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Do Kitchen Cabinets Need To Match Bathroom Cabinets?

do kitchen cabinets need to match bathroom cabinets

You could generally match all the cabinets in your home if you want to achieve a consistent look, and this includes those located on a different floor, but it is not a must for the kitchen cabinets to match with the bathroom cabinets.

When it comes to your house décor there are so many factors at play, one is that you may be planning to relocate thus resale the house.

The cost of installing matching cabinets is not as high, but remember also that most people don’t pay too much attention to your bathroom décor as they would the kitchen.

So if you are on a tight budget then you might have to prioritize the kitchen.

Back to the resale value, matching cabinets would have you give out your house at a good price because buyers tend to get intrigued with continuity and as they inspect the house, they for sure will hang on every detail including the design of the kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

To which end it is important that you adopt the same design for the cabinets in the kitchen and in the bathroom.

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The period that you are going to occupy the house also matters, for example, if you will put it up for sale then matching is of utmost importance but if you are going to spend the rest of your life in the house then you don’t have a pressing need to match the cabinets.

Factors to consider when matching kitchen and bathroom cabinets

Your home is your happy place, and you should, therefore, not compromise your happiness for anything and if matching the kitchen and bathroom cabinets make you happy then why forego.

Taking this route however has some vital aspects that you will have to consider, for example, if all the rooms are on the same floor then it will be necessary for the cabinets to complement each other.

The cabinet style (frame or frameless) must not necessarily match but you could try to incorporate both the modern and traditional theme during installation.

For example, if the kitchen cabinets feature a traditional door then you could try and use the same design in the bathroom but invest in a modern door with no handles or the long handles.

What is the general feel of your house, this is a very important aspect because you could find yourself investing in traditional cabinets yet your house is a smart home thus needs very simple and sophisticated designs to complement the current theme.

Besides, if you are building a new house or doing renovations then the cost of installing matching cabinets could be budget-friendly.

 But if you want different designs for the kitchen and bathroom unit, then you will have to dig a little deeper into your pocket because the materials used would be different consequently increasing the cost. 

And if you are renovating your home then you are not at a loss because you can simply upgrade the cabinets to match and when you want to move out, just restore the previous units and carry your cabinets with you.


do kitchen cabinets need to match bathroom cabinets color mixing

Pairing is a very simple trick that you can adopt when matching hardware in your house to hide continuity.  

The furniture that you have in the kitchen and the one in the bathroom are different because of functionality purposes.

So what you will do instead of incurring extra cost trying to match the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, you could simply match the kitchen cabinets with the furniture therein.

Then match the bathroom (Powdery) cabinets with the furniture in the bathroom, so that each of the two rooms has its own unique theme/personality.

Besides by adopting the above, the house will not seem confused or mismatched. 

So as you adopt the above concept be sure to use the same finish color if the kitchen has incorporated two complementary colors then that is what should feature in all your cabinets.


The size of the kitchen and bathroom cabinet differ a lot and this is one of the factors that deny your cabinets the opportunity to match.

For starters, the depth of the kitchen cabinet is more when compared to the depth of the bathroom cabinet.

The former are normally 24 inches deep, while the latter are constructed 21 inches deep.

The above relates to functionality as the kitchen cabinets tend to contain a lot of dinnerware, spices and cooking pots.

And when it comes to height, the bathroom cabinets tend to be shorter than the kitchen cabinets, to which end the kitchen cabinets stand at 34 inches high, while the bathroom cabinets at 31 inches high.

So, to achieve the matching aspect some of the bathroom cabinets are constructed with the same height as the kitchen cabinets, which inadvertently allows people to get ready without having to strain their backs bending.

Therefore, despite the fact that there is a difference between the height and depth of the kitchen and bathroom cabinets, you can still achieve continuity by ensuring that the door designs are the same.

Also, the finishing color should match and they could all be framed or frameless, or a combination of both.

Factors to consider before choosing the right kitchen and bathroom cabinets

The first thing to consider before, upgrading your kitchen or bathroom is the overall cost.

Bathrooms, in general, will do some slight damage to your bank account, also as you work with this area of the house choose cabinets that will be durable, functional and ones that will add to the aesthetics of the rooms.


Both the bathroom and kitchen are exposed to high humidity, so you might want to pay close attention to the materials used in the construction of the box and the finish.

A good choice for the construction of the box would be laminated, wood veneer or thermofoil.

Storage space

Current cabinet designs are built with dividers, or trays this is to help in the organization of the cabinet.

So before, you install your kitchen or bathroom cabinets take inventory of what you want to store in them and how wide it is going to be, so as to leave enough space for people to move around.