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Bathroom Mirror Cabinets – Hung or Recessed? Which is the way to go?

Having a bathroom mirror cabinet either hung or recessed is a debate that most people encounter when renovating their bathroom or powder room – and it’s understandable. The decision is weighted on either side, and without knowing the pros and cons of either, one could be left with an outcome that they’re not completely satisfied with.

Besides the noticeable aesthetic appearance of having a bathroom mirror cabinet hung or recessed, there is actually more to the equation. We’ve decided to dedicate this entire article in helping you to determine which option is best for your situation, budget and style.

Hung Bathroom Mirror Cabinets – Pros

A hung bathroom mirror cabinet is appealing to many because, as the name suggests, it can be hung directly on the wall. To install a hung bathroom mirror and/or cabinet, all you’ll need is for a stud to be behind the cabinet where it can be fixed directly to the wall. The main key reason people love this option is that they do not have to commit to a semi-permanent fixture, as they would with the recessed option.

With plenty of options and styles to choose from, the hung bathroom mirror cabinets are a popular choice for many.

Hung Bathroom Mirror Cabinets – Cons

Nothing is without it’s setbacks, and the hung bathroom mirror cabinet is no exception. The key major con with this option is that the cabinet protrudes out from the, which can cause issues with space and have a negative effect on the interior design component of the bathroom. Some people view this as not being as aesthetically pleasing as a recessed cabinet. Furthermore, some people can find it hard to match a hung cabinet to a modern bathroom design and may therefore feel restricted.

Recessed Bathroom Mirror Cabinets – Pros

A recessed bathroom mirror cabinet truly brings an innovative level of sleek design and sheet style into your bathroom or powder room. A recessed cabinet will meld nicely with almost any bathroom style/feel, right from a traditional style bathroom, through to the contemporary one. Furthermore, it’s definitely a space saving option, and it means that you won’t have a cabinet that sticks out from the wall. By installing a recessed bathroom mirror cabinet, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing space in order to create more space. You’ll simply have more space.

Recessed Bathroom Mirror Cabinets – Cons

Being that the cabinet is recessed into the actual wall, the installation process is lot more difficult, and could require the intervention of some tradespeople, including carpenters, electricians and possibly plumbers. A section will need to be created in your wall to allow room for the cabinet to go. If you have pipes or wires in the way, then these need to be dealt with accordingly. Due to these reasons, a recessed bathroom mirror cabinet will generally be more expensive to install, and will also be much more permanent than the hung option.

There are always pros and cons when it comes to making any decision, so be sure to do your own due diligence before locking down a style or mirror. Be sure to look at the styles available in both options and see which would best suit the feel and composition of your bathroom. It’s also important to make a decision based on what your budget allows.