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Narrow Recessed Medicine Cabinet

Small bathrooms call for space-efficient solutions. A narrow recessed medicine cabinet is one of them, and it doesn’t necessarily take a major remodel to have one. Built-in, mirrored cabinets look fabulous when fitted directly above the sink, but it is not the only option. You can squeeze out some precious storage by creating a custom shelf unit in the unused space between wall studs.

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Narrow recessed medicine cabinet
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A space-saving addition for smaller bathrooms, that emanates with sleek design and modern aesthetics. The medicine cabinet is narrow and wall-mounted, offering a mirrored front with 3 clear glass shelves concealed behind it.

Narrow recessed medicine cabinet 1
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The beautiful narrow recessed medicine cabinet is a perfect fit for your bathroom. The simple form and plenty of storage space inside the enclosure allow for interesting use. The effect mirror is very stylish.

Narrow recessed medicine cabinet 2
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We are always looking for functional yet beautiful solutions.Great narrow recessed medicine cabinet,with round shape mirror-it's inspired of an antique 19th-century ship's porthole.Finishing with shining metal,where you can hide your medicines or cosmetics.

Broan-NuTone 625 Bel Aire Narrow Body Frameless Medicine Cabinet
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Very delicate, practical and useful cupboard for drugs. It is perfect for the bathroom in a discrete place. At the same time it does not interfere with the whole concept of design, and it can only complement and closed.

Built in mirrored medicine cabinet
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Sleek contemporary recessed medicine cabinet. An alternative for traditional medicine cabinets - it offers a no-nonsense design, devoid of unnecessary ornaments. Just sleek, tall form with two doors and mirrored surface.

Custom medicine cabinets with mirrors
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Wall-mounted, this narrow medicine cabinet constitutes will be a smooth addition to any bathroom decor. Its front features a frameless beveled mirror. The interior conceals 4 shelves for your accessories and stuff.

Narrow medicine cabinet
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A space-saving addition for smaller bathrooms, that blends together modern solutions and vintage charm. This narrow medicine cabinet is wall-mounted, holding a rectangle door with a mirrored front panel and stylish pull-knob, and concealing a quite capacious inside storage.

Our advice Buying Guide

Having a medicine cabinet is a good idea, but sometimes it is difficult to find a place for it. By recessing your medicine cabinet, it can be concealed behind a picture or a mirror allowing you to make use of the wall space that might otherwise be consumed. It can also be a way to hide the cabinet – useful if you have frequent guests, particularly guests with children.

How Recessing Works

Modern frame buildings begin with a framework made from two-inch by four-inch boards. These are usually set edge-on to a room, on 24-inch centers. This means that between any two wall studs, except in corners or areas accommodating windows, there is a space that is approximately 20 inches wide and 3 ½ inches deep. In outer walls, this space is likely to be filled with insulation, but such is not apt to be the case with interior walls. Wiring and plumbing often run through these spaces, but usually at the lower levels of the wall. This leaves the upper cavity as fair game for a slim cabinet.

A hole can be cut in the wallboard, the cabinet inserted and fastened to the wall studs, and then a mirror or picture set as the door.

An Alternative Plan

An alternate plan for a slim medicine cabinet is to slide it between two larger cabinets as if it were a narrow drawer. When the cabinet is pulled out, the shelves are exposed. When it is pushed in, it just looks as if it were a narrow cabinet area.

Standard Bathroom Cabinet

A standard bathroom arrangement is to insert a recessed cabinet above the sink, and for the door to be a mirror. When toothpaste, shaving gear, or headache meds are needed, the mirror opens like a door to reveal the shelf unit behind the door. When the door is closed, the mirror functions as a place to see yourself to arrange hair, shave, put on make-up or other things that are best done with a little visual assistance.

Hidden Behind a Picture

You might not want to keep your personal meds in a bathroom that is open to the general flow of daily activity. For example, if you are a diabetic, you might need a place to keep your blood sugar test kit, your daily log book, some emergency glucose, needles for administering insulin and your test paper strips. These items are a little too sensitive to keep in a room that has constant moisture and that might have children in and out of it. Using a picture for the front makes it less obviously a medicine cabinet.

The Narrow Kitchen Cabinet

Some first aid items are just too bulky to keep in a bathroom cabinet unless it’s extra spacious. A narrow kitchen medicine cabinet is a good place to keep disinfectant, castile soap, drawing ointment, rolled bandages, ace bandages, large bottles of aspirin or Tylenol, and simple symptom relievers such as nasal spray or eye drops.

 

 

 

PRODUCTS & IDEAS Best Ideas

NuTone 735M34WHG Pillar Medicine Cabinet with Polished Mirror, 12-Inch by 36-Inch
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It is a pillar medicine cabinet that has got a polished mirror, three adjustable glass shelves and door that can be mounted with left or right hand opening. It is very easy to assemble and perfect for your bathroom.

