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If you want to move stuff off the floor and into someplace more “adult,” you need some white storage cabinet ideas. White storage cabinets are simple and sleek but can also be elegant and timeless.
For the minimalist members of my family, all they have are white storage cabinets, white desks, and white kitchen chairs. The only accents are brightly colored paintings, blankets, and souvenirs worldwide. There is a beautiful simplicity to it.
So, bottom line up front, I like mixing and matching white storage cabinets with hardware that grabs the eye. Out of all the available cabinets, I like the Estate 38.5-in W x 70.375-in H Wood Composite White Wall-mount Utility Storage Cabinet the best. Estate is durable and holds a lot of weight, but the manufacturer also has a handful of different shapes and sizes, so you can create a custom storage area that fits your needs.
- I also like the 11″ 9 Cube Organizer Shelf – Room Essentials for basic storage, especially when combined with a white dresser or tall cabinet.
- I like the Hampshire Entryway Storage Cabinet – WyndenHall for any entryway, mudroom, or bedroom where you come home and drop all your things off from the day.
I selected a range of white storage cabinet ideas for any home. These ideas are applicable for any room in your house as well, the living room, office, bedroom, kitchen, storage room if you’re lucky enough to have one, laundry room–again, if you’re lucky enough or cursed enough to have one, even your exterior patio, garage, or workspace.
I’ve also included a selection of different white storage cabinets that can be used à la mode to mix and match for the storage you need. All of these designs were selected for their durability, how easy they were to install, whether they came with the hardware, and how much weight they could support.
You don’t necessarily need sturdy enough white cabinets to support 20 lb or more, but on the off-chance that that’s exactly what you’re looking for, that particular feature becomes of critical importance.
Using Floating Cabinets
I like the idea of using floating white storage cabinets under specific circumstances. For example, we have some teenage bedrooms designed with queen-sized beds they saved up for themselves. Owing to the fact that their bedrooms aren’t that large, the decision to upgrade to a queen-sized bed interferes with a lot of extra storage space. They only have a closet, a small dresser, and a desk.
The solution was to install floating cabinets near the ceiling around the perimeter of their bed. This idea has worked well because they can easily stand on their bed and reach the cabinets, but they aren’t so low that you have to worry about smacking your head against them when standing on the floor. It also helps open up more floor space, no matter where the idea is used. For example:
- If you use floating cabinets in a bedroom, you can create a modern iteration of a vanity, with room for any type of chair underneath. I love this idea because I like to use rolling chairs on our hardwood floors, sophomorically rolling from one end of my cabinets to the other.
Using Tall Corner Cabinets
Tall corner cabinets are a great way to maximize your available space. Isle of Wight storage cabinet ideas that involve tall Corner cabinets in bathrooms, especially because bathrooms are notoriously small, but if you are lucky enough to have an available corner, you can use white cabinets to display cute accessories and store spare towels/toilet paper.
But you don’t just have to use them in the bathroom. They are perfect for hallways, bedrooms, storage rooms, laundry rooms, and especially in your kitchen.
Using Wall-Mounted Cabinets
In my mother-in-law’s home, she realized that she didn’t have a desk or a dedicated workspace. She had an office, but when she brought work home with her, there was nowhere to do it except for the kitchen table or the couch. Because there wasn’t a room available to convert to an office, she used a wall-mounted cabinet to create a makeshift office directly in the hallway.
Just like in the picture below, she had a cabinet mounted to the wall in which she stored her art supplies and work supplies. The center cabinet opened downward to create a usable desk. She bought a comfortable bright red leather barstool that fits neatly underneath the wall-mounted cabinet when not in use. Et voilà! She has a “desk.”
I love this idea for any limited space. It can be your small apartment or studio that needs a post-COVID workspace.
Combining White Storage Cabinets with Wall-Mounted Cabinets
Among the many white storage cabinet ideas is the coupling of base cabinets (the kind that sits on the floor) and wall-mounted cabinets.
There are many wall-mounted cabinet designs, like those with mirrored fronts or floating designs. You can use these ideas to install white storage cabinets around the perimeter of your room with accented, smaller wall-mounted cabinets along one or two walls. This gives you working space in between the two.
