Small Space Solution: Move the Medicine Cabinet out of the Bathroom

Small Space Solution: Move the Medicine Cabinet out of the Bathroom

Sarah Coffey
Jan 16, 2008

Medicine cabinets are great small space solutions since they're shallow and only take up wall space (no big footprint). We can think of a few areas in the home (besides the bathroom) where they'd be useful...

• Use a medicine cabinet in your entryway to hold keys and other small items. A mirrored version lets you check your makeup on the way out the door.

• Hang one over a dresser in the bedroom. Store odds and ends or jewelry inside. A mirrored version works well for this can add a little bit of storage to a spot where you might already be inclined to hang a mirror.

• Hang one or two plain medicine cabinets on a kitchen wall. The depth of the shelves is perfect for spices or small drinking glasses.

• Use a medicine cabinet in a home office to store paperclips and USB cords. Hang a stainless steel version above a desk and use the door as a magnet board (and use this solution from Martha to organize the inside).

Places to find good medicine cabinets: IKEA, Restoration Hardware, or find vintage ones on ebay.

Image: Cartwright Wall-Mount Medicine Cabinet at Restoration Hardware, on sale for $179 - $259

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