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Simple Recessed Medicine Cabinet Details

My company just completed this really fun 1960’s remodel with Architect Webber + Studios and Interior Designer Jennifer Greer Hartman of Greer Interior Design.
Here’s the video:

I love how the recessed med cabinet looks like a typical wall hung mirror.  It’s flush with the drywall.
We used 4 Euro Style cabinet hinges on the MDF Medex slab then glued the mirror on.
This inexpensive push-to-open touch latch works very well.
JR Products Touch latch.  I also really like the outlet inside the med cabinet to hide an electric toothbrush.

The interior of the medicine cabinet was made from pre-finished birch plywood.  We used a JR Products Touch latch you can find on Amazon for about $5.  The painted door to the cabinet is made from Medex which is a dense/waterproof version of MDF.  It takes paint well and won’t absorb moisture like typical MDF.  We used four Blum hinges with 110 opening to give a wider opening.
In short, none of these details are super tricky but they require a good team of craftsman to ensure this simple detail doesn’t look sloppy when it’s completed.
Best,
Matt Risinger
Risinger Homes in Austin, TX

Risinger Homes is a custom builder and whole house remodeling contractor that specializes in Architect driven and fine craftsmanship work. We utilize an in-house carpentry staff and the latest building science research to build dramatically more efficient, healthy and durable homes.
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