- Apply this idea to an office. You can create for yourself ample file storage below in white storage cabinets, then a desk space for a standing desk, and some wall-mounted cabinets above that with holes for cables, so your important printers, laminators, or paper cutters have a permanent home out of the way.
- If you apply this idea to a kitchen, you get a standard kitchen layout: white storage cabinets for your pots and pans on the bottom with a countertop, then wall-mounted cabinets above for storing dishes.
Combining White Storage Cabinets with Tall Cabinets
Another of the popular white storage cabinet ideas extends to corner cabinets. So many storage rooms have empty corners not put to good use.
Think of your laundry room: you probably have the washer and dryer unit and maybe some base cabinets or wall-mounted cabinets above the washer and dryer. Adding some tall corner cabinets means extending your storage space and adding height to the room.
Too often, spaces like these have big, bulky items (like stored linens not needed in the hot summer months or wholesale quantities of bleach leftover from COVID) that can be stored at the top of tall white storage cabinets until they are needed. This frees up limited storage space in easier-to-reach places.
- If you apply this idea to a storage room or workshop, you can have white storage cabinets that remain clean and sleek looking, brightening up your workspace and tall corner cabinets.
The image below shows great use of floating cabinets with tall cabinets to create optimal storage for tall jackets and shoe storage low to the ground.
White Storage Cabinet Ideas: My Top Recommendations
Now, if you liked some of these basic white storage cabinet ideas, it’s time for you to know which cabinets to go out and buy, depending on the type.
So, I’ve included a list of my top recommendations, all of which are selected based on how easy they are to put together, how much weight they can support, whether they come with hardware and their overall durability.
11″ 9 Cube Organizer Shelf – Room Essentials
The 11″ 9 Cube Organizer Shelf – Room Essentials is something we put in every guest room. Coupled with baskets for each of the nine cubes, it is an easy, fast, and cheap way to add storage for any space.
I like that five of the cubes have a back panel and four do not because you can choose to fill all nine cubes with baskets as we did, or you can display indoor plants, stacks of hardcover books for guests, and candles in the backless sections coupled with baskets for storage in the backed sections.
Tip: Combine this cube organizer shelf with a Costway 5 Drawer Dresser Storage Cabinet Chest w/Wheels for Home Office White for at-home offices.
Hampshire Entryway Storage Cabinet – WyndenHall
In my family, our foyer is just an open space where mail, shoes, gym bags, and similar detritus make their home. The Hampshire Entryway Storage Cabinet – WyndenHall made all the difference. Now there is storage in that same entryway where keys can tuck safely into drawers, shoes can go in the cabinet when not in use, and mail can sit on top.
This is a much easier way to stack the Amazon delivery boxes. The drawers are big enough for hats, gloves, and scarves. The interior shelves are adjustable too. At 40 inches wide and 36 inches high, this vintage design with its colonial-style exterior won’t be intrusive.
Tip: Combine this entryway storage cabinet with the Seaside Accent Cabinet – Crosley in a farmhouse/French cottage/coastal-themed bedroom.
Seaside Accent Cabinet – Crosley
The Seaside Accent Cabinet – Crosley is a great accent cabinet. If you need a white storage cabinet for a small space–think that half closet, entryway, bedroom, or other small section of your home–this is a good consideration. It is beautifully decorated with paneled double doors and simple, black hardware.
The design is simple to assemble and not heavy enough that you need to call in reinforcements. Inside are four adjustable shelves. If you don’t like the shelves, you can remove some of the erroneous ones altogether. It pairs well with any farmhouse or cottage decor.
SystemBuild Kendall 54″ Wall Cabinet
For a craft room, bedroom, or laundry room, the SystemBuild Kendall 54″ Wall Cabinet is a big cabinet that mounts to the wall. It has a lot of interior shelves and individual doors, but you can choose how you want it installed. This saves you a lot of space.
Tip: Combine this wall-mounted white storage cabinet with the Estate 38.5-in W x 70.375-in H Wood Composite White Wall-mount Utility Storage Cabinet to maximize your storage space.
