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When planning a new bathroom, don’t overlook the medicine cabinet

When planning a new bathroom, it may be easy to overlook the medicine cabinet. Once you figure out the basics, there are now a lot of features available.
When planning a new bathroom, it may be easy to overlook the medicine cabinet. Once you figure out the basics, there are now a lot of features available. TNS

Q: Dear Ed: We are planning to remodel our bathroom this spring and wanted to ask you what you feel is the most overlooked item when planning a new bathroom.

A: Lots of effort usually goes into choosing fixtures like toilets, faucets and tubs when planning a new bathroom. But there is another fixture to think about that I feel is just as important and often overlooked: the medicine cabinet. Especially nowadays when a lot of new features are available.

When planning your medicine cabinet, start with the basics. Decide if you want a recessed unit or a surface-mounted, wall-hung cabinet. Also decide if a right-hand or left-hand door-swing would be more convenient.

Finally, look for quality construction with cool features built into your medicine cabinet. Hot items include frameless mirrored doors with internal LED lighting, anti-slam hinges, customized shelving, internal charging stations and water-resistant finishes and trim.

Bottom line: A good medicine cabinet can be just what the doctor ordered to create the perfect bathroom.

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