Recessed Medicine Cabinets With Mirror

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A recessed medicine cabinet is a great way to maximize space in any bathroom. Long gone are the days when having the extra storage a medicine cabinet offers caused you to risk whacking your head as you leaned forward over the sink. Medicine cabinets have evolved from bulky protrusions to streamlined, hidden cabinets that offer just their pretty mirrored face to the room. Even though a recessed medicine cabinet takes more effort to install, the result is well worth it!

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Updated 25/05/2022
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Round Recessed Medicine Cabinet

Round Recessed Medicine Cabinet


Seamless and smooth, this recessed medicine cabinet is fronted by a 25.5" round mirror door with flat edges. Two adjustable glass shelves are concealed behind the door. A 150° piano hinge allows you to have full access to the cabinet's interior.

$464.99 $728

Designer Advice:

Although this medicine cabinet can be surface mounted, the idea of recessing the cabinet greatly elevates the design value. The size of the recessed box is 15.25" wide by 18.5" high, allowing it to sit inside studs built on standard 16" centers. If you are retrofitting the cabinet, check to see where the studs are before opening the wall.  

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Tall Recessed Medicine Cabinet With Mirror

Tall Recessed Medicine Cabinet With Mirror

Orren Ellis

The unusual height of this 36" high recessed medicine cabinet makes a statement at the same time as it allows for plenty of storage. Four adjustable and removable shelves let you accommodate all your toiletries in one handy place.


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A pretty beveled mirror door covers the injection-molded white plastic cabinet body. You can choose which way the door opening swings with the reversible design. If you buy two recessed medicine cabinets, install the doors with the right-hand mirror opening to the right and the left-hand mirror opening to the left. Recommended three inches of clearance below the light fixture and above the sink faucet.

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Beveled Mirror Recessed Medicine Cabinet

Beveled Mirror Recessed Medicine Cabinet

House of Hampton®

At 26" high and 16" wide, this 24" recessed medicine cabinet brings brightness and function to your bathroom. Three glass shelves can be adjusted to accommodate the height of your bottles and other toiletries. Assembly is required.


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Add a little luxury to your bathroom with this mirrored recessed medicine cabinet. The beveled glass mirror showcases a mirror frame with an inlaid champagne beading along the edges. The frame is also beveled and, with its recessed cabinet, simply looks luxurious while keeping the useful bits and bobs of life out of sight. The reversible door lets you choose which way you'd like it to swing.

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White Recessed Medicine Cabinet with Mirror

White Recessed Medicine Cabinet with Mirror

Red Barrel Studio®

This wood-framed medicine cabinet has a central mirrored door with flanking open shelving. The door opens onto a recessed cabinet with two deeper shelves. The entire cabinet is painted white with waterproof and moisture-resistant paint. Suitable for humid environments. 

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Constructed from quality wood, decorative beadboard paneling and crown molding top design add style and charm to this multipurpose recessed wall cabinet. Three shallow shelves sit on either side of the mirrored door. Perfect for hiding toiletries behind the cabinet door and displaying perfume bottles, candles or other decorative items on the open shelves.

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Recessed Medicine Cabinet with Floral Edged Mirror Frame

Recessed Medicine Cabinet with Floral Edged Mirror Frame

Astoria Grand

This mirrored medicine cabinet recesses into the wall, leaving its beautiful carved mirror frame and mirrored door flush with the wall surface. The inset cabinet measures 20" wide by 3" deep, and the mirror frame with door measures 25.5" wide by 39.75" high. This cabinet weighs 58 lbs. 

$1539.99 $1920

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Circle Framed Recessed Medicine Cabinet

Circle Framed Recessed Medicine Cabinet

Rosdorf Park

Pretty interlocking open, mirrored circles frame this recessed medicine cabinet. A beveled mirror door sits flush against the wall and frame, hiding the cabinet's body inside the wall cavity. Three glass shelves sit inside the 21" by 27" cabinet. The inside of the door and the back wall of the cabinet are also mirrored.

$1599.99 $2005

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Recessed Medicine Cabinets With Mirror

Buying Guide

Most, if not all, bathrooms need at least one mirror. Since you are obviously getting one, why not maximize the space with a recessed wooden medicine cabinet with a mirror? The extra storage is a desired attribute in any bathroom, especially considering that most people have plenty of personal items in such part of the house.

Deciding to get a recessed wood medicine cabinet with mirror is the easy part, shopping for one is an entirely different experience. This type of cabinet comes in varying forms, sizes, and features. For many, the choices can be confusing. As a way to make the shopping task much more manageable, this article is going to be a buying guide for recessed wooden medicine cabinets with mirrors.

