• By connor
  • September 24, 2019

How are Bathroom and Kitchen Cabinets Different?

Greater Lansing Custom Cabinet Makers
bathroom cabinets versus kitchen cabinets

How are Bathroom and Kitchen Cabinets Different?

How are Bathroom and Kitchen Cabinets Different? 700 450 Cabinet Makers Greater Lansing, MI

bathroom cabinets versus kitchen cabinets

Bathroom and kitchen cabinets often look the same. Yet, there are key differences that could complicate your next remodeling project. Not only do bathroom and kitchen cabinets come in different dimensions, but they’re designed for different rooms. Fortunately, our custom cabinet makers are able to create exactly what you want for your home.

Continue reading to learn about the differences between bathroom and kitchen cabinets. We’ll also talk about the advantages of designing custom cabinets.

If you have more questions about kitchen or bathroom cabinets, please feel free to contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Can I Use Kitchen Cabinets in the Bathroom?

While you can use kitchen cabinets in the bathroom, you’d better be prepared for a lot of work. For example, you’ll need to remove any drawers in the kitchen cabinet to make room for under-sink plumbing. You’ll also need to take the kitchen cabinet apart so you can seal the wood. Otherwise, your cabinets will be vulnerable to moisture.

The last thing you want is for your new bathroom cabinets to not fit or block the doorway. Since kitchen cabinets are often taller and deeper than their bathroom counterparts, this is a real concern. The easiest solution is to hire one of our bathroom cabinet makers. They’ll be able to build custom bathroom cabinets to complement your home and the space you have available.

Depth and Height

Kitchen cabinets tend to be 24 inches deep, while bathroom cabinets are around 21 inches deep. It makes sense that kitchens would have deeper cabinets as you need to store appliances, pots, pans, groceries, and other essentials. Bathroom cabinets tend to not be as deep, which can make it challenging for you to store everything you need where it’s most convenient.

Bathroom cabinets also tend to be shorter than kitchen cabinets (31 inches vs. 34 inches). Since most people prefer not to crouch to get things out of their cabinets, we’ve noticed manufacturers are starting to make taller bathroom cabinets. Yet, bathroom cabinets still tend to be shorter than their kitchen counterparts.


Ask our kitchen cabinet makers about built-in options like lazy susans, spice racks, or wine racks. Before starting your project, we often ask how you plan on using your custom kitchen cabinets. That way, we have a better idea of what customization would work best for your storage needs and lifestyle. We’re also able to customize your bathroom cabinets so you can put more things away and free up counter space.


Many of our clients ask if their custom bathroom cabinets have to match those in the kitchen. Our answer is that it depends on what you prefer. If your bathroom is just off the kitchen, you may want the cabinet styles to complement each other. Otherwise, most bathrooms are far enough away from the kitchen that you could choose a different style without ruining your home’s aesthetic. This is especially the case if your bathroom is down the hall or on another floor from your kitchen.

Our custom cabinet makers in Laingsburg, MI are ready to turn your design ideas into reality. To request a quote for custom cabinets, call Centennial Woodworking at (517) 449-9400.