RealRooms Shadwick 2 Door Metal Locker Accent Cabinet
Another accent cabinet perfect for a home gym or teenage boy bedroom is the RealRooms Shadwick 2 Door Metal Locker Accent Cabinet. It is designed to look like a two-door white metal locker. It has two shelves and is easy to assemble. Users love the design and ease of assembly the most. This unit is 25 inches tall and just under 40 inches wide.
It can hold up to 60 pounds, so it keeps your home sports equipment in one place. If that is too short, the same company has a three-shelf design that is 40 inches tall and 31 inches wide. Both are only 15 inches deep–average for standalone base cabinets.
Costway 5 Drawer Dresser Storage Cabinet Chest w/Wheels for Home Office White
The Costway 5 Drawer Dresser Storage Cabinet Chest w/Wheels for Home Office White is my top pick for easy office white storage cabinets. I am partial to anything with wheels because I often need to move certain things out of the way to clean. The dimensions are perfect for papers and office supplies, like my laminator, paper cutter, stapler, and three-hole punch. It also works well in a craft room, though, holding hot glue guns, stickers, and other art supplies.
Prepac Elite 32-in W x 65-in H Wood Composite White Freestanding Utility Storage Cabinet
If you want white storage cabinets for a more austere location like your mudroom, workshop, or garage, the Prepac Elite 32-in W x 65-in H Wood Composite White Freestanding Utility Storage Cabinet is a good choice. Prepac has a range of white storage cabinets of different shapes and sizes. I picked this one because it is a standalone tall cabinet (though they have lots of wall-mounted options too).
It isn’t a corner cabinet, but it is quite tall, with six-way adjustable hinges, so you can choose how you want the doors to open. This feature is really best suited for offices that install the storage cabinets on the wall and want doors that lift out and up, rather than to the left and right.
It’s also quite accommodating for left-handed people. It might be remedial in its design, but it works quite well for laundry rooms, workshops, or garages.
Tip: Combine this Prepac white storage cabinet with similar Prepac hang-ups, which are wall-mounted storage cabinets.
Estate 38.5-in W x 70.375-in H Wood Composite White Wall-mount Utility Storage Cabinet
If the Prepac selection is too mundane, try the Estate 38.5-in W x 70.375-in H Wood Composite White Wall-mount Utility Storage Cabinet. This is a similarly tall white storage cabinet but with raised door panels. It has six adjustable shelves inside and two hanging rods if you plan to hang clothes inside. The entire thing is scratch-resistant too. There is a roll-out drawer accessory sold separately.
Tip: This particular cabinet is often paired with other Estate products like the Estate wall-mounted white storage cabinet and the Estate base storage cabinet. Many people use the Estate collection to create an entire wall of versatile storage.
Answer: The width and height vary depending on the design. White storage cabinets are usually 15 inches deep. With double doors, they can be an average of 30-40 inches wide. Tall cabinets often max out at 70 inches.
Answer: You almost always need tools. I say that because if the hardware is included in your purchase, it is probably full of very small and difficult-to-use versions of real tools. Having a simple screwdriver at home can make the installation process much easier.
There are always instructions; if you read them over first, installation should be simpler. If you have wall-mounted storage cabinets, you will need additional tools like a stud finder. Each white cabinet you purchase should contain a list of required tools.
Answer: Storage cabinets designed to be mounted freely to a wall will have the name “wall-mounted” in the title. That said, even base cabinets that stand freely on their own can be made safer if you affix the back of the cabinet to your wall. This is something to consider if you have children in the house; children might use shelves as a step-stool to reach things on a top shelf causing the entire thing to fall over.
Estate is durable, and the manufacturer also has a handful of different shapes and sizes so you can create a custom storage area. So, bottom line, I like mixing and matching white storage cabinets with hardware that grabs the eye, which is why the Estate 38.5-in W x 70.375-in H Wood Composite White Wall-mount Utility Storage Cabinet is the best.
If you want something basic, I fully recommend the 11″ 9 Cube Organizer Shelf – Room Essentials for basic storage (we have four). If you need a white storage cabinet idea for the hallway, entryway, or wherever you dump your purse, keys, shoes, and phone, go with the Hampshire Entryway Storage Cabinet – WyndenHall.