Midwest Metalcraft is a premier manufacturer and custom fabricator with millwright services. Whether you’re looking for parts or complete equipment, Midwest is dedicated to superior quality. Read on here to learn some things you need to consider when choosing a medicine cabinet manufacturer. Perhaps you are renovating your home or office or undergoing new construction. Midwest Metalcraft can help.
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What to consider before buying a medicine cabinet:
- Type – Surface mount or recessed
- Standard or lockable door
Types of Medicine Cabinets
One of the first things you need to think about when you want a surface mount unit or a recessed unit. In general, making a choice in this regard depends on the extent of your renovation. If you want to fully gut your bathroom, then you can easily install a recessed cabinet. On the other hand, if you’re just adding several new accessories and a coat of paint, then you may want to opt for a medicine cabinet that you can mount on the wall.
You can find medicine cabinets in a wide range of sizes and shapes. You can easily find rectangular cabinets, but there are also cabinets that feature very complex and interesting designs. For instance, a circular or a classic oval cabinet may be more appealing to you than a rectangular cabinet. One thing to keep in mind is that rectangular medicine cabinets not only turn more freely on their hinges, but they also have more storage space.
Once you decide to get a mirror door for your cabinet, you’ll not have to worry about the cabinet’s finish that much. The majority of medicine cabinets with mirrors are usually wall-mountable and feature shelving and painted steel sides. If you want to ensure consistency, then we recommend that you use a single company to make and install not only your medicine cabinet, but also rest of your bathroom cabinetry.
Some people may think that this is not important, but the truth is that the overall look you may target with your bathroom renovation may be negatively impacted if you choose the wrong hardware for your medicine cabinet. The hinges and knobs of your medicine cabinet need to match the hardware you have installed in your bathroom. Since you’ll be using the medicine cabinet on a daily basis, you should not opt for cheap parts or else you may find yourself paying a lot more for repairs and replacements.
If you choose to get a traditional medicine cabinet, there is a great chance that it features swing doors. If you love large cabinets, then one thing you need to check is whether the larger one you get features sturdy hinges that can support its weight. The hinges should also be sturdy enough to support the frequent swinging of the cabinet’s heavy door. There are also models that may feature sliding doors. In general, models are available with 1, 2 or 3 doors. If you don’t like fingerprints, then you can get push-button doors. Some people, especially those who have kids, may want to get a cabinet that features a lockable door. This is especially the case if they want to store medicine or pills and want to make sure kids cannot access them.