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How to Install Recessed Medicine Cabinets

Essential storage adds a lot of style to a bathroom. Host Amy Matthews shows how to install recessed medicine cabinets in a bathroom.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Remove the Cabinet Doors

Remove the medicine cabinet doors and set aside before beginning installation.

Step 3: Attach the Cabinets

Set one medicine cabinet in the prepared opening (Image 1) and attach with the screws provided by the manufacturer (Image 2). Drill pilot holes for the screws if needed. Install the other cabinet in the same manner.

Step 4: Re-Attach the Doors

Re-attach the cabinet doors.

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