NuTone 735M34WH Specialty Pillar Recessed 12"W x 36"H Mirrored Single Door Medicine Cabinet
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The elegant narrow recessed cabinet is perfect for small bathrooms. It will fit any little space you have and use it entirely to give you enough space to hide all your cosmetics and the other utensils needed in the bathroom.

Cute medicine cabinet
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This long narrow cabinet with a dark wood finish constitutes a perfect space-saver. Not only, it is wall-mounted, preserving your floor space, but also its clever design allows to organize your bathroom accessories in one place.

Small medicine cabinet
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Medicine cabinet designed for mounting on the wall. It is made of wood and fitted with mirrored doors. Great addition for any bathroom. Simple form and functional design. Received many positive recommendations from clients.

Tall narrow medicine cabinet
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The efficient and very stylish form of this narrow recessed medicine cabinet is a perfect combination of style and functionality. Beautiful mirrors and additional shelves allow you to store various trinkets.

Tall recessed medicine cabinet
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Skinny medicine cabinet
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Elegant narrow recessed medicine cabinet with various drawers is the perfect solution for any home. Beautiful two sink built into the cabinet, beautiful countertop and lovely bright finish details along with mirrors fit perfectly.

Narrow bathroom wall cabinet pictured
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Broom storage closet
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When you choose white and beige to decor your bathroom, a neat and cozy effect is guaranteed. Look how these hues were incorporated in this medicine cabinet nook. Though it's narrow, there's enough place for two sinks with vintage faucets.

Atlanta 12" x 36" Recessed Beveled Edge Medicine Cabinet
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Atlanta 12" x 36" Recessed Beveled Edge Medicine Cabinet
Suitable for modern interiors, this Beveled Edge Medicine Cabinet is characterized by sturdy plastic construction. The cabinet offers a spacious storage area properly secured by a rectangular mirror smoothly operating on piano hinges.

Classic recessed medicine cabinet
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Custom medicine cabinets
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Not much free space in your bathroom? Still some washroom sundries must be organized, and a narrow recessed medicine cabinet is a fine pick in such case. This one sports mirrored front and unobtrusive cream frame.

Newport Medicine Cabinet
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Narrow medicine cabinet surface mount
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Recessed medicine cabinet white
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15" x 19" Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet
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15" x 19" Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet
Gorgeous looking medicine cabinet made of solid wood in durable finish. This functional item is designed to provide ample space to keep your items organized and at hand, while offering stylish, elegant looks.

Saturn 20.5" x 20.5" Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet
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Saturn 20.5" x 20.5" Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet
Excellent blend of functionality and impeccable beauty, this 20.5 x 20.5-Inch Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet in White Finish is suitable for any bathroom decor. The cabinet include an oval mirror door that conceals a spacious storage area consisted of four adjustable compartments.

Custom medicine cabinet
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Tall medicine cabinet
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Crisp white bathroom decor with rectangular white tiles backsplash for retro feel, a traditional sink with old-fashioned silver faucets and cute small-scaled recessed medicine cabinet with mirror front.

Berkshire 23.63" x 30.13" Surface Mounted Beveled Edge Medicine Cabinet
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Berkshire 23.63" x 30.13" Surface Mounted Beveled Edge Medicine Cabinet
This Medicine Cabinet is characterized by sturdy MDF construction. The cabinet offers a spacious storage area properly secured by a smoothly operating door with rectangular mirror and stylish pull-knob.

Shallow medicine cabinet
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Recessed built in bathroom mirror cabinet
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Hutton medicine cabinet
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12 inch wide recessed medicine cabinet
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Slim medicine cabinet
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Small medicine cabinets
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A practical space-saving pull out medicine cabinet. It's of white-finished wooden materials. It has a framed front panel with a gently recessed centre and a metal C-pull. Three narrow shelves inside have security rails of metal wires.

Narrow bathroom mirrors
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White recessed medicine cabinet
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Medicine cabinet with mirrored doors. Frame is made of wood. Functional accent for any bathroom according to taste and need.

Afina radiance venetian contemporary medicine cabinet
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Narrow surface mounted medicine cabinet with a shaker flat panel
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Small recessed medicine cabinet
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Elegant bathroom mirrors redone from 1 large mirror. They have wide rectangular frames with concave picture rails over top edges. An open 3-shelf cabinet features top and bottom mouldings. Frames and the cabinet are of white-finished plywood.

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Low profile narrow recessed medicine cabinet signature hardware
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Nexio 11.8" x 23.6" Caduceus Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet
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Heartland 16.63" x 23.75" Surface Mounted Medicine Cabinet
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