To determine the right size of the cabinet, you need to do a bit of measuring. In most cases, the cabinet is going to be placed above the sink, and below a lighting source. Hence, start measuring the distance between the top of the faucet and lighting source above. From that number, subtract an inch or two to get the maximum height allocation. From the maximum height allocation, deduct one-third to reach the minimum height. After doing the math, you will now have the maximum and minimum height range of the cabinet.

To get the ideal width, you'd want to measure the width of the table in which the sink sits on. If you only have a sink, then just measure its width. From then on, it's the same process. Subtract an inch or two to get the maximum width. Then, subtract one-third to obtain the minimum allocation. If done right, you'll have a working range of the ideal width.

The typical recessed wood medicine cabinet with mirror will come with two shelves. In most cases, this will be enough. However, if you are only planning to put small items in the cabinet, you can go for more shelving.

If you're not sure how many shelves you'd like, then you might want to opt for adjustable shelving. This feature will make the cabinet a bit costlier, but it will save you the trouble of returning the item in case the number of shelves doesn't work for you.

Most people tend to overlook the weight of recessed wood medicine cabinets with mirrors. Avoid this costly mistake. Since you are purchasing a recessed cabinet, it means that you are cutting a hole in the wall so the product can be "inserted." The primary concern is the support of the cabinet.

If you are cutting through concrete, then the weight won't be a big problem. The concrete should be strong enough to handle most recessed cabinets. If you are cutting through a wooden wall with a hollow interior, then you need to consult with a contractor. If the recessed cabinet is too heavy, the wall alone might not be able to support the weight.

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William recessed medicine cabinet

William recessed medicine cabinet

A space-saving practical recessed-mounted medicine cabinet. It has a wide rectangular wooden frame with a warm brown finish. Its hinged door is mirrored and has a large black metal handle. It's equipped with 2 adjustable shelves.

Rustic metal recessed medicine cabinet

Rustic metal recessed medicine cabinet

Great combination of recessed rustical wood and glass, which is manufactured through a process of extreme heating - create this medicine cabinet with beveled mirror. It's also functional, includes three adjustable tempered glass shelves.

Recessed wood medicine cabinets with mirrors

A stylish cabinet for contemporary bathrooms, that will splash the entire interior with drops of elegance and sophistication. The unit is made of sturdy wood in espresso finish, offering a white marble top, 6 storage drawers and 1 two-door cabinet.

Rustic wood medicine cabinet

Recessed wood medicine cabinet made of solid oak and featuring a Georgian arch to give you extra bathroom storage and high-quality construction mortise-and-tenon Joinery. The medicine cabinet is hand-carved and well-sanded. It features three mirrored surfaces and adjustable glass shelves.

Wood framed medicine cabinets recessed

This is a recessed medicine cabinet made from refined wood. It has an elegant deep brown color. The door is a mirror and wooden frame with very unique arch designs. The cabinet is right above the toilet sink.

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Mason Reclaimed Wood Recessed Medicine Cabinet

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Picture medicine cabinet

Here is another elegant piece of bathroom furniture with clean lines and flawless aesthetics. The medicine cabinet is made from recessed wood and a clean white finish. Its hinged door features a rectangle mirror and a silver knob. It is the perfect storage and reflection piece of furniture to have in your bathroom.

Barn wood medicine cabinet with mirror

Barn Wood Medicine Cabinet With Mirror

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Logan Medicine Cabinet - final clearance Restoration Hardware $275 reclaimed white oak with interior mirrors (recessed or wall-mount, two sizes)

Newport Medicine Cabinet

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RIVET FULL-LENGTH MEDICINE CABINET From Restoration Hardware This is great because it provides storage when vanities don't fit. No wood trim to rot or paint. Hate the rivets. Beveled mirror on door; inside of door and back interior of cabinet. Fitted wit

Kohler K-CB-CLC2526FS 25" x 26" Double Door Mirrored Medicine Cabinet with Adjustable Glass Shelves,

Medical cabinet with mirrored doors. It has two small and one large shelf. The narrow shape fits over the sink. Well suited to the bathroom or other place according to needs.

Basix Medicine Cabinet in Brushed Silver Finish (Extra Large)

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Broan 8773 Grant - Single-Door Recessed Cabinets Two Adjustable Shelves (Overall by Broan. $80.99. Recess mount with reversible piano hinge. White plastic housing. Matching overhead light optional. Wood mirrored medicine cabinet. Mirror with angular wood

Country style medicine cabinets

Do you want to spruce up your ambiance in your apartment? Try this 2-in-1 vanity with creamy sink, shelf for towels, medicine cabinets with mirrors and recessed wooden construction.

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Afina Basix Recessed Medicine Cabinet - 20W x 4.5D x 26H in. by Afina Corporation. $312.00. Give your bathroom a sleek modern look and plenty of storage space with the Afina Basix Recessed Medicine Cabinet - 20W x 4.5D x 26H inches. This medicine cabinet

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