Bathroom Medicine Cabinet - Flush vs Recessed


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Old 02-22-19, 07:26 AM
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Bathroom Medicine Cabinet - Flush vs Recessed

I am renovating a bathroom and cannot decide between flush vs. recessed medicine cabinet. The layout might make it difficult for the recessed cabinet to fit within wall studs. Is there any other considerations I need to make other than "will it fit"?
 
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Old 02-22-19, 08:14 AM
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The framing can be altered to accommodate whatever you want. The problem you sometimes have is a vent or sewer pipe in the way.
 
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Old 02-22-19, 09:29 AM
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A flush mount looks like an afterthought to me.
For a recessed cabinet your going to have to open up the sheetrock much larger than the cabinet to allow reframing in a header to support the cut stud and form a frame to attach the cabinet to.
 
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Old 02-22-19, 09:35 AM
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A lot depends on the style of the medicine cabinet. IMO the old fashioned plain ones with a mirror look best recessed but some of the wide ones look nice just mounted over the drywall.
 
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Old 02-22-19, 11:32 AM
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You only need a header if its a load bearing wall and you are removing a stud.
 
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Old 02-22-19, 07:46 PM
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The flush mount is easier but I always see them as being "thick" and sticking out too far. Maybe there is a style that look good.
 
 

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