Recessed Medicine Cabinets
Recessed medicine cabinets can be a good option for many bathrooms. A bit
more work is involved in the installation process, but the results are very rewarding.
If you are planning to install a recessed cabinet to a finished area where there
is no existing opening, you should cut a small hole in the dry wall and use a flashlight to see what is
behind the wall (shut off the power first). You will want to be sure there is no plumbing, wiring, duct-work,
etc., in this area before proceeding. Locate studs, and see if any modifications must be made to accommodate
the medicine cabinet of choice. If the cabinet is too large to fit between studs, then modifications will
have to be made for bracing the wall. This is the place to start before purchase. Knowing what is required,
and avoiding making a purchase that will have to be returned will save you time, money, and frustration.
The plus side is that a recessed cabinet offers a very modern and sleek look for your bath. But you need to check
your wall space to see what is involved before you proceed to a final purchase. If this is out of your skill level,
or proves to be more work or expense than you want to undertake, then a surface mount medicine
cabinet will be a better choice, and they are available in many attractive designs and