When finding an appropriate placement for your medicine cabinet, be sure to consider the weight of the cabinet material and the weight of the items it will hold. Make sure the cabinet is secured to a load-bearing wall or a stud to ensure it doesn’t tear down the drywall supporting it. With deeper medicine cabinets being made, there’s also more space than ever to store your bathroom items, so be mindful of any weight limits your medicine cabinet may have.
Medicine cabinets come in a couple different materials. Wood is fairly common, as are mirrors, and even metal is a hit if you want a more industrial style.
Identifying the style you want should help you narrow in on a corresponding material, shape, and type of medicine cabinet to suit your bathroom.
Frame or Frameless
Another thing to consider is the type of frame you want—or whether you don’t want a frame at all (frameless medicine cabinets usually use a mirror as the cover). Colored frames can make cabinets pop in their surroundings, and engraved or otherwise styled edges can contribute to a specific style. On the other hand, frameless medicine cabinets can be a nice transitional touch in any bathroom or pop in modern or minimalist bathrooms.