Narrow Medicine Cabinet

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Medicine, cosmetics, and skincare products are all things we need to hand in our bathrooms, and with a narrow medicine cabinet you can store everything you need without taking up precious wall space. You can go for cabinets that have large mirrors, that are recessed, or sit horizontally instead of vertically – in our handy list below we’ve included all three and more.

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Diagonal Small Recessed Medicine Cabinet

Diagonal Small Recessed Medicine Cabinet

The interesting diagonal shape of this medicine cabinet is as eye-catching as it is practical. It features a dual door swing, a rust-resistant finish, and three easy-clean glass shelves. Able to be installed as recessed or a surface mount, we love that its geometric vibe is on-trend.

Designer Advice:

As the mirror at the front encompasses the whole of this cabinet, we recommend placing it near a window so it can reflect maximum light and make your bathroom look bigger and brighter.  

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Classic Slim Medicine Cabinet
Bernardsville Surface Mount Framed Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves
Bernardsville Surface Mount Framed Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves
Bernardsville Surface Mount Framed Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves
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Bernardsville Surface Mount Framed Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves
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Bernardsville Surface Mount Framed Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves
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Classic Slim Medicine Cabinet

Lark Manor™

This cabinet is traditional in design and has four generous shelves to fit all your bottles and bath bombs on. Constructed from solid wood and nickel, it has a protective lacquer for moisture resistance.

Hand-painted, you can choose from six colors, including charcoal gray, powder blue, and classic white.

Designer Advice:

It would look lovely in a bathroom that takes inspiration from the past and has similar mid-century aspects.

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White Narrow Recessed Medicine Cabinet
Bjørn Recessed Framed 2 Door Medicine Cabinet with 6 Adjustable Shelves
Bjørn Recessed Framed 2 Door Medicine Cabinet with 6 Adjustable Shelves
Bjørn Recessed Framed 2 Door Medicine Cabinet with 6 Adjustable Shelves
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Bjørn Recessed Framed 2 Door Medicine Cabinet with 6 Adjustable Shelves
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Bjørn Recessed Framed 2 Door Medicine Cabinet with 6 Adjustable Shelves
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White Narrow Recessed Medicine Cabinet

Latitude Run®

Made for the narrowest of spaces, this recessed medicine cabinet comes in a classic white color and has several shelves within. Crafted from solid wood to ensure it won’t get damaged from bathroom humidity, it also has concealed hinges with a soft close feature to prevent noise.

Designer Advice:

As the only aspect of this cabinet outside the wall is the door, it would be best placed on a wall that is near a door for easy installation. 

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Wood Skinny Medicine Cabinet
Hellam 12" x 36" Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet
Hellam 12" x 36" Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet

Wood Skinny Medicine Cabinet

Orren Ellis

Crafted from glossy cherry wood veneer, this cabinet features two adjustable glass shelves and a mirror front. Helpfully, the door can be installed so it opens to the left or the right, a great option if you have more space on one side than the other.

Designer Advice:

Measuring only twelve inches wide in total, we recommend placing it above a sink or toilet to make the most of its narrow size – due to it being rust-resistant, you won’t have to worry about any peeling from water or humidity. 

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Open Recessed Narrow Medicine Cabinet
Fox Hollow Furnishings 14x24 Aiden Wall Niche (White w/Beadboard Back 1 Shelf)
Fox Hollow Furnishings 14x24 Aiden Wall Niche (White w/Beadboard Back 1 Shelf)
Fox Hollow Furnishings 14x24 Aiden Wall Niche (White w/Beadboard Back 1 Shelf)
Fox Hollow Furnishings 14x24 Aiden Wall Niche (White w/Beadboard Back 1 Shelf)

Open Recessed Narrow Medicine Cabinet

Fox Hollow Furnishings

Completely recessed, this cabinet is available in a generous twelve finishes with varied colors and materials, so you’re sure to find one you love. The paint has also been finished with a moisture-resistant lacquer.

Designer Advice:

If you don’t have room in your bathroom for this cabinet, we recommend placing it just outside the door for both easy installation and quick and easy access to items. This cabinet does not have a door, so it may not be suitable for storing fragile items.

