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Classic Oak Furniture - The Charm and Function of Oak Bathroom Furniture


Author: Michiel Van Kets

7 Dec 2010- Oak furniture is perfect for every room in the house and the bathroom is no exception. Oak bathroom furniture can make this important room into a delightful sanctuary. Why have a plain old mirror when you can dress and make yourself up in front of a Brooklyn dressing table mirror? Here's a look at oak bathroom furniture and how its style and functionality can help make your home into that really special place to live.

When it comes to furnishing the rooms in our homes, we often don't give much thought to the bathroom but this is a mistake. The bathroom is a very important place in our home. It's where we relax and take care of our bodies and for that we need to furnish it properly. It makes sense then to equip this vital room for the essential daily tasks we carry out there. And the perfect solution is to use oak bathroom furniture.

Oak bathroom furniture comprises a wide range of items including vanity units with sinks, bathroom mirrors and bathroom cupboards and cabinets, and laundry bins in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes. What they have in common the warm beauty of the oak and the durability and ease of maintenance that the wood offers. No other material can match oak's timeless classic warm glow.

One thing that makes oak perfect for bathroom is its water resistant properties. Oak is a dense hardwood with tannin acid in the grain that makes it extremely resilient. Oak was once of the wood of choice for the construction of ocean going ships so it can withstand any amount of water a bathroom can throw at it.
When you buy oak bathroom furniture, you're acquiring items that can withstand a lifetime of heavy use and still look marvelous with just a little care. Just be sure to clean the wood once a month or so with a high quality cloth and furniture cleaner or mineral spirits. Treat stains immediately with a cloth dampened with mineral spirits and repair watermarks and burns as soon as possible. Chips and other wood damage can require professional attention.

 Oak Bathroom Furniture
Oak Bathroom Furniture


When choosing your oak bathroom furniture, there are two main factors you need to bear in mind. The first is the size of your bathroom. Obviously you need to choose furniture items that will fit easily into your available space. But there's also the matter of the type of wood. Your main options are dark and light oak furnishings. Dark oaks look heavier so could feel too prominent a small room. Light oak creates an ambiance of light and space and is more suitable for smaller spaces. Fortunately, you can get oak bathroom furniture is a wide range of styles and sizes. So if you're short of space and need storage, you could choose a tall, open unit from Hampton or Kudos. Great for breaking up a room that’s eyelevel all around. Another option is the Melrose bathroom 2-drawer 1-door tall cabinet with shelves. Both are slim, compact and functional, not to mention extremely attractive items of furniture.

Of course if space is not object and you want the ultimate in style, you could opt for the oak bathroom double wash stand with shelf from the Aquarius Collection.

The other factor you need to consider is the existing or proposed colour scheme of your bathroom. This includes the walls, ceiling, floors as well as the bath unit and sinks. You need to choose a hue of oak that will harmonize with these existing colours. That said, oak is a wood that is extremely adaptive and looks good in most settings.

If you're looking to furnish a bathroom with items that look great, withstand any level of use and last a lifetime, look no further than oak bathroom furniture.It's not the cheapest furniture on the market, but you should consider it an investment. Buying quality oak furniture for your home will bring you decades of use and pleasure.

When looking to buy oak furniture in the UK, you can find reputable online retailers that offer full details of their products including high resolution images on their websites. Look for an established retailer offering a wide selection with detailed product descriptions and a long history of satisfied customers.

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