Not that kind of business, though. We’ve managed to cross another item off our to do list. You’ve seen our new cabinet doors and my office drawers. The office drawers took a little longer to install than planned, so we put off finishing the bathroom and laundry room. Last weekend,
I prodded Ben until he gave in we found some time to finish the bathroom.
Before I share the ‘after’ pictures, I want to give a little explanation on how we install drawer fronts. First, we measure the width and height to find the center. Then, either make a template or mark the drawer pulls on the drawer front. Drill holes in your drawer front, but not the drawer. Use screws to attach the front to the drawer.
If you’re working on a drawer stack, this allows you to attach everything from the front, make sure all faces are level and spacing between drawers is even. We use nickels as spacing guides for our drawer fronts. Start from the bottom drawer to stack the remaining drawers on top. This way, as long as your drawers are even and square, your stack will be level. Once you like the arrangement, screw the front in place from inside the drawer. Remove the screws from the front and drill through the rest of the drawer to install the handles.
Now, we’re ready for the main event.
Remember the before? Yes, those openings bugged the crap out of me for the past year.
The center is a false front and the ends are functioning drawers.
We chose oil rubbed bronze drawer pulls to tie the faucet finishes together.
Towels and extra toilet paper are stored below on the open shelving, giving the perfect balance of large and small storage.
Yep, lookin’ good, if you ignore the pile o’ tile and a saw in the corner.
What is your favorite type of bathroom storage? Drawers and cabinets? All drawers? Drawers and shelving? Maybe your have a medicine cabinet for small items and don’t need drawers? Is your bathroom filled with products?