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Glass Horizontal Medicine Cabinet
Lency 48" x 28" Surface Mount Frameless Medicine Cabinet with 3 Shelves and LED Lighting
Lency 48" x 28" Surface Mount Frameless Medicine Cabinet with 3 Shelves and LED Lighting
Lency 48" x 28" Surface Mount Frameless Medicine Cabinet with 3 Shelves and LED Lighting
Lency 48" x 28" Surface Mount Frameless Medicine Cabinet with 3 Shelves and LED Lighting

Glass Horizontal Medicine Cabinet

Orren Ellis

Horizontal in shape, this medicine cabinet will make a bold statement in your bathroom. Designed with three interior shelves, an oversized mirror, and LED lighting strips at each side, you’ll love the glamorous vibe it gives off. 

$1449.99 $1759

Designer Advice:

You can turn your bathroom into a trendy bar-like space with this mirror, as the LED light is bright enough to use when getting ready. Place it facing a window so you can achieve maximum light reflection. Best of all, it is also eco-friendly. 

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Oak Tall Medicine Cabinet

Oak Tall Medicine Cabinet

Ultra-contemporary, this cabinet is sleek and sophisticated. With a width of only twelve and a half inches, it has three interior shelves to store anything you want. Moreover, the nickel-plated steel hinges have a quality hardware guarantee.

Designer Advice:

The oak finish would look beautiful in a light and airy bathroom with white walls for a subtle accent touch. Even better, the wood used has been treated to protect it from any water or humidity exposure, so you won’t have to worry about unsightly water stains. 

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Half Open Thin Medicine Cabinet

Half Open Thin Medicine Cabinet

This cabinet has an elegant vibe about it due to its half-open, half-closed look. Measuring thirty two inches high, the oak and wenge finish contrasts with polished laminate for a glossy shine. Available in white, beige, or black, it would elevate any modern bathroom to the next level.

Designer Advice:

Marble tiling always looks good in a modern bathroom, and will match whichever color you go for. However, bear in mind that this cabinet is not rust-resistant and so may wear faster.

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Led Tall Recessed Medicine Cabinet
Anganette Recessed or Surface Mount Framed 1 Door Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves and LED Lighting and Electrical Outlet
Anganette Recessed or Surface Mount Framed 1 Door Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves and LED Lighting and Electrical Outlet
Anganette Recessed or Surface Mount Framed 1 Door Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves and LED Lighting and Electrical Outlet
Anganette Recessed or Surface Mount Framed 1 Door Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves and LED Lighting and Electrical Outlet
Anganette Recessed or Surface Mount Framed 1 Door Medicine Cabinet with 4 Adjustable Shelves and LED Lighting and Electrical Outlet

Led Tall Recessed Medicine Cabinet

Latitude Run®

Modern and on-trend, LED lighting illuminates this cabinet, crafted from stainless steel and aluminum. Designed to be both rust-resistant and water-resistant, the glass is tempered for extra sturdiness.

Measuring thirty inches high, it will fit all of your bathroom essentials in.

Designer Advice:

We recommend placing this cabinet above or next to your sink, as when it is dark the light will be extremely helpful when trying to get ready on a foggy morning!

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Black Medicine Cabinet
26 inch x 16 inch Aluminum Bathroom Mirror Cabinet Black Wood Framed Wall Aluminum Alloy Waterproof Medicine Cabinet Northern Europe Storage Hanging Cabinet with Single Door for Toilet Kitchen
26 inch x 16 inch Aluminum Bathroom Mirror Cabinet Black Wood Framed Wall Aluminum Alloy Waterproof Medicine Cabinet Northern Europe Storage Hanging Cabinet with Single Door for Toilet Kitchen
26 inch x 16 inch Aluminum Bathroom Mirror Cabinet Black Wood Framed Wall Aluminum Alloy Waterproof Medicine Cabinet Northern Europe Storage Hanging Cabinet with Single Door for Toilet Kitchen
26 inch x 16 inch Aluminum Bathroom Mirror Cabinet Black Wood Framed Wall Aluminum Alloy Waterproof Medicine Cabinet Northern Europe Storage Hanging Cabinet with Single Door for Toilet Kitchen
26 inch x 16 inch Aluminum Bathroom Mirror Cabinet Black Wood Framed Wall Aluminum Alloy Waterproof Medicine Cabinet Northern Europe Storage Hanging Cabinet with Single Door for Toilet Kitchen

Black Medicine Cabinet

FOMAYKO

Framed by black wood, this medicine cabinet has a full mirror front with a surface mount. The aluminum used not only looks good but happens to prevent moisture and excessive heat from damaging your cabinet. Furthermore, it is guaranteed not to chip or rust.

