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Installing A Medicine Cabinet Into The Wall



Installing A Medicine Cabinet Into The Wall

A recessed medicine cabinet needs to be anchored inside the wall to a rectangle of framing, the center of which must be clear of obstructions. So the first order of business in installing one, before you even buy the cabinet, is looking inside the wall (see Step 2) to be sure there are no obstacles that can’t be moved. Electrical …

How to Install a Medicine Cabinet. It takes little time and only a pencil and drill to install a surface-mounted medicine cabinet, which you simply screw onto a wall. Recess-mounted medicine cabinets take a bit more work, but they take up…

To determine the exact location where you’ll drill your first mounting hole into the wall, inspect the back of the medicine cabinet to see how far down the pre-drilled holes are located (Image 1). Measure the distance from the top edge of the medicine cabinet’s back down to the pre-drilled hole, and incorporate that …

Install a Solid Frame. If mounting a recessed medicine cabinet without an existing frame, make sure to install a solid frame for the cabinet – including a header and footer – to make sure the wall is not compromised. Anchor the frame securely to the wall studs.

Flush-Mounted or Recessed? A flush-mounted cabinet simply mounts to the surface of the wall; putting one in is a snap. However, it will probably be shallower than a recessed cabinet, and it will protrude into the bathroom space. If your bathroom does not have a recessed cabinet, there most likely is a reason. Chances are …

A quick and easy guide to installing a recessed medicine cabinet into your bathroom wall to help make the most of a small space.

PLAN YOUR INSTALLATION. This project uses a pre-assembled cabinet that’s specifically designed to nestle into a wall opening and frame. Before you shop for a recessed medicine cabinet, consider these points: Talk to a qualified pro if you’ll need to remove or relocate electrical wires, plumbing, or load-bearing studs.