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10 Easy Pieces: Surface-Mount Mirrored Medicine Cabinets

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10 Easy Pieces: Surface-Mount Mirrored Medicine Cabinets

March 13, 2019

In our last apartment, the landlord had installed the absolute worst medicine cabinet. It was a small little 15-by-15-inch box made of disintegrating particleboard. For years I was desperate for something better until I finally asked to install my own cabinet (with the understanding that I’d be taking it with me when I moved out, and reinstalling the janky one). I went for the powder coated Pharmacy Cabinet from Restoration Hardware (below) and can report: the thing actually changed my life. Considering the average person will open and close the medicine cabinet on 2-3 times per day, it’s a important detail in the bath. So if, like me, you don’t have the opportunity to install an inset cabinet, here are our 10 of the best surface-mount medicine cabinets with mirrored fronts.

The Restoration Hardware Pharmacy Wall-Mount Medicine Cabinet (my personal pick) is modeled after a th century pharmacy cabinet and made of steel and glass shelves (with a mirror inside as well); $5 to $7 and available in White, Burnished Steel, and Black at Restoration Hardware.
Above: The Restoration Hardware Pharmacy Wall-Mount Medicine Cabinet (my personal pick) is modeled after a 19th century pharmacy cabinet and made of steel and glass shelves (with a mirror inside as well); $525 to $725 and available in White, Burnished Steel, and Black at Restoration Hardware.
The Ikea Lillången Mirror Cabinet is one of our budget picks for $49.99.
Above: The Ikea Lillången Mirror Cabinet is one of our budget picks for $49.99.
For a wood-framed option, the Alvelo Medicine Cabinet in Oak is $349 at Signature Hardware.
Above: For a wood-framed option, the Alvelo Medicine Cabinet in Oak is $349 at Signature Hardware.
The simple white Classic Wall-Mounted Medicine Cabinet with glass shelves and a nickel pull is $9 to $349 depending on size from Pottery Barn.
Above: The simple white Classic Wall-Mounted Medicine Cabinet with glass shelves and a nickel pull is $249 to $349 depending on size from Pottery Barn.
The Acwel Surface-Mount Medicine Cabinet is a modern option with an all-mirror front. It&#8
Above: The Acwel Surface-Mount Medicine Cabinet is a modern option with an all-mirror front. It’s $239 at Signature Hardware.
One of our favorites is the Wireworks Slimline 550 Cabinet designed by Lincoln Rivers with a slim oak frame edge for £0 at TwentyTwentyOne. For a look at the cabinet in-situ see A Star Is Born: A Rehabbed London Maisonette from a Newly Minted Designer, High/Low Secrets Included. (It&#8
Above: One of our favorites is the Wireworks Slimline 550 Cabinet designed by Lincoln Rivers with a slim oak frame edge for £230 at TwentyTwentyOne. For a look at the cabinet in-situ see A Star Is Born: A Rehabbed London Maisonette from a Newly Minted Designer, High/Low Secrets Included. (It’s also available in white for $261.12 at The Hut or dark-stained oak for $313 at Amara.)
For a mirrored cabinet with rounded edges, the Moderno Stainless Steel Medicine Cabinet with Sliding Mirror is $9 at Signature Hardware.
Above: For a mirrored cabinet with rounded edges, the Moderno Stainless Steel Medicine Cabinet with Sliding Mirror is $179 at Signature Hardware.
Another budget option from Ikea is the more compact Silveran Mirror Cabinet measuring about  by  inches for $89.
Above: Another budget option from Ikea is the more compact Silveran Mirror Cabinet measuring about 24 by 26 inches for $89.
A favorite among architects is the Robern line of medicine cabinets, most of which are inset installation only, but Robern makes the more modular PL Series Cabinet that comes in non-electric (shown), electric, an arch top design, and three door design; prices start at $579 from Robern.
Above: A favorite among architects is the Robern line of medicine cabinets, most of which are inset installation only, but Robern makes the more modular PL Series Cabinet that comes in non-electric (shown), electric, an arch top design, and three door design; prices start at $579 from Robern.
Even Urban Outfitters makes one: the small (-by--inch) Plymouth Sliding Storage Mirror in mango wood with an iron framed glass front for $9 at Urban Outfitters.
Above: Even Urban Outfitters makes one: the small (15-by-20-inch) Plymouth Sliding Storage Mirror in mango wood with an iron framed glass front for $149 at Urban Outfitters.

Cover image of the Restoration Hardware Pharmacy Wall-Mount Medicine Cabinet (first product featured) seen in Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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