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Step One // How to Install a Medicine Cabinet How to Install a Medicine Cabinet 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 wires, studs in a non-load-bearing wall, and sometimes plumbing supply lines can be rerouted, but a large vent pipe or any load-bearing framing would be more difficult to get out of the way. If you encounter either of the latter while inspecting the wall, you should skip this project and instead buy a surface-mounted cabinet. When you know what cabinet you want, you have to settle on its exact placement. A general rule of thumb is that the top of the cabinet box (not the door trim) should be 72 inches off the floor. But This Old House general contractor Tom Silva is more flexible. “Most people make the mistake of hanging it too high,” he says. “Then you end up looking more at the ceiling than at yourself.” He suggests starting with the 72-inch rule, but adjusting it to make sure you can see your face and some of your body in the mirror while still giving you room to place items on the sink or toothbrush holder below. You will likely have to cut away part of a stud to make room, as most wall framing is set on 16-inch centers but many medicine cabinets are more than 18 inches wide. This requires not only cutting through the stud but disconnecting it from the wall behind it by slicing through the fasteners. With the stud out of the way, you can install horizontal and vertical 2×4 blocking to create a frame in which to slide the cabinet. The blocking ties into the existing wall framing, creating a sturdy structure to hold the cabinet. The cabinet itself has a lip to overlap the edges of the cut wall, so once it’s screwed to the framing, all that’s left to do is attach the door, slide in the shelves, and stock it up.
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Recessed Bathroom Cabinet

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 wires, studs in a non-load-bearing wall, and sometimes plumbing supply lines can be rerouted, but a large vent pipe or any load-bearing framing would be more difficult to get out of the way. If you encounter either of the latter while inspecting the wall, you should skip this project and instead buy a surface-mounted cabinet. When you know what cabinet you want, you have to settle on its exact placement. A general rule of thumb is that the top of the cabinet box (not the door trim) should be 72 inches off the floor. But This Old House general contractor Tom Silva is more flexible. “Most people make the mistake of hanging it too high,” he says. “Then you end up looking more at the ceiling than at yourself.” He suggests starting with the 72-inch rule, but adjusting it to make sure you can see your face and some of your body in the mirror while still giving you room to place items on the sink or toothbrush holder below. You will likely have to cut away part of a stud to make room, as most wall framing is set on 16-inch centers but many medicine cabinets are more than 18 inches wide. This requires not only cutting through the stud but disconnecting it from the wall behind it by slicing through the fasteners. With the stud out of the way, you can install horizontal and vertical 2×4 blocking to create a frame in which to slide the cabinet. The blocking ties into the existing wall framing, creating a sturdy structure to hold the cabinet. The cabinet itself has a lip to overlap the edges of the cut wall, so once it’s screwed to the framing, all that’s left to do is attach the door, slide in the shelves, and stock it up.
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Recessed Bathroom Cabinet

1. Medicine Cabinet: Look specifically for cabinets labeled “recessed,” though a surface-mount cabinet can be converted into a recessed one, as long as its sides can slip into the wall cavity without obstruction.
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Recessed Bathroom Cabinet

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 wires, studs in a non-load-bearing wall, and sometimes plumbing supply lines can be rerouted, but a large vent pipe or any load-bearing framing would be more difficult to get out of the way. If you encounter either of the latter while inspecting the wall, you should skip this project and instead buy a surface-mounted cabinet. When you know what cabinet you want, you have to settle on its exact placement.
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Recessed Bathroom Cabinet

The toothbrush is on the toilet tank, the Speed Stick’s in the soap dish, and every bottle cluttering the puddles around the sink has a little mildewed ring marking its spot. Your morning ritual would feel so much less chaotic if all those balms and baubles were lined up neatly in rows on the shelves of a medicine cabinet. Better yet, make it a recessed model, which tucks securely and discreetly into the wall cavity, and you won’t even hit your head when you lean over to splash your face on a sleepy morning. As This Old House technical editor Mark Powers shows on the following pages, you can install your own cabinet in an afternoon. Most come pre-assembled; you just cut a hole in the wall and create a wood frame into which the cabinet slides. Thus you’ll upgrade with a beautiful new mirror and storage space—while keeping a healthy separation between toothbrush and toilet.
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Recessed Bathroom Cabinet

Step Eight // How to Install a Medicine Cabinet Mount the cabinet Photo by Kolin Smith Fit the cabinet inside the blocking, and press all the edges of its face frame flush against the wall. Drive drywall screws through the holes in the side of the cabinet and into the blocking. If necessary, caulk around the edges of the cabinet to hide irregularities in the wall.
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Recessed Bathroom Cabinet

In a room where space is sparse but accessories are plentiful, a medicine cabinet is a much-needed bathroom storage addition. This hidden cabinet functions as both a mirror and extra storage, which makes it the ideal double-duty purchase. Besides being above all practical, a medicine cabinet can also function as part of your decor, if you pick the right look. As you get ready to make your purchase, be sure to consider all the tips below. More
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Recessed Bathroom Cabinet

A general rule of thumb is that the top of the cabinet box (not the door trim) should be 72 inches off the floor. But This Old House general contractor Tom Silva is more flexible. “Most people make the mistake of hanging it too high,” he says. “Then you end up looking more at the ceiling than at yourself.” He suggests starting with the 72-inch rule, but adjusting it to make sure you can see your face and some of your body in the mirror while still giving you room to place items on the sink or toothbrush holder below. You will likely have to cut away part of a stud to make room, as most wall framing is set on 16-inch centers but many medicine cabinets are more than 18 inches wide. This requires not only cutting through the stud but disconnecting it from the wall behind it by slicing through the fasteners. With the stud out of the way, you can install horizontal and vertical 2×4 blocking to create a frame in which to slide the cabinet. The blocking ties into the existing wall framing, creating a sturdy structure to hold the cabinet. The cabinet itself has a lip to overlap the edges of the cut wall, so once it’s screwed to the framing, all that’s left to do is attach the door, slide in the shelves, and stock it up.
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The toothbrush is on the toilet tank, the Speed Stick’s in the soap dish, and every bottle cluttering the puddles around the sink has a little mildewed ring marking its spot. Your morning ritual would feel so much less chaotic if all those balms and baubles were lined up neatly in rows on the shelves of a medicine cabinet. Better yet, make it a recessed model, which tucks securely and discreetly into the wall cavity, and you won’t even hit your head when you lean over to splash your face on a sleepy morning.

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