Designer Advice:

The trendy design would look great in bathrooms with contemporary designs – opt for towels and flannels in a darker shade to complement the black wood framing on your cabinet.

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Narrow Medicine Cabinet

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.

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.

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.

Bonus tip: 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.

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Croydex Wc796005 Nile Tall Mirrored Medicine Cabinet In Stainless Steel Traditional Medicine Cabinets

Croydex Wc796005 Nile Tall Mirrored Medicine Cabinet In Stainless Steel Traditional Medicine Cabinets

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.

Classic recessed medicine cabinet

The edition 300 medicine cabinet by Keuco has top-mounted hinges ...

Narrow recessed medicine cabinet

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.

Broan-NuTone 625 Bel Aire Narrow Body Frameless Medicine Cabinet

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.

Broan nutone horizon 16 x 36 single door recessed cabinet

Broan nutone horizon 16 x 36 single door recessed cabinet

Medicine cabinet designed for mounting on the wall. It is mounted on wooden frame and covered with mirror on the front. Includes 4 shelves in various sizes for storing personal items. Received a lot of top ratings from customers.

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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.

Narrow medicine cabinet

Why not choose some really efficient and utterly convenient storage space for your master bathroom with this fixture that will allow you to store your belongings and will surely let you avoid an overcluttered look.

NuTone 735M34WH Specialty Pillar Recessed 12"W x 36"H Mirrored Single Door Medicine Cabinet

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.

Mirrored cabinets

Mirrored cabinets

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.

Custom medicine cabinets with mirrors

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.

Query

Query

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.

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Minimalistic, sleek surface and frameless construction stand behind the awesomeness of this narrow medicine cabinet. Its narrow low profile construction conceals a 5-tiered storage space.

Broan nutone harmony single recessed cabinet

Broan nutone harmony single recessed cabinet

This type of element is a solid and stylish medicine cabinet designed for wall mounting. It includes a solid steel construction and a rectangular shape. Its storage compartment includes two adjustable glass shelves.

Broan nutone hampton recessed cabinet in white

Broan nutone hampton recessed cabinet in white

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.

Broan Nutone 25.5 X 15.75 Medicine Cabinet

Broan Nutone 25.5 X 15.75 Medicine Cabinet

If your bathroom space is little empty, trust me, you need a medicine cabinet. It works well with nickel accents in room and it adds some modern style.

Saturn 20.5" x 20.5" Surface Mount Medicine Cabinet

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.

Nutone medicine cabinets recessed 30

Little cabinet with four shelves and metal door. This case will can be used as a medicine cabinet to storage medicaments or as a place to storage cosmetics. It will play its role the best in your bathroom.

Cute medicine cabinet

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.

NuTone 735M34WHG Pillar Medicine Cabinet with Polished Mirror, 12-Inch by 36-Inch

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 medicine cabinets 10

Look no further for an additional place in the bathroom, just invest in a single mirror connected to the medicine cabinet. The high-quality float mirror connects inside with 4 glass shelves. They are durable and will give your bathroom an undisturbed reflex.

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This stunning medicine cabinet can easily serve the double function of a mirror, making it just perfect for your bathroom. It comes with the interior mirror on the back wall as well and offers a charming, contemporary design.

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This contemporary mirrored medicine cabinet comes with the recessed mount with reversible piano hinge for more stability and durability while using and offers the white baked-on enamel steel body for a more refined look.

Nutone broan medicine cabinets

Medicine cabinet designed for mounting on the wall. Front is covered with mirror. Suitable for storing medicines, cosmetics, toiletries and others needed stuff.

Nutone medicine cabinets 3

Offer a refined look for your bathroom by opting for this amazing medicine cabinet. It comes with as much as four adjustable glass shelves and offers the frameless mirrored door with mirrors on both front and back.