the things we’re most pleased with when it comes to having quite advanced DIY skills is the ability to make changes to our home spaces and decor schemes quite easily and in a way that’s a lot more custom than if we were just to buy things from a store. That’s why, when we decided that our bathroom could use a new cabinet, we decided to try making it ourselves instead of just going shopping. We were very pleased indeed to see just how many options and resources there were on the Internet to get us started.
Just in case you love the idea of making your very own bathroom cabinet just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best designs, ideas, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration!
1. Long wall mounted cabinet
If you’ve got a large wall space available and you’re really in need of more storage space for small bathroom things, then we just might have found the best idea for you right off the bat! Check out how Shanty 2 Chic made a slim but very wall wall mounted cupboard style cabinet that gives you all kinds of shelves to store bathroom things against the wall of your house with.
2. Wooden medicine cabinet with mirror door and shelves
Would you actually rather make yourself a bathroom cabinet that’s more like a classic medicine cabinet but you think you need a little more space than the average designs that you’ve seen pre-made before would give you? Well, if you have any kind of woodworking experience then we think you might really appreciate the way DIY Network made this homey looking cabinet that has a mirror, lots of space inside, and even some cubby shelves down each side as well.
3. DIY sliding bathroom mirror and cabinet shelf
If you’re going to make your very own bathroom cabinet and therefore give yourself complete creative control, would you actually rather make something more modern looking and unique in its structure? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Home Made Modern made this system where the mirror can slide side to side and the wooden “tracks” double as shelves for your bathroom trinkets as well.
4. Inset bathroom frame cabinet
Do you actually dislike the idea of making a large or very deep bathroom cabinet because you really don’t have a lot of space to work with and you don’t like the idea of having it protrude very far from the wall? In that case, we think you’ll get along a lot better with something like this fantastic cabinet that’s recessed into the wall and covered with a photo frame to keep things decorative. Get the full details for making it happen in your own home on Spenc Design.
5. Ornately framed mirror medicine cabinet
In contrast to what we just said above, do you actually want a large medicine cabinet in your bathroom that gives you lots of storage and stands out in the room like a combination decor piece? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Not Just a Housewife made this wide mirrored cabinet with a fantastic decorative border all around the outside.
6. Sliding wall mirror cabinet
Are you actually finding yourself a little bit torn between ideas this far through the list and you’re having trouble decided whihc tutorial to follow? Then maybe you’ll have a better time followed this guide outlined step by step on Ana White that combines a few of the elements you’ve seen so far! Their cabinet is wall mounted, recessed into the wall, and the mirrored door slides sideways.
7. Rustic window framed bathroom cabinet
Have you actually worked rather hard to establish a nice farmhouse chic or vintage inspired rustic decor scheme in your home and you’ve been scrolling through our list hoping to find something that will go along with that? In that case, Liz Marie has just the idea you’ve been waiting for! Their tutorial shows you how to make an inset cabinet area that has a vintage window frame for a door.
8. Side sliding inset medicine cabinet mirror
Just in case you’re kind of obsessed with the side sliding mirror idea that you’ve seen throughout these tutorials, but you’re looking to keep things a little simpler than some of those suggested? In that case, you’d definitely have a better time making something more low maintenance but that still slides. Did You Know Online shows you how to make that happen!
9. Rustic bathroom cupboard between standing sinks
When you pictured a new bathroom cabinet, did you actually have freestanding sort of closet in mind? In that case, we think you might have a better time recreating what Alexis Vargas did here! They have two freestanding sinks, so they made the most of that awkward little space in between by building a custom shelving closet to edge right in there! We love its rustic vibe,
10. DIY barn door medicine cabinet
In your experience, do bathroom cabinets actually usually sit mounted on the wall above the toilet to save space? Well, that’s precisely where Shanty 2 Chic put theirs, but you could do this on any wall! We love their sliding barn door effect that mimics what you’ve seen elsewhere on this list but in wood this time. We love their idea of using one side for storage and letting whichever side stays uncovered be a spot for decor pieces.
11. Vintage wooden door cabinet
Has your ongoing thought throughout this whole process actually been that you’d prefer to make something a little more reclaimed and homemade looking while still keeping things as simple as possible? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how A Little Sweet Life made space for an inset cupboard in their wall and made a purposely weathered painted door to go along with it.
12. Recessed bamboo bathroom cabinet
Just in case your home has a slightly more spa influenced aesthetic in your mind when it comes to the style of your bathroom, here’s an option that harnesses that atmosphere very well indeed! Check out how HGTV made this recessed shelving style cabinet in their bathroom wall that’s lined with bamboo.
13. Graphic paper-backed bathroom cabinet
Do you actually already have a bathroom cabinet that works just find but it’s quite plain looking and you can’t help thinking that you’d rather jazz things up at least a little bit? Then we have a feeling you’re really going to like what DIY Network did here! Instead of altering the structure of the cabinet itself, they added pops of colour and pattern by backing the inside and shelves in colourful wallpaper.
14. Farmhouse bathroom cabinet from coloured recycled wood
Just in case your favourite options on our list so far are the ones that use your basic woodworking skills to make something from scratch but you’re still kind of hoping to find an idea that looks explicitly homemade because you love showing off your handiwork? In that case, you just might be the perfect person to give this reclaimed shelf made in several purposely different colours of wood a try! Get the full details for making one of your own on Eat, Travel, Life.
15. DIY mounted medicine cabinet with drawers
If you’re going to make a cabinet from scratch, would you prefer to make one that you can dismount from the wall and take with you if you move since you rent your home? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Ana White made this cute cabinet with a mirrored door and a few mini storage drawers that you can hang on any blank wall in your bathroom.
Do you know a fellow crafter or DIY enthusiast who has been interested in trying their hand at making their very own bathroom cabinet from scratch recently, but you know they feel like they could use a little bit of guidance or inspiration? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of ideas and resources to help the, along the way!