MIRRORED MAGIC

I posted about medicine cabinets before.  In the meantime, I came across a few cabinets with truly stunning designs, and would like to share my findings with other design enthusiasts.

Boffi Medicine cabinet

This medicine cabinet by Boffi uses an opening mechanism that works with a frictional movement of the sliding doors.  The doors rotate by 90 degrees on a central hinge, vertically positioning to allow free access to all the lateral spaces.

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The mirrored cabinet by Hastings has an easily accessible display area for most used items.

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The edition 300 medicine cabinet by Keuco has top-mounted hinges, built in light fixtures and an interior mirror.

 

PROGRESS IN CHELSEA

The Minimalist bathroom build-outs in Chelsea that I wrote about last week are moving ahead.  As usual, progress is slower than expected, but precision is priority.  “Measure twice, cut once” is ever so important if you are talking about tile.

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The extra-large medicine cabinet was installed in the first bathroom.  Tiling of the shower walls has begun.

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The plywood next to the medicine cabinet will be covered by a mirror.  The medicine cabinet door will be mirrored, also.

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A detail of how the cabinet connects to the wall below.  The little indentation in the cabinet will be taped, plastered and painted.  This way the cabinet side and the wall below will create one smooth surface.

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Moving on to bathroom number two.  The blue accent wall tile is being installed.

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The area above the sink will receive a flat mirror.  The medicine cabinet is installed on the side wall.

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Precision is especially required at external corners.  Here, a detail of how the tile will be wrapped into the window opening.

To be continued…

MEDICINE CABINETS

They hold much more than medicine, and are more than just simple storage.  Their doors are more than likely mirrored to assist in make-up application and shaving.  The most beautiful ones have a frameless mirrored front.  The most luxurious ones feature glass shelves and a mirrored back panel.  Some contain built-in lighting, electrical outlets, even a refrigerator.  Below we share some of our favorites.

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Iside Elements by WS Bath Collection.

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Iside Elements by WS Bath Collection - Interior.

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The interior of this medicine cabinet pulls out from the side. Linea Pika series by WS Bath Collection.

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A medicine cabinet with a round front from the Linea Pika series by WS Bath Collection.

ROBERN_M Series with Night Light

This M series cabinet by Robern features a built-in nightlight.

ROBERN_M Series with Cold Storage

The M series medicine cabinet by Robern has a built-in cold storage.